Grant and Scholarship Announcements
PFund Foundation is eager to begin our next scholarship and grant cycles. We will be accepting scholarship applications from October 1, 2015 - January 15, 2016. Our request for proposals will be released on December 1, 2015, and grant applications must be submitted by March 18, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
Save the Date: PFund Foundation Moxie Awards
Save the Date for PFund Foundationís annual Moxie Awards: Tuesday, October 20, 2015. This is a free community-wide event where we highlight the work of our grantee partners, scholars and community leaders and share our vision for the future of the LGBTQ movement. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to reserve your ticket coming soon!
Pride 2015! –
Monday, June 29, 2015
This weekend at Twin Cities Pride, PFund Foundation asked What do you care about? What do you need? What is your vision for the future of the LGBTQ movement? We heard from hundreds of people who stopped by our booth to share their ideas and dreams. Thank you to everyone who visited us to say hi, sign up to volunteer or tell us what you care about. Your energy and ideas help us build healthy, connected and thriving LGBTQ communities across the region!
Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality – Friday, June 26, 2015
Today the Supreme Court released a momentous decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, bringing marriage equality to all 50 U.S. states. Thirteen states' same-sex marriage bans are implicated in this ruling. PFund Foundation sends special congratulations to LGBTQ North Dakotans and South Dakotans who have long been working to advance LGBTQ rights and marriage equality in their home states.
Today we took one step towards social justice. Ahead lies the important work of combatting structural racism, gender inequity, pervasive poverty and poor health for LGBTQ communities. Stand with PFund Foundation in congratulating LGBTQ families in North Dakota, South Dakota and around the country. Stand with us while we fight discrimination, injustice, trauma and violence. Stand with us while we invest in building healthy, connected and thriving LGBTQ communities. We have come a long way and we have further still to go.
Click here to read PFund Foundationís full statement following the Supreme Courtís ruling, or click here to sign up for future announcements from PFund Foundation direct to your inbox.
PFund Foundation Scholarship Brunch – Monday, June 8, 2015
This past weekend, PFund Foundation proudly announced the 2015 PFund Foundation Scholars at our annual scholarship brunch. Scholars, donors, community review members and staff gathered to recognize the leadership and service of this yearís cohort of 16 student leaders with awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Thank you to our volunteer review committee for their dedication to supporting emerging leadership and special thanks to Dr. Tom Knabel and Kent Allin for hosting the event.
Join PFund Foundation in congratulating our 2015 PFund Foundation Scholars!
Stay tuned for information about PFund Foundation’s Moxie Awards next fall, where we highlight the work of our scholarship recipients and grantee partners. Opportunities to reserve your free ticket will be available soon.
LGBT Aging Initiative 2015 Grantee Partners Announced ĖFriday, February 26, 2015
PFund in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way awarded $24,000 to four grantee partners through the second grant round of the LGBT Aging Initiative. The Initiative funds critical research, supports innovative projects and convenes leaders aimed at addressing ageism and advancing widespread impact so that LGBT older adults can thrive and age with dignity, safety and equitable care.
Click here for a full list of LGBT Aging Initiative grantee partners and their work advancing equity for LGBTQ older adults. To learn more about PFund’s commitment to LGBTQ aging, click here.
2015 Grantee Partners Announced –
Thursday, December 18, 2014
PFund is proud to announce our 2015 grantee partners: 12 LGBT and allied organizations representing Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin have been awarded a total of $80,000 to fund work on a broad range of issues. PFund received 43 funding requests totaling $296,775. The community-based Social Change Grant Committee reviewed proposals, selected 20 finalists, held site visits and made funding recommendations.
For a full list of grantee partners and their work for 2015, click here. To read more about PFund’s grantmaking program and our community-driven grant review process, visit our grantmaking page.
Thank you to the Social Change Grant Committee and to all organizations that submitted proposals. And congratulations to the 2015 PFund grantee partners!
PFund's 2014 Annual Report is available. Download and read a copy here.
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