2021 Community Reinvestment

The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to advance unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender and queer persons and to promote a positive image in the Atlanta area and throughout the Southeastern United States through community activities and services. We value social justice, culture, self-esteem, history, health, and wellness as tools for building community and resilience - and we know that this work cannot be done without the partnership of other LGBTQ+ serving organizations. Our ongoing Community Reinvestment Grant Fund and our new Pride in Action Fund help us to identify organizations that are programming and providing services that carry forth our mission. These organizations define the very term 'grass roots' - they need support, funding, and resources to help elevate the work they provide for the community.

Eligibility and Requirements

Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc. Community Reinvestment Grants are directly aligned with our mission to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities through cultural, social, political, and educational programs and activities. Formal and informal organizations, as well as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must serve LGBTQ+ communities in the South. Priority is given to organizations operating in Georgia. National organizations and their affiliates will only be considered if they are filling a specific need not filled by a local organization AND have a meaningful staff or volunteer presence in the region.
  • Applicants must work to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons or communities with widely diverse gender and sexual identities.
  • Applicants must be not-for-profit organizations. Organizations who do not have 501(c)(3) certification shall obtain a fiscal sponsor. Atlanta Pride is not able to serve as a fiscal sponsor. In some instances (such as when there is an emergent need and an organization is in the process of applying for non-profit status), APC may be able to make grants of up to $1,500.00 to groups without 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor. In such cases, the organization must have a bank account in the organization's name. Checks may not be written to individuals or for-profit entities.
  • Previous grant recipients must be in good standing including submitting Impact Reports for previous grants beginning with December 2018 grant recipients.
  • Grant recipients will be required to use the APC name and/or logo on materials related to the project funded by the Community Reinvestment Grant and list APC as a funder on their webpage and/or social media pages. All use of the APC logo is subject to approval by APC.
  • Grant recipients are expected to co-host a program or event with APC in the 2022 calendar year. These programs will be collaboratively designed after grants are awarded and may take place at the annual Atlanta Pride Celebration or at any other time during the year. Funding for these programs is not expected to come from the initial award.

    Impact Reports

    All grant recipients are required to write and submit an Impact Report. For grants of $4,000.00 or more, a report is required midway through the completion of the objective unless the objective is less than thirty (30) days in duration. The Impact Report should include what the grant funded, how many members were engaged as a result, if the grant provided enough support to complete the entire objective sought, and successes and challenges, both programmatically and in general. Additionally, each grant recipient will be asked to reflect on how their organization's mission-related activities have advanced impact area metrics during the grant period and the results achieved within the grant period as outlined in their plans. The Impact Report due date depends on when the objective for ?obtaining the grant funding is completed. Once the objective has been executed, grantees have thirty (30) days to provide the Impact Report unless an extension has been approved by APC. Extensions may be requested in cases where funding and impact cannot be determined in thirty (30) days. All reports are due no later than October 1, 2022. We also welcome all pictures from the grant-sponsored objective to showcase on our website, social media, and Annual Pride Guide. You grant permission to the Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc., to use all pictures, impact reports and other materials, at our discretion, to publish in the public realm. Before providing pictures to APC, please obtain consent and all necessary releases from persons photographed unless the event takes place in a public space where confidentiality is not assumed (e.g. an outdoor event in a park).

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