Susan G. Komen runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has invested more than $2.2 billion in breast cancer research, community screening, treatment and advocacy programs, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Southern Nevada Affiliate provide grants for innovative community programs that reduce breast cancer mortality through screening, treatment, education and safety-net services, while the remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research grants. Learn more about available research grants.
The Southern Nevada Affiliate of Komen is a grant-making organization that funds non-duplicative, community-based grants that translate the findings from research into breast health education and seek to enhance the availability of breast cancer screening and treatment for the uninsured and medically underserved in Southern Nevada. In 2013, the Affiliate funded $750,000 to local community programs.
Any not-for-profit organization that provides breast health and/or breast cancer services, and is located in or providing services within Clark, Nye, Lincoln, Esmeralda, White Pine, and Mineral counties, may apply for a grant
from the Southern Nevada Affiliate.
The Affiliate does not provide funds directly to individuals for screening or treatment. We do not determine individual eligibility, make referrals or influence the screening or treatment decisions of the organizations that we fund.
Brief Summary of Priorities
The Southern Nevada Affiliate conducts a biennial community needs assessment that helps guide our work and establishes goals for granting priorities, education needs, public policy efforts, and strategic operations. This community profile identifies service gaps, barriers, and community needs and ensures that our local investments will be effective and impactful.
Drawing upon the Community Profile Report, other local and national studies, and sixteen years of experience, Komen Southern Nevada will give funding priority to programs that provide the following:
Applications will be accepted for all breast health and breast cancer projects in Southern Nevada. However, projects that specifically address these three funding priorities with innovative and evidence-based strategies will be given priority.
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.