As I sit in my office and type, I am listening to the beautiful music of the choir of a community of faith that meets in our building on Sundays. I am reminded once again of the strength and gentleness of our community. We can overcome anything. We have often proven that. We need to remember.
What more appropriate surroundings than this to share that our 2016 funding cycle includes $30,000 available to local LGBT, LGBT-friendly nonprofits. And, for the first time in our history, individuals are eligible for financial backing. For several years, people have approached us for the funding of terrific ideas, but our allocations were only for nonprofit organizations. This year we changed the rules.
And a big thank you to our board, volunteers, staff, and of course, our financial donors for making these funds possible. Since 1999, we have distributed over $900,000 back into our community.
Another way we help the community is by supplying free meeting space for nonprofits. It appears 2016 will be the biggest year yet for folks using the building.
To apply and for more information, click here for all the details.
This has been an exciting and challenging year for our community, on both national and local levels. What better way to end our year than awarding grants to fund ideas and programs that benefit our community.
We could not do this without you. Thank you for making so much good possible.
Just before Halloween, Jackson Ward cocktail bar and restaurant The Rogue Gentlemen will pull out all the spooky and ghoulish stops in support of Diversity Richmond. They will host “The Devil’s Cut” benefit featuring their signature cocktails, beer from Ardent Craft Ales, apple bobbing, cobwebs, a costume contest, tunes via their own Vinny D’Ambrosio, gremlins, tarot [...]