Broward Pride Grant Program up to $ 1 lakh – U.S.
Deadline: 16-Oct-20The Community Foundation of Broward is encouraging for its Broward Pride program to increase LGBT+ residents’ access to and inclusion in health care and wellness services that address their physical and mental health needs. The Community Foundation of Broward, founded in 1984, helps individuals, families and businesses create personalized charitable Funds that support game-changing philanthropy
Now the coronavirus pandemic has shown that addressing the health care needs of LGBT+ populations is critical. Because many LGBT+ individuals have underlying health conditions and face challenges with health care services, they are more vulnerable to contracting the virus.
According to HealthyPeople.gov, eliminating LGBT+ health disparities and enhancing efforts to improve the health of LGBT+ residents are necessary to ensure that they can live long and healthy lives. Therefore, LGBT+ individuals’ health requires specific attention from health care professionals to address a number of disparities. For example:
LGBT+ youth are two or three times more likely to attempt suicide.
Lesbians are less likely to get preventive services for cancer.
Gay men are at higher risk of HIV and other STDs, especially among communities of color.
Lesbians and bisexual females are more likely to be overweight or obese.
Transgender individuals have a high prevalence of HIV/STDs, mental health issues and suicide.
Transgender individuals are less likely to have health insurance than heterosexual or lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.
Grant range: Up to $100,000.
Submit the best and most creative proposal that will demonstrate how LGBT+ residents will achieve improved health outcomes as measured by:
Number of LGBT+ residents that access health care services that address their physical and/or mental health (including social isolation).
Measurement of the health improvement by the LGBT individuals served.
LGBT+ residents report feeling welcome, respected and receiving proper and sensitive care by medical providers as it relates to their physical and mental health.
Number of LGBT+ residents enrolled in a health insurance program.
Nonprofits with 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status to provide services to Broward County.
City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good standing with the Foundation and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants per the grant agreement.
The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.
The RFP is aimed at non-LGBT+ organizations to create and/or enhance their health care services for LGBT+ populations. The intent is to make non-LGBT+ organizations inclusive, welcoming and fully accepting of LGBT+ residents to utilize what offer to improve their health outcomes.
Letters of support from the collaborating organization(s) that outline their role and responsibilities throughout the project are required.
Proposal must clearly present the implementation plan to serve vulnerable LGBT+ residents who have critical health care needs and require social and health support services to improve their health outcomes.
For more information, visit https://www.cfbroward.org/grant-opportunities/broward-pride