2020 LGBTQ Community Fund Grantees

Through a partnership with the National LGBTQ Task Force, our LGBTQ Community Fund receives a portion of the proceeds from the Task Force’s annual Gala Miami and Winter Party Festival. Each year, the Foundation and local Fund Committee reinvest the funding to support nonprofits improving the quality of life for Greater Miami’s LGBTQ residents. “The urgent needs created by COVID-19 called upon us to accelerate our 2020 grantmaking and to modify our process to increase speed and leverage insights from our long history doing this work,” wrote Charisse Grant, senior vice president for programs and grants administration. Read her full post on Foundation Blog to learn more about this year’s process and see the list of 2020 grantees below:

Alliance for GLBTQ Youth ($15,000)  

To provide LGBTQ youth and families with service and care coordinationand build community support through education programs and advocacy for equal rights of all youth. 


Arianna’s Center ($30,000)  

To support transgender women of color and immigrants in crisis situations by navigating release from detention and imprisonmentand services for HIV testing, safe housing, and economic opportunity.  


Equality Florida Institute ($10,000) 

To sustain advocacy for securing full equality for the LGBTQ community, as COVID-19 has made more urgent the challenge of overcoming legal barriers to protecting themselves, partners and their loved ones. 


Freedom Fund Network ($30,000) 

To support the South Florida work of the LGBTQ Freedom Fund to raise awareness of LGBTQ over-incarceration and secure the liberty and safety of LGBTQ people held in jail or immigration detention.  


Latinos Salud ($30,000) 

To support safe spaces for gay Latinos, those living with HIV, and anyone who identifies as transgender to find friends, support, and resources for health education and prevention, screenings and links to other services. 


Maven Leadership Collective ($15,000)  

To invest in social impact leaders who are queer and trans people of color and allies to build communities that thrive even in the face of crisis, transition and tragedy.  


Pridelines Youth Services ($30,000) 

To sustain programs that support, educate, and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ youth and young adults with safe spaces adapted for social-distancing and virtual support services. 


Safe Schools South Florida ($10,000) 

To continue advocacy and programs that support students and teachers in creating safe school settings where all students can learn and thrive, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 


SAVE Foundation, Inc. ($10,000) 

To sustain advocacy and policy work in South Florida to increase awareness about rights and protections for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. 


Survivors Pathway Corporation ($10,000) 

To provide counseling, public health, support groups, and advocacy for individuals and families from the LGBTQI and Latino communities who are survivors of domestic, sexual, and intimate partner violence, human trafficking and other victimization. 


YES Institute ($10,000) 

To sustain programming focused on preventing suicide and ensuring the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on genderorientation and action-oriented dialogue.