Where Your Money Goes

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

Komen San Francisco Bay Area is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen San Francisco Bay Area Race for the Cure®, Komen SFBA has invested over $15 million in community breast health programs in the 8 counties of the SF Bay Area and has helped contribute to the more than $800 million invested globally in research.

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The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front.Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals, clinics and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women.25 percent supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

Our Community Grants program is designed to make systemic, lasting change in our community. We are proud to have invested more than $15 million locally since 1987. Our funding cycle runs from April 1 – March 31 every year.  Click here for more information on our Community Grants program.

The positive impact of this funding is significant, but it is not enough – as the need in our community continues to grow. Click here to make your donation and help us continue our vital work in the Bay Area.