How to Apply for Community Grants

Komen Upstate New York will award community grants to organizations that provide breast health and breast cancer projects that address our funding priorities (listed below). Komen’s Community Grants program are for local non-profit organizations that address our funding priorities as described in the 2018-19 Request for Applications (RFA).

The funding priorities were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Upstate NY Community Profile Reports.

To apply for Komen grants, you are required to use GeMS, a complete online grant management system. The GeMS Application User Manual provides detailed steps and instruction on how to apply for a Komen grant using the grants electronic management system (GeMS).


Letter of Intent:   Requested November 30th, 2017
Application Deadline:    January 8, 2018 5:00pm
Award Notification:    March 2018
Award Period:   April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent to by November 30th, 2017. Organizations must initiate their application in GEMS by January 2nd, 2018.