Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Long Term Grants for Programs Developing Queer Youth Leadership Or Programs that Empower the Community

From The Foundation Center...

Queer Youth Fund Accepting Letters of Intent

Deadline: October 2, 2007 (Letters of Intent)

The Queer Youth Fund is a donor-initiated grantmaking program housed at the Liberty Hill Foundation ( http://libertyhill.org/ ). A group of committed donors developed the fund to provide large multiyear grants to groups that address the multitude of issues queer youth face as they acknowledge and celebrate their sexuality, identity, and seek to become empowered leaders in their communities.

The Queer Youth Fund makes multiyear grants to grassroots, local, state, and national nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. The fund awards grants to innovative and effective leadership development programs or organizing projects that empower GLBTQQ youth to improve societal conditions affecting GLBTQQ youth and that make a long-term difference to their movement.

For purposes of the program, youth are defined as 25 years old or younger. Up to four grants of up to $100,000 each, payable over three to five years, will be made to different 501(c)(3) organizations (or groups with fiscal sponsors) with specific work that matches the fund's guidelines. To be eligible, applicant organizations must have a total budget for their youth work of $750,000 or less. The Queer Youth Fund is now accepting Letters of Intent for its 2007-08 grant cycle.

Guidelines and information on previous grantees are available at the Liberty Hill Foundation Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008658/libertyhill

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