During the month of January, the MSLA invites local organizations who seek to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Houston and surrounding areas and the LGBT community. These beneficiaries typically fall within 3 observable categories: Health and Wellness, Community Development and Education. The Board of Trustees will select beneficiaries once the grant proposal process closes at the end of the month and announce the beneficiaries in the Spring Season.
The requirements for consideration are simple: 1. A description of the prospective organization or program 2. A specific amount requested to be funded 3. If selected, a copy of the latest tax filing may be requested (send to our Treasurer: email@example.com) 4. If selected, Proof of 501(c)3 status may be requested (send to our Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. If selected, a Follow-Up Report submitted on or before December 1st may be requested (send to our Treasurer: email@example.com)
In 2018, the MSLA was fortunate to donate to ten outstanding organizations: Child Advocates, Emancipet, Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, AIDS Foundation Houston, UH LGBTQ Red Dinner Fund, PWA Holiday Charities, Legacy Community Health, Last Wishes, Montrose Center and Lesbian Health Initiative. In 2019, the MSLA aims to award an even larger amount for more of the deserving organizations and programs that enrich and serve our community. These monies will be distributed at our Annual Awards Banquet.