The Houston-based nonprofit, Texas Pride Impact Funds, announced on February 23 that it is accepting requests for proposals from organizations around the state which provide support and services to the LGBTQ community.
In press release, TPIF describes itself as “the first, and only, community foundation for LGBTQIA+ Texans” that “seeks to connect organizations and community leaders with philanthropic donors across Texas.”
“The goal of TPIF’s Grant Process is to identify organizations that are doing incredible work but lack the staff or financial resources to fulfill their mission,” Randall Gentry, chair of the Texas Pride Impact Funds Grants Program, said in a statement.
“The health – and future – of the LGBTQIA+ community in Texas is in the hands of non-profit partners who do so much with so little. Very few other foundations will fund LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and programs, therefore it is vital that we support a wide variety of community needs,” Gentry added.
TPIF is looking for organizations that provide services focused on health care, seniors, youth, employment, and social support.
In 2019, TPIF awarded 17 grants to Texas LGBTQ non-profits, including three in San Antonio: $8,000 to Fiesta Youth, $10,000 to the Thrive Youth Center; and $10,000 to the Pride Community Clinic at the Alamo Area Resource Center.
Organizations that want to apply for a grant have until March 13 at 5 p.m. to submit a Letter of Interest. On April 6, Texas Pride Impact Funds will invite selected organizations to submit a Proposal Application which will be due on May 15.
Site visits of grant finalists will be conducted this summer, after which the TPIF’s grant action committee will submit their recommendations to the board of directors for final selection. Grants will be awarded between September and October of 2020.