Private Funder: David Bohnett Foundation; Opportunity: LGBT Community Grants (2016); Funding Focus: Minorities, youth and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation distributed $5.2 million last year); Deadline: July 31.
Summary: Projects supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered youth are a priority. The foundation works to improve society through social activism. It focuses on organizations that serve the needs of the LGBT community. Youth groups have won in the past. For example, the Cape & Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance, Hyannis, MA, won $21,000 for general support and Black Hills Area Gay & Lesbian Youth Support & Resource Center, Rapid City, SD won $5,000 for operating support.