LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle Now Open

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi at the Community Foundation for Mississippi 2024 – 2025 Grant Cycle is now accepting submissions through June 28.

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi Grant Information Overview:

The LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi at the Community Foundation for Mississippi transforms donations into action by providing grants that support organizations across the state. These grants aim to improve the lives of LGBTQ Mississippians.

Entry Deadline:

  • June 28

Funding Focus: Grants are available to support:

  • Planning
  • Research
  • General operations

These funds address the priority needs of LGBTQ Mississippians striving to live safely, openly, and without alienation, isolation, prejudice, or discrimination.

Special Consideration: Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Address the needs of underserved LGBTQ communities, including but not limited to:
    • Communities of color
    • Youth
    • Seniors
    • Rural communities
  • Focus on intersectional programs addressing faith and acceptance.
  • Serve transgender and gender non-conforming persons.

Eligible Applicants: Grants are available to the following:

  • Nonprofit organizations with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, compliant with Mississippi Secretary of State’s charity registration, fee payment, audit (if required), and reporting requirements.
  • Units of local government (including schools, school districts, public-private partnerships, and quasi-governmental entities).
  • Research centers (independent and university-affiliated).
  • Public and private institutions of higher learning.
  • Federally recognized Indian tribes.

Note: Small grant funds may be considered for non-501(c)(3) organizations on a case-by-case basis, with special expenditure responsibility requirements.

Geographic Area:

Applicants must be based in Mississippi or provide services that have a positive, direct impact on Mississippi’s LGBTQ population.

Contact Information:

For questions about the entry process, please contact Michael Martella by email at michael.martella@alliancems.org.

Additional Information:

Learn more about the 2023 grant recipients here.

For more details, please refer to the LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi Small Grants Program Guidelines and Information for Applicants, effective as of June 2023.

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi grant timeline