The Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+ has completed their second grant season, awarding $200,000 to ten nonprofit organizations. Established in the spring of 2018 by a group of local corporations and foundations, with funding decisions made by a local committee representing the LGBTQIA+ community, the fund was established to cultivate a community that supports, includes, and respects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and non-binary individuals and families.
During this grant cycle, committee members focused on organizations serving multi-marginalized populations in the Omaha metro. The 10 organizations receiving funding are:
- Black and Pink, Inc. – $60,000, LGBTQIA2S+ Liberation from the System
- Centro Latino of Iowa – $5,000, Latinx LGBTQ Educational Operating Support
- GLSEN Omaha – $23,000, Mobilizing Nebraska LGBTQIA2S+ Student Leaders
- Heartland Family Service – $28,000, Affirming Clinical Care at HFS
- Intercultural Senior Center – $2,500, SAGECare Training for ISC Staff
- Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha – $5,000, Supporting Children and Youth Programs
- Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative – $26,500, Increasing LGBTQIA Community Capacity/Leadership
- Nebraska AID Project – $25,000, PrEP Access Pilot Program
- Nebraska Writers Collective – $5,000, Youth Poetry Festival
- OutNebraska – $20,000, Capacity Building Through Community Organizing
To lean more about the goals and funding criteria for the Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+, follow the link below.