Our Community Grants Program is designed to make systemic, lasting change in our community.
We are proud to have invested over $11 million to support breast health education, screenings and treatment support programs in Kentucky/S. Indiana.

Our current funding cycle, April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020, highlights projects that provide breast health and breast cancer services to thousands of low-income, uninsured and under-served women and men in our local communities.


Learn more about the granting process:


1. Learn from the Community Profile

The Community Profile, updated every 4 years, is an important tool that allows the Affiliate to better understand its service area and how it can make the greatest local impact on reducing breast cancer deaths.

To view the 2015 Community Profile, click here.

2. Develop and Issue the Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA communicates the funding priorities of the Affiliate, explains eligibility requirements, and describes how to apply for a grant.

To view the 2019-20 Community Grants RFA, click here.


3. Hold Grant Writing Workshop

The Komen Kentucky Affiliate holds annual grant writing workshops to provide potential applicants the instructions, resources, and tools necessary to submit a high quality, evidence-based application.


4. Review Applications

Each grant application is reviewed by at least 3 members of the Review Panel. The Review Panel is comprised of local public health and breast cancer professionals, breast cancer survivors, and community representatives. Review Panel members review, score, and rank the applications objectively based on their merits.

If you are interested in joining the Komen Kentucky Review Panel, please contact Lynda Weeks at lweeks@komenkentucky.org or call (502) 496-7824




5. Award Grants

Applicants that are approved for funding are notified.

 6. Manage and Monitor the Grants

Through clear expectations and supportive and constructive communication, the Affiliate and grantees develop a strong, mutually beneficial relationship.

7. Evaluate the Impact

The evaluation of funded projects is fundamental to assessing progress towards Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.