The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) has announced their list of 2021 year-end grant recipients.
The APC’s Community Reinvestment Grants (CRG) provide funding and resources to fellow community organizations that align with their mission and strategic goals. This program went into hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but has returned this year with a focus on organizations whose services were significantly impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
This year’s grant recipients are:
Acceptance Recovery Center
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
CommunityScape Services, Inc.
I Am Human Foundation
Out Front Theatre Company
Out on Film
Pets Are Loving Support, Inc.
Trans Housing Atlanta Inc.
ZAMI NOBLA- National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging
“WE ARE SOOOO excited!!!!!” saidBrandy W. Anderson,Founder & CEO,Acceptance Recovery Center, Inc. “Thank you so much for supporting the queer recovery community in Athens. This is going to open up so many doors, we are beyond grateful.”
“Thank you so much for this opportunity to continue to serve the community,” Alex Santiag, the executive director of the I Am Human Foundation, said. “We are honored, humbled and grateful.”
“The past two years have been challenging,” Jamie Fergerson, the executive director of APC, said. “We made the difficult decision to cancel our Atlanta Pride Festival & Parade, our signature event and biggest source of fundraising, for the second year in a row. Despite this disappointment, with the support of the LGBTQ+ community, we have been able to reinvest over $70,000 into important organizations that have suffered greatly due to the pandemic. We used money that would have gone into festival expenses to support over two-dozen organizations that increase well-being and visibility of LGBTQ+ people in our region.”
“CRGs are at the heart of our mission and speak to our commitment to serve underfunded and marginalized populations by providing funding, resources, and support,” APC Board Chair Will Bryant added. “By expanding their capacity and amplifying the voices of the recipients, we are moving forward the work of equity for LGBTQ+ individuals throughout our region.”
Find details about eligibility, requirements and other CRG information here.