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LGBTQ Community Fund

The LGBTQ Community Fund (LGBTQ Fund) will award grants, up to $25,000, to Northeast Florida-area 501(c)(3) organizations to:

  • Build Greater Togetherness Within our LGBTQ Communities
  • Support Northeast Florida Welcoming and Celebrating its LGBTQ Population

LGBTQ Priorities 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

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;

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

Areas Typically Not Funded:

  • Requests outside our region (Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns counties)
  • Grants to individuals or for-profit organizations
  • Capital campaigns and endowment funds
  • Grants to organizations for re-granting purposes
  • Debt retirement/deficit funding
  • Projects that promote political activity or religious views
  • Activities occurring prior to grant decisions
  • Projects typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local government
  • 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.

Timeline:

  • March 15, 2021: Pre-Applications open
  • May 3, 2021: Pre-Application Deadline extended until 5 p.m. on May 3, 2021.
  • Grants Committee reviews applications and in some cases, additional information may be requested
  • Selected applicants invited forward to submit a full application by July 1, 2021
  • September 1, 2021: Full applications due
  • Applicants notified of funding decision by November 5, 2021
  • Grants awarded may begin as early as December 1, 2021, lasting through December 31, 2022

 

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Learn more about the LGBTQ Community Fund, including a list of recent grants here: www.jaxcf.org/LGBTQ.

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 email Kathleen Shaw at kshaw@jaxcf.org.

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Kathleen Shaw

Kathleen Shaw, M.Ed
Vice President, Programs

904.356.4483
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