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Financial Resources —Did you know that there are many financial resources that can help people living with breast cancer? Find out more


Go to How to Apply for Funding for more information.

If you need assistance, call 632-8887 and ask to have someone from the Grants Committee contact you.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is a grant-making organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The Colorado South Affiliate is one of a network of 120 Affiliates, in cities and communities across the globe, that support this vision.

We award grants to not-for-profit organizations that provide breast health/breast cancer screening, treatment support, and education to the medically uninsured, underinsured, or at-risk populations in our Afffiliate area. Our local Affiliate spends 75% of the net proceeds from fund raising within the 3-county area in addition to sending 25% to Komen National to support their national research grants.

Since 1995 the Colorado South Affiliate has awarded over $5.4 million in grants to breast cancer projects in El Paso, Pueblo, and Teller counties. An additional $1.7 million has been donated to Komen National to support scientific research to discover a cure for breast cancer

In order to ensure these funds have the greatest impact, our Affiliate conducts a bi-annual community needs assessment to establish priorities for funding that address identified breast health needs of our community. Using a grant-making process modeled after Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Award and Research Grant Program, a request for proposals is publicized and an objective grant review process selects the most qualified applications for funding. Community representatives, local breast health professionals, and breast cancer survivors evaluate the merit of all proposals to determine which ones best serve our community's identified needs.

For more Grants Information, please contact Mary Jo Rosazza at