Alliance Fund awards $52,500 in grants to local LGBTQ+ programs

The 2015 Alliance Fund Grant Awards Reception was held at the Arizona Inn where a $52,500 was awarded to support 15 local programs.  Sylvia Mulka, Grant Panel Chair, kicked-off the event by thanking the 12 community volunteers and advisory board members who helped determine the awards.

Grants were awarded for the following programs and organizations:

The LGBTQ+ 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.

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