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Community-Based Grants

Request for Application - 2016-2017 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Community Grants 

2015 Community Profile (Greater St. Louis)

2015 Community Profile Executive Summary (Greater St. Louis)

Susan G. Komen St. Louis grants support to non-profit organizations and governmental institutions in our service area for innovative, non-duplicative, evidence-based projects in the areas of breast cancer screening, breast health education and support programs not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations in our 17-county Missouri/Illinois service area.

Komen St. Louis funding is limited and awarded through a competitive process. All grant applications are subjected to rigorous review by an independent panel of local professionals from varied backgrounds, including medicine, business, public health, and breast cancer survivors. This panel is responsible for making the final decisions regarding grant awards.

Grant awards are for one year (April 1-March 31). Organizations receiving Komen St. Louis grant awards must re-apply each year.

Eligibility Criteria for Community-Based Grant Applications:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:

  • All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.
  • Applicant has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Applicants must be U.S. nonprofit organizations or governmental institutions located in or providing services in the Komen St. Louis service area, which includes the following counties:
    • Missouri: City of St. Louis; Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Montgomery, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, Washington
    • Illinois: Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair
  • Project must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer; e.g., for a women’s health project, funding may ONLY be requested for the breast cancer portion.
  • For Missouri applicants applying for screening funding, the organization must be a BCCCP provider through Show Me Healthy Women. For Illinois applicants requesting screening funding, there must be an established relationship with a lead agency for Illinois BCCCP (IBCCCP).
  • If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents, is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle and will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the later of 12 months after the conviction or until applicant can demonstrate that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.
  • If awarded, the organization must possess adequate insurance. Higher risk programs (providing screening/treatment) must possess: (i) commercial general liability insurance with combined limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate for bodily injury, including death, and property damage; and (ii) excess/umbrella insurance, excess to the insurance set forth in (i) above, with a limit of not less than $5,000,000. Lesser amounts may be acceptable for some organizations.

Allowable Expenses

Funds may be used for the following types of program expenses:

  • Salaries for program staff. Salaries, if requested are for personnel or work related to this project ONLY and not the general work of employee. 
  • Consultant fees
  • Clinical services or patient care costs
  • Supplies
  • Travel
  • Other direct program expenses

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:

  • Medical or scientific research
  • Scholarships or fellowships
  • Construction or renovation of facilities
  • Political campaigns or lobbying
  • Endowments
  • Debt reduction
  • Indirect costs (e.g., office space rent and utilities) or equipment costs (e.g., laptop, projector)

Click here for approved Reimbursement Rates.

Request for Application - 2016-2017 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Community Grants 

Link to Komen Grants eManagement System (GeMS):

2015 Community Profile Executive Summary (Greater St. Louis)

Grants Timeline

October Request for Applications (RFA)

December 4, 2015 by 5 pm

Applications Due
January/February Grant Application Review
March Notice of Grant Awards/Denials

If you have any questions regarding Komen St. Louis grants, please contact: or call 314.569.3900.



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To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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9288 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 569-3900
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