The AFFA Small Grants Program funds programming, organization building and/or support to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth (LGBTQQ).
Grants will be considered for organizations that are:
• Based in North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia
• Nonprofit and exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or utilizing a fiscal sponsor.
• Nondiscriminatory by policy.
• Working for fundamental social change and demonstrating practical alternatives to social justice for LGBTQQ youth.
Grants are available to grassroots, local and state organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations, which work to improve the quality of life among LGBTQQ youth. Those organizations, which have not yet received their 501 (c) (3) Internal Revenue Service status, must include proof of a 501 (c) (3) fiscal agent. Grant priority will be given to groups working for long-term social change, and emotional health among LGBTQQ individuals.
Examples of requests might include:
• Supporting the activities of Gay Student Associations, implementing Day of Silence or other awareness programs on campus
• Travel money for students to attend rallies or lobbying days, e.g. attending “Creating Change” or “Campus Pride” events
• Bringing in out of town speakers for LGBTQQ campus wide events
• Purchasing needed books or materials for LGBTQQ resource center on campus
• Collaborative projects with other nonprofits, e.g. a youth organization and film society developing LGBT youth themed film curriculum for the community
Organizations are eligible for grants from $500 to a maximum of $4,000 per year from the AFFA Small Grants Program. Funding in subsequent years is conditional on compliance with reporting requirements, continued progress toward meeting stated goals and objectives, and demonstrated impact of activities.
Monies for the AFFA Small Grants Program are provided by the Freeman Foundation.