The is inviting applications for its 2018 Community Grants program, which invests in organizations and projects that are transforming the lives of LGBTQ people and their families across the Northwest.
Through the program, grants will be awarded to organizations, projects, and/or programs that provide services, advocacy, and/or education efforts in support of LGBTQ people, especially people who remain most vulnerable to discrimination and most impacted by injustice. Priority will be given to organizations and projects that reduce growing disparities and inequities within the LGBTQ community, with an emphasis on supporting people who remain most invisible and vulnerable; promote structural and institutional change that eliminates long-standing barriers to opportunities and resources for LGBTQ people; address emerging and critical issues that threaten the safety, livelihood, and well-being of LGBTQ individuals and families across our region; expand and deepen the level of engagement with LGBTQ people and allies, with a particular emphasis on those who have been historically marginalized, including people of color, transgender people, and low-income people; and/or that cultivate an interconnected LGBTQ movement across the region by fostering collaboration and bringing together diverse organizations and leaders to advance the agenda for equality.
Past projects funded through the program have addressed a range of issues, including expanding healthcare access for those in rural or remote locations; developing public education campaigns about transgender people; addressing housing instability and food insecurity; offering HIV prevention/intervention supports; providing social services for LGBTQ seniors, youth, violence survivors, or those with mental health or substance use issues; advancing legal rights; supporting LGBTQ immigrants and refugees; and creating accessible LGBTQ arts and culture experiences.
While there is no maximum grant award, the average grant awarded by the foundation ranges between $1,000 and $10,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a project that operates within one or more of the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
See the Pride Foundation for complete program guidelines, information about 2017 Community Grant recipients and upcoming webinar dates, an FAQ, and application instructions.