Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen®, the organization Nancy started in her honor. Komen is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $2.2 billion to our mission, including more than $750 million to breast cancer research, since inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of more than 120 Affiliates across the United States and internationally. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference.
Inland Empire Affiliate story
Susan G. Komen® Inland Empire was incorporated in 1998 and hosted its inaugural Race for the Cure® in 1999. Komen Inland Empire's service area covers more than 27,000 square miles serving a population of over 4.3 Million residents residing in Riverside County, San Bernardino County and the Coachella Valley. Since inception, Komen Inland Empire has awarded grants totaling more than $6.2 million dollars to local non-profit organizations in the Inland Empire to fund breast health education, diagnostic services and treatment support.
Through events and donations, Susan G. Komen is able to bring funding and hope to the fight against breast cancer. Each year the Komen Race for the Cure and Affiliate events raise significant funds and awareness for breast cancer, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. With pledges from these events and donations throughout the year, strides are being made to continue the quest for a cure.
Each year, 75 percent of our net proceeds are awarded through a grant process to local organizations. Each grantee conducts a program that offers breast cancer education, screening or treatment to residents in the Inland Empire area. Since the Affiliate’s inception in 1998, more than $6.2 million has been given to local organizations that provide breast cancer education, diagnostic services, and treatment support for the uninsured or underinsured in the Inland Empire. The remaining 25 percent is directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Grant Program to fund ground breaking breast cancer research on a national and international level. The Affiliate has also dedicated more than $2 million towards breast cancer research programs.
The promise of Susan G. Komen is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for everyone and energizing science to find the cures.
The 2014-2015 grants slate moves Komen closer to accomplishing its goal of investing another $2 billion in breast cancer research and community health programs by 2017. Komen Inland Empire has invested $260,000 back into the local community during the 2014-2015 Community Grant Cycle.
Komen Inland Empire Community Grant Award History
• Every few years, Komen Inland Empire conducts a needs assessment to identify local gaps in services and programs across the region. The result of the data and information collected is published as the Community Profile. This document serves as a roadmap for the Affiliate to prioritize funding needs.
• An independent volunteer review committee consisting of members from the local communities reviews and evaluates grant application requests based on priorities determined in the Community Profile, as well as impact, feasibility, capacity, collaboration, and sustainability.
• Up to 75 percent of Komen Inland Empire's net income goes toward funding grants to community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer diagnostic services and treatment support programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
• Of the 75% that remains in our local community, the following list is the history of all awards granted by the Affiliate throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Your generosity extends beyond these funded programs and services; your support has helped save lives!
|Awarded Organization||Grant Awards (cumulative total)||Award Year|
|Angeles at Work||$4,654.00||2008|
|Breast Cancer Solutions||$501,543.00||2002, 2006-2014|
|CA Health Collaborative||$149,907.00||2000, 2001, and 2004|
|CA State Univ. Student Health Care||$9,825.00||2000|
|CA State Univ.SB Student Health Center||$20,294.00||2001|
|Community Clinics Health Network||$53,804.00||2012, 2013|
|Desert Cancer Foundation||$438,770.50||2006-2014|
|Desert Healthcare Foundation||$208,126.00||2002, 2003, and 2005|
|Gilda's Club Desert Cities||$53,520.00||2005, 2011,2012,2014|
|Inland Agency||$758,143.00||2002, 2003, 2006-2012|
|Islamic Shura Council of So CA||$25,000.00||2006|
|Kommah Seray Inflammatory BC Foundation||$79,969.00||2009, 2010,2012|
|Loma Linda University - School of Public Health||$369,338.00||2000, 2001, 2008-2011|
|Neighborhood Healthcare / Temecula Family Health Center||$280,161.00||2000, 2001, 2004-2007, 2009|
|Quinn Community Outreach Corporation||$651,651.00||2001, 2002, 2005-2014|
|Redlands Community Hospital||$185,652.00||201,120,132,014|
|SAC Health System at Loma Linda University||$79,691.00||2006|
|San Antonio Community Hospital||$334,576.00||2009-2014|
|Sharp Healthcare Murrieta||$2,500.00||1999|
|SSG/PALS for Health||$65,621.80||20,112,012|
|St Mary Hospital Foundation||$55,624.00||2011|
|St. Bernadine Medical Center Foundation||$65,000.00||20,112,012|
|The Foundation for Community & Family health||$409,647.18||2007-2012|
|The Ronald Whittier Family Foundation||$85,020.00||2003|
|Univ. of CA RS Student Health Center||$55,000.00||2001|
|Valley Health System||$5,000.00||1999|
|YWCA of North Orange County||$70,577.00||2013|
|Total Funding for Breast Health Programs 1999-2013||$6,232,669.88|