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Beyond Pride Mini-Grant Fund

The LGBTQ+ Advancement Mini Grants program allows community-based organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community in Boston to apply for up to $10,000 in funds.

The Mayor's Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement (MOLA) will award mini-grants to grassroots LGBTQ+ community serving organizations and individuals. Funds will assist to implement projects, programs and initiatives that support the LGBTQ+ community. These projects must address real LGBTQ+ community needs and offer long-term benefits that are in alignment with community priorities and needs related to LGBTQ+ advancement work. Organizations and individuals doing work especially within intersectional communities such as older adults, youth, BIPOC, disabilities, and gender expansive are strongly encouraged to apply. 


MOLA wishes to promote the equity, inclusion, and stability of Boston's LGBTQ+ community as well as bolstering social and community supports. MOLA will consider projects and events which help bring us closer to MOLA's vision of Boston being a city for ALL residents and families.


  • Contact Information: 
  • Source of Funding: FY24 City of Boston Operating Funds
  • Total Amount Available for Grant Program: $150,000
  • Award Amount per Grant per Organization: $500 to $9,999



Grants will be made to to support programs that expand upon the following focus areas:  

  • Housing (for example; housing and homelessness services)
  • Community + Public Safety (for example; LGBTQ+ friendly spaces, disability justice)
  • Health + Wellness (for example; transgender health awareness programs, educational campaigns, mental health, parenting/co-parenting, substance use disorder harm reduction programs)
  • LGBTQ+ Artists + Culture Visibility (for example; transgender/non binary Bostonian visibility, arts, LGBTQ+ serving events)
  • Civic Engagement (for example; environmental/green educational campaigns, policy forums)
  • Upward Economic Mobility (for example; small businesses, programs and spaces for entrepreneurs, youth jobs)


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals or non profit organizations serving Boston’s LGBTQ+ community
    • Community-based organizations that do not have non-profit status must partner with a fiscal sponsor that is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you do NOT have a fiscal sponsor, our staff will assist you.
  • 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

Apply today

Apply today by completing this Google Form

Timeline & Important Dates:

  • Application Launch Date: 
    • Monday, February 12, 2024
  • OPTIONAL Virtual Information Session: 
    • Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 12:00pm (Google Meet Link here)
  • Applications Deadline: 
    • Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Common Questions


The deadline for applications is Monday, April 1, 2024 by 5pm.

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 completed by December 31, 2024. 

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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