COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund Grantee Partners

The SF Bay Area LGBTQ organizations below received unrestricted operating support grants 1) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to support individuals, couples, and families impacted by the pandemic and those in vulnerable and underserved parts of the LGBTQ community, and/or 2) for immediate financial support to maintain the LGBTQ community’s nonprofit and service infrastructure that plays a critical role in the SF Bay Area.

* Organization received a grant in the second round of funding.




ABO Comix
ABO believes our interpersonal and societal issues can be solved without locking people in cages. Our mission is to combat the culture that treats humans as disposable and disproportionately criminalizes the most marginalized amongst us.
AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area
The mission of AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) is to help people living with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues.
AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB)
APEB is committed to the prevention of the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and to the provision of culturally sensitive and effective services to all persons and communities infected with and affected by HIV in Alameda County.
API Equality - Northern California (APIENC)
APIENC (API Equality - Northern California) builds LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander (API) power to create an intersectional movement in which justice is for all marginalized people. Through organizing, we inspire and train leaders, establish intergenerational connections, and document and disseminate our histories.
Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center*
The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center provides community, leadership, advocacy, services and support to the Silicon Valley’s LGBTQ People and their Allies.
Creating a Coastside that supports and celebrates people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Colectivo Acción Latina de Ambiente*
Our mission is to provide a space for the freedom of expression, individual growth, and community building for LGBTQ Latinx individuals.
Community United Against Violence
CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.
Curry Senior Center*
Our mission is to promote wellness, dignity and independence for seniors.
Deaf Queer Resource Center
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is an organization committed to social justice that serves the Deaf LGBTQ communities. DQRC provides information and resources, collects and preserves Deaf LGBTQ history, advocates for communication access, and works to support, empower, and bring more visibility to and awareness about marginalized Deaf LGBTQ communities.
El/La Para TransLatinas
We fight for the rights of translatinas. We work to build a world where translatinas feel they deserve to protect, love and develop themselves. By building this base, we support each other in protecting ourselves against violence, abuse and illness.
Equality California Institute
Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.
Face to Face/Sonoma County AIDS Network
Our mission is ending HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Folsom Street Events
The mission of Folsom Street Events is to create world-class leather and fetish events that unite the adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self-expression and exciting entertainment. Our events raise funds to sustain SF Bay Area-based and national charities. We value sexual freedom, diversity, and volunteerism. All of our events are adult-oriented, sex-positive fetish events.
Frameline's mission is to change the world through the power of queer cinema. As a media arts nonprofit, Frameline's programs connect filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco and around the world.
Fresh Meat Productions
Fresh Meat Productions invests in the creative expression and cultural leadership of transgender and gender non-conforming communities. We create and commission new work, present performing arts programs, conduct education and engagement, and advocate for justice and equity in the Arts.
Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.
GLBT Historical Society
The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.
Homeless Youth Alliance*
HYA exists to meet youth experiencing homelessness where they are, and to help them build healthier lives. We believe that reducing harm is possible through the provision of accessible, non-judgmental outreach, one-on-one counseling, and medical and mental health care, as well as creative and educational workshops, syringe access and disposal, and accurate up-to-date referrals and information.
Homobiles is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit founded with the sole purpose of providing safe and reliable transportation to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the SF Bay Area. Our primary function is to serve members of the LGBTQ+ community who may be in danger on the street or in other forms of transportation.
In Lak'ech Dance Academy
The mission of In Lak’ech Dance Academy is to co-create a community of queer, trans, and allied dancers in order to celebrate our resilience, nurture our collective strength, and heal from oppression. Through our visibility and artistic expression we are redefining the Latin dance community as a safer and more affirming space for all gender identities and sexualities.
Lavender Seniors of the East Bay
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of older LGBT residents of the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) through community building, education, and advocacy. We strive to keep older LGBT adults connected to their communities.
LGBTQ Connection Napa & Sonoma*
LGBTQ Connection exists to foster a healthy, diverse, and inclusive community, driven by emerging leaders in the rural and suburban north SF Bay Area.
LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)*
LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.
Many Journeys MCC
We celebrate our diversity in a ministry of healing, love, laughter and music. Creating programs of worship, service and justice that touch lives within and beyond our community of faith.
New Conservatory Theatre Center
The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high-quality productions and educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer and allied communities to effect personal and societal growth, enlightenment, and change.
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of LGBTQ individuals, our families, and allies, by providing educational, social, and health related activities, programs, and services.
Oasis Legal Services
Oasis Legal Services proudly provides quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. By acknowledging, respecting, and honoring their struggles, we empower immigrants so that dignity grows and integrity blooms.
Our mission is to ensure that every LGBTQ senior and older adult in San Francisco has secure and affordable housing, access to LGBTQ-welcoming services, and the opportunity to remain engaged in the community they helped create.
Our Family Coalition
Our Family Coalition advances equity for LGBTQ families with children through support, education, and advocacy.
Our Space*
Our Space is a vibrant safe space for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 in Alameda County. As the only LGBTQ provider in South Alameda County, Our Space serves over 400 queer and trans youth each year, with a focus on disconnected LGBTQ youth in the foster system that are at high risk of further isolation and possible homelessness because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Pacific Center
Pacific Center fosters and enhances the well-being and self-respect of diverse LGBTQ youth, seniors, adults, and families through the delivery of LGBTQ-proficient mental health and wellness services, and through the training of a strong and inclusive community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.
Parivar Bay Area
Parivar celebrates the intersectionality of our trans and queer South Asian identities and builds a community of light, love, and acceptance.
Peacock Rebellion
Peacock Rebellion is an East Oakland-based, multidisciplinary, trans/genderqueer/gender non-conforming people of color -centered organization of artists and cultural workers who use the arts to advance safety and healing for queer and trans people of color.
Positive Resource Center
PRC’s mission is to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, and mental health issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services that address the broad range of social risk factors that impact wellness and limit potential.
Prism Foundation*
Prism Foundation is a grassroots philanthropic organization that provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ community.
Project Open Hand
Project Open Hand's mission is to improve health outcomes and quality of life by providing nutritious meals to the sick and vulnerable, caring for and educating our community. Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors, seniors, and adults with disabilities in San Francisco and the East Bay. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, become stronger, and lead healthier lives.
Queer Cultural Center (QCC)
The Queer Cultural Center (QCC) promotes social justice and the artistic and economic evolution of queer art and culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. QCC employs the arts to build a diverse community that actively promotes social justice and challenges homophobia, transphobia, racism and misogyny. QCC has a long history of advocating for public policies that improve the artistic and financial conditions of LGBTQ and arts organizations of color.
Queer LifeSpace
Our mission is to create a safe space for the queer community and our allies. Our client-centered integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment is designed to empower, inform, and provide a platform for healing and growth.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)
QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, address the vital, intersecting issues that concern multiple populations, and build understanding and community around art and social justice. QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender and transgender), and gender variant and transgender people of color (of any orientation), and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities.
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa
The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County builds community among LGBTQQI+ persons and our allies though social opportunities, health and wellness services, and awareness programs.
Rainbow Women's Chorus
Rainbow Women’s Chorus works together to develop musical excellence in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect. We perform publicly for the entertainment, education and cultural enrichment of our audiences and community. We sing to enhance the esteem of all women, to celebrate diversity, to promote peace and freedom, and to touch people’s hearts and lives.
Rainbow World Fund
RWF’s mission is to promote peace, unity, and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF's aim is to promote world peace, unity, and hope by helping people in need while increasing positive visibility of the LGBTQ movement. RWF serves those most in need, regardless of race, religion, political belief, or sexual orientation.
RYSE Center*
RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities.
San Francisco Community Health Center
To transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality.
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
The mission of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus is to lead by creating extraordinary music and experiences that build community, inspire activism, and foster compassion at home and around the world.
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
Our mission is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBTQ people and our allies.
San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band provides for the education and musical development of its members, promotes visibility of LGBT communities, and with its allies, fosters understanding among diverse communities through public performance.
San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund
Nightlife is central to the Bay Area’s queer culture. Those whose primary source of income is in nightlife are currently experiencing economic insecurity as a result of bar closures and event cancellations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the San Francisco Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund (QNF) is to provide financial relief to workers in the nightlife industry for as long as the current crisis continues.
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
Founded in 1997, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) is the world’s first and longest-running transgender film festival. We conduct media arts programs that build a strong and diverse trans community and engage in a movement for multi-racial trans/gender justice.
San Mateo County Pride Center*
Our mission is to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and affirming community climate that fosters personal growth, health, and opportunities to thrive for individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities through education, counseling, advocacy, and support.
Sebastopol Area Senior Center*
To create and maintain an environment that encourages independence for older adults by providing learning, social, and recreational opportunities in the continuing pursuit of a fulfilling and healthy life. We educate the community about the issues related to the aging process.
Silicon Valley Gay Men's Chorus*
Our mission is to inspire and unite our diverse community through musical excellence and collective pride.
Solano Pride Center
Solano Pride Center builds community and supports well-being among LGBTQ people and our allies.
Solano Serenity Center
It is the mission of the Solano County LGBTQ Resource Center to promote the acceptance and well-being of the LGBTQ communities in the Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin Counties.
Somos Familia
Somos Familia builds leadership in our Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive. We envision a just world that embraces people of all genders and sexual orientations.
TAJA's Coalition
Driven by the leadership of trans women of color, along with individual and organizational allies, the mission of TAJA’s Coalition is to stop the genocide of trans women of color.
The LGBT Asylum Project
The LGBT Asylum Project is the only San Francisco nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to providing accessible legal representation for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or HIV status.
The Spahr Center
Our mission is to serve, support and empower members of our LGBTQ+ community and everyone living with and affected by HIV in Marin.
The Transgender District
The mission of the Transgender District is 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. The transgender district aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.
Theatre Rhinoceros
The mission of Theatre Rhinoceros is to develop and produce works of theatre that enlighten, enrich, and explore both the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of our queer community.
Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center (TLC) changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project
Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) in 2004 was developed to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant, and intersex people, particularly against transgender women of color, in California prisons, jails, detention centers, and beyond. Fifteen years later, TGIJP is a premier legal advocacy and support organization for currently and formerly incarcerated black and brown transgender women of color.
Our mission is to maximize the impact of volunteerism to strengthen LGBTQ+ communities.