As of March 2020, we have discontinued our sponsorship program in order to focus all of our grant programming efforts on our Community Care Fund and Community Grants Program.
Maybe. As outlined in our priorities, we are primarily focused on supporting smaller, grassroots, LGBTQ+ led and serving organizations who don’t have access to mainstream funding sources. We understand that in some places and communities, this work sometimes falls within organizations whose work is not only LGBTQ+ focused.
If your organization is the only source of support for LGBTQ+ people in your community, you likely would be a fit.
If your organization is led by QTBIPOC folks who are leading inherently from an intersectional perspective, you also are likely a fit. 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.
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.
Yes! As long as the work is separate, both groups can apply.
Community Grants Program: There is no maximum grant award. In our most recent grants cycle, our grants ranged between $10,000 to $70,000 over two years, with an average award of $8,733 annually.
Community Care Fund: Award amounts are generally no less than $10,000; however, if you want less than that, we can honor your request!
Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative: These grant awards have ranged from $1,000-$5,000.
Community Grants Program: As a proactive grant fund, there is no application for our Community Grants program. We encourage groups and organizations that are interested in applying for funding from Pride Foundation to check out our Community Care Fund, and learn more about why we don’t have an application for our Community Grants Program.
Community Care Fund: For full details and due dates, check out our Community Care Guidelines.
Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative: This fund has rolling grant applications—in other words, you can apply anytime!
Community Care Fund: It takes us about 3 weeks to review and make award decisions after each due date. Once you are notified of your application status, and if your grant is awarded, you should receive your payment within 2 weeks. For full details and due dates, check out our Community Care Guidelines.
Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative: Usually within one month of submitting your application.