The  2020 LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund grant round is now closed.

The Alliance Fund has become known for making grants available at critical times during the development of an organization’s infrastructure.

When available, 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.

If you 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.

Interest Areas

LGBTQ Community Building + Collaborations

- Projects that bring the LGBTQ community together and enhance it as a whole
- Programs that work in collaboration with each other to benefit the LGBTQ community in southern Arizona
- Work that creates equity, solidarity, increases the well-being of LGBTQ communities, and advances gender, racial, and economic justice

Transgender Issues

- Projects that provide information and assistance to help transgender individuals gain access to informed medical professionals
- Projects that provide economic empowerment, education and training programs to/or regarding the transgender community
- Programs to address substance abuse among LGBT people

Youth + Elders

- Projects that aid LGBTQ elders in finding satisfactory basic support (housing, nutrition, health), in establishing good social networks, and in planning for the future (estate and end-of-life issues)
- Projects that aid LGBTQ youth who are particularly disenfranchised, e.g., youth of color, rural youth, low-income youth, gender non-conforming or questioning youth, young women, and other youth in need of assistance in the areas of homelessness, education, human service, and safety

General Operating Support

- Organizations who mission/work is to solely support the LGBTQ Community in Southern Arizona may apply for general operating
support. This support can be applied to any aspect of their work.

Alliance Fund Grant History

Grant Impact History

For over 19 years, the Alliance Fund has been making grants to support LGBTQ programs and initiatives in Southern Arizona and, thanks to your generosity, we have awarded 182 grants to more than  64 organization totaling over $$809,597.

Past Grants Impact
  • 2001: Twelve grants were awarded for a total of $99,525.
  • 2002: Twelve grants were awarded for a total of $81,500.*
  • 2003: Ten grants were awarded for a total of $50,000.*
  • 2004: No grants were awarded.
  • 2005: Eight grants were awarded for a total of $24,040.
  • 2006: Seven grants were awarded for a total of $24,265.
  • 2007: Eight grants were awarded for a total of $25,725.
  • 2008: Fifteen grants were awarded for a total of $41,308.
  • 2009: Eleven grants were awarded for a total of $30,000.
  • 2010: Seven grants were awarded for a total of $28,600.
  • 2011: Fifteen grants including six Queer youth Initiative Grants for a total of $43,300.
  • 2012: Fifteen grants including six Queer youth Initiative Grants for a total of $42,000.**
  • 2013: Sixteen grants including eight Queer Youth Initiative Grants for a total of $48,500.**
  • 2014: Fifteen grants will be awarded for a total of $56,000.
  • 2015-16: Fifteen grants will be awarded for a total of $52,500.
  • 2016-17: Fifteen grants will be awarded for a total of $53,200.
  • 2017-18: Thirteen grants were awarded for a total of $52,835
  • 2018-19: Sixteen grants were awarded for a total of $63,000.
  • 2019-20: Sixteen grants were awarded for a total of $63,800.
  • 2020-21: Thirteen grants were awarded for a total of $72, 060.

*Included $50,000 in matching funds from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership
**Co-funded by matching dollars from the Funders for LGBTQ Issues

2019-2020 Grant Recipients
  • Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage: Women, Trans and Femme Workshop
  • Camp Born This Way: Camp Born This Way (SAAF Fiscal Agent)
  • Cozamayotl (“Rainbow”) Wellness Program: Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Community Education on the Needs of Latinx LGBTQ Youth to Create Support Spaces for Families: Coalición de Derechos Humanos  (Arizona Border Rights Foundation Fiscal Agent)
  • Therapeutic Foster Care Recruitment for LGBTQ+: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health AZ
  • El Rio SIA PrEP Telehealth HIV Outreach Pilot Project: El Rio Health Center Foundation
  • Stay Gold: An Intergenerational LGBTQIA+ Community Art Program: Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
  • Emergency Housing for LGBTQ+ Youth: Our Family Services
  • 2019 Scholarship Program: PFLAG  through a Special Allocation by LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund
  • Cultural Competency Training Using Project Visibility: Pima Council on Aging
  • THEM – LGBTQ Youth Chorus: Reveille Men’s Chorus
  • Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA): Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
  • Southern Arizona Senior Pride: Southern Arizona Senior Pride (SAAF Fiscal Agent)
  • Transwomen Communicating with Confidence (TRACC): University of Arizona Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
  • Mapping Q: An Arts-Based Suicide-Prevention Program for LGBTQ+ Youth: University of Arizona Museum of Art
Additional Past Grantees
  • ACLU of Arizona
  • American Red Cross, Southern Arizona chapter
  • Arizona Children’s Association Safe Streets (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • The Arizona Human Rights Fund
  • Arizona Theater Company
  • Arizona OnStage Productions
  • Beowulf Alley Theatre Company
  • Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson
  • Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless
  • Bisbee Pride Celebration
  • Bisbee Women’s Transition Project, Inc.
  • Borderlands Theater
  • Casa Libre en la Solana (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • Camp Born This Way
  • Central School Project/Bisbee Pride
  • CODAC City of Tucson Commission on LGBT Issues
  • Ethica LGBT Adoptions (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • El Rio Community Health Center
  • Family Counseling Agency
  • Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
  • Jewish Community Center (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • LGBT Alliance/Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
  • Habitat for Humanity: Tucson (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • HOPE Inc.
  • IAMME Project (Pueblo High School)
  • Kore Press
  • KXCI Radio
  • LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • La Frontera Center
  • Lesbian Cancer and Health Program
  • Loft Cinema
  • Mariposas Sin Fronteras
  • New ARTiculations Dance Theatre
  • Open Inn, Inc.
  • Our Family Services
  • OUR TOWN Family Center
  • Pan Left Productions
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. (PFLAG)
  • Pima Community Access Program
  • Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona
  • Pride Family of Cochise County
  • Reveille Men’s Chorus
  • Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
  • Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)
  • Southern Arizona Senior Pride
  • Spoken Futures
  • TGNet Arizona
  • Tucson Centers for Women and Children
  • Tucson Jewish Community Center
  • Tucson Metropolitan Community Chorus/Desert Voices
  • University of Arizona Foundation: Institute for LGBT Studies
  • University of Arizona Foundation: Office of LGBTQ Affairs (Devore-Sloan and Leos Awards winner)
  • University of Arizona Museum of Art
  • Voices (Matkin-Sincox Award Winner)
  • Wingspan, Inc. (Devore-Sloan Award winner)
  • YWCA
  • Zuzi Move-it Dance Company

Frequently Asked Questions

What size of grants does the Alliance Fund make?

The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund accepts requests up to $5,000 per program. Only one application per organization will be accepted. We do encourage you to ask for what you need only.

Do I have to attend the grant info session?

Yes, we encourage you to attend the grant info session.

If my proposal is accepted will I have a site visit?

Yes, site visits are a very important part of our grantmaking process.
It gives reviewers a chance to see your organization and programs first hand.

What focus areas do you fund?
The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund makes grants in four areas:
  • LGBTQ+ Community Building and Collaborations
  • Transgender Issues
  • Youth and Elder Issues
  • General Operating Support