The Our Fund Foundation and Community Foundation of Broward’s 2024 LGBTQ+ Social Justice & Equity Fund To Award $300,000 in Grants

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The Our Fund Foundation and the Community Foundation of Broward announced the 10 non-profit organizations chosen to receive a total of $300,000 in grants through the organizations’ collaborative 2024 LGBTQ+ Social Justice & Equity Fund which supports innovative projects that address discrimination and disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Broward County.  

The Our Fund Foundation and the Community Foundation of Broward will celebrate the donors and recipients during a grant reception on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at The Our Fund Foundation’s headquarters, located at 1201 NE 26th Street, Suite 108 in Wilton Manors.

“The LGBTQ+ community is in an extremely vulnerable position with continual attacks and political and social forces attempting to revive discriminatory policies,” said David Jobin, president and CEO of The Our Fund Foundation. “The LGBTQ+ Social Justice & Equity Fund is one of many ways we’re attempting to meet the moment thanks to the backing of supporters who understand the need for a meaningful philanthropic response at this critical time.”

Formed in 2022 by the two respected foundations with the goal of creating a more informed and empathetic environment for the LGBTQ+ population, the strategic partnership combines critical philanthropic resources and expertise for the benefit of the LGBTQ+ community and all residents of Broward County.

“We are proud to partner with The Our Fund Foundation to make a real difference in the LGBTQ+ community.” said Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Broward. “Many thanks to our amazing volunteers who poured over the grant applications and chose projects with the potential to change lives. These grants are a bold step forward in our longstanding mission to ensure everyone in Broward’s LGBTQ+ community is treated with equity, dignity, and respect. It’s a powerful reminder of the incredible things we can achieve when we work together.”

Each nonprofit grantee was thoroughly vetted by a joint selection committee and will receive between $29,000 – $50,000.

The 2024 LGBTQ+ Social Justice & Equity Fund Grant Recipients Include:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward – BIG Pride

The BIG Pride mentoring program connects LGBTQ+ youth to a caring adult, community resources, events & activities to help build a support network.

Black LGBTQ+ Liberation – BLINC (Black LGBTQ+ Liberation, Inc.)

Operational support to more effectively fulfill their mission to help LGBTQ+ Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) in South Florida lead happier and healthier lives.

Equality Florida Institute – Preserving Progress for LGBTQ+ Youth in Broward County Public Schools

Equality Florida will continue to claw back lost progress for LGBTQ+ youth in Broward County Public Schools.

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society – PRIDE Month exhibit

FLHS will create, install and market a PRIDE month exhibit celebrating the South Florida LGBTQ+ community.

Keshet – Keshet-Broward County LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Belonging

Educate and train Jewish institutional leaders to build communities of LGBTQ+ belonging in Broward County.

Museum of Discovery & Science – MODS Inclusivity Initiative: Building Paths to LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Acceptance

MODS will provide inclusive training and community engagement that builds bridges to understanding and acceptance of Broward’s LGBTQ+ community.

PRISM FL – PRISM Student Ambassador Program

The PRISM Student Ambassador Program (P-SAP) is a network of GSAs and other LGBTQ+ student organizations empowering the next generation of leaders.

SAVE Foundation – Be Election Ready (BER)

The BER Project recruits and trains LGBTQ+ people to have meaningful conversations with Broward residents to ensure they’re ready to vote in the 2024.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives – Stonewall: A Community’s Legacy for Today, & Tomorrow

Recreate Stonewall Inn/uprising June 29, 1969, that launched the LGBTQ+ movement inspiring new generations to accept the reigns and fight for equality.

Thinking Cap Theatre – Creatively Nurturing Community & Improving Visibility for South Florida’s LGBTQ+ Women

An 8-month creative and educational arts project designed to unite, enrich, and empower a historically marginalized LGBTQ+ demographic: women.

The Bill Beaton & Ted Emery Charitable Fund and The Paul Fasana Charitable Fund at The Our Fund Foundation, sponsored the 2024 LGBTQ Social Justice & Equity Fund.

The Richard Frisby & Edward Burkhart Fund; Charles L. Ross Fund; Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund and the LGBTQ+ Community Impact Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, sponsored the 2024 LGBTQ+ Social Justice & Equity Fund.

About The Our Fund Foundation

Established in 2011, The Our Fund Foundation has grown into the third largest LGBTQ foundation in the nation. As South Florida’s only LGBTQ+ community foundation, The Our Fund Foundation promotes philanthropy, manages enduring investments and conducts meaningful grant-making to improve the lives of LGBTQ people in South Florida. For more information or to make a donation of any size, please contact The Our Fund Foundation at or call 954-565-1090.

For almost 40 years, the Community Foundation of Broward has advocated for Broward’s LGBTQ+ community. In 1986, the Community Foundation became the first non-government funder in Broward to lead the charge for education and understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Community Foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants to support the LGBTQ+ community on a wide range of issues, including education, outreach, the arts and more.