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2017 LGBT Community Fund Grant Guidelines

The LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida, a fund the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, is placing its annual call for letters of idea (LOI). This year, the LGBT Community Fund is seeking ideas to promote equality for LGBT community members receiving services in elder care and/or senior housing in Southwest Florida. Interested organizations begin the application process through completing the Letter of Idea. Projects or programs could include, but are not limited to, further research on elder care and/or senior housing for the LGBT community, a pilot program with existing organizations, or community education on elder care and/or senior housing for the LGBT community.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nonprofit organizations exempt from Federal income taxes under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and units of government are eligible [(c)4 and (c)6 agencies are ineligible].
  • Applicants must be located in or primarily serve residents of Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and/or Collier counties.
  • Organizations must conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Letter of Idea (June 30-July 28)

Please tell us about your idea for elder care and/or senior housing for the LGBT community in Southwest Florida by answering the following questions. Please keep your answers specific and succinct.

  1. What is your idea for promoting equality for LGBT community members receiving services in elder care and/or senior housing in Southwest Florida?
  2. How does the LGBT community benefit from this idea?
  3. What change do you believe will occur as a result of your idea and why?
  4. If applicable, how do you plan on overcoming transportation barriers for the LGBT community?
  5. Tell us how you have involved the LGBT community you want to serve in the development of this idea?
  6. Brief program budget

Don’t Forget!
We have transitioned to a new grant portal – GranteeView.  If you have not yet already – don’t forget to register.  The registration instructions can be found here.

 

Compassionate Shark Tank (September 21)
LOIs will be narrowed based on alignment with the LGBT Community Fund priorities and the top collaborative programs/projects partners will be invited to the Compassionate Shark Tank. Applicants will be asked to prepare a three (3) minute presentation for the panel. The panel will then ask any questions that arise from on the LOI and presentation.

 

Click here to visit the LGBT Fund of Southwest Florida website.