Private Funding Support Projects for Gays, Lesbians

Private Funder: Gay and Lesbian Medical Assn. (Lesbian Health Fund); Opportunity: GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality; Funding Focus: Healthcare& lesbian health issues; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants up to $10,000 each; Deadline: TBA(the competition is to open later this year).

Summary: Grants support efforts to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women and their families through research. The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates. It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals.

Info:; for questions about this funding competition; LHF program coordinator, or call 202-600-8037.

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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