Philanthrofund Foundation Offers Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender-Related Programs

The Philanthrofund Foundation's ( ) grantmaking areas of interest are as follows: preventing discrimination and ending violence and harassment against GLBT persons; celebrating the contributions of the GLBT and allied communities and promoting visibility that will lead to greater understanding; supporting organizations that promote advocacy, education, and work aimed at achieving social and systemic change; reducing the isolation of members of the GLBT and allied communities, particularly in rural areas and small cities; building the capacity of the GLBT community to achieve the goals outlined above, including developing the philanthropy of the community. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $2,500 each. Visit the PFund Web site for complete program information and application procedures. Or click on the link below to read more about who is eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2006.

In order to be considered for a grant from PFund, an organization must support PFund's vision and mission and work to benefit GLBT people and their allies; have a program service area in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin; include a signed statement of non-discrimination with application; and be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or provide documentation that the organization is sponsored by a fiscal agent that has 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status.

Organizations with an annual budget of less than $500,000 and a mission focused on GLBT people and issues may apply for seed money, general operating funds, project support, and/or capital funds.

An organization with a mission not focused on GLBT people and issues or an organization with an annual budget exceeding $500,000 may only apply for project-specific support. Such organizations are limited to receiving annual support for the same project for no more than three consecutive years. (This is
not multi-year project funding; new grant applications must be made annually).

Added by Amy Lang on June 26, 2006