Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund Project Program and Events Grant Cycle

Foundation for the Carolinas

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Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2020 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Conference, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Location of residency: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Overview:

Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund Project Program and Events Grant

Programs, Projects, and Events (PPE) Grants are awarded to encourage 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to serve the LGBTQ community either directly or in partnership with another organization(s). LGBTQ as well as non-LGBTQ organizations are eligible for a PPE Grant of up to $5,000 for programs, projects, and events that support the vision of the CLGF: 

“…to cultivate one community with the belief that all people should be treated with equal respect and dignity.”

Funding Priorities

Proposed programs, projects, and events should support CLGF’s mission and vision by including these key components:

  • Build understanding and appreciation as well as promote value of inclusion within the organization’s circle of influence, especially LGBTQ populations not previously targeted. 
  • Cultivate opportunities for leadership by contributions of LGBTQ people.
  • Engage and include all people from diverse backgrounds and sexual orientation in programs, services and organizational values.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible organizations include:
    • 501(c)3 nonprofits
    • Congregations
    • Governmental institutions
    • Educational institutions
  • Geographic Focus:
    • Mecklenburg County – NC

Preferences:

  • As you complete your application, give special consideration to documenting these priorities.  
    • Scope of impact: This project will have a positive impact on its audience and the Charlotte LGBTQ community.
    • Nurtures individuals to actualize their potential: This project supports individuals within the LGBTQ community as they make their personal journey through acceptance, pride, support of community, and leadership.
    • Presents a positive image of LGBTQ people to the community: This project presents a fair and positive understanding of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
    • Effectiveness: This proposal is an effective way of providing the services and benefits defined in the application.
    • Diversity: The project will engage and include people from diverse backgrounds.
    • Defined measures: The proposal identifies a clear objective, states the target audience and provides metrics and measures to define a successful outcome.
    • Project Budget: The proposed budget presents reasonable costs for services performed and an efficient way to achieve the objectives.
    • Timeline: The proposed timeline is realistic for accomplishing the outcomes.
    • Organizational Experience: The organization has the appropriate talent, skills, and experience to execute the proposed project and effectively utilize grant funds

Ineligibility:

  • Areas Typically Not Funded
    • Capital campaigns and endowment funds
    • Hardware, software, or other similar forms of technology infrastructure
    • Organizations for re-granting purposes
    • Debt retirement/deficit funding
    • Projects that promote policy advocacy, political activity or religious views
    • Activities occurring prior to grant decision
    • Projects typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local government
    • Duplication of existing programs or services by new nonprofit organizations in geographic locations with established programs or services
    • Strategic Planning in “ordinary course of business” (Consideration may be given to requests for new lines of business, innovative programs, and other unique opportunities.)
    • Publication of books