How to Apply for Funding

Our goal is to achieve equal care and access to excellent breast health care for all residents of the Inland Empire. To meet this promise, we rely on the information obtained through the creation of an in-depth community needs assessment. The result is the Susan G. Komen® Inland Empire Community Profile (2011 version) which guides everything from education and outreach, to grant making, strategic planning and public policy. We are in the process of completing the 2015 Community Profile. A portion of the 2015 Community Profile is available for viewing; the Quantitative Data Report (consolidated) is available. However, please note that this is not the 2015 Community Profile in entirety.

The 2015-2016 Komen Inland Empire Community Grant application period is not yet available. However, the 2015-2016 Community Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is available for review. Please click here to view the RFA. Applications will be due by Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific time.

To apply for a Community Grant, please visit the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS). Click here for the GeMS Applicant User Guide.

If you have questions or require assistance troubleshooting, please contact the Komen IE Mission Programs Manager, Sarah Bryant at or 951-676-7465 (Temecula office) or 760-424-8701 (Rancho Mirage office).

To download the 2015-2016 Request for Application (RFA) and other relevant documents, please click below:

Submission Requirements

All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS):

Applications must be received on or before Friday, December 12, 2014 by 11:59 PM Pacific time. No late submissions will be accepted.

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.

Important Dates

RFA Released
November 5, 2014

Grant Application & GeMS Workshops by Appointment Only. Please contact the Affiliate’s Mission Programs Manager to schedule an appointment.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific time
Award Notification: March 2015
Project Period: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016


Applicant Support

Questions about Community Grants and the Grants e-Management System should be directed to:
Sarah Bryant
Mission Programs Manager
(951) 676-7465 or (760) 424-8701