The Atlanta Pride Committee announced on Friday (October 1) the grant recipients for their brand new initiative, the “Pride in Action Fund.”
The fund financially supports LGBTQ organizations that needed to rethink how they would connect with community members who need their services without the Atlanta Pride festival, which has been canceled for the second year in a row.
“We know that making the tough decision to cancel the in-person Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade this year impacted LGBTQ+ community organizations in various ways,” APC Executive Director Jamie Fergerson said in a press release. “With that in mind, we created the Pride in Action Fund to help financially support those organizations in their important work without the benefit of that platform.”
Over $12,000 will be distributed among the successful applicants immediately with this rapid turn-around fund. The call for applications was announced at the beginning of September, and the recipients below were informed this week, less than a month later.
The 2021 Pride in Action organizational recipients are:
Disability Action Center of Georgia, Inc. dba DisABILITY LINK
For the Kid In All of US, Inc.
SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Uprising at Virginia-Highland Church
VOX Teen Communications (also known as VOX ATL)
There is still time to apply for the ATL Pride Community Reinvestment Grant. That application deadline is October 8, and those successful applications will be awarded by December 10, 2021. This year, the Community Reinvestment Grant will focus on the impact of COVID on an organization, and how they are navigating the effects of the ongoing pandemic. Exceptional applications may receive up to $7,500. Most awards will be between $1,000 to $3,000.