Our Approach

The Foundation’s working group 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.

To apply, please use the Beneficiary Application form.

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

Ken Wells
Beneficiary Chair
ken@grassrootsgayrights.org

2017 Dates and Deadlines

Application submission deadline:
Friday, April 14, 2017

Notification of finalists:
Monday, May 1, 2017

20-minute oral presentation to REAL BAD Working Group:
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Host Voting on Local Restricted Grant:
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Host Margarita Kick-Off Party & public announcement of selected beneficiaries:
Sunday, June 11, 2017

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