The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund

The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund aims to strengthen Utah's LGBTQ community, and our state as a whole.

 

Goals

  • Unite LGBTQ giving by leveraging individual gifts to create a meaningful impact.
  • Strengthen Utah’s LGBTQ community, and our state as a whole

To accomplish these goals, we:

  • Facilitate professional gifts for donors and leverage them for maximum impact. We identify organizations doing the best work to support the LGBTQ community and conduct due diligence on behalf of donors.
  • Understand, evaluate, and are flexible to respond to and address current and changing community needs.
  • Ensure fairness in employment. The fund ensures all organizations that receive grants have in place a non-discrimination employment policy before they are eligible for funding.
  • Increase visibility for LGBTQ philanthropy.

Learn more in our printable one-pager.

Be Part of the Impact!

  • It's easy. You receive immediate tax deductions for your contributions. We accept gifts of stock, real estate, and other complex assets.
  • It's flexible. While individual not-for-profits come and go, you can be certain that your gifts will support the Utah's LGBTQ community in perpetuity, even as the community's most pressing needs change.
  • It's efficient. Your contributions are pooled with others, creating greater collective giving power.
  • It's impactful. We provide assistance identifying high-impact not-for-profits and monitoring how grants are used, ensuring that your support has the greatest community impact possible.

Ways to Donate

  • Cash - Click here.
  • Stock, real estate, or other non-cash donation - Email .
  • Honorary/memorial or planned gifts - Email .

How to Apply for Funding

Applications are now available. Applications are due June 30, 2017.

The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund awards grants to:

  • Utah organizations that serve the LGBTQ community
  • Other impactful not-for-profits so that they can better serve the LGBTQ community
  • Organizations that improve the quality of life in Utah

Our Grantees and History

The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund got its start in 2012, with a $50,000 challenge grant to help establish a transitional home for young men living on the street, 40% or more of whom identify as gay or transgender. In 2013 the fund committee formalized a competitve grantmaking process, making $25,000 in grants to further the work of agencies across Utah working for equality. Read below for more details about our grants in 2014, 2015, and beyond.

2016 Grantees

  • Brigham Young Queer Alumni Association for a Recognition Banquet
  • Utah AIDS Foundation for the PrEP, HIV Prevention Clinic
  • Utah Pride Center in support of the Genderevolution Conference
  • Spy Hop for their Move the Dial initiative
  • Westminster College for their LGBT programming intern
  • UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts) for their Out Loud Mentoring Program
  • OUTreach Resource Centers for general operating for Ogden drop-in center
  • Planned Parenthood for their Safe at School Program
  • Plan-B Theatre Company for the Premiere of VIRTUE by Tim Slover
  • Bennion Community Service Center to support the Alternative Breaks Program
  • Utah Film Center in support of the Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival
  • Youth Futures for their shelter, drop-in services, and street outreach

2015 Grantees

  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah - For the expansion of holdings of Kristen Ries/Maggie Snyder History of HIV/AIDS in Utah Collection
  • Office of Inclusion and Outreach, University of Utah - For the Annual Health Care Provider Summit: Expanding the Knowledge of LGBT Healthcare
  • Utah Pride Center - For Moab Pride and a Community Needs Assessment
  • Youth Futures Shelter Home - For general operating support
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah - For the LGBT Mentors Program
  • Senior Charity Care Foundation - For Financial Assistance For Medical and Dental Care for LGBT Seniors
  • Westminster College - For an LGBT Programming Intern
  • OUTreach Resource Centers - For the Drop–In Center in Ogden
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art - For the Out Loud Mentoring Program
  • Equality Utah - For the Harvey Milk Leadership Training Academy
  • Utah Film Center - For the Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival
  • Pioneer Craft House -  For Senior LGBT Adult Arts & Drafts Classes

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2014 Grantees

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah - To support matches between youth and caring LGBT adult mentors in BBBSU’s Community-Based and School-Based Mentoring Programs
  • LGBT & Allied Lawyers of Utah - To attend a seminar in order to better address the needs and issues of the Utah LGBT community
  • Moab Pride - To support awareness of the LGBT community in this rural area
  • Plan-B Theatre Company - To support a statewide Elementary school tour of “DIFFERENT=AMAZING”, a play that helps children understand the impact of bullying
  • The Utah Film Center - In support of the “Damn These Heels!” Film Festival
  • The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art - To support the Out Loud Mentoring Program between artists and LGBT youth
  • Westminster College - To hire a student intern the College’s LGBT student club, Alphabet Soup
  • The Point Foundation - For scholarships to empower promising Utah LGBT students to achieve their academic potential and make a significant impact on society
  • National Center For Lesbian Rights – In support of adoption rights advocacy for LGBT  families in Utah
  • Utah Pride - In support of the Utah Pride Center capital campaign effort

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Contact us at 801-559-3005 or to learn more about the LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund.