Monday, November 17, 2008

Grants for International Nonprofits Fighting for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bi Sexual, Etc. Human Rights

From The Foundation Center...

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Accepting Applications for International Fund for Sexual Minorities

Deadline:February 2, 2009

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice ( http://www.astraea.org/ ) works for social, racial, and economic justice in the U.S. and abroad.

Astraea's International Fund for Sexual Minorities supports groups, projects, and organizations that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities and directly address oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.

Eligible organizations and projects must be based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East. Applicants must also be nongovernmental organizations, not-for-profit groups, or the equivalent, and have organizational budgets of $500,000 or less. Non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTIs in organizational and programmatic decision-making. Applicants must be doing work toward social change on issues affecting LGBTI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted, or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.

The maximum individual grant from Astraea's International Fund is $10,000. In the past, the average grant size has ranged from $2,000 to $6,000 each. Groups may apply for general or project support.

Visit the Astraea Web site for complete program guidelines.
RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15015812/astraeagrants

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