LGBT Funds Issues RFP

September 18, 2023

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The LGBT Funds of The Erie Community Foundation offers an annual grant program to support projects that address various needs in the LGBTQ+ community, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Safe schools
  • Youth homelessness
  • Mental health, substance use and suicide prevention
  • Health and wellness
  • Housing and workplace equality
  • Family support and recognition

Individual proposals can request up to $7,500.

All grantees are required to:

  • Provide a six-month progress report
  • Complete a final written report and closing presentation

Funded teams agree to have their project featured in:

  • Media publications/press events
  • A presentation of their project to the board
  • Inclusion in ECF publications
  • Inclusion in Fund related requests, such as Erie Gives

Eligibility: Any Erie County 501(c)3 nonprofit

Ineligibility: For-profit, sectarian religious activities, fund-raising solely, hospitality projects

Deadline: Applications must be submitted here by October 13, 2023.

Important Dates: Finalist(s) will be selected by October 26, 2022 and grant recipient(s) will be announced in early November.


Please contact Olivia Burgess, Philanthropic Services Officer at The Erie Community Foundation by email or phone at 814-454-0843.

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