Statement of Need

A minimum of 25 percent of our annual income is directed to the Susan G. Komen Medical and Science Research Grant Program that funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Up to 75 percent of funds raised stays in the San Francisco Bay Area community to fund our affiliate’s grants, education, and public policy efforts. San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen offers grants for innovative and non-duplicative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and treatment support. We are targeting services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations of the communities we serve — Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma counties.

Brief Summary of Priorities

Komen San Francisco Bay Area has identified the following two funding priority areas, in order of importance. Information from our 2011 Community Profile has been used along with data from the Komen San Francisco Bay Area Quantitative Data Report, 2014, to identify the funding priorities for the 2016-2017 grant year. Data on female breast cancer death rates, late stage diagnosis, and the time needed to reach Healthy People 2020 targets, as well as information on barriers to accessing quality breast cancer education, diagnosis, and treatment, were used to determine our priority areas.

  1. Reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates for Latina, African American, and Asian Pacific Islander women in Sonoma, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
  2. Reduce language and cultural barriers to screening and treatment for monolingual immigrant populations.

Applications are accepted annually for breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening, and treatment/treatment support programs.