Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has sustained a strong commitment to supporting research that will identify and deliver cures for breast cancer. This commitment has resulted in important progress that has contributed to every major advance in breast cancer over the past 30 years.
With increasing investments over time, Komen is now the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research. Our commitment to energizing science to find the cures started in our very first year, 1982 with just one grant for $28,000. By the beginning of our second decade we were funding more than 20 research grants annually and just 7 years later were funding more than 100 research grants annually. Currently, we have invested nearly $685 million in research projects. We currently manage a portfolio of 759 active research projects reflecting a $298,004,655 investment.
On a local level, the Greater Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure offers grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening, and treatment support targeting services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations of our 17 county service area. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Kansas City has granted nearly $9 million back into our service area and has contributed over $2 million to national research projects. For a complete list of our grantees visit: Current Grant Recipients.