LGBT Youth Projects Can Win Support

Funder: Colin Higgins Foundation; Opportunity: Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards (2017); Funding Focus: Youth, crime; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals; Funding (estimated): Three awards of $10,000 each; Deadline (tentative): TBA, the next round of funding is to open in December; last year’s deadline was March 2.

Summary: The awards honor young people who have endured overwhelming hardships due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. The award program seeks nominations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who have stood up to hostility and intolerance based on their gender and sexual orientation and triumphed over bigotry. Nominees must be 21 or under and must be U.S. citizens. Self-nominations are not accepted. Due to the economic downturn, this is only funding program at the foundation this year. Previously, the foundation offered organizational funding for LGBT programs.

Info: 212/509-1059; e-mail,; for more on the awards: (website).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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