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Since 2005 Pride Foundation Australia has granted
over $200,000 for more than 40 grants and leveraged almost $300,000 in co-funding.
Impactful grants are made to organisations actively working to address LGBTQIA+ equity and disadvantage.
Our Small Grants Program provides accessible funding to grass roots LGBTQIA+ organisations and individuals.
PFA identifies leading research, education and community organisations to run specific projects to understand and address LGBTQIA+ community need, and to inform policy and practice change to overcome discrimination and disadvantage.
We enable other groups to raise and distribute philanthropic funds using the PFA sub-fund infrastructure. The Channel is the first sub-fund of PFA.
PFA works in partnership with like-minded philanthropic groups, including the Sidney Myer Fund and the Broadtree Foundation, to increase the funding pool available to LGBTQIA+ organisations.
PFA actively fundraises through the community, individuals, organisational and corporate support to make our work possible.
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS: Small but Impactful and Effective
- Grants totalling more than $540,000, for projects directly benefiting and supporting LGBTQIA+ Australians, of which over $200,000 was from PFA direct donations.
- Social Change Research partnerships – commissioned and released key reports on LGBTQIA+ Australians and homelessness and disability
- Twenty-six small grants to individuals and grass-roots organisations supporting local LGBTQIA+ people in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and rural locations. This included supporting the very first Pride Parade in Busselton, Western Australia in March 2018.
- McNair, R, Andrews, C, Parkinson, S. & Dempsey, D. ‘LGBTQ Homelessness: Risks, Resilience, and Access to Services in Victoria – Final Report’, University of Melbourne 2017, at URL www.lgbtihomeless.org.au
- McNair R, Andrews C, Wark A. Developing a model of care to support trans and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness – final report, 2018, University of Melbourne, at URL www.lgbtihomeless.org.au; and
- Leveraged over $330,000 through philanthropic partnerships and co-funding delivering greater impact to the LGBTQIA+ community. A recent example is a grant co-funded with the Myer Foundation to Council to the Ageing (COTA) Vic and Transgender Victoria to publish ‘Safeguarding the end of the rainbow: A guide to help LGBTI people in Victoria plan an end-of-life of their choice’.
- Leonard, W. and Mann, R. (2018) The everyday experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with disability, No.111 GLHV@ARCSHS, La Trobe University: Melbourne. URL: www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/publications?queries_subject_query=LGBTI+community
GROWING LGBTQIA+ PHILANTHROPY
Pride Foundation Australia is committed to increasing the proportion of philanthropic funds that are dedicated to LGBTQIA+ causes. We seek to increase the practice and culture of philanthropy in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities. We do this using a number of methods:
- PFA has established a sub-fund capability.
- This enables small groups without major infrastructure to build their own philanthropic capacity while using the Pride Foundation legal entity. Ultimately, many sub-funds will become large enough to establish their own Fund.
- We provide advice to a range of LGBTQIA+ groups in fundraising and accessing co-funding from mainstream philanthropy.
- We also strive to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ needs within mainstream philanthropy.
To view full details of our past funded projects,
download our current Grants Summary.