Equity Foundation is Oregon’s only grant-making institution established to fund programs and projects that advance equality for those in the LGBTQ community. Equity has been funding equality since 1989.
We believe our communities should be safe for LGBTQ individuals and that sexual orientation and gender identity should not be the basis for social alienation or legal discrimination. Equity lives this vision by granting to non-profits that work to advance LGBTQ equality and improve the quality of life for LGBTQ individuals and families.
This year, Equity Foundation will award grants out of our General Fund and the Paul D. Higgins Housing Fund.
General Fund: Equity’s general fund will award grants to organizations working in all areas of the LGBTQ movement, prioritizing four key areas: arts as a tool for social change, community engagement, LGBTQ youth, and transgender justice. This year, Equity will only consider proposals from 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.
Higgins Fund: Organizations that provide housing and supportive services for people living with HIV and AIDS are eligible to apply for grants from the Higgins Fund, which has no budget requirement.
For more information or for technical assistance, contact Dani Bernstein, Acting Executive Director, at 503-231-5759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.