NOW OPEN: LGBT&S Alliance 2018-2019 Grant Round

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight (LGBT&S) Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA), is now accepting proposals for its 2018-2019 grant round from nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona. Proposals must fall within established guidelines, funding priority areas and are limited to a maximum of $5,000.  However, in rare instances, when an organization is able to amply demonstrate that their agency or programs will have an extraordinary impact on the LGBTQ community, the Alliance Fund may consider awarding grants up to $10,000.

Application Information and Guidelines

Applications should be submitted through Common Grant Application, a web-based platform for online grantmaking. Only one application per agency will be accepted. However, if you are a fiscal agent for an organization, these applications will be considered separately.

The LGBT&S Alliance Fund makes grants in the following areas:

  • LGBTQ Community Building and Collaborations
  • Transgender Issues
  • Youth and Elder Issues
  • General Operating Support(Organizations whose mission/work is to primarily support the LGBTQ Community in Southern Arizona)

If are a first-time user of Common Grant, please click here to register and complete the application. Additionally, we have developed a video tutorial on how to apply if you are a first-time applicant that will assist you in the process.

If you already have an account, please click here to access your account.

“how to” workshop to help potential grantees complete the form will be held on March 2, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. To reserve your spot, RSVP to Kelly Huber at Space is limited.

The application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. MST. 

The Alliance Fund, which is a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, has become known for making grants available at critical times during the development of an organization’s infrastructure. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over the last 19 years the Alliance Fund has been able to distribute more than the $745,000 to support over 168 projects.

To learn more about the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, please visit 

Questions? Contact Kelly Huber at or by phone (520) 209-2858