The Pride Foundation is motivated by the fundamental belief that every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in the places they call home and works to build a better, safer, and more equitable world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families in the Northwest.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Community Grants program, which awards grants to community organizations that are working to improve the lives and address the needs of LGBTQ youth, adults, and families in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
The program invests in organizations, projects, and strategies that 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 the 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; and cultivate an interconnected LGBTQ movement across the region by fostering collaboration and bringing together diverse organizations and leaders to advance the agenda for equality.
To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be affiliated with a fiscal sponsor and be located in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
The foundation will be hosting a number of informational sessions about this opportunity.
See the Pride Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a complete information session schedule.