The Maryland Affiliate is part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®, Komen Maryland has invested $35 million in community breast cancer programs since 1993. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in Maryland. The remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research, often taking place at Maryland institutions.

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2012-2013 Grant Cycle Timeline

RFA posted to Web site

August, 2011

Grant Writing Workshops

September and October, 2011

Applications Due

November 14, 2011

Announcement of Grants Awarded

March, 2012

Award Start Date

April 1, 2012

Grants Categories

  • Screening, Treatment and Education Program (STEP) grants are made for up to $85,000 and are projects geared toward the outreach, screening, treatment and program needs related to breast cancer.
  • Clinical Trial Enrollment (CTE) grants are made for up to $75,000 for one year and help address the need for more funding directed towards clinical trials at the local level. Most CRAFT grant awards are to support a clinical research nurse to increase accrual of patients into breast cancer clinical trials.
  • Make a Difference (MAD) grants for Baltimore City, Western and Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore are available for up to $150,000 for one year. MAD proposals MUST provide a continuum of services, from outreach to screening to follow up. Prior to submission, prospective applicants must discuss their program idea with the Grants and Education Program Manager at Komen Maryland at 410-938-8990.
  • Small grants of up to $10,000 are available year round. These grants are intended to be responsive to the breast health community. Find out how to apply and read the RFP.