Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund

The vision of the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund is to cultivate one community with the belief that all people should be treated with dignity and respect with a mission to fund organizations that support the LGBTQ community through the pooled financial resources of individuals, corporations and foundations.

The Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund (the Fund) was created to positively impact the underfunding of nonprofit organizations serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Fund award grants to organizations that support the LGBT community, as well as bridge building initiatives that seek to cultivate alliances and support with the non-gay community in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

The Fund is a collective giving fund and endowment initiative of Foundation For The Carolinas, and contributions are tax deductible. Click here to donate to the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund.  

2017 Grant Cycle

The Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund (CLGF ) is pleased to announce its 2017 grant cycle.  Funding will be provided to the community through two grant programs:

Programs, Projects, and Events (PPE) Grants are awarded to encourage 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to serve the LGBT community either directly or in partnership with another organization(s). LGBT as well as non-LGBT organizations are eligible for a PPE Grant of up to $5,000 for programs, projects, and events that support the mission of the CLGF:

“…to pool the resources of individual donors, stakeholders and corporate sponsors to selectively fund grants that support LGBTQ individuals and families with the belief that all people should be treated with equal respect and dignity in all facets of the community.”

Click here for additional information and the Grant Application Guide for Programs, Projects, and Events Grants. A link to the online application will be available prior to January 1, 2017.


CLGF Basic Operating Grants are intended to build capacity and strengthen the effectiveness of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Charlotte’s LGBT community, outside of an HIV/AIDS focus.  Grants will be awarded to support general operations of organizations that fulfill the Fund’s mission:

“…to pool the resources of individual donors, stakeholders and corporate sponsors to selectively fund grants that support LGBTQ individuals and families with the belief that all people should be treated with equal respect and dignity in all facets of the community.”

Click here for additional information and the Grant Application Guide for Basic Operating Grants. A link to the online application will be available prior to January 1, 2017.

An applicant workshop will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 6:00pm until 7:00pm at the YWCA, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte, NC.  The workshop is optional, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for new applicants to help prepare winning grant proposals. The workshop will provide an overview of the grant process, changes from 2016 and answer application related questions. 


Grant applications will be available online beginning January 1, 2017.  The deadline for submission of completed applications is 5:00pm on February 1, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.



2016 Grants

Thank you to the CLGF Stakeholders who made this funding possible with their generous gifts and thank you to the organizations that applied for funding. In 2016, the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund awarded $134,000 to support Charlotte-area organizations serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and its community partners. For a list of 2016 grants, please click on the grant program below.

Thank you to the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund Stakeholders whose gifts make these grants possible.


9th Annual Happening!

The 9th Annual Happening! – the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund's signature luncheon that brings together hundreds to raise awareness and showcase our 2016 grant recipients - was a great success! Thank you to our sponsors, table hosts and over 650 attendees.  If you were unable to attend and would like to make a donation to the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund, please click here.

We would like to thank our 2016 Equality Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo.

 

More Information

Please visit the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund at www.facebook.com/myclgf for more information about the Happening! and other upcoming programs and events in the LGBT Community. 

 

 

In the News

Equality Award Recipients Announced for the 2015 HRC North Carolina Gala
January 6, 2015

Local Philanthropy Supports LGBT Organizations
QNotes
November 28, 2009

Lesbian and Gay Fund
Gets Gift

Philanthropy Journal
October 22, 2009

Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund receives $100,000 matching grant
October 7, 2009

Lesbian and Gay Initiative Looks to Increase Funding
Charlotte Business Journal
June 13, 2008


Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund Board of Advisors

 

Steve Bentley, Chair
Jeremy Carter, Vice Chair
Tim Bice, Treasurer
Lee Knight Caffery, Secretary
Peter Barr
Pete Bonneau
Lynn Davidson
Liz Fitzgerald
Lisa Gergely
Jeremy Hall
Tonya Jameson
Linda Lawyer
Josh Lemke
Jolie Long
Lisa Macdonald
Devlin McNeil
Michael Rodriguez
Shelly Schoenfeld
Judy Seldin-Cohen
Ron Vereen

For more information contact:

David Snider
Vice President
Community Programs & Civic Leadership
704.973.4528
dsnider@fftc.org