How to Apply for Funding

Thank you for your consideration to partner with Komen San Francisco Bay Area to provide better access to breast health services in our community.

To download the 2017-2018 Request for Application (RFA) and other relevant documents, please click below:

Submission Requirements

Komen-funded programs provide breast health/cancer education, outreach, screening and diagnosis, and survivor support services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations in San Francisco Bay Area, which includes the following eight counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma Counties.

Grants are available for up to one (1) year (April 1 – March 31).

All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS): Training on use of the GeMS system will occur at the grant workshop referenced below. An Intent to Apply Application (ITAA) will NOT be required prior to the grant application.

All applications must be federally tax-exempt entity – nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian Tribe.

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 and depends upon the quality of this application, the quality of the applicant pool, and the funds available for distribution.

Important Dates

RFA Released 
November 1, 2016

NOTE: THE 2016 GeMs WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Please refer to the User Manual above for guidance and call or email us with questions.


Application Initiation Date: November 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

Application Deadline: November 21, 2016 at 5:00PM

Award Notification: March 2017

Project Period: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018


Applicant Support

Questions about Community Grants should be directed to:
(415) 397-8812