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|
|Meals on Wheels People||$1,750.00|
|Lotus Rising Project||$1,500.00|
|Basic Rights Education Fund||$1,000.00|
|Jewish Theatre Collaborative||$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
We are not going to proceed with our normal grant cycle process for 2014. Instead of granting as we normally do, we are going to fundraise and grant specifically to support marriage equality initiatives. We’ve never done this before, but we want to add as much steam to the campaign as we can!
We will resume general cycle granting in 2015. Expect to see some changes to our process, which will be announced towards the end of 2014.