Joseph and Florence Roblee Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: The Joseph and Florence Roblee Foundation’s LGBT related grants go to organizations supporting LGBTQ youth and those advocating for the rights of “alternative-model” families.

IP TAKE: This funder geographically limits its grantmaking to the St. Louis, Missouri region and Miami-Dade County, Florida.

PROFILE: The Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation was established in 1971 and “[s]upports programs which work to break down cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual barriers,” and “[s]upports projects designed to elevate children as a societal priority.” Roblee invests in education, community, and family support issues.

In the LGBT giving space, the foundation supports programs that protect and support LGBTQ youth and those “Advancing the rights of and encourage services for alternative model families.” Roblee also invests in organizations promoting a better understanding between “[d]ifferent cultures, ethnic/racial groups, religions, and sexual orientations.”

Grants typically range from $3,000 to $20,000, though the foundation may occasionally consider grants for up to $30,000. Pridelines Youth Services is a past Roblee Foundation LGBT grantee. Prideline received funding for its drop-in center operations and programs. To learn more about the types of organizations the Roblee Foundation supports and at what level, explore its grants list.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding; however, first time applicants must contact foundation staff at (314) 963-7713 before submitting their applications. Roblee has two funding cycles per year with deadlines falling on January 5 and June 15.

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