Community Health Grants

Click here for 2017-18 RFA

The deadline for Application Initiation for FY17 Community Grants has passed.
Please consider a Small Grant if  appropriate.Past Community Grant Recipients

Komen Lowcountry funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment support projects for the medically underserved in 17 SC counties. Applicants must be non-profits assisting with reducing the barriers to care in our most vulnerable populations as noted in the 2015 Community Profile.

Our Community Grants are selected through a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process. Grant training workshops are held in the fall for all prospective applicants.  Attending the workshop is a requirement of the application process.

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 funds available for distribution, and the counties served.

Important Dates for 2017-18 Grant Applications

Applicant Training: attendance is required for all applicants*:
Oct. 27th, 2016- Lowcountry AHEC, Walterboro
Address: 87 Academy Rd, Walterboro, SC 29488

Application available: Oct. 4, 2016
Application Initiation Deadline: November 19, 2016
Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2016, 12:00 pm (noon)
Award Notification: March 15-30, 2017
Project Period: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Submission Requirements

  • 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.

*Applicants may request a training session by emailing

Click here for Evidenced Based Community Health Resources

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