How to Apply for Funding


The SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® is now accepting applications for innovative projects in the areas of breast health services otherwise not available to the medically underserved populations of Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union counties.  Grants are available for one (1) year, April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.


Applications are accepted for programs not exceeding $65,000 for Screening and Treatment grants or $30,000 for Outreach grants. Personnel expenses are considered Outreach expenses. For projects incorporating both outreach and screening/treatment, the maximum funding is $65,000 with the outreach portion not exceeding $30,000 of the $65,000.

*Required for Funding

Technical Assistance Sessions                     September 1st – October 30th, 2016 by Appointment

Application Deadline*                                    October 31st, 2016, NOON EST

Award Notification                                          March 2017

Awards Presentation*                                   Individual Celebrations at each Grantee location April/May 2017

Race for the Cure*                                          September 24, 2016

Grant Period                                                     April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018


The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the SC Mountain’s to Midlands Affiliate’s Statement of Need which conveys the guidelines for the types of programs Komen and the Affiliate are willing to fund. The Statement of Need and RFA are both based on findings from the Community Profile conducted every 4 years. The Statement of Need is included as part of the RFA. The RFA also sets the rules for applying for Komen Affiliate grants, including deliverables under the grant contract, evaluation criteria, grants structure, budget and other qualifying guidelines.


Applications received on, or before NOON on Monday, October 31, 2016 will be reviewed for compliance. Applications that do not meet eligibility, submission, formatting or responsiveness requirements will be administratively withdrawn and will not undergo further review. Fully completed applications that are compliant with this RFA will be submitted for grant review by an independent panel established through the local grants committee. Each qualified application is then reviewed by a panel of at least three reviewers with appropriate expertise in breast cancer care, grantmaking, nonprofit administration, patient advocacy, program management, public health, and/or program finance.  Reviewers assess the strengths and weaknesses of each application based on the defined review criteria described below. Final funding decisions are approved by the Susan G. Komen SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate Board of Directors. The grant process is competitive, and funding is never guaranteed, whether or not an organization has received a grant in the past. Funding is never guaranteed for any reason. Each application will be reviewed based on the merits of the program balanced with the priorities of the Affiliate using the following selection criteria: Impact, Statement of Need, Project Design, Organization Capacity, and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Applicant Support

Questions about Community Grants should be directed to:
Sandi Coan
Mission Coordinator

Questions about the Grants e-Management System should be directed to:
Anna Grace Tindal
Marketing Manager