Community Support

We’re in this Together.

Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ community is fortunate to have a number of nonprofits and grassroots organizations advocating in support of diversity, inclusivity, and equal human rights. Since 2017, we’ve awarded more than $500,000 in grants and sponsorships to many of them—because we can do more good, when we do it together. 

In addition, we provide free Pride Parade registrations to dozens of organizations each year through our Sponsorship Program, prioritize free and pay-what-you can event fees, and distributed over $58,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

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Grant & Sponsorship

Grant & Sponsorship Applications are now open
Our Application process runs on a quarterly cycle. Applications can be submitted at any point throughout the year and will be considered with the group in which it falls.

Grants + Sponsorships


Preview the App

Click here to review the application questions before filling out the application

Apply + Timeline


Click here to apply for a grant or sponsorship

Grant Cycle

Dec 1–Feb 28
• notified in March

Mar 1 - May 31
• notified in July

Jun 1 - Aug 31
• notified in Sep

Sep 1 - Nov 30
• notified in Dec


What's the difference between a grant and a sponsorship?

Grants are typically used for an organization's ongoing work, such as covering the cost of a position to carry out the mission of the organization. Grants also come with reporting requirements.

Sponsorships tend to be event-specific, such as helping pay for some of an event costs in return for recognition in the program.

Can the same organization apply for a grant and and a sponsorship?

Of course!

Grants are made out of our Seattle Out & Proud Foundation (501c3) to help further your work.

Sponsorships come out of Seattle Pride's (501c4) organization to help you deliver event-specific, finite work.

When do you make decisions on who you'll give a grant or sponsorship to?

Grants and sponsorship are awarded quarterly in March, June, Sept, and December, depending on which cycle you submitted your application.

We really need this grant, but the reporting requirements are intimidating. Can you help?

Absolutely! Reporting requirements and paperwork should never be a barrier to receiving much-needed funds. Please reach out to Seattle Pride at for support!

Don't forget to preview the questions here.

If we received funds in previous years, will we still be considered?

Yes! We want to see your good work continue!

Regional Pride Organizations

We aren't the only game in town!

Click here for a list of regional Pride organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming.