Pride Foundation Community Grant Application is now closed. Our next grant cycle will open in May 2017.

For a full list of project descriptions and information about our 2015 grantees, please click here.

Priorities for Pride Foundation’s Grants Program:

Pride Foundation seeks to invest in organizations, projects, programs and/or strategies that advance our priorities by expanding opportunities and/or advancing full equality through one or more of the following:

  • Reduce growing disparities and inequities within the LGBTQ community, with an emphasis on supporting people who remain most invisible and vulnerable
  • Promote structural and institutional change that eliminates long-standing barriers to opportunities and resources for LGBTQ people
  • Address emerging and critical issues that threaten the safety, livelihood, and well-being of LGBTQ individuals and families across our region
  • Expand and deepen the level of engagement with LGBTQ people and allies, with a particular emphasis on those who have been historically marginalized, including people of color, transgender people and low-income people
  • Cultivate an interconnected LGBTQ movement across our region by fostering collaboration and bringing together diverse organizations and leaders to advance the agenda for equality.

Please review our 2016 Pride Foundation Community Grants prior to applying for a Pride Foundation community grant. If you have any questions, contact Gunner Scott, Director of Programs, at 206-323-3318 or email to gunner@pridefoundation.org.

For a visual overview of the application layout, download our 2014 Grant Software Application Guide, which includes information about our new grant software platform and each of the three short sections of our revised grant application. The application software platform supports the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8.0 and above, Safari 4.0 and above, Firefox 3.6 and above, Google Chrome (current stable version).

Requirements

  • Organizations or projects must operate within one or more of the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and/or Washington.
  • Applicant projects or organizations must have 501(c)3 non-profit tax status or be affiliated with an organization that has 501(c)3 tax status that will assume fiscal responsibility for all funds received and expended.
  • Organizations can apply for only one grant per year.
  • Organizations that receive grants must submit a written evaluation at the completion of the project.
  • Pride Foundation does not provide multi-year funding commitments. Applicants are welcome to apply annually.

What we do fund:

  • General operating
  • Capacity building
  • Projects, programs, and/or strategies
  • Collaborative efforts/projects – We define collaborations as two or more organizations working together to achieve shared goals, in which each brings different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to that project/program, have accountability and responsibility to each other and that each entity of the collaboration will receive a portion of the funding if awarded. If you apply for a collaborative grant with other organization(s), you cannot apply for an community grant for an individual organization. Only one Community  Grant application per organization.

What we do not fund:

  • Requests from individuals
  • More than one Community Grant per organization.
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising or recognition events
  • Capital campaigns
  • National organizations or local affiliates, except programs developed at the local level and specific to local needs
  • Academic research grants
  • Film making or post-production

When is the application due?

Grant applications will be accepted until July TBD 2017 at 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST.

2016 Community Grants Application and Questions
To see a copy of the application and budget form – download a pdf of the 2016 PF Community Grant Proposal example, 2016 PF Org profile example and/or 2016 Proposal Budget Template example.
(Do not use these pdfs as your application, applications will only be accepted through our online application platform)

2017 Timeline

  • Grant application will opens May 2017
  • Grant Info Sessions
    New to Pride Foundation? Have questions about our grants process?  
    Join one of our 30 minute info sessions – RSVP to gunner@pridefoundation.org
  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Grant applications will be accepted until July TBD 2017 at 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST.
  • All applicants will be notified by November 2017 via email and postal mail that week.
If this is the first time you’ve logged into this year’s application, you will need to sign up for a new account, since the application software is new. If not, please check your spam folder for the auto-generated password recovery email.
If you were able to successfully submit both sections (Org Profile and Proposal) without issue, you submitted your application correctly and do not need to do anything else. You will not receive an automatic email after submitting your complete application, but the dialogue on the main menu that will appear right after submitting your proposal should make it very clear that you are all set! If you want to double-check, contact Craig at craig@pridefoundation.org. or 206-323-3318 as soon as possible.Accordion Sample Description
All essay questions should be based entirely on word count.
Contact Craig at craig@pridefoundation.org or 206-323-3318 as possible with a brief explanation that you are unable to download or upload it.
Contact Craig at craig@pridefoundation.org to request a copy.
Dates need to be entered in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.
Grant applications will be accepted until (date will be published in Spring 2016) at 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST.
You will receive a response via email, whether a denial or approval, no later than November 2016 and by postal mail within that week.
While there is no maximum grant award, our average grant awards can range between $1,000 and $10,000.

Questions?

If you need more information regarding this process, contact your area’s Regional Development Organizer.

For general grant assistance or questions, or if your project will be operating in more than one state in the Northwest, please email our Director of Programs, Gunner Scott, or call 206.323.3318 or toll-free at 800.735.7287.

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