Susan G. Komen Orange County is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through annual events including the Race for the Cure, Pink Tie Ball and individual contributions, Komen Orange County raises funds that enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. We offer two different grant programs: Community Grants and Komen Fund for Breast Health Care. Our grant programs are designed to make systemic, lasting change in our community. The Komen Fund for Breast Health Care and Community Grant programs enable nonprofit organizations to implement innovative, culturally appropriate, and comprehensive breast health programs in communities where they live, work, play, and worship.
- The Community Grants Program are designed to make a lasting impact in communities that are underserved and uninsured by implementing sustainable, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, and compassionate, as well as comprehensive breast health services, among populations and geographic areas of Orange County that are found to have the highest rates of late stage diagnosis and mortality rates.
- The Komen Fund for Breast Health Care Program is a vital safety-net program that works in collaboration with local community clinics to cover the cost of diagnostic breast health services for the uninsured and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for other state or federal programs.
We are proud to have invested more than $38 million into our service area to date. Our current funding cycle, January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 boasts 19 projects totaling more than $1 million that will provide breast health and breast cancer services to low-income and uninsured women and men in our community. For a complete list of current grantees and a description of their breast health programs, click here.
Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by the Affiliate stay in Orange County to fund breast health programs for women who would not otherwise have access to screening and treatment. Twenty-five percent of funds raised supports the national Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program. Komen Orange County has raised more than $38 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in our community.