Komen Announces Grants up to $5K Available for Lowcountry Nonprofit Organizations

The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announced today that small grant funding will be offered for qualified nonprofit organizations throughout 2008. Small grants are available up to $5,000 and are budgeted from the remaining grant balance that is not given to larger grant recipients. Grants presented by the organization are to be used for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening and treatment support targeting services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations of the Lowcountry. These populations include Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg counties.

Only funding requests that meet the following criteria will be considered for a small grant:
  • Specific to breast health/breast cancer
  • Relevant to Komen for the Cure's promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures
  • Funding request does not exceed $5,000
  • Willingness to acknowledge support of Komen Affiliate
  • Report financial and progress to Affiliate
  • Allow participation of Affiliate representative where appropriate
  • Not used to finance a fund raising activity
  • Applicants must be a U.S. nonprofit (federally tax-exempt) organization.

The grant funds are provided largely from community donations to the 2007 Komen Race for the Cure, as well as other fund-raising events such as the Rally for the Cure and Bowl for the Cure. For additional information about the guidelines and instructions for small grant applicants, visit www.komenlowcountry.org.