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Boston Pride Community Fund2019-11-13T11:03:13-05:00

Boston Pride Community Fund

Since its inception in 2016, Boston Pride has disbursed close to $100,000 to 60 grassroots and nonprofit organizations in our community.

General Information

For questions and comments, please contact the Community Fund Chair at
communityfund.chair@bostonpride.org.

2020 Application

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Key Dates

Standard Cycle: Applications are accepted annually from November 1st through December 31st. Submitted applications will be reviewed by an Independent Community Fund Committee consisting of a diverse group of community leaders, who will make a recommendation for funding to the Board of Directors of Boston Pride. Recipients are notified by mid February.

Recipients will attend the Boston Pride Spring Open House in 2020 (date and time to be decided) at the Boston Pride office to speak about their project and receive their award check.

Call For Proposals

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.

The Boston Pride Community Fund was established in 2016 and is currently funded via the JP and Back Bay Block Parties, and in addition Boston Pride commits 10% of all Sponsorship dollars towards the 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 grassroots groups that are doing work within our community with an eye towards smaller organizations, new/innovative programs, and intersectional proposals.

Through the Boston Pride Community Fund, we aim to offer support and visibility to small and community-based projects, and in addition capital improvement projects benefiting the LGBTQ community.

Eligibility

Formal and informal organizations/groups as well as 501 (c) 3 nonprofits are encouraged to apply provided:

  • You have/your organization has been in operation for six months or more.
  • Your proposed activity benefits the LGBTQ Community in Greater Boston or within Massachusetts.
  • You submit a complete application including an itemized budget by the deadline.

You are not eligible to apply if:

  • You or your organization has received a Community Fund Grant for 2 consecutive years.
  • You have/your organization has been funded in the past and failed to submit and end of year report as required by the Fund guidelines. You must wait 2 years to apply again under these circumstances.
  • You/your organization seeks Fund support to raise monies for other groups.
  • Your organization has a budget of over 2 million.
  • Your proposal is for the benefit of an individual, or to support Pride related activities, such as a float.

Past Recipients