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 Foundation has been funding equality since 1989. By granting money to organizations that respect and protect diversity, we ensure that all have a place to be represented.

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 provide services that protect LBGTQ Youth; provide those living HIV/AIDS stable housing and support services; advance Transgender justice; produce art as a tool for social change, and advocate for marriage equality.

2013 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient  Amount Disbursed
Cascade AIDS Project $4,100.00
Our House of Portland $3,100.00
Open Meadow Alternative Schools, Inc. $3,000.00
TransActive Education & Advocacy $3,000.00
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art $2,500.00
Ecumencial Ministries of Oregon $2,000.00
Oregon Children’s Theatre $2,000.00
YEPSA $2,000.00
Meals on Wheels People $1,750.00
Bradley Angle $1,500.00
BRICK $1,500.00
HIV Alliance $1,500.00
Lotus Rising Project $1,500.00
Basic Rights Education Fund $1,000.00
Jewish Theatre Collaborative $1,000.00
Martha’s Pantry $1,000.00
On-the-Move Community Integration $1,000.00
Portland Gay Men’s Chorus $1,000.00
Qdoc:The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival $1,000.00
The Portland Lesbian Choir $1,000.00
Write Around Portland $1,000.00

General Grant Cycle

Good news!

Because of strong financial support of the community and our new Membership option, the Equity Foundation announces that it will have a 2014 General Grant Cycle! Originally we expected only to contribute to the Oregon United for Marriage efforts, but in addition to, we will also be able to offer the 2014 Grant Cycle!

Please stay tuned to our website and email communications as we prepare for our 2014 Grant Cycle!