You aren’t in this alone

In the midst of unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19, with no reprieve in sight, we have heard from grantees and community partners that they need a lot of support through this crisis.  

Pride Foundation is committed to showing up for everyone in our communities, and centering those who are most impacted by COVID-19.  We understand that this public health crisis disproportionately affects our communities, including those who are immunocompromised, living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ+ older adults, Black and Indigenous communities, and our East Asian communities who are experiencing racist and xenophobic attacks.

As our community continues to respond, Pride Foundation believes that it is our primary role to take action to ensure that all of our community members are cared for during this time of uncertainty.

 

For Supporters

This is the moment to boldly invest in response efforts that support the organizations who make our community and our world beautiful—that work day in and day out to meet the critical needs of LGBTQ+ people and our families, and that move us further along the path toward justice.

Support Crisis Community Care efforts »

Learn more about our COVID-19 response »

 

For Community Groups & Organizations

If your organization has received funding from Pride Foundation, we want to alleviate any anxiety you might have about meeting grant deliverables or sending us updates. We understand that, at this time, organizational strategies might be shifting in order to be responsive to community needs, and we wholeheartedly support you in doing what you need to in this moment. We will be radically flexible with you all in responding to this current crisis.

Tell us what you need

In addition to financial support, we know there may be many other ways Pride Foundation and others can support you, your work, and our communities. We don’t want to make assumptions around what these are, so we created a very brief optional survey so you can share your thoughts with us. Answering this short survey is completely optional and will not affect any future funding. You are also welcome to email the Pride Foundation staff person in your area directly with feedback or to find time to talk 1:1, if that’s easier for you.

We are here to support you

Pride Foundation’s staff is here to help answer any questions or talk through any concerns your organization may have. Please feel free to reach out to the staff person in your area: 

Alaska: Chance Wilcox (he/him) chance@pridefoundation.org
Idaho: Steve Martin (he/him) steve@pridefoundation.org
Montana: Quinn Leighton (they/them) quinn@pridefoundation.org
Oregon: Kim Sogge (she/her) kims@pridefoundation.org
Washington (Outside of Puget Sound Area): Tylene Carnell (she/her) tylene@pridefoundation.org
Washington (Puget Sound Area): Eden Shore (they/them) eden@pridefoundation.org

Check out our COVID-19 Resource List »

 

Crisis Community Care Fund

We launched the Crisis Community Care Fund in March of 2020 as part of our efforts to support community groups and organizations responding to COVID-19, and whose work is being impacted by the factors surrounding the spread.

Not only does this fund support organizations on the frontlines of this epidemic, it 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.

This funding is flexible and geared toward supporting general operations, is moved in 1-2 weeks, has a simple and very low-barrier process, and we are proactive in reaching out to groups doing this critical work to reduce the administrative impact.

Who and what we fund

We recognize the disproportionate impact this virus has had, and will continue to have, on people in our communities. There are so many in real danger, and we are committed to centering those who are most impacted by this crisis.  

At this time, we are not accepting applications for the fund, but instead we are proactively making grants to support current and previous Pride Foundation Community Grant, Rapid Response Fund, and Sponsorship recipients who are either: 

  • Providing direct services in response to the pandemic
  • Facing budget crises as a result of COVID-19 and are in need of emergency bridge funding to continue their operations
  • Or both 

We prioritize work within these communities:

  • Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) 
  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • Women of Color
  • Older Adults/Elders
  • People with Disabilities
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • East Asian Communities experiencing violence and discrimination

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Director of Programs, Jeremiah J. Allen, with questions or feedback.


Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, we are not accepting applications for the fund, but instead we will proactively make grants to support current and previous Pride Foundation Community Grant, Rapid Response Fund, and Sponsorship recipients who are providing direct services in response to the pandemic, and/or facing budget crises as a result of COVID-19 and are in need of emergency bridge funding to continue their operations. 

This process will allow us to move funds as quickly as possible, which is a necessity in the midst of this rapidly evolving situation. If you are a current or previous Pride Foundation grant recipient who has not yet been contacted by our staff, and is interested in receiving a CCC Fund grant, please email our Director of Programs, Jeremiah Allen or your local Regional Philanthropy Officer.

While we know that COVID-19 is having a tremendous and heartbreaking impact on individuals and families all over our region and our world, this funding is only available to 501(c)3 organizations and groups with a fiscal sponsor. We will, however, be prioritizing support to organizations who are providing direct support to those most impacted by the pandemic.

The minimum grant from the CCC fund is $2,500, but there isn’t yet a ‘typical’ grant award amount given the newness of this fund, and the evolving availability of resources.

All Rapid Response Fund grants and sponsorships are currently on hold. This funding has been diverted to the CCC Fund, to allow us to be more nimble in our response to this rapidly evolving situation and move the funds we have available as quickly as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions!

It’s happening! But not as normal. We have made some changes to our process and our priorities for our 2020 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 to make the application simpler and the review process faster. Please check out our Community Grants Page for more information and to apply! Community Grants Program

We have heard from grantees and community partners that they are going to need a lot of support through this crisis. Without additional resources, some know they may not have the necessary reserves to weather this storm. We are doing everything we can in this moment to mobilize resources to support them and show them that they are not in this alone, and we need everyone in our communities to join us if we are going to overcome this together. 

Please consider making a gift to support our Crisis Community Care efforts today. As other opportunities to support become available, we will be sharing them with our network, so please sign up for our newsletter as well.

If you’re interested in volunteering, we are in the process of surveying our grantees to determine how to best support them through this crisis, and we anticipate that will create many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. We will share more information as we receive it, so please sign up for our email list for the latest as the situation evolves.

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