LGBTQ Support Grants

The LGBTQ Community Fund for Northeast Florida’s goal is to support organizations that serve the LGBTQ community with a focus on building greater togetherness within our LGBTQ Communities and to support Northeast Florida welcoming and celebrating its LGBTQ Population.

LGBTQ Fund Grants

The LGBTQ Fund grants to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida (Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay, Putnam, and St. Johns counties) that support our LGBTQ communities. Grants may be requested up to $25,000. Grants awarded may begin as early as December 1, 2023, lasting through December 31, 2024.


Applications Closed!

LGBTQ Priority Populations

Priority Populations have been set in response to community-level data and analysis about the pressing needs of the LGBTQ community in Northeast Florida (please see Williams Institute Report) although projects benefiting other LGBTQ populations will be considered.

  • Aging Adults
  • Black/African Americans
  • Gender Minorities
  • Youth

Created in 2014, the LGBTQ Community Fund brings together individuals focused on building an inclusive and welcoming environment, while celebrating and supporting Northeast Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Eligibility for Nonprofit Organizations

  • Active 501(c)(3) status
  • Located in and serving at least one of these counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns.  Applicant organizations must demonstrate that their membership and/or service population are contained within the Northeast Florida‐area and must agree to use grant funds solely within Northeast Florida

Areas typically not funded:

  • Grants to Individuals
  • Capital Campaigns and endowment funds
  • Grants to organizations for re-granting purposes
  • Debt retirement/deficit funding
  • Projects that promote political activity or religious views
  • Projects typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local government
  • Requests outside our region (must be in: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam or St. Johns counties)

Examples of Past Grants

Grants will be considered for a wide variety of ideas. The following are examples of grants previously made to both LGBTQ-serving organizations and mainstream organizations wishing to advance work in the focus areas:

  1. Emerging Leaders training programs for LGBTQ individuals
  2. Family support projects
  3. LGBTQ Sensitivity Training
  4. LGBTQ Film Festival
  5. LGBTQ Inclusion workshops to share best practices for organizations
  1. Creating an LGBTQ Employee Resource Group in the nonprofit sector
  2. Transgender education & visibility campaign for college students
  3. Nationally recognized public speakers on LGBTQ issues


  • May 1, 2023: Pre-Applications open
  • May 31, 2023: Pre-Application deadline
  • Selected applicants invited forward to submit a full application by June 22, 2023
  • July 27, 2023: Full applications due
  • Applicants notified of funding decision by November 3, 2023
  • Grants awarded may begin as early as December 1, 2023, lasting through December 31, 2024

If you would like to speak with a staff member to determine whether your organization or program is eligible to receive funding from the LGBTQ Community Fund, please contact:

Janet Allen

Program Officer