Building a Stronger Community Together
Western North Carolina is home to the highest per capita concentration of 501(c)(3)s. That’s a lot of good going on.
Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund
Building a Community Together
Blue Ridge Pride envisions a thriving LGBTQ+ community in Western North Carolina that welcomes and elevates us all. We have established the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partnership Fund to fund organizations other than our own. All donations to the fund go to organizations, groups, and projects that support western North Carolina’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities.
We welcome organizations and individuals to apply for funds to support qualifying programs, projects and events. We make funding decisions throughout the year.
Community Partner & Fund News
Haywood County Arts Council hosted their ‘Meet the Makers’, part of their first Pride month event. Blue Ridge Pride Center supported, in part, the event through our Community Partner Fund. Working with such groups allows us to help in a small way but more importantly it provides us an opportunity to share our mission and vision for the WNC region.
2020 In 2020, Blue Ridge Pride reduced fundraising efforts, encouraging our sponsors to lend their support to organizations most affected by COVID. Our board also elected to draw down our resources to bare bones in order to fund our partners’ COVID relief programs. Organization Type Description Amount Campaign for Southern Equality Grant COVID Relief Fund $6,025 Tranzmission Grant COVID Relief
In 2020, Blue Ridge Pride reduced fundraising efforts, encouraging our sponsors to lend their support to organizations most affected by COVID and to those supporting COVID relief. Our board also elected to draw down our own resources to a minimum in order to fund our partners’ COVID relief programs. We funded over $11,000 to support to 9 organizations. This included emergency aid grants to over 60 people affected by COVID.