The Queer Youth Fund is a donor-initiated grantmaking program housed at the Liberty Hill Foundation that awards $100,000 grants to innovative and effective leadership development or organizing projects, or programs that empower gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth (up to 24 years old). The purpose of the Queer Youth Fund is to improve societal conditions affecting these youth and strengthen the GLBTQQ movement.
The Queer Youth Fund makes multi-year grants to 501(c)(3) organizations (or groups with fiscal sponsors) located in the United States. At least four $100,000 grants, payable over three to five years, will be made to groups performing specific work that matches the Queer Youth Fund guidelines. Eligible groups must have an organizational budget of $5 million or less (only applies to the group applying for the grant, not the fiscal sponsor) and a total budget for their GLBTQQ youth work of $1 million or less.
To download a MS Word version of the guidelines and application, please go to: https://www.libertyhill.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298.
Deadline for Letters of Intent: Received in Liberty Hill’s office no later than 5 p.m. (PST) on Friday, October 5, 2012