OVERVIEW: The Guildford Green Foundation supports LGBTQIA organizations in South Carolina.
IP TAKE: This funder typically awards grants to support specific projects rather than those to support general operating costs.
PROFILE: The Guildford Green Foundation began as the Triad Health Project (THP) in 1995. Initially, it sought to serve the local HIV/AIDS population in Greensboro, South Carolina; however, in 1998, THP expanded its focus to include other issues that affect the LGBTQIA community. It was then that THP was renamed the Guilford Green Foundation. The foundation creates “[u]nity through programming and philanthropy that advances equality and inclusion for LGBTQIA communities,” and “[s]eeks to courageously unite community by fostering organizations that advance LGBTQIA persons and issues.” Its Grant Program focuses prioritizes building leadership capacity, rights, ensuring safety, celebrating and affirming identity, eliminating discrimination, and equality.
Grant amounts range from $2,000 to $10,000. Past LGBT grantees include Alamance Pride WECAHN, which received support for its first ever Pride event and FaithAction International House, which received a grant for its outreach program to LGBTQ immigrants. To learn more about Guilford’s past and present grantees, explore its grants lists. Grants are geographically limited to South Carolina based organizations operating in Alamance, Davidson, Forsyth, Guildford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.
The Guildford Green Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry and requests for funding. Grantseekers may obtain more information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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