At Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, we are committed to ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, energizing science to find the cures and ensuring quality care for all people, everywhere. Our research and community health grants programs are essential driving forces for achieving this mission around the world.
Our programs include:
Komen has sustained a strong commitment to supporting research that will identify and deliver cures for breast cancer. This commitment has resulted in important progress that has contributed to major advances in breast cancer since our founding in 1982. With increasing investments over time, Komen is now the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research.
Komen's Scientific Advisory Board guides our research focus, identifying the most promising areas of research and the critical questions that need to be answered. The Komen Scholars, along with members of Komen’s Advocates in Science, through a highly structured peer review process, help identify the most promising projects for funding. With the oversight of these experts, Komen invests every research dollar as carefully and conscientiously as possible.
Community Health and Outreach
Our community health grants ensure quality care for all by funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment for those who need them most. Through community needs assessments, more than 75,000 volunteers working through local Komen Affiliates identify unmet needs in their communities and provide Affiliate community health grants to fill these gaps. Komen’s Global Headquarters also administers the National Capital Area Grants Program to address breast cancer disparities in the medically underserved in the Washington, D.C. area. And to ensure quality care and access around the world, our Susan G. Komen for the Cure Global Promise Fund works with local communities and international organizations to develop innovative education and outreach programs.
If you are seeking personal assistance for education, screening, or treatment please contact your local Komen Affiliate office for details about programs that are available in your region.