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Beyond Pride Mini-Grants

We're awarding mini-grants ranging from $500-$10,000 to individuals and LGBTQ+-centered organizations that empower the community.

Our goal is to support projects, programs, and initiatives for the LGBTQ+ community. These projects must address community needs and offer long-term benefits for LGBTQ+ residents. We will award grants for initiatives in the areas listed below.



    • Financial stability - closing the racial wealth gap
    • Housing and homelessness services
    • LGBTQ+ safe spaces
    • Public health and wellness
    • Upward mobility


    • Green and growing city awareness campaigns
    • LGBTQ+ arts, entertainment, and culture
    • LGBTQ+ awareness campaigns; family-friendly city
    • LGBTQ+ public safety
    • Transgender visibility

    Community Engagement

    • Civic engagement
    • Engaging LGBTQ+ older adults
    • LGBTQ+-serving events
    • Youth activities and engagement


    Eligibility Criteria:
    • Individuals or organizations serving Boston’s LGBTQ+ community
    • Committed to the advancement, empowerment, and inclusion of LGBTQ+ community in the social, economic, civic, and cultural life of Boston
    • Demonstrates an understanding and response to the diverse LGBTQ+ community needs of Boston
    • Demonstrated a history of collaboration, providing a sustainable resources, advocacy work and/or providing direct service
    If you do have a fiscal sponsor, please ensure to submit the following documents:
    • Please provide a copy of your (or your fiscal sponsor's) most recent Form 990.
    • Is your organization not required to file a Form 990? Please upload your most recent audited financial statements or annual report.
    • Please provide a copy of your (or your fiscal sponsor’s) signed Form W-9.
    • Please provide a copy of your organization’s Annual Report or Audited Financial Statements for the most recent fiscal year or for the previous year.

    Apply today

    Application deadline

    The application deadline has passed. 

    Common Questions


    The application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 5 p.m.

    Priority will be given to individuals and organizations in Boston. Proposals must have a focus on the LGBTQ+ community in Boston and occur in the city,


    All projects and initiatives must be complete by July 1, 2023. 

    Yes, individuals are encouraged to apply. Our department will help connect you to a fiscal sponsor if needed.

    No, an organization does not need to have 501(c)3 status to apply. Our department will help connect you to a fiscal sponsor if needed.

    Applications must focus on projects, programs, and initiatives that serve the LGBTQ+ community.

    Award amount will be based on project needs and equitable distribution of funds.

     No, applicants of all ages are encouraged to apply. Our department will help connect you to a fiscal sponsor if needed.

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