The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that support the local LGBTQ+ community.
Donor Name: Akron Community Foundation
City: Akron City
Type of Grant: Grant
Type of Entities: Nonprofits
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/15/2021
Size of the Grant: $1,000 – $3,000
The Gay Community Endowment Fund support programs that improve the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community and Greater Akron as a whole.
Since its establishment, the Gay Community Endowment Fund has invested more than $630,000 into local causes that change the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the community. Recent grants have created safer environments for LGBTQ+ youth, combated phobias of the LGBTQ+ community, and supported mental health and suicide prevention programs for LGBTQ+ people.
Areas of focus include programs that:
- create safer environments for LGBTQ+ youth,
- combat phobias of the LGBTQ+ community, and
- Support mental health and suicide prevention programs for LGBTQ+ people, among other issues.
In addition to these areas of focus, micro grant proposals will also be accepted for a wider range of programs that benefit the LGBTQ+ community, including the arts, community events and nonprofit operational needs.
Strong preference will be given to impact grant proposals that create safer environments for LGBTQ+ youth, combat phobias of the LGBTQ+ community, and support mental health and suicide prevention programs for LGBTQ+ people.
Nonprofits may apply for either an impact grant or a micro grant, with impact grants starting at $10,000 and micro grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.
Nonprofits may be asked to schedule a site visit or interview with the committee during the grant review process.
For more information, visit Akron Community Foundation.