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 which:

  • 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

The LGBTQ Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham opened its fourth annual grant cycle on Thursday February 28 with proposals due midnight the evening of April 5. The 2019 LGBTQ Fund Grants will be awarded to organizations in Central Alabama 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.

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, gender non-conforming, disabled and persons in rural communities. Priority will also be given to intersectional programs addressing immigrant advocacy, economic justice, faith and acceptance.

Click here to apply.   (After you log in or create an account, click “Apply” at the top of the page to access the application.)

For information on navigating our grant application site, review instructions here.


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 $80,000! 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 $80,000 into $120,000! Join our donor, Judge Bill Hereford, and “serve as a catalyst for change and … promote a community free of prejudice and mistreatment of others.”


House Parties

To host a house party benefiting the LGBTQ Fund or for more information, contact Kim Rogers, Community Foundation Program Officer.


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