2019 Grants to WNC Community Partners

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In 2019. the Partner Funds first year, Blue Ridge Pride awarded over $7,000 in grants to 20 local organizations that support our community.

Blue Ridge Pride’s mission is to support our community in partnership with others.  We develop a few programs of our own that by their nature tend to work across organizations and communities.  Beyond that, our chief goal is to support the many organizations that offer critical services and more targeted support.

Organization

Type

Description

Amount

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Sponsorship

Annual Walkathon $250
Asheville Entrepreneurial Accelerator

Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBTQ Applicants to Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program $300
Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus

Sponsorship

50th Anniversary Stonewall Concert $500
Blue Ridge Roller Derby

Donation

General Support $50
Campaign for Southern Equality

Donation

General Support $150
Different Strokes Theatre Company

Donation

General Support $150
Friends of the NC Room

Project Grant

Queer History Project $500
Girls Rock Asheville

Donation

General Support $150
Gonzalez Diaz Enterprises

Sponsorship

Miss Gay Latina from Partner Fund $500
Hendersonville Pride

Project Grant

Pursue 501c3 in preparation for first Pride Festival $400
Lesbians in the Mountains

Donation

General Support $50
Loving Food Resources

Donations (2)

General Support $800
Our Voice

Donation

General Support $300
Owens High School

Project Grant

Student-Faculty Project recognizing support for LGBTQ students & faculty $250
Phoenix Transgender Support Donation General Support $100
PLAG Asheville Donation General Support $200
Stonewall League Sponsorship League Startup $500
Tranzmission Donation, Grant, Scholarship Scholarship to support attendees at Black transgender / queer conference in Texas / Housing assistance $850
Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) Sponsorships (2) AIDS Quilt Exhibition & World AIDS Day $800
Youth OUTright WNC Donations (2) Transition Support for Rent $700
Total     $7,500
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