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2022 Health & Wellness Fund Grantees

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Our Fund Foundation Awards More than $317,000 In LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Fund Grants

Wilton Manors Fla. (December 14, 2022) – The Our Fund Foundation awarded $317,000 in grants through its LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Fund in support of innovative LGBTQ+-specific programs and initiatives in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

Our Fund’s 2022 LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Fund earmarked grants ranging from $7,000 to $50,000, among 12 deserving South Florida nonprofits which provide targeted LGBTQ Youth, HIV/AIDS Services & Prevention, LBT Women and Transgender programs.

“The Our Fund Foundation exists to make South Florida the most livable and thriving place in the country for LGBTQ people through responsive, relevant, and impactful philanthropy and grantmaking,” said David Jobin, president & CEO of Our Fund Foundation. “It is our privilege to support these grantees which address unique LGBTQ+ health risks and disparities in impactful ways.”

The Our Fund Foundation’s 2022 Health & Wellness Fund Grant recipients include:


Humanity Project

Antibullying Through the Arts

The Humanity Project’s acclaimed programs teach equality and respect for all people along with antibullying efforts in order to create a safe and supportive school environment for LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately bullied and harassed.

National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment


AFFIRM supports South Florida’s diverse LGBTQIA+ youth through leadership and life skills development, mentorship, resources and family education.

YES Institute

Youth & Family Resilience Initiative

Direct service initiatives support youth acceptance and adjustment along with parents struggling with LGBTQ identity to prevent suicide and ensure healthy development.


Health and Wellness Outreach – Mind, Body and Heart

This project seeks to connect LGBTQIA+ school employees to mindfulness techniques, local health resources and ongoing peer support activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward

BIG Pride

BIG Pride is a one-on-one supervised mentoring program for LGBTQ youth, connecting young people to resources and activities while building trusted support networks.

HIV/AIDS Services & Prevention

World AIDS Museum

Accessible HIV Testing

This project is designed to make HIV testing more readily accessible to Black and Brown trans women in South Florida.

Arianna's Center

Transgender Mental Health Access

Expansion of affordable, culturally sensitive therapy for transgender youth.

LBT Women

Gilda's Club South Florida

LBT Cancer Collaborative

GCSFL will expand outreach to raise awareness for cancer prevention and cancer support services to LBT individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.


TransInclusive Group

U-Matter Project 2022

The U-Matter project will address the HIV epidemic and the interrelated health problems and social determinants that impact the lives of people who embark on the trans experience.


Trans Mental Health Program

The Trans Mental Health Program will remove systemic barriers to accessing gender-affirming, trauma-informed mental health services for TGNC clients.

Community Programs

Chainless Change

Peers Optimistically Working to End Recidivism (POWER)

Chainless Change’s LGBTQ peer support specialists will provide reentry planning and resources for justice-involved LGBTQ individuals with behavioral health conditions.

Maven Leadership Collective

Maven QTPOC Wellbeing Initiative

Maven provides free in-person and digital heart health activities and resources to improve health outcomes in queer and trans communities of color.

Grants from the 2022 LGBTQ Health & Wellness Fund were made possible by generous support from the following individuals, donor advised, and legacy funds at Our Fund Foundation: G Foundation, The Tuesday’s Angels Fund, The John D. Green & Jeffrey I. Sacks Charitable Fund, Dick Schwarz & Tom Massey, Michael H. Sporn, Scott L. Bennett, Doll/McNally Fund, John Pritchard’s Make Change Matter Fund, Steven W. Thornton and Bradley E. Coomer Charitable Fund, The Woodham-Ellis Charitable Fund, The Sherzum Fund and from Our Fund’s Endowment: Bill Beaton and Ted Emery Charitable Fund, Jim Laird’s Hamish’s Fund, Kay Maunsbach Charitable Fund, The Jack W. Huizenga Fund, The Fasana Education Fund, Stanley Roller Charitable Fund.

Our Fund Foundation will celebrate the donors and recipients and the impact they have on South Florida’s LGBTQ community during an upcoming socially distanced grant reception, to be announced.

Established in 2011, Our Fund Foundation has grown into the third largest LGBT foundation in the nation. As South Florida’s only LGBT community foundation, Our Fund promotes a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Broward and Miami-Dade counties and supporting causes within the LGBTQ community. For more information on Our Fund Foundation visit or call 954-565-1090.