Apply For Grants
Komen West Texas is privileged to help fund critical, compassionate work in our communities through large, Community-Based Grants and Small Grants of less than $10,000. The Affiliate’s largest expense each year is local grant funding for services provided to people living in our service area.
The grant application process is competitive. Whether or not an organization has received a grant in the past, funding in subsequent years is never guaranteed and depends upon the quality of this application, the quality of the applicant pool, and the funds available for distribution. An independent Grant Review Panel of breast cancer experts, community members, and survivors evaluates grants to determine which will have the greatest impact in serving our community.
All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS): https://affiliategrants.komen.org. The GeMS Applicant Guide is available, as is training on use of the GeMS system.
Eligibility requirements include having a tax-exempt status and serving members of our 62-county service area with a project specific to breast health and/or breast cancer. Click here for the full eligibility requirements.
The Request for Application (RFA) for both grants is built around priorities in the community profile found at Our Community Needs. The RFA also sets the rules for applying for Komen Affiliate grants, including deliverables under the grant contract, evaluation criteria, grants structure and budget and other qualifying guidelines that must be met before the proposal is sent to review.
For grants awarded on April 1, 2017, the Greater Amarillo area and the Lubbock area will award grants independently, based on the funds raised in each area.
Community-Based Grants support local screening and access to treatment programs. The application deadline is generally in December or early January of each year.
Small Grants fund education and outreach programs. Applications are accepted year-round.
We are committed to supporting grantees and their programs throughout the life of the grant. For questions or assistance: