FY21 GRANT CYCLE
AIDS ACTION BALTIMORE
Grant Amount: $5,000 / Website
MISSION: AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc. (AAB) is dedicated to providing patient services, including financial assistance, research and treatment access and advocacy, HIV testing, linkage and retention in care and medication adherence support, HIV education, that includes research literacy and HIV prevention services, including outreach efforts and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) advocacy and access for all people in the Baltimore City, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender or non-confirming gender.
BALTIMORE MEN’S CHORUS
MISSION: Baltimore Men's Chorus / Our Mission is simple: We are a diverse, open, and supportive brotherhood of singers who strive to serve our communities and foster positive social change through artistic excellence.
BOOT BLACK ROUND UP
Sponsorship Amount: $100 / Website
MISSION: As a Bootblack-focused event, Bootblack Round-Up increases visibility of Bootblacks in the community, provides a gathering place for Bootblacks to exchange ideas, and provides support to the wider community through our fundraising efforts and support of each other.
DC DIFFERENT DRUMMERS
MISSION: D.C.’s Different Drummers is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender music organization welcoming ALL musicians as it fosters pride, inclusivity, and engagement with the greater Washington, D.C. region through music.
THE FREDERICK CENTER
MISSION: The Frederick Center exists to support and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families so we thrive, accepted and affirmed, in the broader Frederick community.
Grant Amount: $2,000 / Website
MISSION: LULAC, founded in 1929, is the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society.
NEW WAVE SINGERS
MISSION: The New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Inc. (New Wave Singers) has been making music that matters since 1985. We are Maryland’s premier LGBTQ+ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, other orientations] mixed chorus, welcoming members of all genders, identities and orientations. In pursuit of our mission to honor and respect diversity, we perform an eclectic collection of music that promotes justice, peace and the celebration of life. We sing music in a wide variety of styles, languages and traditions.
NORTH AVENUE MISSION
MISSION: A grassroots, faith expansive community coming together in the name of healing and human flourishing, NAM is a ministry of and to the vulnerable communities that call this neighborhood home that includes a weekly Free Market, weekly Family Life outreach, and Red Shed Village, all in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore.
ONYX MID-ATLANTIC , INC
MISSION: ONYX Mid-Atlantic (ONYXMA), Inc. serves the Mid-Atlantic Region area, including Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter was ratified by vote at Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL) 2010, and is the largest of the nine ONYX Chapters at nearly 100 active members. The ONYX motto of “Educate | Explore | Empower” was developed and implemented by ONYX Mid-Atlantic and eventually adopted at the national level across all ONYX chapters. ONYX Mid-Atlantic is a resource for gay and bisexual Men of Color to EDUCATE themselves about Leather, Kink and Fetish Play. ONYXMA provides a safe space to EXPLORE these kinks and fetishes in an affirming, judgement-free environment, which EMPOWERS Men of Color to live their lives more freely, safely, and happily as Leathermen and Kinksters.
RAINBOW YOUTH ALLIANCE
MISSION: The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) is a safe place for rainbow teens to ask questions, find mutual support, and learn information pertinent to their lives. RYA is committed to safety, support, learning, and leadership.
MISSION: Team DC is a charitable organization established to educate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation. Team DC works within the broader community to dispel discrimination against LGBTQ people participating in sports; endows and confers scholarships upon LGBTQ student-athletes; provides a network of sporting outlets for the LGBTQ community of the Washington Metropolitan area; and promotes participation in local, regional, national, and international amateur sports competitions. Team DC is a member of the General Assembly of the Federation of Gay Games.
MISSION: Our mission is to learn, teach and play rugby; to forge new friendships and celebrate others' differences; and to give back to our supportive communities through charitable and educational activities. We are committed to the ethics of inclusion, mutual respect and consideration, fair and safe play on the field and providing a harassment-free sporting environment.