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Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the nation's largest private provider of funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Through programs like the Komen Race for the Cure® Series and other fundraising and awareness events, Komen Affiliates raise tens of millions of dollars each year to help achieve the organization's promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures.


Sacramento Valley Affiliate

Since its inception in 1997, the Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested close to $17 million in our 19 county service area (Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado*, Glenn, Nevada*, Placer*, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba) focusing on breast cancer education, screening and diagnostic services and support services. 

Note: * We share the asterisked counties with the Northern Nevada Affiliate and San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate.



Seventy five percent of net proceeds raised here are returned to the Sacramento Valley area in the form of grants.  In this current funding cycle, April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014, Komen Sacramento Valley Affiliate is funding 21 projects that covers all Komen's 19 county service area, totaling over $750,000, funding breast health education, screening mammograms, diagnostic services, and navigation programs.

The remaining 25 percent of funds is pooled with monies from 100+ cities that hold Races for the Cure. One hundred percent of that money is then distributed into the National Komen Award and Research Grant Program.

Komen for the Cure funds only breast health and breast cancer research and community programs. The Affiliate raises money primarily through events it hosts or benefits from throughout the year. Monies are awarded in April of the following year after the Race.

Grant Eligibility 

To be eligible to apply for a Komen Grant (Community Health and Small Grant), your organization must be:

  • A federally tax-exempt entity - nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian Tribe.
  • Located in the specified affiliate service area. 

Any not-for-profit organization that provides breast health and/or breast cancer education, screening, diagnostic, or support services may apply for a grant.