The 2021 LGBTQ Grant Cycle is now open with applications due by midnight, Friday, 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.
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.