San Diego Pride opens 2016 community grant applicationsAround the City, Online Only, Top Highlights Friday, September 30th, 2016
SAN DIEGO – San Diego LGBT Pride has announced that due to the success of this year’s Pride event, themed “Pride Unites the World,” they are able to continue their tradition of community giving.
Pride strives each year to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community. San Diego Pride’s community contributions have exceeded $2 million, which have been distributed to dozens of organizations through Pride Fund grants, sponsorships and event support.
There is a degree of irony in the announcement as the Pride executive director who presided over this year’s successful event, Stephen Whitburn, was dismissed last month. Pride have given no reason as to his dismissal. The 2016 Pride event has been considered as one of the organizations most successful.
“While Pride’s Parade and Spirit of Stonewall Rally are free and open to the public, our community can be proud of the fact that when they purchase a ticket to the Pride Music Festival they are not only helping to support our community coming together for a celebration, but are also investing in the people and organizations who serve our community 365 days a year,” said Fernando Lopez, San Diego Pride Director of Operations.
Pride will be accepting grant requests for amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000 until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Grant applications can be found at www.sdpride.org/grants
San Diego Pride has granted funds to organizations including the Live and Let Live, Alano Club, Bi-Forum, Different Strokes Swim Team, Diversionary Theater, GLSEN – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, GSDBA, Human Dignity Foundation, Imperial Court de San Diego, Lambda Archives, Mama’s Kitchen, PFLAG, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, Stepping Stone, Trans Day of Empowerment, The Trevor Project, Transgender Law Center, The San Diego Women’s Chorus, and many more.
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