Pride Foundation Community Granting Application is Open July 1, 2014 until August 4, 2014.

Please review our 2014 Community Grants Introduction and Overview prior to applying for a Pride Foundation community grant.

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

The 2014 Pride Foundation Community Grant Application is comprised of three sections:

  1. Organizational Profile
  2. Cover Sheet
  3. Full Proposal

To qualify for a Pride Foundation grant, all three application sections must be completed and submitted by Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4pm AKDT/5pm PDT/6pm MDT. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.  If you have any questions, please see our website or contact Gunner Scott, Director of Programs, at 206-323-3318 or email to gunner@pridefoundation.org.

For a visual overview of the application layout, please  our download our 2014 Grant Software Application Guide which includes an overview of 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.

What we do not fund:

  • Requests from individuals
  • 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

When is the application due?

Grant applications will be accepted until Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST.

2014 Timeline

  • Grant application opens July 1, 2014 and applications will be accepted until Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:00pm AKST / 5:00pm PST / 6:00pm MST. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • We encourage early submissions, especially if you anticipate needing technical assistance.
  • Pride Foundation is not responsible for hardware malfunctions, lost internet connections, or other conditions that might prevent applicants from submitting an application on time.
  • If you require technical assistance, please email grants@pridefoundation.org
  • All applicants will be notified by November 3, 2014 via email and postal mail that week.

When we be notified if we are being awarded a grant?

You will receive a response via email, whether a denial or approval, no later than November 3, 2014 and by postal mail within that week.

What is the average grant amount?

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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