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Connecting People Who Care with Causes That Matter

Our Fund Foundation is a community partner that creates a better future for all by pursuing the community’s greatest opportunities and addressing its most critical challenges. By inclusively uniting people, institutions and resources from throughout South Florida, Our Fund produces significant, widely shared and lasting results.

Through its grant programs, philanthropy initiatives, and agency and community networking and education efforts, Our Fund stands as a powerful force for good in South Florida and is committed to community leadership as a key strategy for delivering community impact.

A COMMUNITY RESPONDS

In the wake of the tragic event that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando targeting LGBTQ people of color, Our Fund Foundation has stepped forward to lead a coalition of national foundations to fund and create an initiative to improve the lives of LGBTQ Central Floridians. CONTIGO ('With You') FUND is an effort to strengthen and network existing agencies and to identify and support grassroots efforts that advance Latinx and LGBTQ causes and the intersection of these two communities.

Program Director Marco Antonio Quiroga is based in Orlando and is overseeing the grant process to distribute funds to strengthen LGBTQ and Latinx Central Florida. A request for proposal is being developed along with a timeline for applications and distribution of funds.

Organizations, community groups and community leaders interested in finding out more are invited to contact Marco at MQuiroga@Our-Fund.org

More on the Contigo Fund Más en el Fondo Contigo

Supporting our valued agencies

Our Fund Foundation's Grant Program seeks to fund proposed ideas, projects and programs from non-profit organizations advancing LGBT causes and issues in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Grant monies raised through iGive Society annual gifts and cause-related and unrestricted endowments are directed to Our Fund granting and are awarded twice annually.

Applications are reviewed by Our Fund Foundation's Community Grant Review Committee, which is comprised of community volunteers and one Our Fund board member. Grants are approved by Our Fund Foundation's Board of Directors and are awarded in April and October each year.

Grant Application Grant Guidelines Grant Impact Report

Providing much-needed targeted support

Our Fund Foundation has determined five fields of interests that are especially important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Whether you decide to establish your own fund, contribute to a field of interest fund, or give directly to a specific organization, Our Fund is here to make the connection so that you have the best philanthropic choice.

Senior’s Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders through providing resources that give access to important health and social services for seniors

Women’s Fund supports programs that focus on the health and well-being of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women.

Youth Fund provides grants to organizations that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth so that young people can attain their full potential.

Health Fund ensures that LGBT individuals stay healthy by supporting programs designed to prevent health issues affecting the LGBT community, including HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and substance abuse.

Arts & Culture Fund is committed to bolstering a cultural landscape in South Florida that allows for LGBT artistic expression.

In addition, Our Fund supports two free-standing initiatives in partnership with local and national partners:

    Protect Our Elders: A partnership between Our Fund, SAGE USA and local agencies to deliver cultural sensitivity training to South Florida senior care facilities and senior care professionals, ensuring that services to and care required by LGBT elders is welcoming and free from discrimination.

    Albert LaMorges Performing Arts Internship Fund: Provides annual stipends to aspiring LGBT students in Music and Theater Arts participating in the organizations and productions of Island City Stage and the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida.

    Homeless LGBTQ Youth Initiative: A collaborative effort with Our Fund, SunServe and The Pride Center to provide resources to homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth and assist them with job employment, education and/or housing support.

    Contigo Fund: In the wake of the tragic event that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando targeting LGBTQ people of color, the Contigo Fund is an effort to strengthen and network existing agencies while identifying and supporting grassroots efforts that intersect and advance Latinx and LGBTQ causes in Central Florida.

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Uniting LGBT leadership

Our Fund Foundation hosts quarterly meetings of executive leaders serving organizations that advance LGBT causes in South Florida. The program serves to unite South Florida’s non-profit community and introduce organizations and leaders to each other with the hopes of identifying areas of interest and potential collaboration.

To learn more about participation in the CEO Leadership Network: please contact David Jobin at DJobin@Our-Fund.org

Agencies who make a difference

South Florida enjoys a wide and diverse network of non-profits that serve to advance LGBT causes. Our Fund Foundation is proud to partner with these agencies to create a more livable community for all residents of South Florida. Click here to see list of agencies active in the lives of South Floridians.

List of Agencies

If you know of an organization that is not listed, please contact David Jobin at DJobin@Our-Fund.org as Our Fund Foundation is eager to learn about new agencies and engage them in the programs of Our Fund.

Helping to inform our community

Our Fund Foundation annually presents in the fall a community conversation on topics of national and international importance to the LGBT community and its allies. Join Our Fund’s email list and learn more about how you can attend the Fall Forum by signing up below.

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