Alliance for Full Acceptance: Grants for LGBTQ

OVERVIEW: The Alliance for Full Acceptance seeks LBGTQ organizations that support the emotional health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.

IP TAKE: This funder supports organizations that work toward long-term social change.

PROFILE: Founded in 1998, the Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) describes itself as a “social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people” in the Southeastern Lowcountry. The organization ultimately seeks to “change hearts and minds to achieve equality for all and acceptance without exception.”

AFFA is similar to a pass-through organization in that it has sponsors. Funded by the Freeman Foundation, AFFA’s Small Grants program supports organizations and nonprofits that address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Rather than fund specific priorities, the program funds a variety of LGBTQQ needs. Examples of past grantees include Southerners on New Ground and the LGBT Center of Raleigh, North Carolina. AFFA awards grants to grassroots, local, and state organizations.

Grant amounts range from $500 to $4,000 per year. This funder accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year. AFFA’s grants committee reviews grant applications and requests for funding three times per year on January 15, March 15, and August 15.


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