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LGBTQ Health & Wellness Request for Proposal

Our Fund / LGBTQ Health & Wellness Request for Proposal

Health & Wellness Request for Proposal

With health equity as a driving force, Our Fund strives for health and wellness outcomes that allow LGBT people in South Florida to live full, healthy and happy lives.  To this end, Our Fund Foundation’s Health & Wellness Fund supports initiatives that address the unique issues affecting the health and wellness of LGBT people in South Florida and close the health and wellness disparities that LGBT people face resulting from social stigma and discrimination.

The Health Promotion Research Report (see below) outlines the causes and effects defining the disparities LGBT people face regarding health and wellness.  It also provides a framework of interventions that can be enlisted to improve health and wellness concerns.  Submitted proposals should correlate to the needs and interventions in the report.

Applicants for support from Our Fund’s Health & Wellness Fund should indicate a health and wellness concern(s) and the affected population and provide an intervention program or service that improves the health and wellness of LGBT people in South Florida.

Understanding that health conditions have worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic began and it is well-documented that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on marginalized communities, special consideration will be given to programs and services that address the severity of health and wellness concerns and the challenges to access resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a 2021 Our Fund Foundation Health & Wellness Fund grant, your agency must:

  • Be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization or provide documentation that the organization is fiscally sponsored by an organization that has 501(c)(3) status.
  • Be either:
    1. A LGBTQ-primary organization (defined as an organization whose mission includes the LGBTQ population as the primary focus of their work; whose staff and board predominantly reflect the LGBTQ community; and which primarily serves LGBTQ people); or
    2. A non-LGBTQ-primary organizations seeking funding for a LGBTQ-specific program/project.
  • Request support for an organization or program/project in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach Counties.
  • Request support for a program/project occurring between July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Please note that an agency may submit or be a partner in only one proposal for an Health & Wellness Fund grant in a grant cycle.

Deadline and Timeline

Bidder’s Conference
Wednesday, April 21 at 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 AM
(email Obed Caballero at ocaballero@our-fund.org for recording of conference)

Agencies interested in applying for and receiving grants from the LGBTQ Health & Wellness Fund are encouraged to attend to have questions answered about the application, process and priorities for the LGBTQ Health & Wellness Fund grants.

Begin accepting online applications:
April 21, 2021

Application Deadline:
May 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Funding Announcements (tentative):
End of June 2021

Grant Awards (tentative):
Early July 2021

* Please review guidelines carefully before submitting an application electronically (below).