Community Grants in My Area

In more than 18,000 communities across the U.S., more than 75,000 Susan G. Komen volunteers work to help fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for those who need it most.

In order to ensure they are funding programs that address the specific unmet breast health needs of their communities, Komen Affiliates work with local medical experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive community needs assessments.  These community profiles are then used to establish local grant application and review processes consistent with Komen's standards and mission. 

Komen Houston is proud to have invested over $50 million into our service area to date.

The $1.3 million dollars Komen Houston is granting this year will support community education, screening and treatment through 22 local projects in all seven counties it serves, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery.


Komen Houston funds breast cancer programs including:

     •    Free mammograms and clinical breast exams for uninsured and underserved patients

     •    Support groups for breast cancer survivors

     •    Patient navigators, who help patients overcome barriers to care, have cut the no show rate from 40% to 10%

     •    Free breast prosthesis and bras for mastectomy patients

     •    Free transportation to patients for breast cancer treatment 



Meet  our  2016-2017  Komen  Houston  Funded  Partners 


American Cancer Society- $79,050 
The Transportation Project provides transportation to breast cancer patients who need assistance getting to their treatments. 


Asian American Health Coalition- $31,000 
Project Phoenix provides breast cancer education, screening, patient navigation services, diagnostics and breast cancer treatment for Asian American women.


Baylor College of Medicine- $132,050 

Facilitating Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Underserved & Minority Women Project provides funding for patient navigation for those seeking services at Smith Clinic. 


Bayside Healthcare Foundation- $31,259 
The Breast Cancer Prevention and Care Outreach Project provides education and screening services to a rural population in Chambers County.


Boat People, Inc. Houston- $90,350 
The Health Awareness and Promotion Project provides education and screening services for Vietnamese women in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers and Brazoria counties.


D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. - $183,655
The D’Feet Breast Cancer Mammography Project provides breast cancer education, patient navigation services, screening and diagnostics to underserved and uninsured women who reside in Galveston County.


Good Neighbor Healthcare Center- $54,785 
The Breast Health in the Community Project provides English and Spanish education plus breast cancer screening and diagnostics for low-income women with little or no health insurance living in Harris County.


Harris County Hospital District Foundation- $146,874 
The Navigators to Success Project provides patient navigators to ensure prompt care for underserved women seeking breast health services at Harris Health System.


Health Center of Southeast Texas- $29,750 
The Liberty County Breast Cancer Outreach, Screening and Diagnostic Project provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment  to uninsured and underserved women.


Houston Hospice- $40,645 
The Hospice Care for Unfunded Breast Cancer Patients Project provides personal care, equipment, medications and end of life care services for uninsured or underinsured breast cancer patients.  


Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $208,500 

The Houston Methodist Breast Health Initiative Project provides education, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation for medically underserved women in the greater Houston area.


Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $30,000 

The Continued Care in Breast Cancer Treatment and Participation in Clinical Trials in Underserved and Minority Patients Project provides clinical trial education and enrollment for the medically underserved, primarily Hispanic patient population of Denver Harbor. 


Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc.- $57,668 

Project Mammogram provides breast cancer education, screening and treatment to medically underserved, low income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.


Reconstruction of a Survivor- $27,637 

The Survivors Offering Support Project improves the quality of life for breast cancer survivors by providing support services.


Spring Branch Community Health Center- $15,063 
The Spring Branch Breast Health Project provides education, clinical breast exams and mammograms to underserved women.


The Rose- $255,000
The Comprehensive Breast Health Project provides a full spectrum of breast healthcare for a diverse group of women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pays, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pay.  


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- $254,997 
The Komen Complete Care Project provides breast health education, screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures, surgical excisions, and patient navigation for low-income, uninsured women residing in southeast Texas.


In addition to funding local services, Komen Houston is proud to fund $490,980 for research through the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program.

Community Education, Screening, Diagnostic, Treatment and Support Grants to 17 Organizations in Seven Counties - $1.7 million

Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grant Program - $490,980

Total Commitment – $2.2 million

About Susan G. Komen® Houston
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at

Established in 1990 by passionate volunteers to support the individuals in need throughout the Houston area, Komen® Houston has granted $52 million to local programs for breast cancer education and awareness campaigns, life saving screening and treatment programs, and innovative cutting edge research.  Serving Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, Komen Houston continues its commitment to fundraising and grant making so that families battling breast cancer can get the treatment and support they need.   

If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, get information about the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® and other events, visit or call 713-783-9188.