The LGBT Community Fund ( the LGBT Fund ), at the Chicago Community Trust ( the Trust ), has announced that it has chosen its inaugural group of grant recipients.
A total of $282,500 in grants will be presented to the organizations at a breakfast reception Oct. 1 at the offices of the Chicago Community Trust.
The following organization will receive grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000: About Face Theatre, Adler University's LGBT Mental Health and Inclusion Center, Affinity Community Services, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Association of Latinos/Motivating Action ( ALMA ), Broadway United Methodist Church ( Youth Lounge Program ), Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago Gay Black Men's Caucus, Leather Archives and Museum, Inc., Project Fierce Chicago, RAD remedy, Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center, Transformative Justice Project of Illinois and Youth Empowerment Performance Project.
The second cycle of grant making has been designated as Transformation Grants, and will range from $50,000 to $150,000 each. This cycle will begin later this yea,r with the exact timetable posted on the LGBT Fund's website, LGBTFund.org .
The Chicago Community Trust began The LGBT Community Fund in 2010 with a $500,000 matching challenge grant.