Organizations that provide critical services to the LGBTQ+ community in Arkansas may now apply for grants up to $150,000.
- Critical services include legal, health, education and advocacy services, as well as other high-demand needs.
What happened: Arkansas LGBTQ+ Advancement Fund was created in June with seed funding of $1 million from the Alice L. Walton Foundation and from Olivia and Tom Walton through the Walton Family Foundation.
- The fund is managed by the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Why it matters: A record number of bills targeting trans youth have marginalized transgender people and others identifying as LGBTQ+ who live in the Natural State.
Details: Grants will be made between $25,000 and $150,000. Applicants must be based in Arkansas or have a significant presence in the state.
- Program grants will support the costs for initiatives, activities or projects that directly support LGBTQ+ Arkansans.
- Impact grants are for Arkansas-based grassroots organizations led by and serving LGBTQ+ communities with an annual operating budget of $150,000 or less.
The first application deadline is Nov. 22. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in following grant rounds.
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