A Supportive Collaboration

‍The Our Fund Foundation/Community Foundation of Broward Funders Collaborative sets a collective goal of creating a more informed and empathetic general populace in Broward County that is supportive of protecting the civil liberties and expression of LGBTQ people living in Broward County.

Request for Proposal

Focus: Building Paths to Equity in the LGBTQ Community

At a time when the national political discourse is re-engaging discussions about the basic civil liberties afforded to LGBTQ citizens, it is of critical importance to the well-being of all Broward residents that we work collectively to end discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Broward County has the highest percentage of gay households in Florida and one of the highest in the country.  Fort Lauderdale, the county seat of Broward County, was the one of the first to legalize protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and its school district was among the first to support LGBTQ History Month in October.  Broward welcomes more than 1.1 million LGBTQ visitors annually, making LGBTQ tourism an economic generator of the region.

While the affluence of a segment of Broward’s LGBTQ community is highly visible, LGBTQ people in Broward and across the country remain a marginalized class and vulnerable population. Actions and policies being discussed in the political discourse are expected to further exacerbate disparities imposed upon LGBTQ people, including in health, income, education, and safety.

For these reasons and for the safety and well-being of all Broward residents, it is imperative that we engage and expand integration of LGBTQ equity initiatives aimed at the whole community into our community investment priorities.



Deadline and Timeline

Grant Overview
September 26, 2024, at 10:00 AM
Registration link opens in August.

Agencies interested in applying for and receiving grants from the LGBTQ Social Justice & Equity Fund are encouraged to attend to have questions answered about the application, process, and priorities for the LGBTQ Social Justice & Equity Fund grants.

LOI Opens
September 30, 2024

LOI Deadline
October 25, 2024, at 11:59 PM

Application Opens
October 28, 2024

Application Deadline
November 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM

Funding and Grant Award Announcements (tentative)
April 2025

For more information email: Obed Caballero, Grant Administration at ocaballero@theourfund.org.

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