San Diego Pride Opens 2016 Community Grant Applications


SAN DIEGO, California (September 29, 2016) – San Diego LGBT Pride is pleased to announce that due to the success of this year’s Pride event, themed “Pride Unites the World,” we are able to continue our tradition of community giving.

Pride strives each year to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community. San Diego Pride’s community contributions have exceeded 2 million dollars, which have been distributed to dozens of organizations through Pride Fund grants, sponsorships and event support.

“While Pride’s Parade and Spirit of Stonewall Rally are free and open to the public, our community can be proud of the fact that when they purchase a ticket to the Pride Music Festival they are not only helping to support our community coming together for a celebration, but are also investing in the people and organizations who serve our community 365 days a year,” said Fernando Lopez, San Diego Pride Director of Operations.

Pride will be accepting grant requests for amounts ranging from $500.00 to $5,000.00 until 5:00 pm Monday, October, 31, 2016.

Grant applications can be found at

For more information, please contact Fernando at [email protected]

San Diego Pride has granted funds to organizations including the Live and Let Live, Alano Club, Bi-Forum, Different Strokes Swim Team, Diversionary Theater, GLSEN – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, GSDBA, Human Dignity Foundation, Imperial Court de San Diego, Lambda Archives, Mama’s Kitchen, PFLAG, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, Stepping Stone, Trans Day of Empowerment, The Trevor Project, Transgender Law Center, The San Diego Women’s Chorus, and many more.

Founded in 1974, San Diego LGBT Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is: Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally.


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.