Pride Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund was created in 2016 to counter new and renewed threats at local and national levels against the hard-fought legal, economic, and cultural advances our communities have made.
Harmful actions have far-reaching consequences.
Increased discrimination is impacting the mental health and emotional well-being of the people in our communities who are being targeted, particularly people of color, trans and gender diverse people, and immigrants. Emboldened by new policies, hateful and violent incidents against LGBTQ people are on the rise in our communities. Fundamentally, these threats undermine our humanity and our worth, and strip us of our dignity.
What We Fund
The Rapid Response Fund ensures that groups responding to emerging developments have the critical resources that will be needed to come together and protect one another in the days, months, and years ahead.
These quick and timely grants support things like:
- Community organizing efforts in response to incidents of hate and violence
- Legal and “know-your-rights” clinics for trans and gender diverse people and immigrants
- Safety and security planning for movement leaders
- Mental health and other services for LGBTQ people in crisis, and trainings for providers to offer more culturally responsive services