Equity Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2016 Grants Cycle. Equity makes grants to organizations that benefit the LGBTQ community in Oregon and SW Washington and will accept proposals from organizations working in all areas of the LGBTQ movement. We will award grants from two funds: our General Fund and the Paul D. Higgins Fund.
Gifts from donors and members provide the resources for our General Fund grants and we will prioritize on grantmaking to four key areas: arts as a tool for social change, community engagement, LGBTQ youth, and transgender justice. This year, we will continue our commitment to fund organizations with annual operating budgets under $500,000. This allows us to focus our funding on small, emerging and underfunded organizations working for LGBTQ equality.
Organizations that provide housing and supportive services for people living with HIV and AIDS are eligible to apply for grants from the Paul D. Higgins Fund, which has no budget requirement.
Our members are invited to participate in our grantmaking process by weighing in on which organizations we fund during our grants cycle. Not a member yet? You can join for as little as $10 a month.
Grant applications are due May 2, 2016. Click here for information on how to apply.