Where the Money Goes

What is the Susan G. Komen® difference?

Getting diagnosed:Komen is the only organization providing uninsured women with access to diagnostics including diagnostic mammograms (women and men of all ages); biopsies; MRIs/Ultrasounds and more.

Free services for living: No other organization provides an uninsured woman and her family with care across the entire spectrum of life: navigation through our complex medical system; meal delivery; limited, temporary financial help for the most critical needs for the entire length of her treatment; free surgery and chemotherapy; lymphedema compression garments and more.

Researching the Causes and the Treatments: Next, to the U.S. government, Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. Every piece of progress has been touched by a Komen grant.

Local Charity. Local Women.

Local: Komen San Diego is a local charity with its own board of directors. Funding decisions are made locally – to meet a local need.

Grassroots: Our costs of doing business are 13 cents on each dollar. Compare that to other charities who spend 35 cents on each dollar for operations.

Where the money goes: Of every individual dollar raised, 75 percent funds local programs; 25 percent funds international research.