Boston, MA â€“ March 10, 2017>â€“ Today, Boston Pride announced the recipients of the 2017 Boston Pride Community Fund that was established to provide grants to small nonprofits and other groups that support the LGBTQ community. Boston Pride convened an independent panel of community members who processed all the applications received at the end of 2016.
â€œIt is our honor to announce the 2017 grant recipients of our Community Fund,â€ said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. â€œReflecting this yearâ€™s Pride theme, Boston Pride is committed to building a community that is â€˜Stronger Togetherâ€™ and by supporting these community-based organizations we will all benefit from the tremendous work they do and their contributions to the LGBTQ community.â€
The Boston Pride Community Fund was established by contributions received at last yearâ€™s Back Bay Block Party, Jamaica Plain Block Party and several other Pride events. It is Boston Prideâ€™s vision to support the Community Fund annually by giving back funds raised to small nonprofit organizations and groups within the LGBTQ Community. These awards provide the opportunity to educate the entire community about the important work these organizations and groups are performing in service of the LGBTQ community.
2017 Boston Pride Community Fund recipients:
- Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
- Greater Boston Chapter Colage People with LGBTQ + Parents or Guardians
- Hebrew Senior Life Chaplaincy, Inc.
- History Project
- HKS Francophile Club
- Impact Boston
- Imperial Court of MA
- Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, Inc.
- Madfemme Pride
- Mystic LGBTQ + Youth Support Network Queers mystic
- Paws New England
- SpeakOut Boston
- The List: Boston Queer Agenda
- Theatre Offensive
- Worcester Pride
- Youth Queer Straight Alliance