LGBTQ Fund

The mission of this Fund is to cultivate one community that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals and families with the belief that all people should be treated with equal respect and dignity in a welcoming and affirming community.

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LGBTQ FUND 2021 GRANT CYCLE

The LGBTQ Fund Grant Cycle is now open with applications due May 3, 2021. Grants will be awarded to non-profit organizations in Central Alabama (Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties) that serve the LGBTQ community and their allies, or seek to expand existing programs to be inclusive and affirming of persons who identify as LGBTQ.

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Priority will be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of LGBTQ communities that have been most demonstrably underserved, including but not limited to, communities of color, youth, seniors, transgender individuals, gender non-conforming persons and persons in rural communities.  Priority will also be given to intersectional programs addressing inclusive healthcare and mental health services, immigrant advocacy, racial and economic justice, faith and acceptance.

The ongoing pandemic has dramatically impacted all organizations, especially those serving marginalized communities.  Given these unprecedented challenges, this year, the LGBTQ Fund will consider applications addressing COVID-19 related needs.

If you have questions concerning your project, please contact Kim Rogers / 205-327-3804. If you have questions about the website or application process, contact Nicole Standridge / 256-566-4465.

Empowering Equality at the LGBTQ Fund

The LGBTQ Fund is a charitable endowment at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham that supports programs in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker counties :

  • Strengthen the infrastructure of organizations led by or serving LGBTQ persons
  • Support the provision of services to LGBTQ youth, individuals and families
  • Provide educational opportunities that highlight the needs of the LGBTQ community
  • Advance collaboration between LGBTQ organizations and other community organizations
  • Support nonprofit partners working on public policy and social justice issues that intersect with LGBTQ concerns

LGBTQ Fund Awarded $50,000 Grant

The LGBTQ Fund has been recognized by a national foundation for LGBTQ issues. Our fund received a grant from their “Out in the South” initiative which will match 50% of all donations up to $100,000! Our matching grant provides us with an amazing opportunity to accelerate our momentum. Please make a donation now and help us maximize the matching grant and turn $100,000 into $150,000!

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