How to Apply for Funding 

To view the 2017-2018 Request for Applications (RFA) and other important documents please click below:

RFA (A) Community Needs:
For application that aim to decrease the barriers created by geographic access issues in medically underserved and/or rural areas and decrease the barriers created by information access issues, including culturally appropriate messaging. Accepts requests up to $50,000.

RFA (B) Financial Assistance:
For applications that make breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment more accessible to all women by providing financial support. Accepts requests up to $100,000.

GeMs Applicant User Manual:
For help navigating the application process via our online portal, GeMs.

2017-2018 Komen Grant Applicant Training:
An in-depth look at Komen’s grant cycle and our priorities this year.


The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Komen Greater Iowa Grant Cycle is as follows:
Financial Assistance: December 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Community Needs: January 6th, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

For more information regarding the grant process or application, please contact:

Jessica Nelsen
Mission Initiative Manager

Additionally, Komen Greater Iowa offers a Small Grant (SG) Program that allows organizations with projects that cost less than $5,000 to apply throughout the year for funds.

All requests for scientific research funding should be directed to the national Susan G. Komen Grants Program. More information on research funding is available at