Pride Foundation Community Grants Cycle is Closed.
Our next grant cycle will open in late spring 2018.
For a full list of project descriptions and information about our 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
- 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 cycle. 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:
- *General operating (for LGBTQ centered 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. Only one Community Grant application per organization per cycle.
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
- 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)
- Grant application will open May 1, 2018
- 2018 Community Grants Info Sessions – New to Pride Foundation? Have questions about our grants process?
We are hosting several 30 minute Q & A sessions about our 2018 Community Grants application and process. Each session will cover the same information with plenty of time for questions and answers. Info sessions will be scheduled for May 2018.
- Weds., May 2, 2018 12pm AKST/1pm PST/2pm MST
- Weds., May 9, 2018 9:30am AKST/10:30am PST/11:30am MST
- Friday, May 11, 2018 11:30am AKST/12:30pm PST/1:30pm MST
- Tues., May 15, 2018 3pm AKST/4pm PST/5pm MST
- Thurs., May 17, 2018 11:00am AKST/12:00pm PST/1:00pm MST
- To join one of our 30 minute info sessions –
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1481693461
Or Telephone: +1 (773) 231 9226
Meeting ID: 148 169 3461
- 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 2018 via email and postal mail that week.
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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