Community & Small Grants

Susan G. Komen® Western New York is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Western New York.  Through its  community grants, Komen WNY funds education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in Western New York,  provided by local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 2001, Komen WNY has invested more than $4.5 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.

It is estimated that more than 15,000 people in are service area today are living with breast cancer.  The funds Komen WNY grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.

During the 2016-17 grant cycle, Komen WNY funded the following programs:

2016-17 Community Grants:

         Allegany Department of Health – Komen Kares Breast Cancer Support Services

         ECMC Lifeline Foundation  Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Program

         International Institute of Buffalo’s – Immigrant and Refugee Breast Health Awareness Project

         Roswell Park Alliance Foundation – Compass Project Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Services

         University at Buffalo Research Foundation’s  Patient Ambassadors to Activate Breast Health Patient                                  Ambassadors Continuum Care in Underserved Primary Care Practices         

For more detailed information on the Community Grants programs above, please click here to read their profiles.  

2015-16 Small Grants:

        Kaleida HealthSurvivor Steps Patient Assistance Program

        For Our Daughters, Inc.– For Our Daughters Health Fair

        Orleans Community Health For Women Only


The 2016-17 Small Grants Request for Applications (RFA) will be available in early May 2016.

For more information, please contact Liz Kahn at


 Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.

The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen National Reserach Grants Program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here.