As COVID Cases Surge, Seattle Pride Grows Grant Funds
Nov 20, 2020 | Seattle Pride
As COVID-19 cases climb once again in Washington state, many area nonprofit organizations are trying to serve more people despite drops in donations.
In response, we’re extending the Seattle Pride fall grant application deadline a full month – from Nov. 1 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, and including an additional $25,000 in grant funding for LGBTQIA+ serving organizations focused on COVID relief – increasing total available funds to nearly $70,000.
We know that LGBTQIA+ and undocumented communities are more likely to work in jobs in highly affected industries, often with more exposure or higher economic sensitivity to the pandemic. With COVID on a rampant surge again, we want to do our part to support the local nonprofit organizations which are contributing in such meaningful ways to the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.
The Seattle Pride board will be reviewing applications the day following the deadline, in order to award the funds by mid- December in order to remove barriers and expedite getting the much-needed funds in the hands of nonprofits at a time of urgent need.
Seattle Pride has donated nearly $150,000 in grants since 2017, including a special round of grantmaking totaling $25,000 earlier this year to organizations providing direct COVID-19-related services, including El Centro de la Raza, Entre Hermanos, FEEST, Ingersoll Gender Center, PFLAG, COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented People, UTOPIA Seattle and Ventures.