Philanthrofund names grant recipients
Fifteen organizations that serve the GLBT community in the Upper Midwest have been awarded a total of $23,400 in grants from the Minneapolis-based Philanthrofund Foundation. Each recipient agency will receive between $1,000 and $2,000 for projects that range from support services for queer Latina women to educational efforts to end homophobia.
Philanthrofund executive director Susan Curry, who honored recipients at a reception in early December, says the organization has awarded progressively larger amounts each year since its founding in 1987. "This is the very first year that all our grants have commas in them," Curry says.
Of the 68 groups that applied for grants, 15 were chosen to receive grants -- down from 20 a year ago. Curry says the smaller number of grants was offset by larger totals in individual grants. In previous years, she says, the foundation has sought to fund portions of multiple programs in many communities. This year, the foundation's 17-member board decided to fully fund the programs chosen by an independent advisory group.
Philanthrofund, established with $2,000 by four friends 10 years ago, currently has an endowment of $340,000, built primarily with small individual contributions.
Philanthrofund grant recipients include: Access for Pride, $1,500; Albert Lea AIDS Services, $2,000; Asian American Renaissance, $1,000; Casa de Esperanza, $1,500; Cornerstone Advocacy Service, $2,000; Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council, $1,000; Gay and Lesbian Community Resource Center of Cedar Rapids, $1,000; Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, $1,500; Gay and Lesbian Youth Services, $1,900; Gender Education Center, $2,000; Love Makes a Family Committee, $1,000; Minneapolis Youth Diversion, $2,000; Minnesota Men of Color, $2,000; Outward Spiral Theatre Company, $1,000; and Rainbow Families, $2,000.
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