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.
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
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 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.
In addition to Our Fund Foundation’s discretionary grants, Our Fund administers the John C. Graves Fund at Our Fund and the Tuesday’s Angels Fund at Our Fund. Applications received through Our Fund’s bi-annual grant solicitation process are reviewed by the independent grant committees of the Graves Fund and the Tuesday’s Angels Fund. Applicants whose programs intersect with the funding priorities of either of these two Funds receive consideration from that Fund in addition to receiving consideration from Our Fund – thus increasing the likelihood and amount of potential funding.
Our Fund has determined six 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.
Youth Fund provides grants to organizations that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth so that young people can attain their full potential.
HIV/AIDS Fund recognizes the unique situation that exists in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties as the #1 and #2 counties in the U.S. for new HIV/AIDS transmissions – with most new cases involving MSM (men who have sex with men). The Fund provides HIV services in South Florida and promotes education and public awareness on HIV/AIDS issues.
Arts & Culture Fund is committed to bolstering a cultural landscape in South Florida that allows for LGBT artistic expression.
Social Justice Fund strengthens efforts to ensure equality for our diverse community and protection from discrimination.
In addition, Our Fund supports four free-standing initiatives in partnership with local and national partners:
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
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.
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.
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.