Stonewall Community Foundation Issues RFP for LGBTQ NYC Community Engagement

The Stonewall Community Foundation is the only public foundation by and for New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Since 1990, Stonewall has invested over $18 million in more than six hundred organizations through donor-advised and discretionary grantmaking.

To advance its mission, Stonewall has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017 Quarter Share Grant Cycle. Coordinated by the community foundation, Stonewall Quarter Share is a network of young donors who, through organized philanthropy and volunteer service, support LGBTQ causes in New York City. Each year, SQS members award one or more grants to advance programming and services that directly benefit LGBTQ New Yorkers.

This fall, a one-year general operating support grant of $14,000 will be awarded to assist an LGBTQ organization in engaging its base or membership in projects embedded in, or formally working with, neighborhoods and/or boroughs to create change on the local level, especially among the most marginalized communities. Examples of projects include program development, coalition building, leadership development, civic engagement, and skills-based trainings.

To be eligible, applicant organizations or sponsored projects must prioritize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people; have total operating expenses that do not exceed $750,000 for the current fiscal year; have a primary focus on the five boroughs of New York City or neighborhoods therein; and have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The foundation will be hosting an informational conference call on June 14, 2017, at 11:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).

See the Stonewall Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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