How to Apply for Community Grants

Community Health Grants

Request for Applications (RFA) for FY 18 Community Grants- Click here!

All applicants are required to attend an applicant training session.
Registration is required. Please note registration deadlines.
Applicant Training Dates
  • Sept. 28thGreenville  9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 5 Columbia  9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Please note that the previously scheduled Walterboro training has been cancelled.

Past Community Grant RecipientsImportant Dates for 2018-19 Community Grant Applications

Application Initiation Deadline: November 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017, 12:00 pm (noon)
Award Notification: March 15-30, 2018
Project Period: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Komen South Carolina funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment support projects for the medically underserved in 45 SC counties. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profits or state or federal agencies assisting with reducing the barriers to care in our most vulnerable populations as identified in the 2015 Community Profile.  Applicants requesting funding to serve York County should contact Komen’s Charlotte affiliate.Our Community Grants are selected through a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process. Grant training workshops are held in the fall for all prospective applicants and registration is required. Attending the workshop is a requirement for funding eligibility. The grant application process is competitive. Whether or not an organization has received a grant in the past, funding in subsequent years is never guaranteed.  Funding depends upon the quality of the current application, the quality of the applicant pool, the populations served, and the funds available for distribution.

FY18 Eligibility and Submission Requirements

  • Applicant must serve at least one of our “highest priority” counties: Anderson, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee,  Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Greenwood, Hampton, Laurens, Marion, Orangeburg
    • Funding is also available to serve our “high priority” counties: Lexington, Spartanburg and Union. However, applicant must also serve one of the “highest priority” counties listed above.
  • All applicants are required to attend an Applicant Training
  • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, state or federal organization
  • All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS).
  • Applications must be received on or before the due date established in the RFA. No late submissions are accepted.
Click here for RFA  for FY18 Community Grants
Click here for Evidenced Based Community Health Resources

Questions about Community Grants and GeMS should be directed to:
Lucy Spears
Director of Mission Programs


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