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 A

FOUNDATION AND EVENTS COMMITTEE SELECTED GRANTS:

Each year The Foundation selects two local organizations to receive Tier A 2-year grants and funds four Tier A grantees per year (staggered terms).

TIER B

HOST SELECTED GRANT:

Each year, our hosts select two grantees from a list of finalists provided to them by the Foundation. Of the two organizations selected, at least one of them must be local.

TIER C

FLAGGING IN THE PARK DJ’S SELECTED GRANTS:

Each year, the DJ’s for Flagging in the Park, our long-time partner, selects organizations to receive matching grants of $2,000 each.

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 A – Foundation and Events Committee Selected Grants.

The Foundation’s event hosts (over 200 people) vote for two $10,000 Tier B – Host Selected Grants.

Each year, our long-time partner, Flagging in the Park, holds 5-6 flagging events at the National AIDS Memorial Grove to benefit 501c3 organizations. The DJ’s at these events select the beneficiaries for their event. The Foundation provides matching grants of up to $2,000 for each beneficiary selected, for a total of up to $10,000. There is no application process for Tier C grants.

There will be a virtual Stakeholder’s Meeting for potential Tier A and B applicants on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 6-7 pm (Pacific). This is an opportunity for organizations to ask questions about the application process  Please click here to register for the meeting.

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

Brian Abascal
Beneficiary Chair
brian@grgrf.org

2022 Dates and Deadlines

Application submission deadline:
Monday, April 11, 2022

Notification of Tier A finalists:
Friday, April 22, 2022

15-minute oral presentation to REAL BAD Working Group:
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Host voting on Tier B finalists:
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Host Margarita Party & public announcement of selected Tier A beneficiaries:
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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