The Guilford Green Foundation Board of Directors has awarded $30,000 in grants to six nonprofits to fund special programs for LGBTQ youth, domestic violence awareness, a conference and a mural.
The grants will be given June 29 from 12-1:30 pm at the LGBTQ Community Center. Please RSVP by calling 336-790-8419 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We got a wide range of incredible applications this year. We’re excited to be able to help these organizations meet the needs of our community with critical programs to assist teens in crisis and better serve individuals dealing with domestic violence,” said Executive Director Jennifer Ruppe. “We’re also proud to support the creation of a ‘Queer Ancestors’ mural to be painted at the YWCA and an upcoming PFLAG conference in Winston-Salem.”
2018 Grant Recipients
One Step Further Family Factor Program – $10,000
This program decreases parent’s rejecting behaviors of their LGBTQ children and increases the mental health and well-being of youth.
Youth Focus Act Together Crisis Center – $5,000
This grant will fund 35 days of emergency shelter care, meals, counseling and other support for youth. An estimated 40 percent of homeless youth in the United State are LGBTQ, according to the University of Chicago.
Family Service of the Piedmont LGBTQ Domestic Violence Services – $5,000
Family Service of the Piedmont, which helps families in crisis, is working to improve its services and outreach to the LGBTQ community experiencing domestic violence. This grant will help them identify and address specific barriers to that might prevent LGBTQ survivors from seeking help.
Greensboro Mural Project Queer Ancestors Mural – $4,000
A Greensboro artist will design a mural inspired by interviews with locals about who their queer ancestors. It will be painted at the YWCA with the help of its summer camp children, who will learn about the LGBTQ people featured.
North Star LGBTQ Center – $3,500
This grant will pay for a professional counselor to work with the teens at North Star to learn the skills and tools to achieve and maintain an affirming, balanced, and healthy life.
PFLAG Winston-Salem Conference – $2,500
This grant will help PFLAG Winston-Salem host the first Support the Rainbow Conference. It will focus on providing behavioral health professionals and educators sessions on trans-affirming care, gender, safe zones and more while promoting conversations between supportive organizations.