Grant Guidelines

Grants 2018-2019

The LGBT&S Alliance Fund grant round is now closed and will reopen in 2018. We look forward to telling you more then!

Grant Guidelines


2017-18 Grants

The LGBT&S Alliance Fund granted $52,835 to 13 southern Arizona projects in 2017-2018.

The projects/organizations awarded grants for 2017-2018:

  • El Rio-Transforming Primary Care for LGBT People-Phase 2
  • General Operating Support,  Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
  • EON Expansion to the Thornhill Lopez Center of 4th SAAF
  • General Operating Support, Southern Arizona Senior Pride
  • 2017 Scholarships, PFLAG Tucson
  • Cultural Competency Training Using Project Visibility, Pima Council on Aging
  • Ami@gas de Mariposas, Mariposas Sin Fronteras
  • LGBT Programming for International Jewish Film Festival, Tucson Jewish Community Center
  • Camp Born This Way
  • Women, Trans and Femme Workshop, Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS)
  • LGBTQ Youth Mentoring Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters Tucson
  • Homeless Youth Services (Emergency Funding for LGBTQ Youth), Our Family Services
  • Mapping Q: Examining the Effectiveness of An Arts-Based Suicide Prevention Program for LGBTQ Youth, University of Arizona Museum of Art

2017-18
6-month progress report

Click here for guidelines to the LGBT&S Alliance Fund 6-month Progress Report.

Submit this (electronic) report, which can be as short as a page, but no longer than three pages, as a single-file PDF attachment to an email to Kelly Huber, the Alliance Fund Program Coordinator at  khuber@cfsaz.org by November 30, 2017.

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2017-2018
Final Report

Click here for guidelines to the LGBT&S Alliance Fund Final Report.

Submit this (electronic) report, which must be limited to two pages, as a single-file PDF document that includes a copy of your report, budget statement, and attachments.

Please label your PDF (organizationname_projectname2016-17.pdf) in an email to Kelly Huber,  
khuber@cfsaz.org by June 30, 2018

Who Qualifies?

We seek to fund a diversity of organizations, populations, programs and geographic areas. We encourage applications from rural areas. Organizations are required to have IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be under an umbrella of an organization with IRS 501(c)(3).

Interest Areas

The LGBT&S Alliance Fund will make grants in the following four interest areas:

(Please note: the examples listed below are for illustrative purposes only. The Fund will give equal consideration to other programs that fall within at least one of the three interest areas.)

LGBTQ Community Building and Collaborations

Examples might include:
  • Projects that bring the LGBTQ community together and enhance it as a whole
  • Programs that work in collaboration with each other to benefit the LGBTQ community in southern Arizona
  • Work that creates equity, solidarity, increases the well-being of LGBTQ communities, and advances gender, racial, and economic justice

Transgender Issues

Examples might include:
  • Projects that provide information and assistance to help transgender individuals gain access to informed medical professionals
  • Projects that provide economic empowerment, education and training programs to/or regarding the transgender community
  • Programs to address substance abuse among LGBT people

Youth and Elder Issues

Examples might include:
  • Projects that aid LGBTQ elders in finding satisfactory basic support (housing, nutrition, health), in establishing good social networks, and in planning for the future (estate and end-of-life issues)
  • Projects that aid LGBTQ youth who are particularly disenfranchised, e.g., youth of color, rural youth, low-income youth, gender non-conforming or questioning youth, young women, and other youth in need of assistance in the areas of homelessness, education, human service, and safety

Organizations who mission/work is to solely support the LGBTQ Community in Southern Arizona may apply for general operating
support. This support can be applied to any aspect of their work.

Funding Restrictions

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The LGBT&S Alliance Fund does not provide grants for:

  • Individuals
  • Campaigns to elect public officials or influence legislation/lobbying
  • Capital fund drives
  • Debt reduction
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising events
  • Programs inconsistent with federal, state and local non-discrimination statutes regarding equal employment opportunities
  • Programs that promote religious activities (although faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for non-religious activities)
  • Programs outside of Southern Arizona