Working for Change

Pride Foundation provides critical funding to the remarkable community organizations that are actively addressing the needs of and expanding opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

We offer grants through three areas of funding: Community Grants Program, Crisis Community Care Fund, and the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative.

Entre Hermanos, Community Grant Recipient in Seattle, WA

Investing in Community Organizations

For decades, groups and organizations throughout the Northwest have worked tirelessly to build a better, safer, and more inclusive world for LGBTQ+ communities in every corner of our region. Our Community Grants help fund this work, prioritizing communities who have been especially harmed by systemic injustices and who have been chronically underinvested by philanthropy.

Community Grants Program

Caring for Our Communities

Our Crisis Community Care Fund supports community groups and organizations responding to COVID-19, and whose work is being impacted by the factors surrounding the spread. This fund also provides resources to Black-led and centered organizing work around racial justice efforts in the Northwest, as these efforts are addressing the systemic racism that resulted in the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on Black people and communities.

Crisis Community Care Fund

Forward Montana, Community Grant Recipient in Montana

Photo Credit: John Rudoff

Supporting Immigrants and Refugees in Oregon

The Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative is a coordinated and nimble funding approach to address issues impacting immigrants and refugees in Oregon, and to support local organizations responding to these issues.

Oregon Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative

Mutual Partnership, Collective Commitments to Justice

We are proud to partner with community based organizations who are actively working for equity and justice in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. All organizations that receive a grant from Pride Foundation sign onto the following mutual partnership agreement, knowing it will take all of us—individuals, groups, organizations, and systems—to build toward our collective liberation.

Mutual Partnership 

We understand and are committed to the work it entails to create a foundation of mutual trust and partnership. Our priority is to communicate openly with you and provide the space for you to do the same. Together, we hope both of our organizations will strive to: 

  • Provide context, background, and purpose when we make requests of one another. 
  • Listen closely to one another’s thinking, goals, successes, and visions for the future. 
  • Work intentionally to build a relationship where both our organizations can share expectations and feedback in an open and timely manner. 
  • Build the kind of relationship where each of our organizations feels comfortable sharing struggles, challenges, and mistakes with each other openly and in the spirit of learning and growing together. 
  • Be proactive in our commitments and learnings to become anti-racist and anti-oppressive organizations. 
  • Acknowledge and apologize when there is harm, regardless of intent. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Organizations that receive grants from Pride Foundation must also certify that they do not discriminate in regard to age, race or ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed or religion, national origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, military status, or political or union ideology or affiliation.

This grant from Pride Foundation supports the incorporation of LGBTQ+ inclusiveness throughout our entire sexual health education lesson package, and supports the Rainbow Army, our LGBTQ+ and allied youth support group, to continue to flourish.

Catriona Reynolds, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Grants Program: We won’t be opening a public application for our Community Grants program this year, and we’ll be sharing more about this decision in the coming weeks.

Crisis Community Care Fund: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and notifying recipients of awards during the last week of each month. Funds will be dispersed the last week of every month. For 2021, we have $250,000 budgeted and will make monthly awards until depleted. For more information on who is eligible for this fund, please take a moment to learn more about our Crisis Community Care Efforts.

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative: both have rolling grant applications—in other words, you can apply anytime!

  • Community Grants Program: There is no maximum grant award, and our average grants generally range between $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Crisis Community Care Fund: We expect average awards to be between $1,000 and $10,000.
  • Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative: These grant awards have ranged from $1,000-$5,000.

Community Grants Program: In the fall—specific dates can be found on the Community Grants timeline

Crisis Community Care Fund: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and notifying recipients of awards during the last week of each month. Funds will be dispersed the last week of every month. If your organization has an urgent need please note that in your application.

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative: Usually within one month of submitting your application.

Contact Craig Williams, Pride Foundation Program Operations Manager, at to request a copy.

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