Fund for Advocacy and Political Initiatives Grants

Horizons’ Fund for Advocacy and Political Initiatives supports advocacy efforts to secure the rights and freedoms of LGBT people. 2010 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004


Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon – $3,000


Equality California – $42,000
For lobbying for government funding to support LGBT health and human services and for creating communications about legislation


Basic Rights Oregon – $20,000
For leadership development and strategic planning for the upcoming legislative session
Equality California – $15,000
For testing the nonpartisan “Stay at Home” voting project
Equality California Institute – $20,000
For Let California Ring, a multimedia campaign to overcome cultural and emotional conflicts around marriage for same-sex couples


Basic Rights Oregon – $10,000
For BRO’s work as an LGBT advocacy organization
Equality California Institute – $70,000
For EQCA’s vote-by-mail permanent absentee drive within the LGBT community in California


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Gay and Lesbian Rights Project – $5,000
For the Gay and Lesbian Rights Project’s marriage equality work, as part of their role as a national voice and courtroom advocate for LGBT rights
Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry – $5,000
For the Racial/Ethnic Religious Roundtable Projects, as part of CLGS’s work as an advocate, convener, and educator around LGBT issues in the religious world
Equality California – $7,500
For EQCA’s statewide organizing, legislative, and public education work for marriage equality
Eyebite Productions – $5,000
For a series of educational workshops in Bay Area Latino communities of faith to increase understanding and support for LGBT people, relationships, and marriage equality
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance – $5,000
For organizing and public education around marriage equality in API communities, as part of GAPA’s efforts to support GBT Asian/Pacific Islander men.
National Center for Lesbian Right – $7,500
For legal and educational work on marriage equality, as part of NCLR’s efforts to achieve full civil and human rights for LGBT people
No on Constitutional Amendment 36/Basic Rights Oregon – $10,000
For the campaign to defeat a state constitutional amendment to forbid same-sex marriage, as part of BRO’s work as an LGBT advocacy organization in Oregon

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