2019-2020 Grantees

Alliance Fund Board Members

The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund was created in 1999 by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona with support from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Fund addresses the chronic underfunding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programs through philanthropy and endowment building. To date, the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund has awarded 194 grants, totaling $943,397, to more than 60 local organizations.

For the 2020 grant round, grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 were awarded to organizations addressing a variety of needs in Southern Arizona’s LGBTQ+ community. The following organizations received funding:

BICAS – Women, Trans* and Femme (WTF) workshop
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. – Wellness in Cozamayotl (“Rainbow”) Spaces
El Rio Health Center Foundation – El Rio SIA Prep – Fast Track City 
Equality Arizona – Support for the LGBTQ+ Community through COVID-19
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project – Support for Detained LGBTQ+ Migrants
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson – School of Drag
Our Family Services – Emergency Housing for LGBT Youth
Pima Council on Aging – Cultural Responsiveness Training Using Project Visibility
PFLAG Tucson – 2020 Scholarships
Reveille Men’s Chorus 
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation – Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th (TLC4) LGBTQ+ Youth Programming
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Past Grants

Event

  • 2001: Twelve grants were awarded for a total of $99,525.
  • 2002: Twelve grants were awarded for a total of $81,500.*
  • 2003: Ten grants were awarded for a total of $50,000.*
  • 2004: No grants were awarded.
  • 2005: Eight grants were awarded for a total of $24,040.
  • 2006: Seven grants were awarded for a total of $24,265.
  • 2007: Eight grants were awarded for a total of $25,725.
  • 2008: Fifteen grants were awarded for a total of $41,308.
  • 2009: Eleven grants were awarded for a total of $30,000.
  • 2010: Seven grants were awarded for a total of $28,600.
  • 2011: Fifteen grants including six Queer youth Initiative Grants for a total of $43,300.
  • 2012: Fifteen grants including six Queer youth Initiative Grants for a total of $42,000.**
  • 2013: Sixteen grants including eight Queer Youth Initiative Grants for a total of $48,500.**
  • 2014: Fifteen grants will be awarded for a total of $56,000.
  • 2015-16: Fifteen grants will be awarded for a total of $52,500.
  • 2016-17: Fifteen grants will be awarded for a total of $53,200.
  • 2017-18: Thirteen grants were awarded for a total of $52,835
  • 2018-19: Sixteen grants were awarded for a total of $63,000.
  • 2019-20: Sixteen grants were awarded for a total of $63,800.
  • 2020-21: Thirteen grants were awarded for a total of $72, 060.

*Included $50,000 in matching funds from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership
**Co-funded by matching dollars from the Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Past Grantees Have Included:

  • ACLU of Arizona
  • American Red Cross, Southern Arizona chapter
  • Arizona Children’s Association Safe Streets (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • The Arizona Human Rights Fund
  • Arizona Theater Company
  • Arizona OnStage Productions
  • Beowulf Alley Theatre Company
  • Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson
  • Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless
  • Bisbee Pride Celebration
  • Bisbee Women’s Transition Project, Inc.
  • Borderlands Theater
  • Casa Libre en la Solana (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • Camp Born This Way
  • Central School Project/Bisbee Pride
  • CODAC City of Tucson Commission on LGBT Issues
  • Ethica LGBT Adoptions (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • El Rio Community Health Center
  • Family Counseling Agency
  • Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
  • Jewish Community Center (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • LGBT Alliance/Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
  • Habitat for Humanity: Tucson (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • HOPE Inc.
  • IAMME Project (Pueblo High School)
  • Kore Press
  • KXCI Radio
  • LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • La Frontera Center
  • Lesbian Cancer and Health Program
  • Loft Cinema
  • Mariposas Sin Fronteras
  • New ARTiculations Dance Theatre
  • Open Inn, Inc.
  • Our Family Services
  • OUR TOWN Family Center
  • Pan Left Productions
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. (PFLAG)
  • Pima Community Access Program
  • Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona
  • Pride Family of Cochise County
  • Reveille Men’s Chorus
  • Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
  • Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)
  • Southern Arizona Senior Pride
  • Spoken Futures
  • TGNet Arizona
  • Tucson Centers for Women and Children
  • Tucson Jewish Community Center
  • Tucson Metropolitan Community Chorus/Desert Voices
  • University of Arizona Foundation: Institute for LGBT Studies
  • University of Arizona Foundation: Office of LGBTQ Affairs (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • University of Arizona Museum of Art
  • Voices (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • Wingspan, Inc. (Devore-Sloan Award winner)
  • YWCA
  • Zuzi Move-it Dance Company