About Our Community Grants Program
The Community Grants Program supports smaller, grassroots, LGBTQ+ led and focused organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, especially those working with and in community who have been most harmed by systemic injustices like racism, xenophobia, misogyny, ableism, and transphobia.
We prioritize funding for LGTBQ+ groups and organizations that are:
- Serving Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), and whose leadership* reflects these communities. Within these groups, we will especially prioritize those focused on:
- Trans women and femmes
- Non-binary/non-conforming/gender diverse folks
- Disabled people/People with Disabilities
*We define leadership as: In positions with decision making power. This could mean that the majority of an organization’s staff leadership team (i.e. Directors/Executive Director) and/or the majority of its board members.
- Innovatively supporting communities when or where nobody else is, especially:
- Grassroots organizations and groups that were started with love, energy, and resources by the people who the organization is set up to serve. We believe in supporting the people closest to the issues to be empowered to create the solutions for themselves.
- Efforts and services happening outside of major urban areas
- Work that is creatively reimagining what it means to provide direct services
- Organizations and groups that are not necessarily LGBTQ+ focused, but are led by queer and trans BIPOC who are leading inherently from an intersectional perspective. (We understand that because of racism queer and trans folks of color may not have found space within the larger LGBTQ+ movement to do this work. As part of Pride Foundation’s racial equity work, we recognize the importance of expanding how LGBTQ+ advocacy and movement building looks in communities of color.)
- Smaller, grassroots, and who don’t have access to mainstream funding sources, especially organizations and groups that are focusing on issues that are impacting LGBTQ+ folks at the intersection of social identities, including work that is focused on:
- Supporting and decriminalizing sex workers
- Incarceration/criminal injustice and restorative justice
- Healing Justice
- Disability Justice
- Housing and homelessness
- Senior and elder support
- Youth support (particularly BIPOC youth and/or youth in rural communities)
- Supporting people living with HIV/AIDS
- Working to develop policy on behalf of, and led by, QTBIPOC
- Building the leadership of QTBIPOC folks, especially trans women, non-binary/non-conforming/gender diverse folks, immigrants, and disabled folks.
- Climate justice