2018-2019 Grantees

Alliance Fund Board Members
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Spoken Futures rooted in La Pilita Cultural Center and formed to support and teach social justice and the arts to QTPOC youth in Southside high schools, the Queer Youth Art Show is a youth led and organized art show that will feature poetry, visual art, and youth drag. Funding by Shelly Fishman and Bob Kafes.
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s Support for the EON youth lounge at the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th to provide vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth  with resources for health, education and safety support.Funding by Alliance Fund donors and co-winner of the annual Noel Matkin-Jim Sincox Tribute Endowment Award.
This special allocation contributes funds to a PFLAG program that seeks to provides eight $1000 scholarships to LGBTQ+ students with financial need and special talent who reside in southern Arizona.
The Tucson Jewish Community Center will present four LGBTQ+ themed films that promotes cultural diversity, encourages community conversations and embraces the full range of Jewish experience, including issues affecting LGBT individuals. Funded by Alliance Fund donors.
The UA Museum of Art‘s program grew out of a collaboration between the University of Arizona Art Museum and SAAF’s Project ALLY (Arizona Life Links for Youth—an anti-suicide project).  It features a 9-week program of museum and art-making activities as well as a public exhibition of art—all centered on validating LGBTQ identities, gender diversity, and self-worth.   Funding from Don and Dee Johnson in memory of Don Johnson III.
 Southern Arizona Senior Pride General operating support to fund this organization’s strong record of celebrating, supporting, and uniting LGBTQ+ seniors through creation of volunteer, social advocacy, and education opportunities and events.Funding from the Gloria Devore-Marge Sloan Award and from Alliance Fund donors.

An afterschool program within Pueblo High School’s 21st CCLC that provides a safe place for LGBTQ+ identified students. Students provide training and curriculum for staff, teachers, and other schools/clubcs within the TUSD and the community.
Florence Immigration Project :Staff support for an asylum attorney who will work directly with LGBTQ+ individuals detained in Florence and Eloy. Funding from the Roger Funk-Doug Noffsinger and the Timothy Olcott-Matthew Carlton Awards.
SAGA  is receiving general operating support to fund the organization’s mission and to pursue its vision of fairness, safety, and inclusion for transgender individuals through a strategy involving support, education, and advocacy. Funding from the Sylvia Mulka Award and by Alliance Fund donors.
 
Pima Council on Aging gives cultural competency training on elder LGBT issues to long-term care providers, including staff at nursing homes, assisted living, home health and other agencies serving older adults.Funding from the Gloria Devore-Marge Sloan Award and co-winner of the annual Noel Matkin-Jim Sincox Tribute Endowment Award.
Camp Born This Way is a camp for gender creative and transgender youth and their families of all races, ethnicities, and economic levels that include support groups and full-family activities.Funding from the Sylvia Mulka Award and by Alliance Fund donors.
 Mariposas Sin Fronteras is receiving general operating support for work with LGBTQ+ immigrants held in detention centers and those housed in a hospitality house for migrants who have recently been released from detention. Funding from the Roger Funk-Doug Noffsinger and the Timothy Olcott-Matthew Carlton Awards. 
Casa Libre en la Solana A creative writing workshop to combat loneliness and isolation that affects LGBTQ+ elders that will provide five-week workshops, an anthology, and a public reading.  Funding by Alliance Fund donors.
KXCI (Foundation for Creative Broadcasting). On-air program that will deature stories, challenges and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community as well as train leaders in audio recording. Funding from the Jack Challem Legacy Fund and the Dr. Sally Dodds Award. 

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 on $63,000.

*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