Interim Executive Director Announced
The PFund Board announced today that Rebecca Voelkel has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director. Rebecca is a longtime friend and valued supporter of PFund. She has served as Faith Work Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Executive Director of the Institute for Welcoming Resources; Interim Executive Director for the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns; pastor of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ; and program staff for the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Rebecca was a founding board member of Minnesotans United for All Families and worked closely on organizing efforts against Minnesota’s anti-marriage and voter restriction amendments in 2012.
Join us in welcoming Rebecca in her new role as Interim Executive Director! Rebecca will join PFund in August, and PFund Board and staff will work closely to manage the foundation until that time. Please direct questions related to the transition to Claire Wilson, PFund Board member and search committee chair at email@example.com.
Search Committee Update
In keeping with PFund's commitment to community based work, a Search Committee comprising Board and community members is being formed and will be tasked with beginning the search for new permanent ED leadership.
The PFund Board is pleased to announce that Claire Wilson and Alfonso Wenker have accepted the position of search committee co-chairs. Please check back here for updates on both the board transition committee's and the search committee's progress. We value your thoughts and input and ask that any questions be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director Transition
As many in the PFund community are already aware, the Board of Directors has regretfully accepted the resignation of PFund's current Executive Director, Kate Eubank and Susan Raffo. Kate and Susan's last day serving in the Executive Director role with PFund will be June 30th, 2014.
2015 grant proposals due September 2–
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Update: Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for submitting full proposals for the 2015 funding opportunity is September 2, 2014. Proposals must be postmarked by the deadline or delivered in-hand to the PFund office by 5:30 p.m.
For more information, click here for a PDF file detailing PFund’s grantmaking and the application process. Applicants are encouraged to schedule a phone call or in-person meeting with Kayva Yang, program director, to discuss eligibility, proposal ideas or other aspects of the grant application process: 612-870-1806 kyang@PFundOnline.org.
More information and links to the full application are available on our grants page.
PFund 2015 grant round is here –
Monday, June 23, 2014
PFund announces an open call for proposals for the 2015 funding opportunity. We provide support to organizations and projects or programs working towards social and systemic change for LGBT and allied communities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In 2015, we will award $80,000 in grants.
Click here for the 2015 Grant Guidelines and Application Form.
Sign up for a Grant Application Information Webinar:
July 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
July 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Schedule a phone call or in-person meeting with Kayva Yang, program director, to discuss eligibility, proposal ideas or other aspects of the grant application process:
2014 PFund Scholars announced –
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Congratulations to the 18 student leaders named 2014 PFund Scholars. Students are recognized for their service, leadership and outstanding academic achievement with awards ranging from $2,000 - $10,000—with $60,000 total awarded this year.
Thanks to everyone who Gave OUT – Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Thanks to all of you who supported PFund AND our grantee partners on Give OUT day! With your help, we raised over $2,000 for PFund’s work and raised lots of visibility for our partners. Click here for a listing and links to each of our current grantee and organizational partners!
Cabaret 2014 - Monday, April 21, 2014
Thank you everyone for a successful Cabaret 2014! We raised over $50,000 to power up PFund for regional impact. And we couldn’t have done it without you! Check out our photo gallery of the epic evening by clicking here.
In June and July, PFund is hitting the road for the QReach Thriving Tour! We will visit 10 LGBT communities – the hometowns of our QReach partners in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Join us as we share stories from the tour on Facebook and Twitter. We will spotlight events, conversations and exciting tour highlights. For tour dates and more information about the QReach regional assessment, click here. Check out the photos from the convening here.
PFund's 2013 Annual Report is available. Download and read a copy here.
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