Grant fund overview

  • For this grant, the definition of ‘community care’ is broad; ‘community care’ is any collective efforts to protect and care for queer and trans communities
  • This funding will be unrestricted (unless you want it to be restricted)  
  • Award amounts are generally no less than $10,000; however, if you want less than that, we can honor your request! 
  • There are two methods for submitting a grant application: 1) written application, or 2) phone interview with a Grants Officer. Depending on the number of requests, we may not be able to accommodate your group for a phone interview due to limited staff capacity. We aim to prioritize phone interviews for groups in which a written narrative is not accessible. Your organization must also meet all the basic general eligibility for a phone interview to ensure everyone’s time and labor is honored and respected. To schedule a phone interview, email us at grants@pridefoundation.org
  • We’ve allocated $551,000 for this grant to move from now until March 2023

 

More about community care

We define “community care” as any effort to respond to community threats, harms, needs, hopes, and healing. We welcome your own definitions and practices of community care. Examples of community care include, but are not limited to:    

  • Mutual aid and financial relief 
  • Community organizing, policy advocacy, political education and mobilization
  • Gifts cards & stipends for community members  
  • Access to housing, transportation & health care i.e. rent support, mental health, gender affirming care & abortion access 
  • Opportunities for rest, grieving, healing, play, pleasure, and joy  
  • Bringing community together though virtual and in person events  
  • Protecting people from violence, criminalization, incarceration, detention, and deportation e.g. bail and legal fees    
  • Leadership and professional development, for topics ranging from herbalism to accounting  
  • Language access and justice i.e. captioning, interpretation and translation  
  • Food access and justice 
  • Land access and justice 
  • Conflict resolution, accountability and efforts to address trauma and harm 
  • Safety planning 
  • Disaster and crisis preparation and response  
  • Administrative and technological support for events, programs, and organizations (e.g. hardware, software & licensing) 

Grant award priorities: who & what we fund

We prioritize funding queer and trans organizations for and by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) and QTBIPOC-led.

We prioritize funding QTBIPOC organizations that practice the following social justice values. We don’t expect organizations to practice all of these values, and we hope to learn more about what’s important to you:

  • Racial justice   
  • Anti-colorism 
  • Gender Justice  
  • Feminism 
  • Disability Justice 
  • Reproductive Justice  
  • Fat Liberation  
  • Prison Abolition  
  • Transformative Justice  
  • Economic Justice and anti-capitalism 
  • Healing Justice   
  • Climate & Environmental Justice  
  • Housing Justice 
  • Immigration Justice 
  • Anti-imperialism and anti-militarism  
  • Decolonization 
  • Anti-ageism 

We prioritize QTBIPOC organizations for and by the following people. We don’t expect organizations to have every identity present, we are excited to learn more about your communities:   

  • People living with HIV/AIDS   
  • People discriminated by colorism
  • Women and people discriminated by misogyny and patriarchy    
  • People with disabilities   
  • People targeted by sizeism and fatphobia  
  • People who are incarcerated and criminalized  
  • People whose livelihoods are criminalized e.g. sex work   
  • People exploited and harmed by capitalism e.g., low-wage workers
  • People harmed by climate change and disasters   
  • People harmed by pollution, resource extraction, and land appropriation 
  • People experiencing houselessness and housing instability   
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • People harmed by militarism, imperialism, and nationalism
  • People harmed by colonization
  • Youth  
  • Elders  

Eligibility: who can apply? 

  • Organizations for and by QTBIPOC and QTBIPOC-led whose work is focused on supporting LGBTQIA2S+ communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
  • Organizations with 501c3 status or are fiscally sponsored
  • Organizations with equal or less than $750,000 budget or
    organizations with less than 5 staff (doesn’t have to be both); if you’re fiscally sponsored, the budget we consider is your group’s own budget not your fiscal sponsors 

If you believe that your organization is eligible to apply for this grant but are experiencing challenges with our approach or application process, please contact us at grants@pridefoundation.org.

 

Grant review process & timeline

  • We accept applications on a quasi-rolling basis until we’ve awarded all $551,000. The application temporarily closes throughout the year so grant officers have time to reflect on and integrate community feedback to ensure the fund is meeting community needs. Review timeline dates are announced and updated throughout the year.
  • If the full $551,000 is awarded, then the application will close until our next fiscal year, April 2023.
  • It takes us about 3 weeks to review and make award decisions
  • Once you are notified of your application status, and if your grant is awarded, you should receive your payment within 2 weeks

Upcoming Deadlines

  • October 30th Sunday 4pm AKDT // 5pm PDT // 6pm MDT
  • November 20th Sunday 4pm AKST// 5pm PST // 6pm MST

Ready to Apply for a Community Care Fund grant?


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view the application as a PDF. Please note: this PDF isn’t the application, but simply the questions for reference. We encourage organizations to apply for this grant through our secure online portal

Yes. Email us at grants@pridefoundation.org and we will be happy to provide a translated version of the application in the language you need. We strive to practice accessibility so let us know about any other ways we can be more accessible.  

We hope you will apply as many times as you need. Currently, this grant initiative has $551,000 for organizations across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. We anticipate awarding 23 – 34 grants this year.   

$10,000 – $20,000. That said, please ask for what you want and need. The range of CCF grants so far has been between $10,000-$50,000.

About 3 weeks. Pride Foundation Grants Officer(s) review applications; each application takes about 2-3 hours to evaluate. They then make recommendations for CEO and Board Executive Committee approval.  

Once you are notified of your application status, and if your grant is awarded, you should receive your payment within 2 weeks.  

No. All reporting is optional. There might be an optional phone call with a Grants Officer.  

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