2017 Boston Pride Community Fund: Boston Pride distributes over $20,000 to 16 organizations
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.
- The 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’s Queer Agenda
- The Theatre Offensive
- Worcester Pride
- YQSA Youth Queer Straight Alliance
About the Community Fund
The New Boston Pride Committee, Inc., d/b/a Boston Pride, a nonprofit organizations founded in 1970, produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity, we educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.
With the additional contributions our community members have given at our JP and Back Bay Block Parties, we have established the Boston Pride Community Fund. Once a year, in support of our vision and mission, we will give back monies raised in our Community Fund to non-profit organizations and groups within our community.
Boston Pride will use this opportunity to educate ourselves and others about the important work these organizations and groups are doing in service of our local community. Through the Boston Pride Community Fund, we aim to offer support and visibility to small and community-based projects.
- 2016 (click here for more info about the 2016 Boston Pride Community Fund):
- The Tiffany Club of New England
- GLSEN Massachusetts
- Lesbian of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective
- Voices Rising Chorus
- In The Streets Productions
- Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network
- OUT MetroWest
- New England Professional Queer WoMen of Color
- Tennis4All Boston
- Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Are eligible to apply to the Boston Pride Community Fund any organization or group as long as they are based in the Greater Boston area and have been in operation for six months or more.
- Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2016.
- Submitted applications will be reviewed by a panel of community members, who will make a recommendation for funding to the Board of Directors of Boston Pride.
- Recipients will be announced in the month of January 2017.
- Awards will be disbursed by February 15, 2017.
- Projects submitted for funding through the Boston Pride Community Fund shall be conducted in the 2017 calendar year.
- Recipients shall submit a written report about the use of the funds by 10/01/2017. Failure to submit a report will bar applicants from further eligibility to the Boston Pride Community Fund.
- Recipients will be invited to the Boston Pride Open House to report on their project in the Spring of 2017.