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  • National Capital Area Grants Program

    Funds raised from the Komen Global Race for the Cure are granted to local programs that support Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

    Up to 75 percent of the Komen Global Race for the Cure's net income stays in the Washington, D.C. area to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs through the National Capital Region grants program. Through a competitive application and review process, Komen provides funding to non-profit organizations providing breast health services such as breast health and breast cancer education, free or low-cost screening and diagnostic services, treatment assistance, and patient support program. All local grants are based on the Community Profile, a community needs assessment that identifies and targets "gaps" in breast health and breast cancer services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We believe the goal to saving lives is through encouraging women to take action to protect their health and to ensure that all women, everywhere, have access to high quality health care when they need it.


    Local Need 

    Washington, D.C. has one of the highest incidence rates of invasive breast cancer in the United States: 128 per 100,000. While we have made significant progress thanks to the incredible fundraising participants of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, the local need is still great. Susan G. Komen’s 2010 Community Profile found that women diagnosed with breast cancer in the National Capital Region are still more likely to die from the disease than the national average. 


    Future Grant Opportunities 

    There are no grant opportunities at this time.  Our next grant cycle will be for grants awarded in 2015.   A Request for Applications will be released the Summer of 2014


    Local Grantees for 2014 

    Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce the 2014 community grants to reach low-income, minority and uninsured women who fall through the healthcare gaps in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. The Komen-funded programs in the D.C. area strive to improve breast health access and services to women, representing a total in active grant funding of $8.2 million.


    Read about the work of the 2014 grantees   


    For additional questions regarding the National Capital Region, please email nationalcapitalarea@komen.org