The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) has once again renewed their commitment to investing into Atlanta’s LGBTQ community by announcing their list of 2019 year-end grand recipients.

These grants are awarded to non-profits that work to improve the lives of LGBTQ people in the region. This year, a record 16 organizations received funds, totaling almost $100,000.

“This program is a priority for us,” Jamie Fergerson, the APC Executive Director, said in a statement. “We want everyone to be aware that by supporting Atlanta Pride, you also support so many organizations within our community.”

The 2019 year-end grant recipients are:

  • AID Atlanta
  • All-1-Family
  • Compassionate Atlanta
  • He is Valuable
  • Hotlanta Softball League
  • NATAS Southeast Foundation
  • Out Front Theater Company
  • Out on Film
  • Raksha
  • Southern Unity Movement
  • Teach for America’s Prism Metro Coalition
  • The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation
  • The Phillip Rush Center
  • TRANScending Barriers Atlanta
  • Voices of Note
  • ZAMI NOBLA- National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging

“Through our APC Community Reinvestment Grant, [Teach for America’s Prism Metro Coalition] will establish a cohort of community facilitators offering professional development for Atlanta educators to best support LGBTQ students,” said Alice Plant, the Manager of Data and Impact Strategy at Teach for America. “The grant will also provide the opportunity for Prism leaders to attend TFA’s annual Brave Education Summit focused on professional development for LGBTQ educators and establish an emergency response fund supporting LGBTQ TFA educators in crisis.”

“Compassionate Atlanta, along with our partner SOJOURN, is grateful for this support to advance the wholeness of individuals with disabilities by creating spaces for their authentic expression,” said Leanne Rubenstein with Compassionate Atlanta. “Often people with disabilities are excluded from any conversations and decisions regarding their gender identity and sexuality. Our goal is to advance the greater community by allowing all people, regardless of ability, to find safe spaces to talk about gender and sexuality, find social networks, and be part of the LGBTQ community.”

“[B]y lifting each other up and supporting one another, we can and will move ever closer to our goal of justice and equality for all,” Fergerson said. “I am… grateful to have a voice to lead and to be on this journey with those in all of these extraordinary organizations and so many others throughout our beloved community.”

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