Process and FAQs

For Community Grants, the funding cycles begin April 1 and end March 31 of the following year. The application deadline is the winter immediately preceding April 1. All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants e-Management System (GeMS).

For Small Grants, applications are open year-round and require an application at least 60 days in advance of the desired funding.

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Application Review and Vote
A merit review of Community-Based Grants will be performed in the winter by an independent grants committee that includes members of the community and breast cancer survivors. The reviewers rate applications based on a number of criteria, which are closely aligned with the Statement of Need listed in the Request for Application. A ranked slate is presented to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors approves the slate and grant funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Recipients will be announced on or before April 1.

The same review and voting process is followed for Small Grants as they are submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my organization can apply?
Applicants must be a U.S. nonprofit (federally tax-exempt) 501(c)3 organization. Educational institutions and government agencies are eligible.

Can I submit more than on application?
Yes, an agency may apply for funding in more than one category, but a separate application containing a detailed project budget and summary must be submitted for each category.

Can I use grant funds for travel and salary?
Travel, if requested, is for travel related to the project only and for travel inside the service area. Travel funds are not for the general travel of the project director or those related to project. Salary, if requested, is for personnel related to this project only and not the general work of the employee.