Our Approach

The Foundation’s events committee members and board select deserving nonprofit organizations as beneficiaries of the proceeds of our events. We select organizations from the following categories:

TIER 1

LOCAL LARGE ORGANIZATIONS:

Each year a large local organization is selected for a two-year grant. A large organization is one having a budget of more than $1,200,000.

TIER 2

LOCAL SMALL ORGANIZATIONS:

Each year a small local organization is selected for a two-year grant. A small organization is one having a budget of less than $1,200,000.

TIER 3

LOCAL:

One local organization is selected to receive a one-time $10,000 grant.

TIER 4

NATIONAL:

One national organization is selected to receive a one-time $10,000 grant.

Our Process

Organizations are invited or may request to apply during the application period. After an initial screening for fit by the Beneficiary Committee, organizations are provided with and complete the Foundation’s Application and provide financial and tax return information by the annual deadline. In the spring, the Foundation’s board and working group meet to review the applications and hear presentations by selected finalist candidates. A consensus voting process determines the recipients in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories. The Foundation’s event hosts (over 250 people) vote for the two $10,000 Tier 3 and 4 grants.

Please apply using the Beneficiary Application form.

Questions regarding this application process are welcomed and should be directed via email to:

Philip Grasso
Beneficiary Chair
philip@grassrootsgayrights.org

2019 Dates and Deadlines

Application submission deadline:
Friday, April 5, 2019

Notification of finalists:
Monday, April 22, 2019

20-minute oral presentation to REAL BAD Working Group:
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Host Voting on Local Restricted Grant:
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Host Margarita Party & public announcement of selected beneficiaries:
Sunday, June 23, 2019

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