New Harvest Foundation: Grants for LGBTQ

OVERVIEW: The New Harvest Foundation limits its LGBTQ funding to organizations located in or serving the South Central Wisconsin region.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award a larger number of grants each year. Most grants go to support specific projects.

PROFILE: In 1984, a group of like-minded people established the New Harvest Foundation. It remains the only foundation in Dane County, Wisconsin that exclusively supports LGBTQ organizations. New Harvest funds a diverse range of issues that affect the LGBTQ community including arts and culture, community development, healthcare, public education, social change, development of LGBTQ communities, and social services.

The foundation considers grants of up to $10,000; however, most awards range from $300 to $3,000. New Harvest supports projects that empower LGBTQ communities and those working with what it considers the most “at-risk” LGBTQ groups including the homeless, transgender, gender nonconforming, and LGBTQ youth. Past grantees include the Design Coalition, which received funding for its LGBTQ friendly co-housing project; and Outreach Inc., which received funding for several projects including its LGBTQ Seniors of Color engagement project and its Pride Parade.

New Harvest accepts unsolicited grant applications three times per year. Cycle one grant applications are due by March 31; cycle two applications are due by July 31 and cycle three applications are due by November 31.

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