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2023 LGBTQ Arts & Culture Fund Grantees

Our Fund / 2023 LGBTQ Arts & Culture Fund Grantees

2023 LGBTQ Social Justice & Equity Fund Grantees

Wilton Manors (June 13, 2023) – The Our Fund Foundation awarded a total of $280,00 in grants through its to 20 deserving organizations and projects that support fresh, bold LGBTQ-specific programs and initiatives in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

Our Fund celebrated the donors and recipients who received grants ranging from $5,000 – $20,000, and the impact they have on South Florida’s LGBTQ community during a grant reception at its headquarters in Wilton Station on June 12.

“These grants would not be possible without the generosity and forethought of our passed Legacy Society members who included Our Fund in their wills and estate plans,” said David Jobin, President and CEO of The Our Fund Foundation. “It is more important now than ever before to support these meaningful nonprofits who enrich our community in so many powerful ways.”

Afro Pride Federation

United We Dance

United We Dance brings to life a vision of a diverse harmonious community finding commonalities and healing through dance.

Arts United

Executive Director

Funding to employ an Executive Director position.

Black LGBTQ Liberation

Thou Art Woman

Thou Art Woman (TAW) is a BIPOC centered event series celebrating LGBTQ+ women and their allies through performance and visual art since 2014.

Brévo Theatre

The Pursuit of Happiness Project: Art for Social Change

The Pursuit of Happiness Project: Art for Social Change is a series of projects that uses various art forms to engage and inform our community.

Florida Atlantic University Foundation

2023-2024 Fair Play Initiative

Theatre Lab’s Fair Play Initiative is a commission & development program for new plays and stories about the LGBTQ+ experience.

Museum of Discovery and Science

MODS Inclusivity Initiative

MODS will support the LGBTQ+ community through inclusive training and community engagement that builds bridges of understanding among all people.

Ujima Men's Collective


The BROTHAS Project is designed to educate, empower and inform Black same-gender loving men in South Florida about social injustice in our community.

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

Fighting Stigma and Building Community Through the Arts

To expand the successful program promoting dialogue, and eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming.

Support for the 2023 LGBTQ Arts & Culture Fund came from the following:

The Jim Laird Legacy Fund

Michael Sporn

DC Allen and Ken Flick No Gay Hate Fund

Scott Bennett

Peter Burleigh

The Doll/McNally Fund

Charles F. and Esther M. Frye Foundation

Daniel Hunt Endowed Fund

The Ross3 Fund

Dick Schwarz and Tom Massey

Jayne Baron Sherman & Deby Zum

The Russell Vance & Edward Schwartz Charitable Trust

The 2023 Arts & Culture grant review committee, made up of community volunteers, gave special consideration to organizations that have limited appeal to traditional funding sources as well as to applications that leverage partnerships between similar-missioned agencies to reduce duplication of effort/resources and expand reach/services and organizations that proved an effective and dedicated approach to addressing gaps in representation of marginalized communities.

Established in 2011, The Our Fund Foundation has grown into the third largest LGBTQ foundation in the nation. As South Florida’s only LGBTQ 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, visit or call 954-565-1090.

Media contact:
Diana Hanford