As COVID-19 cases climb once again in Washington state, many area nonprofit organizations are trying to serve more people despite drop in donations.
In response, Seattle Pride has extended its fall grant application deadline from Nov. 1 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, and is offering an additional $25,000 in grant funding for LGBTQIA+ serving organizations focused on COVID relief - increasing its total available funds to nearly $70,000.
"We know that LGBTQIA+ and undocumented communities are more likely to work in jobs in highly affected industries, often with more exposure or higher economic sensitivity to the pandemic," said Seattle Pride Executive Director Krystal Marx. "With COVID on a rampant surge again, we want to do our part to support the local nonprofit organizations which are contributing in such meaningful ways to the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond."
Seattle Pride plans to review the applications the day following the application deadline, in order to award the funds by mid- December. "The quick review of the applications is intended to remove barriers to getting the much-needed funds in the hands of nonprofits at a time of urgent need," added Marx.
The grant application is available on the organization's website, SeattlePride.org.
Earlier this year, Seattle Pride announced a special round of grantmaking totaling an additional $25,000 to organizations providing direct COVID-19-related services, including El Centro de la Raza, Entre Hermanos, FEEST, Ingersoll Gender Center, PFLAG, COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented People, UTOPIA Seattle and Ventures. For a complete list of Seattle Pride grants by year, totaling nearly $150,000 since 2017, visit Seattle Pride's website.
About Seattle Pride/Seattle Out & Proud Foundation
Seattle Out & Proud/Seattle Pride is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization which produces the Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle Pride in the Park and other pride-related events and promotions, as well as, year-round statewide advocacy in support of diversity, inclusivity and equal human rights for all.
The Seattle Out & Proud Foundation is Seattle Pride's 501c(3) non-profit foundation which provides grants and sponsorship support to community-based LGBTQIA+ organizations statewide, educates members of the public about the LGBTQIA+ community and the rights of its members, to eliminate discrimination against and further the civil rights of members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and to connect, inspire and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community by promoting the arts and supporting leadership development.
To learn more about the Seattle Pride and Pride-related events, grants and advocacy visit www.seattlepride.org, subscribe to its e-newsletters and advocacy alerts, and follow on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @SeattlePride; and on Twitter @OurSeattlePride.
Courtesy of Seattle Pride