2019 Community Issues Grantee Partners

ABO Comix – General operating support for programs that work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ people experiencing incarceration through art, by working closely with prison abolitionist and queer advocacy organizations to keep queer prisoners connected to outside community and support them in the fight toward liberation.

Ahead of the Curve –
Project support for the marketing and promotion of the documentary film Ahead of the Curve

AIRspace for New Queer Performance – 
Project support for the New Queer Performance residency program in San Francisco that supports the development of queer people of color and their artmaking.

AlterTheater (Alternative Theater Ensemble) – 
Project support to further develop with celebrated lesbian author Elana Dykewomon her first full-length play, and present her play to LGBTQ audiences in partnership with LGBTQ organizations throughout the Bay Area, and also present it to AlterTheater's audiences in Marin County.

APIENC (API Equality - Northern California) – 
General operating support to build LGBTQ leadership and power to amplify voices and increase visibility of API LGBTQ communities in the Bay Area.

Bay Area Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) – 
General operating support to empower lesbians 60 and over through consciousness raising, social support, community building, and political action. OLOC works to challenge both internalized and community ageism while building community.

California Coalition for Women Prisoners – 
Project support for #MeTooBehindBars to combine legal action, public education, and grassroots community organizing to confront and stop sexist, homophobic, and transphobic attacks and retaliation against trans and gender non-conforming people by correctional officers and staff in California’s prison system.

Caminar – 
Project support for LGBTQ Youth Space to continue as a hub of queer youth arts in the South Bay by offering free performance arts workshops, educating youth in LGBTQ history and culture, encouraging arts for self-exploration, and providing venues for youth to perform.

CoastPride – 
General operating support for programs to cultivate and support a welcoming coastside community where LGBTQ and gender-expansive individuals and their families can live their authentic lives, the first LGBTQ+ community center on the San Mateo coast.

Colectivo Acción Latina de Ambiente – General operating support for performance arts and community programs to provide a space for the freedom of expression, individual growth, and community building for Spanish-speaking Latinx LGBTQ people in the South Bay.

Community United Against Violence – General operating support for programs that work to build the power of LGBTQ communities to transform violence and oppression.

Compton's Transgender Cultural District – General operating support for programs to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood.

Dolores Street Community Services – Project support for Jazzie’s Place, the first adult LGBTQ homeless shelter center in the nation, providing dinner, case management, and safe and secure shelter for 24 individuals each night 365 days a year.

Drag Queen Story Hour - SF Bay Area Chapter – General operating support for programs that give kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models, demonstrating the freedom of gender fluidity and giving children permission to pursue their own authentic selves.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant – Project support for The OLAS/LGBT Asylum Program to provide comprehensive legal assistance and psychological support for LGBT people fleeing persecution.

Face to Face: Sonoma County AIDS Network – General operating support for programs that work to end HIV in Sonoma County, while supporting the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS who are over the age of 50.

Foglifter Press – General operating support for programs that support and uplift powerful, intersectional, and transgressive queer and trans writers to build and enrich the literary arts community.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation – General operating support for the GAPA Fellowship Program, serving young adults (18-30 Years old) seeking leadership development and connection to build capacity within the larger LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area.

Health Initiatives for Youth – Project support for the Leadership in Diversity Program and West Oakland Safe Space to provide support, community, and leadership development opportunities for LGBTQ youth in West Oakland in middle school and high school, filling a significant gap in resources particularly for low-income LGBTQ youth of color.

HealthRIGHT 360 – Project support for programs through the Lyon-Martin Health Services that improve the lives of LBT women through effective, compassionate and culturally sensitive primary medical and behavioral health care.

Homeless Youth Alliance – Project support for programs that serve youth who are homeless or in transitional housing programs by providing additional case management to directly support queer and trans youth.

HOMOBILES – Project support for the LGBTQ car share service to serve trans people getting to and from doctor’s appointments - primarily surgical procedures pertaining to their transitions - while providing the physical and emotional safety unavailable to those members of the community who need it most but are least able to afford it.

In Lak'ech Dance Academy – General operating support for the Queer Latin Dance Festival in the South Bay and programs in Oakland that co-create a community of queer and trans dancers to celebrate resilience, nurture collective strength, and heal from oppression by redefining the Latin dance community as a safe and affirming space for all gender identities and sexualities.

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay – General operating support for programs to improve the quality of life of LGBT residents of the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) through community building, education, and advocacy to keep older LGBT adults connected to their communities.

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive – General operating support for an archive located in the north-east Bay Area that preserves the history of marginalized transgender communities, giving reality to the profound challenges and to the relentless activism that reclaimed the power of the transgender community to tell their own stories.

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center – General operating support for Oakland's first intergenerational, multi-ethnic, multi-gender, and multi-cultural LGBTQ+ Community Center.

Oasis Legal Services – General operating support for programs to provide quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income asylum seekers from the LGBTQIA+ community.

On the Move – Project support for LGBTQ Connection to expand existing services for LGBTQ youth in Napa and Sonoma counties to include culturally-specific support for LGBTQ Latino youth who are struggling to overcome aloneness and cultural stigma.

Peacock Rebellion – General operating support for performance arts programs that promote social justice and to heal LGBTQ communities of color from decades of social marginalization, isolation, and oppression.

Positive Images – General operating support for programs that provide support, advocacy and education to Sonoma County's LGBTQ+ community.

Queer LifeSpace – General operating support for programs that provide financially accessible support services for mental health and substance use issues to every segment of our Queer* community.

Queer Rebels Productions – General operating support to present work that artistically explores the histories of LGBTQ people of color, builds community, and fosters intergenerational dialogue.

Rainbow Women's Chorus – General operating support for Rainbow Women's Chorus to develop musical excellence in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect and perform for the entertainment, education and cultural enrichment of audiences and community in the South Bay.

Reclaim UGLY: (U)plift (G)lorify & (L)ove (Y)ourself – General operating support for work including multimedia projects, curricula, and a conference, to spread awareness about what uglification is; how it’s been used to service white supremacy, patriarchal religious dogma, imperialism, fatphobia, hetero-cissexism, etc; how it validates childhood-bullying, workplace-exclusion, violence, and other systemic injustices against marginalized bodies and identities; and ways we can joyfully reclaim UGLY to liberate ourselves and each other.

RYSE – Project support for The Alphabet Group, which provides explicit LGBTQQ safe space in the Richmond area where members who identify as LGBTQQ can dialogue about their stories/experiences, explore their identity, attain new knowledge and skills, engage in political advocacy, inform allies about issues, and receive academic/career assistance.

San Francisco Trans March – Support for the Trans March's performance stage to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered by creating a space to unite and achieve social justice and equality.

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival – General operating support for the world's first and longest-running transgender film festival, which provides opportunities for trans artists and communities, supports emerging and established trans filmmakers, fights transphobic representation and under-representation of transpeople in film, and works for justice in media arts.

San Mateo County Pride Center (a program of StarVista) – Project support for The Older Adult Program at the San Mateo County Pride Center to combat isolation, increased mortality rates that are heightened by chronic medical conditions, and disability and sensory impairments by providing programs for LGBTQ+ older adults, supportive social and community connections, and peer counseling services.

Sins Invalid – General operating support for a disability-justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ/gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.

Solano Pride Center – General operating support for programs that build community and promote wellness among LGBTQ people and allies in Solano County.

Somos Familia – General operating support to continue building intergenerational leadership to create environments where Latina/o/x LGBTQ youth and their families are supported, nurtured, and celebrated so that they can be healthy and happy.

Sunny Hills Services dba Side by Side – Project support for Our Space program to support LGBTQ youth affected by poverty, homelessness, and the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in south Alameda County.

Swords To Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization – Project support to reach and serve vulnerable LGBTQ veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area by securing access to healthcare, benefits, and disability income from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including legal services to advocate the reinstatement of benefits denied due to LGBTQ status at time of discharge.

Texas Rose – General operating support for programs that encourage and promote the living tradition of American country western dancing and related dance and music forms through instruction, performance, and the presentation of public dance events primarily for but not limited to LBTQ women and transgender people in the East Bay.

The LGBT Asylum Project - Center for Immigrant Protection – General operating support to provide pro-bono legal representation for LGBT immigrants who are fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in the United States.

The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. – General operating support of a leading-edge Order of Queer Nuns devoted to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment.

TurnOut – General operating support to amplify the impact of organizations that support LGBTQ communities through the power of volunteerism.

Vallejo Stonewall Film Festival – General Operating Support for programs that expand the arts by making a LGBTQ film festival a permanent event as part of an overall celebration of LGBTQI+ Pride in Vallejo and Solano County.