Susan G. Komen San Diego
Education and Outreach Grant Program Guidelines



Education and outreach grants are for organizations interested in beginning a new program or testing new ideas that will increase the innovative capacity and effectiveness of breast health programs that serve low income and uninsured patients. It can also serve to increase capacity building in enhancing an organization’s ability to provide services, implement new practices, or develop collaborations or partnerships.


The Komen San Diego Affiliate will consider education and outreach grants applications throughout the year.


• Non-profits in San Diego County can apply for an education and outreach grant up to $5,000.
• Applicants must ensure that all past and current Komen-funded awards are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.
• Organizations must provide all services within San Diego County.
• Projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer.
• The applicant must be a non-profit organization with federal tax exemption. Individuals may not receive grants.
• Funding requests should not be for a project that would normally be eligible for funding through the yearly peer-reviewed Komen grant process which grants funding at higher levels.
• Funds may not be requested for a program that is covered by an existing Komen grant. 
• Education and outreach grants may be accepted and funded throughout the year.  

Program Opportunities

Some examples of specific programs that could be funded under these grant guidelines include:

• Application for a grant to design a project that addresses the concerns within a high-risk population as defined in the current Community Profile.
• To fund a specific breast health related event that aligns with our overall goal of reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality.
• To fund an event or program that meets the breast health needs of a high-risk population.


• Applications will be reviewed by the Director of Grants & Mission Initiatives for compliance with all requirements to ensure that it complies with current grant guidelines and funding priorities.
• If the Director of Grants & Mission Initiatives and the Executive Director deem the grant meets the current grant guidelines and priorities, the application will be forwarded to the Board Grants Chair for consideration. The Board Grants Chair will forward to the Grants Committee for review.
• If it is recommended for funding by the Grants Committee, the Board Grants Chair will present the grant to the Board of Directors for final approval.
• After the Board of Directors approval, the grant will be funded.   


• Applicants should contact the Director of Grants and Public Policy to discuss potential applications at