January 30, 2007
San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee Taking Applications for 2007 Community Grant Program
The Annual Community Partners Program Celebrates a Decade of Giving
San Francisco, CA 30 January 2007 Applications for the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee's (SF Pride) grant-giving Community Partners Program are now being accepted for the 2007 event, SF Pride announced today. Non-profit organizations from the nine counties of the Bay Area are invited to apply. Applications are available online on the Pride website at www.sfpride.org.
In 2006, the Community Partners Program gave out $179,330 to 66 different non-profit organizations throughout the nine-counties of the Bay Area. In the ten years since the program’s inception, SF Pride has given out a total of $1,094,768 to Bay Area non-profit organizations. Through the Community Partners Program, SF Pride provides grants to community organizations in exchange for volunteers the weekend of the event; grant amounts are calculated on the basis of the amount of volunteer hours the organization worked.
Over the last decade, these grants have helped support community organizations in numerous ways. For example, SF Pride has helped LGBT sports organizations compete in regional, national, and international events such as the Gay Games and the National Gay Softball World Series, fund organizations that supply veterinary services and food to pets supporting people with HIV/AIDS, provide LGBT seniors with free luncheons, keep HIV/AIDS-based organizations from stopping or interrupting service due to cuts in federal funding, provide funding for drop-in groups for LGBT elders with HIV/AIDS, finance documentaries about immigration issues, support Deaf advocacy organizations, and support breast cancer organizations in educating the public and protecting women from environmental toxins linked to cancer. These are just a few of the many, many tangible contributions made by SF Pride’s Community Partners Program.
Mikayla Connell, Board President:
The Community Partners Program is open to any non-profit organization whose mission involves service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, people living with HIV, AIDS, or breast cancer, or positive outreach/education to the general public about those issues. The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, March 30, 2007.
All interested organizations can find more information on our website, http://www.sfpride.org.
Lindsey Jones, Executive Director:
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