Invitation to Apply for HYPE 2016 Grants


We are pleased to announce HYPE’s request for funding applications for 2016 grants. With these grants, HYPE aims to:

  • Provide general operating support, administered at the organization’s choosing, to organizations that demonstrate impact and address a community-identified need
  • Facilitate an equitable application process, particularly for LGBTQ organizations with limited fundraising capacity

HYPE’s objective is simple: to engage Bay Area LGBTQ leaders and facilitate positive change that strengthens the LGBTQ community. We invite you to apply for a HYPE grant today!

The deadline for proposals is Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5pm​. Please submit your applications electronically to [email protected]​. A HYPE member will send you confirmation of receipt within two business days of your submission. They cannot accept late submissions or incomplete proposals.

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HYPE_in pageFounded in 2011, Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE)​ empowers and unites emerging leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area through acts of charitable giving to LGBTQ organizations and the development of strong community relationships. HYPE began as a grass-roots movement to promote accessible philanthropy, build a culture of giving, and support the leadership development of community-minded LGBTQ emerging leaders and their allies. HYPE has expanded quickly over the last three years to reach 75+ members from diverse backgrounds of the Bay Area’s LGBTQ community. To date, members have contributed more than $35,000, in small recurring, monthly donations to grant out to Bay Area nonprofit organizations serving the LGBTQ community.

Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) is a community of young LGBT Bay Area professionals who join together to connect, develop into future LGBT community leaders, engage in philanthropy and giving — and have a great time doing it.

2016 Grant Application >>

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If you have questions about eligibility or our funding considerations, please email [email protected].