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Request for Application

Annual Community Grants

The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the Affiliate’s Statement of Need and Affiliate Priorities which conveys the guidelines for the types of programs the Komen Affiliate is willing to fund. The Statement of Need, Priorities and RFA are based on findings from the Affiliate's Community Profile. The Statement of Need is included as part of the RFA.  The Community Profile for the Northeastern New York Affiliate can be found at:

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. 

NOTE:  The new RFA for 2017-18 Annual Community Grants is now available.  As of 2012, all new grant applications will be submitted online; grant awards, progress reports, final reports and any grant changes will also be done electronically. The website to access our electronic grants online system (GEMS) is: .  RFA is available once you login or here.

2017-2018 Application Deadlines are as follows:

Letter of intent requested: November 1st, 2016 (Letter of intent should include the contact information of two individuals: one who will serve as the project director and one who will serve as the authorized signer)

Application Deadline: December 8th, 2016 by 5:00pm

Last Date to begin an application: December 1st, 2016 11:59pm

Award Notification: March 2017

Award Period: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018

Below are a few resources for grantee organizations and grantee applicants:

2017-2018 Komen NENY Community Grants Request for Application

Applicant User Guide

Applicant Powerpoint Presentation

Grant Workshop Presentation

If you need assistance with applying to our grant program please contact Executive Director, Tori Roggen: 518-250-5379 or We are always happy to provide assistance with understanding what programs would fit within our grant priorities and provide an overview of how to use the GEMS system. We encourage applicants to contact us as early in the process as possible.

Small Grant Guidelines

For more general details on how to apply, please click here. Small grants applications will now also be submitted electronically through GEMS at:

Eligibility requirements include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Applicant must be a 501(c) organization (non-profit organization, educational institution and/or government agency) and provide proof of non-profit status if it is not already on file with the Affiliate. Checks cannot be issued to individuals; they must be issued to the 501(c)3 organization.
  • Applicant must be operating within the Komen Affiliate’s service area, and funded activities (except travel) must take place within the service area.
  • Funding requests should not be for a project that would normally be eligible for funding through the yearly peer-reviewed Komen Grant process (Screening Treatment Education Program / STEP grants).
  • Funded activities must be consistent with and specific to the Komen mission.
  • Grant applicants are restricted to recieving a maximum combined award of $5,000 per fiscal year, per program in Small Grant award money (Travel, Conference and/or Program Support Grant). Recieving a small grant, does not limit you from applying for a community grant.
View the Small Grants RFA