LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Grants



The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund granted $63,000 to 16 southern Arizona projects in 2019-2020.

The projects/organizations awarded grants for 2018-2019:

  • 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


Final Report

Click here for guidelines to the LGBT&S Alliance Fund Final Report.More details to be announced. For any question please contact Laci Lester

Who Qualifies?
We seek to fund a diversity of organizations, populations, programs and geographic areas. We encourage applications from rural areas. Organizations are required to have IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be under an umbrella of an organization with IRS 501(c)(3).

Grant 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 organizations totaling over $$809,597.

Interest Areas

The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund will make grants in the following four interest areas:

(Please note: the examples listed below are for illustrative purposes only. The Fund will give equal consideration to other programs that fall within at least one of the three interest areas.)

LGBTQ Community Building and Collaborations

Examples might include:
  • 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

Funding Restrictions


The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund does not provide grants for:

  • Individuals
  • Campaigns to elect public officials or influence legislation/lobbying
  • Capital fund drives
  • Debt reduction
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising events
  • Programs inconsistent with federal, state and local non-discrimination statutes regarding equal employment opportunities
  • Programs that promote religious activities (although faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for non-religious activities)
  • Programs outside of Southern Arizona


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