Of community, by community, for community

We know that applying for grants takes time and energy, and in 2020 we made changes to our process and our priorities to better reflect Pride Foundation’s values and to be more clear about the impact we are trying to make through this program. We also made efforts to reduce the burden on organizations by streamlining our overall process to make the application simpler and the review process faster.

This year, we won’t be opening an application for our Community Grants program. We have made changes we hold you’ll take a moment to read more about! We encourage groups and organizations that are interested in applying for funding from Pride Foundation to check out our Crisis Community Care Fund. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kim Sogge, Director of Programs.

Crisis Community Care Fund

Learn more about this responsive and caring source of support today

We prioritize funding for LGTBQ+ groups and organizations that are:

  1. 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:
    1. Trans women and femmes 
    2. Non-binary/non-conforming/gender diverse folks
    3. Immigrants 
    4. Disabled people/People with Disabilities
    5. Elders
      *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.

  2. Innovatively supporting communities when or where nobody else is, especially:
    1. 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.
    2. Efforts and services happening outside of major urban areas 
    3. Work that is creatively reimagining what it means to provide direct services
    4. 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.)
       
  3. 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:
      1. Supporting and decriminalizing sex workers 
      2. Incarceration/criminal injustice and restorative justice
      3. Immigration 
      4. Healing Justice
      5. Disability Justice
      6. Housing and homelessness 
      7. Senior and elder support
      8. Youth support (particularly BIPOC youth and/or youth in rural communities)
      9. Anti-violence
      10. Supporting people living with HIV/AIDS
      11. Working to develop policy on behalf of, and led by, QTBIPOC
      12. Building the leadership of QTBIPOC folks, especially trans women, non-binary/non-conforming/gender diverse folks, immigrants, and disabled folks. 
      13. Climate justice

Are you working to support immigrants and refugees in Oregon?

Your organization may be eligible for a grant from the Oregon and Immigrant Refugee Funders Collaborative

FAQs

This year, we won’t be opening a public application for our Community Grants program, but we encourage groups and organizations that are interested in applying for funding from Pride Foundation to check out our Crisis Community Care Fund. Learn more about our decision to not open a public application.

Community Grants are happening! But not as normal. We have made changes to our process and our priorities for our Community Grants cycle to better reflect Pride Foundation’s values and to be more clear about the impact we are trying to make with this program. We have also made efforts to reduce the burden on organizations by streamlining our overall process. We won’t be opening an application for our Community Grants program this year, but we encourage groups and organizations that are interested in applying for funding from Pride Foundation to check out our Crisis Community Care Fund. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kim Sogge, Director of Programs.

Contact Craig Williams, Pride Foundation Program Operations Manager, at craig@pridefoundation.org to request a copy.

Funding for our Community Grants program is a pool of resources that comes from our fundraising efforts each year. This includes both restricted and unrestricted donations from individuals, specific area of interest funds set up by donors (living and passed), and business and institutional partners who trust Pride Foundation to make decisions about awarding grants. Area of interest funds are set up to address specific issues and causes, and focus on funding organizations and groups who support people living with HIV/AIDS and organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth, especially BIPOC youth, youth living in rural communities, and youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Right now, we can only make grant awards to organizations who are a 501c3 or who are fiscally sponsored by a 501c3. We are working to develop a system that will allow us to make grants to groups who are not fiscally sponsored or have 501c3 status. Please reach out to us if you are in this situation so we can figure out if there are any options to consider in the meantime.

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