Community Support

We’re in This Thing Together.

Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ community is fortunate to have a number of nonprofits advocating in support of diversity, inclusivity and equal human rights for all. Since 2017, we’ve awarded more than $187,000 in grant funding to several of them—because we recognize we can do more good, when we do it together.

In addition, we provide free Pride Parade registrations to dozens of organizations each year through our Community Sponsorship Program, and over $58,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

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Grant & Sponsorship Opportunities with Seattle Pride

Our Board of Directors makes funding decisions through a competitive grant making and sponsorship award process, with an emphasis on programs that promote personal growth and community development.

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis during our fiscal year (September 1 - August 31).

Grant & Sponsorship Opportunities

Preview the Application Questions

Click here to review the application questions before filling out the application

Contact Person

Krystal Marx, Executive Director
krystal.marx@seattlepride.org

Apply

Click here to fill out the application

Timeline

Applications are evaluated and awards determined at the monthly Seattle Pride Board of Directors meetings, on the first Wednesdays of the month.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants

Application Process

To make this process as easy as possible, simply email us with your request, detailing:

  • How your organization has been impacted by COVID-19
  • How the funds will be used to lessen those impacts
  • How your organization serves the LGBTQIA+ community
  • How the funds will be used to prioritize non-white populations
Contact Person

Krystal Marx, Executive Director
krystal.marx@seattlepride.org

Timeline

Seattle Pride's Executive Director will review your request and contact you with an award decision within 1 - 2 weeks.

FAQs

What's the difference between a grant and a sponsorship?

Grants are typically used for an organization's ongoing work, such as covering the cost of a position to carry out the mission of the organization. Grants also come with reporting requirements.

Sponsorships tend to be event-specific, such as helping pay for some of an event costs in return for recognition in the program.

Can the same organization apply for a grant and and a sponsorship?

Of course! Grants are made out of our 501c(3) organization (Seattle Out & Proud Foundation) to help further your work, and sponsorships come out of our 501c(4) organization (Seattle Pride).

When do you make decisions on who you'll give a grant or sponsorship to?

Grants and sponsorship applications are awarded at every Seattle Pride Board Meeting, which is on the first Wednesday of every month. Awardees are notified the following day.

If we received funds in previous years, will we still be considered?

Yes! We want to see your good work continue!

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

For information on our Community Grants program, including the framework of the program and application requirements (in PDF format), please click here. For a copy of the required Impact Report (in Excel format), please click here. To apply for a Grant or Sponsorship, please click here.

Information on how to apply for the Seattle Pride Parade Community Sponsorship Program will be available in 2021.

Questions?

We’d love to chat! You can reach us at hello@seattlepride.org

Seattle Pride's Resource Guide

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Our mission has always been to connect folks to our history and community, and now we're adding services. The Seattle area has tons of resources for LGBTQIA+ folks from food and housing services to support groups and leadership development!

Check back regularly for the most current information, including more resources!

Regional Pride Organizations

We aren't the only game in town!

Click here for a list of regional Pride organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming.