San Diego Pride Opens 2018 Community Grant Applications

San Diego Pride is pleased to announce that due to the record-setting success of this year’s Pride event, themed “Persist with Pride,” the organization is able to continue and to increase our tradition of community giving.

San Diego Pride strives each year to return proceeds from the annual Pride Festival to the LGBTQ community in the form of Pride Community Grants. Since 1994, San Diego Pride’s philanthropic giving has reached nearly 2.5 million dollars, funding dozens of LGBTQ-serving nonprofits and impacting thousands of people locally, nationally, and globally.

“While nearly all of Pride’s events are free and open to the public, our community’s members can be proud of the fact that when they purchase a ticket to the Pride Festival they are not only helping to support our community coming together in celebration, they are also investing in the people and organizations who serve our community 365 days a year,” said San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando López.

Pride will be accepting grant requests for amounts ranging from $500.00 to $5,000.00 until 5:00 pm Wednesday, October, 31, 2018.

2018 Pride Community Grant awards will be announced publicly December 13, 2018.

Grant applications can be found at here.

For more information, please contact Jen LaBarbera at [email protected]

2017 grant recipients include:
Bakersfield LGTBTQ, Being Alive San Diego, Binational LGBTQ Task Force, Blindspot Collective, Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, Center for Community Counseling and Engagement, DETOUR, Diversionary Theatre, Elevate Revolutionary Art, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Fraternity House, Free to Thrive, GLSEN San Diego, Greater San Diego Business Association, Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center, Lambda Archives of San Diego, LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group, Live Let Live Alano Club, Mama’s Kitchen, Media Arts Center San Diego, Media Heritage Inc., dba FilmOut San Diego, Mental Health America of San Diego County, Mercy Housing, North County LGBTQ Resource Center, PFLAG San Diego County, POZabilities, Recovery Ride, Regional Task Force on the Homeless, San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, San Diego LGBT Community Center, Sobriety On the Sand, San Diego LGBT Visitors Center, San Diego Unified Council of PTAs, San Diego Unified School District FACE Department, San Diego Unified School District, SEED, South Bay Alliance Association Inc, Special Delivery San Diego, Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc, Stonewall Citizens Patrol, Strength for the Journey San Diego, The Neutral Corner Inc., The T-Spot, TransFamily Support Services, Transgender Day of Empowerment, University of San Diego Pride, Voices for Children, Wayword, Inc., and Y.E.S. San Diego


About San Diego Pride

San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.