LezRideSA LezFund Grant Application
Thank you for your interest in applying for the LezRideSA’s LezFund Grant!

As a standard process, we ask that all interested complete the below online application in order to determine the level of need present within their particular organization.

“Even with growing societal change and acceptance, LGBTQ+ youth are still at risk due to the stresses of marginalization, harassment, transphobia, and homophobia both within their families and in community institutions such as schools. These complex stresses can sometimes foster tendencies in youth toward suicide, homelessness, mental health crisis, and create problems with completing their education. In fact, in most of these areas, LGBTQ+ youth unfortunately outrank their heterosexual peers in the statistics, especially regarding homelessness.” (Pride Foundation Website, Feb. 2, 2017)

It is LezRide’s hope that by offering the LezFund Grant, youth organizations can support projects, programs and/or strategies that advance or sustain the health, success, education, equity and advancement of LGBTQ+ youth, thus reversing the unacceptable and disturbing current statistics around “marginalization, harassment, transphobia, and homophobia.”

Applications must be filled out as accurately and comprehensively as possible – incomplete applications will NOT be considered. While not encouraged, estimates on demographics and budgetary information may be used when exact data is not available.

APPLICATION DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

ALL APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OR BEFORE SATURDAY JUNE 30TH, 2018

*If you are awarded the grant, please prepare to join us in riding or marching together in the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade AT 8 PM ON SAT., JUNE 30TH, 2018

If at any point in the application process you find that you have questions, issues, or concerns regarding this process, please send an email to lezridesa@gmail.com.
Email address *
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
*Your organization directly serves LGBTQIA youth between the ages of 12 and 22 years old
*Your organization serves youth in an economically disadvantaged area
*Your organization is located in San Antonio, TX
*LezRideSA is not able to donate to individual persons
All applicants intend to use LezRideSA’s LezFund to:
*Support the reduction of inequities within the LGBTQ+ youth community, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ youth who are most vulnerable to these inequities - those without a support system, youth of color, youth from lower SES backgrounds

*Advocate structural and institutional change that eliminates long-standing barriers to opportunities and resources for LGBTQ+ youth.

*Further explore and educate LGBTQ+ youth about the critical issues that threaten their safety, livelihood, and well-being and how to address these inequities in their own lives

*Expand engagement and coalition building of LGBTQ+ youth with outside organizations with an emphasis on capacity building for these communities, and sharing of resources

*Cultivating strength and independence among LGBTQ+ youth, as well as developing leadership skills that they can use to care for the next generation of young queer Texans
Requirements:
*Organizations or projects must operate within San Antonio or Bexar County, Texas.
*Applicant projects or organizations must have 501(c)3 non-profit tax status or be affiliated with an organization thaT has 501(c)3 tax status that will assume fiscal responsibility for all funds received and expended.
*Organizations can apply for only one grant per year.
*Organizations that receive grants must submit a written evaluation at the completion of the project or funds will have to be refunded to LezRideSA at Bexar County Health Collaborative.
What we do fund:
*General operating
*Capacity building
*Projects, programs, and/or strategies
*Collaborative efforts/projects
(Only one LezFund Grant application per organization.)
What we do not fund:
*Requests from individuals
*More than one Community Grant per organization
*Endowments
*Fundraising or recognition events
*Capital campaigns
Applicant Information
Name of Organization *
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Contact Name *
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Position at Organization *
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Address *
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City, State, Zip Code *
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Website *
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Phone Number *
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Email *
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Contract Administrator
This section must be completed if applicant is not tax exempt. Please provide the contact information of a tax exempt organization that agrees to administer any grant awarded as a result of this application and to do so for the amount specified as administrative costs in the application.

Please have this organization email LezRideSA directly at lezridesa@gmail.com to confirm this arrangement. Your application will not be complete until we have received confirmation from this organization.
Name of Sposoring Organization *
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Contact Name at Sponsoring Organization *
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Position at Sponsoring Organization *
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Address Sponsoring Organization *
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City, State, Zip Code *
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Website Sponsoring Organization *
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Phone Number Sponsoring Organization *
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Email of Sponsoring Organization Contact *
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Project/Program Proposal
The LezFund Grant can support projects, programs and/or strategies that advance or sustain the health, success, education, equity and advancement of LGBTQ+ youth, thus reversing the unacceptable and disturbing current statistics around “marginalization, harassment, transphobia, and homophobia.”
Please describe the project/program, event, service, or item(s) for which funding is being requested. Please explain in detail how it "support projects, programs and/or strategies that advance or sustain the health, success, education, equity and advancement of LGBTQ+ youth, thus reversing the unacceptable and disturbing current statistics around “marginalization, harassment, transphobia, and homophobia.”" *
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If the request is for expansion or improvement of a current service, or both, also indicate how this is to be accomplished. *
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Please include a project timeline. *
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Please describe the impact this project/program will have on the LGBTQ+ communities of San Antonio, Texas and/or Bexar County. *
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Please describe your organization’s ability to carry out this project or provide this service in terms of general organization, personnel and financial resources. *
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Why is the project a priority for your organization? *
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How do you envision this project/program creating lasting impact in the lives of the LGBTQ+ youth involved? *
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How do you plan to promote the receipt of this grant were you to become a recipient? *
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Budget and Budget Justification
What is the total amount you are requesting from the LezRideSA LezFund Grant Fund for the proposed project/program? *
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What is the total amount of your budget for the proposed project/program? (This may be the same amount as above.) *
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What is the total annual budget of your organization? *
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Please prepare your budget in a separate document and email to lezridesa@gmail.com in a PDF format, with your "[Insert organization name], LezFund Grant Application" in the Subject line.
Detail the proposed project/program budget for the period for which funding is being requested.

Please use these six columns in your budget:
1. Category/Item Name (supplies, equipment, travel, speaker costs, etc.),
2. LezRideSA Request (how much you are requesting from LezRideSA for this item),
3. Other Funding (how much you are requesting from other sources),
4. Source (who is providing this funding),
5. Status (status of that request: approved, applied for, and to be applied for.
6. Total Item Cost
Press Release Authorization
Applicants agree that, if they are awarded a grant, the LezRideSA Coalition may use the name of their organization in our literature, our website, or subsequent press releases. Please provide the name of the spokesperson for the organization who would be willing to be quoted in LezRideSA literature, our website, or press releases.
Name *
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Title *
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Telephone *
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Email *
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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