2019-2020 Grantees

Alliance Fund Board Members
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BICAS  provides safe, supportive and non-patriarchal space to work on bikes and to build community and discussion opportunities for those who identify as women, trans, and femme. Funding by Alliance Fund donors.
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.
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.
Our Family Services Program provides housing and guidance to vulnerable and homeless LGBTQ youth through apartment leasing and counselling. Funding from the Steve Quinlan-Randy Soderstrom Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program seeks to facilitate transgender individuals’ access to informed SLP professionals and services.
Coalición de Derechos Humanos (Arizona Border Rights Foundation Fiscal Agent) is creating supportive spaces for Spanish Speaking/immigrant families of Latinx LGBT youth.
CPLC Cozamayotl (“Rainbow”) Wellness Program will be a new component of the NOWP that will focus on expanding the safety and inclusivity of school environments and curricula at the CPLC Community Schools.
THEM, a program of Reveille Men’s Chorus, offers an LGBTQ-affirming arena for gender and sexual minority youth to receive inclusive arts education.
Stay Gold, a program of Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, is aimed at creating an equitable and inclusive environment for more than 100 unique individuals each year that fosters deeper connections within the LGBTQIA+ community by bringing youth and seniors together to make art.
This program of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health AZ seeks to increase recruitment of LGBTQ individuals and allies to become Foster Parents with expertise in serving LGBTQ foster children.
Using this new platform, El Rio Health Center Foundation will be able to extend specialty care, multidisciplinary approach, patient assistance as well as pharmacy services to deliver care to most vulnerable and at risk for contracting HIV infection despite barriers to care that exist.

Past Grants


  • 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.

*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