LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund grant applications now available

The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund leverages individual gifts to meaningfully impact Utah’s LGBTQ community, and Utah as a whole. Since 2011 the fund has granted over $284,000 to Utah nonprofits. Grants are available for nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBTQ community, with preference given to programs that:

  • Are startups and/or engage in innovative work
  • Increase the LGBTQ community’s access to public services
  • Build the LGBTQ community and promote awareness of and respect for LGBTQ individuals and their impact on the common good
  • Foster collaboration and promote constructive dialogue between LGBTQ individuals and the community

The Endowment Fund started in 2012, with a $50,000 challenge grant to help establish a transitional home for young men living on the street, 40 percent or more of whom identify as gay or transgender. In 2013 the fund committee formalized a competitive grant-making process, making $25,000 in grants to further the work of agencies across Utah working for equality.

2016 grant recipients were:

  • Brigham Young Queer Alumni Association for a Recognition Banquet
  • Utah AIDS Foundation for the PrEP, HIV Prevention Clinic
  • Utah Pride Center in support of the Genderevolution Conference
  • Spy Hop for their Move the Dial initiative
  • Westminster College for their LGBT programming intern
  • UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts) for their Out Loud Mentoring Program
  • OUTreach Resource Centers for general operating for Ogden drop-in center
  • Planned Parenthood for their Safe at School Program
  • Plan-B Theatre Company for the Premiere of VIRTUE by Tim Slover
  • Bennion Community Service Center to support the Alternative Breaks Program
  • Utah Film Center in support of the Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival
  • Youth Futures for their shelter, drop-in services, and street outreach

Apply now through June 30th. For more information, email lgbtq@utahcf.org

Applications are available here.

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