Stonewall Community Foundation Issues RFP to Support Voices of NYC LGBTQ Community

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 2018 Quarter Share Grant Cycle. Coordinated by the 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 $20,000 will be awarded to an organization that is centering and uplifting the voice of marginalized communities within the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to gender nonconforming, immigrants, low income, youth, transgender, people with disabilities, and communities of color. The program seeks to fund an organization or project that helps build and educate the community, address economic challenges, increase awareness and empathy across communities, increase empowerment and engagement within marginalized communities, or strengthen intersectional work within the LGBTQ community.

To be eligible, applicant organizations or sponsored projects must have a stated prioritization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people; a primary focus on the five boroughs of New York City or neighborhoods therein; and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The foundation will be hosting an informational conference call on June 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

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