LGBT&S Alliance Fund Grants $52,500

TUCSON, Ariz. – The 2015 Grant Awards Reception for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight (LGBT&S) Alliance Fund, was held at the Arizona Inn. Sylvia Mulka, Grant Panel Chair started the Awards Presentations by thanking the 12 community volunteers and board members who helped determine the awards. $52,500 was awarded during the evening.

Grants were awarded for the following programs and organizations:

Queer Female Writers Influencing Modern Literature ($4,000): Casa Libre en la Solana

Bisbee Pride, Arts-Based Rural Community Outreach ($3,325): Central School Project/Bisbee Pride 

Out Loud! ($5,000): Foundation for Creative Broadcasting (KXCI)

2015 PFLAG Scholarships ($2,500): Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 

Cultural Competency Training Using Project Visibility ($2,275): Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)

Anti-Violence Project ($4,000): Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

Camp Born This Way ($5,000): Camp Born This Way 

EON Youth Program ($5,000): Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

Project Ally (Arizona Life Links for Youth) ($5,000): Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) 

MSHAPE ($2,150): Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

Community Forum on LGBT Senior Issues ($1,750): Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Transforming Community Project ($5,000): Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)

LGBT Programming within Bob Polinsky Memorial Tucson International Jewish Film Festival ($1,500): Tucson Jewish Community Center

Arizona Queer Archives “Community Box Project” ($2,000): UA Foundation-Institute for LGBT Studies

Safe Zone Training ($4,000): UA Foundation-LGBTQ Affairs

The LGBT&S Alliance Fund was created in 1999 by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in partnership with the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Fund addresses a chronic pattern of underfunding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programs and supports efforts to address these issues through philanthropy and endowment building, making grants in five areas:

  1. Youth and Youth-Parent Issues: Increasing support for LGBT individuals and their parents/families
  2. Human Services Issues: Improving health care, substance abuse treatment, and social services
  3. Political Advocacy & Involvement: Educating legislators and working for changes that promote civil rights for all
  4. Education Issues: Educating both the larger community and the LGBT community to promote acceptance, health and well-being
  5. LGBT Community Infrastructure: Giving organizations the tools they need to be effective.Please contact the LGBT&S Alliance Fund at 520-209-2858 or visit Alliance Fund for more information.