Advancing The Region's LGBTQ Community Through Philanthropy

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 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:, or 814-454-0843.

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