New Broward Pride Grants Help Foster Inclusion, Equality

December 12, 2019
Broward Pride grants support programs that foster inclusion for the LGBT community, including the the Pride Day event at Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward’s schools, television programing and even the courts will become more LGBT inclusive thanks to innovative programs made possible by new Broward Pride grants from the Community Foundation of Broward.

The latest round of Broward Pride grants, totaling $257,000, is made possible by local philanthropists who create charitable Funds at the Community Foundation to shape a brighter future for Broward. These new Broward Pride grants support four programs that include:

  • Equality Florida, Safe and Healthy Schools Project -- $50,000 for the third year of a program to institutionalize a culture of inclusion and acceptance of all LGBT students through training and dedicated liaisons at each public school.
  • Mental Health America of Southeast Florida, 9Muses Art Center: Iris Year -- $51,000 for arts activities and shared experiences that will bring together LGBT individuals and allies to reduce stigma and create safe spaces for dialog and to address mental health issues.
  • South Florida PBS, LGBT Town Halls and Educational Programming -- $90,000 for a series of town halls and television programs featuring topics relating to LGBT and social media, depression and overall health.
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Rainbow Justice Program -- $66,000 to provide low-income LGBT individuals with free legal aid help by establishing easy access locations throughout the community.

This game-changing support continues the Foundation’s commitment to push mainstream organizations to create new programs, activities and opportunities to engage LGBT individuals as core participants.

“These four projects align the LGBT and straight communities by bringing them together to dialog on key issues, connect through the arts and engage in team building,” Foundation President/CEO Linda B. Carter said.  “In addition, LGBT individuals will be able to access support services to deal with legal issues and the educational system.”

This is the Community Foundation’s second round of 2019 Broward Pride grants, pushing the total support this year to $636,000. Click here for more information about the seven programs  awarded Broward Pride grants in June.

Broward Pride philanthropy though the Community Foundation fosters inclusion for LGBT residents and helps unite our diverse community. We have identified Broward Pride as one of Broward’s Issues That Matter – 10 issues that affect us all and are vital to Broward’s future.

The Community Foundation has a long track record of support for Broward’s LGBT community, including becoming the first non-government financial supporter of local HIV/AIDS education programs in 1986.  Since then, grants totaling more than $8 million have supported more than 500 unique projects to help Broward’s LGBT residents.

Contact Information

For more information about Broward Pride grants, please contact Foundation Strategic Grants Manager Angelica Rosas at arosas@cfbroward.org or call 954-761-9503.

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