Pride Foundation Community Grants Cycle is Closed
Applications were due on June 29, 2018

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 list of project descriptions and information about our 2017 grantees 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


  • 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 Community Grant application per organization per cycle.
  • 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:

While we fund a variety of organizations, projects, and programs, we do prioritize community led grassroots organizations and projects who do not generally have access to larger funding streams and/or a variety of funding opportunities.

  • General operating* (for LGBTQ centered and/or HIV/AIDS organizations only*)
  • Capacity building (any organization)
  • New and/or current projects, programs, and/or strategies (any organization)
  • Joint projects (any organization) – We define joint projects 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 joint project grant with other organization(s), you cannot apply for an community grant as an individual organization. 

What we do not fund:

  • Requests from individuals
  • National organizations or their local affiliates (except for programs developed at the local level and specific to local needs)
  • More than one Community Grant application per organization per cycle.
  • Film making or post-production
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising or recognition events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Academic research
  • Grants to Universities/Colleges for lecture/class support

When is the application open and when is is it due?
Our next application opens May 1, 2018 and will be due June 29, 2018.

Community Grants Application and Questions
(Do not use these pdfs as your application, applications will only be accepted through our online application platform)

2018 Timeline

  • Grant application will open May 1, 2018
  • 2018 Community Grants Info Sessions – New to Pride Foundation? Have questions about our grants process?
  • 2018 Community Grants Info Sessions – New to Pride Foundation? Have questions about our grants process?
  • Please see our recorded 30 minute Q & A sessions about our 2018 Community Grants application and process.
  • Grant applications will be accepted until June 29, 2018 at 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • All applicants will be notified by November 16, 2018 via email and postal mail that week.

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).

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 or 206-323-3318 as soon as possible.Accordion Sample Description
All essay questions should be based entirely on word count.
Contact Craig at or 206-323-3318 as possible with a brief explanation that you are unable to download or upload it.
Contact Craig at to request a copy.
Dates need to be entered in this format: MM/DD/YYYY.
Grant applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017 at 4pm AKST/5pm PST/6pm MST.
You will receive a response via email, whether a denial or approval, no later than November 2017 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.


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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