EMERGENCY GRANT ALLOCATIONS (FY20)

BALTIMORE ACTION LEGAL TEAM - Grant: $3,000 / Website

BALT provides legal support to Baltimore communities as they exercise their civil liberties protesting against injustices rooted in structural racism and economic inequality.

BYP100 - Grant: $1,000 / Website

Black Youth Project 100 is an African American youth organization in the United States. Its activities include community organizing, voter mobilization, and other social justice campaigns focused on black, feminist, and queer issues. The national director is D'Atra "Dee Dee" Jackson. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER DC - Grant: $3,000 / Website

BLM DC is a radical collective of Black artists, infrastructure builders and movement healers and strategists from the future, organizing in the here and now around two movement equations. These equations inform how we live as our highest selves while dismantling White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism, Imperialism and the role the state plays in supporting them.

LIFE AFTER RELEASE - Grant: $3,000 / Website

Life After Release (LAR) is a women-based, formerly incarcerated-led organization. LAR provides support for the needs of formerly incarcerated women re-entering their communities. We empower women by teaching them how to manage life after release from incarceration. We also teach them grassroots organizing and advocacy skills to shape legislation and policy that affects their lives.

 

CURRENT (FY20) GRANT ALLOCATIONS

AIDS ACTION BALTIMORE - Grant: $3,850 / Website
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 - Grant: $2,020 / Website
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.

BLACK GIFTED AND WHOLE - Grant: $2,550 / Website
Black, Gifted & Whole Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

 

BREAKING GROUND - Grant: $7,650 / Website

This unique program utilizes the theatre and performing arts to detail the lives, challenges and journeys of LGBTQAI+ of color in the DC Metro area. We explore in-depth issues such as HIV/AIDS, sexuality, racism, transphobia, abuse, mental health, and substance abuse. Participants then courageously develop a musical theatre production addressing these topics that directly reflect their experiences.


CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP - Grant: $460  / Website
Founded in 1972, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop plays a unique role in providing creative opportunities to a broad spectrum of our DC community.

CHARLIE'S PLACE - Grant: $180  / Website
Charlie’s Place was founded in 1990 as a non-denominational, anti-hunger, homeless ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church by St. Margaret’s associate pastor, and Montgomery County Executive, the late Charles Gilchrist.  

DC AREA TRANSMASCULINE SOCIETY - Grant: $1,280 / Website

DCATS (DC Area Transmasculine Society) is a trans-led nonprofit organization that serves to advance the lives of transmasculine folx by providing resources that help overcome the social, economic, and health-related barriers to living authentically. Founded in 2000 as a monthly support group, DCATS has transformed into an organization that offers a variety of services to meet our community's needs.

 

THE DC CENTER - Grant: $1,410  / Website 
The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

 

DC DIFFERENT DRUMMERS - Grant: $2,150  / Website
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.

 

FREE STATE JUSTICE - Grant: $860  / Website
Free State Justice / FreeState Justice is a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Marylanders.

 

GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON DC - Grant: $910 / Website
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC / The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC sings to inspire equality and inclusion with musical performances and education promoting justice and dignity for all. 

 

PRIDE CENTER OF MARYLAND (GLCCB) - Grant: $2,190  / Website

To be a catalyst for uniting and empowering sexual and gender minorities in Maryland, and to advocate for a better quality of life for the entire community.

 

HIPS - Grant: $3,570  / Website
HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.

 

HOPE DC - Grant: $6,000 / Website
HOPE DC aims to assist the growing numbers of HIV+ gay men in the Washington, DC area, and those living with or affected by HIV. Although our primary mission is for gay men, we don’t discriminate as to who may use our services. All are welcome!

HOPESPRINGS BALTIMORE - Grant: $3,460  / Website
HopeSprings builds human resource capacity to Raise awareness of HIV and social determinants of health, Equip those God has called to serve in promoting health and equity regionally and nationally, and Partner with community organizations providing avenues of engagement.

THE LEAGUE OF LAIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) - Grant: $1,820  / Website
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.

 

MARY'S HOUSE FOR OLDER ADULTS, INC. - Grant: $3,740  / Website
Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc. is committed to helping our community by developing housing and inclusive environments that comprehensively address affordability and access, and eliminate the constant worry of discrimination or even violence based upon the LGBTQ/SGL status of the individual. 

MID-ATLANTIC DEAF INTERPRETER FUND - Grant: $1,500 / Website
MADIF is a group of individuals with who have dedicated themselves to providing access for the Interpreting/Deaf/HoH (Hard of Hearing) community. Inclusion for everyone regardless of auditory status is our ultimate goal. We achieve this by offering ASL classes, grants for student interpreters and mentoring. We  offer interpreting services at a discounted rate to LGBTQ festivals, businesses, non-profits and events within the region. To do this, funding is critical. Please donate today!

NEW WAYS MINISTRY - Grant: $1,930  / Website

New Ways Ministry educates and advocates for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger church and civil communities.

 

PFLAG COLUMBIA - Grant: $1,940  / Website

Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.

 

RAINBOW FAMILIES - Grant: $2,080  / Website

Rainbow Families supports, educates and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families, parents and prospective parents by providing educational programs, advocacy, social events, and discussion forums. Rainbow Families is a volunteer led non-profit organization, supported by members, community sponsors, and private and public grants.

 

RAINBOW HISTORY - Grant: $1,610  / Website
Our mission is to collect, preserve, and promote an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture of metropolitan Washington DC’s diverse LGBTQ+ communities. 

 

THE RAINBOW YOUTH ALLIANCE - Grant: $3,810 / Website

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.

 

SUPPORTING AND MENTORING YOUTH ADVOCATES AND LEADERS
Grant: $5,290  / Website

SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. 

 

TRANS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION - Grant: $1,690 / Website
As a non-profit corporation, TGEA seeks to serve the needs and interests of all the people in the gender community, those affected by our community and those who serve our community. 

 

TRANS UNITED - Grant: $1,280  / Website

Trans United is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with visionary transgender leaders and organizations to build the collective capacity of the trans community and to improve the lives of transgender people, our families, and our allies. 

 

WASHINGTON RENEGADES - Grant: $2,640 / Website

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.

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