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Spring 2016 Grantees

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The following agencies and programs were awarded iGive grants in Our Fund Foundation’s spring 2016 grant allocation. Grant monies are secured directly through donations from Our Fund’s iGive Society.

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Equality Florida Institute, Inc.

Funding will be used to support the Equality Means Business program to build a coalition of powerful advocates in the business community, with the goal of securing protections for LGBT employees and promoting the necessity for formal anti-discrimination policies in the workplace.

Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida

Funding will be used for Phase 1 of a relocation plan, including strategic planning, promotional costs and donor engagement, to relocate the Chorus’s performance venue to accommodate the amazing growth of the Chorus since its inception 6 years ago.

Gilda's Club of South Florida

Funding will be used for the program, “Touched by Cancer”, to reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast and lung cancer in women partnering with women through education about the importance of early detection and screening.

The Humanity Project

(First time grantee)

Funding will be used to support anti-bullying initiatives and the Humanity Club. They will be working with 6th and 7th grade student leaders who teach diversity and self-value to the entire student body at Gulfstream Middle School.

Jewish Community Services of South Florida

(First time grantee)

Funding will be used to expand Jewish Community Services’ programs to address the needs of LGBT seniors in Miami-Dade, including developing formal affiliate status with the National SAGE organization.

Latinos Salud

Funding will be used to support expansion at their new Kendall location in Southwest Miami-Dade County enabling more HIV prevention education, outreach and linkage-to-care services in this underserved region.

Pet Project for Pets, Inc.

Funding will be used to expand services to a greater number of eligible LGBT seniors by providing them with essentials such as pet food and reduced veterinary costs in order to continue maintaining their pets at home.

The Pride Center at Equality Park

Funding will be used to support Health in Motion, a holistic healthcare initiative consisting of a series of creative outreach events and marketing efforts to promote and support LBTQ women’s health.

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble

(First time grantee)

Funding will be used to support their Youth Pride Band, an honor-style band for LGBT students and their allies. Funding will also support scholarships to YPB participants.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives

Funding will be used to improve Stonewall’s library facility to enhance the overall experience and provide greater opportunities for community engagement, programming, youth accessibility and a community art display space.

Tuesday's Angels

Funding will be used to support and expand Tuesday’s Angels’ bus pass program that provides monthly bus passes. This allows seniors access to affordable transportation to get to appointments, shopping and complete other necessary activities to maintain their independence and health, with a special emphasis on financially needy people with HIV/AIDS.

YES Institute

Funding will be used to make more “Safe to Be Me” activities in tri-county area schools to prevent suicide and ensure healthy development for all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.