Money for international sexual minorities
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Accepting Applications for International Fund for Sexual Minorities
Deadline: February 1, 2008
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (http://www.astraeafoundation.org) works for social,
racial, and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally.
Astraea's International Fund for Sexual Minorities supports groups, projects, or organizations working toward progressive social change that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans- gender, and intersex communities and which directly address oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/ expression.
To be eligible to apply, groups, projects, and organizations must be based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East; led by and/or for LGBTI communities (non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTIs in organizational and programmatic decision-making); working toward social change on issues affect- ing LGBTI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted, or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation; be a nongovernmental or not-for-profit group or the equivalent; have an organizational budget of $500,000 or less; and generally have been active for at least one year.
In the past, the average grant size has ranged from $2,000 to $6,000 each, with the maximum size grant roughly $10,000. Org- anizations may apply for general support or project support.
Visit the foundation's Web site to download the complete Request for Proposals.
For additional RFPs in Civil and Human Rights, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_civil_rights.jhtml