More than a year of the pandemic has exposed the dangerous gaps in health coverage for many underserved people in the LGBT community.
Our Fund Foundation has studied the need and recently awarded grants to South Florida organizations that work towards better health and wellness.
“We recently conducted a comprehensive, researched-based Needs Assessment which identified critical gaps between needs and services in South Florida’s LGBTQ community,” said David Jobin, president and CEO of Our Fund. “The need for expanded health and wellness programs which address unique LGBTQ+ community health risks and disparities ranked highest, and we are extremely proud to help support these wonderful non-profits and initiatives.”
Their LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Fund gave grants ranging from $8,000 to $40,000 each, for a total of $355,000 awarded to 16 area organizations. Recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward’s BIG Pride program, which gives one-to-one mentoring to LGBT youth. Compass’ Transgender Mental Health Access program was also recognized along with Equality Florida’s LGBTQ Health Equity Program which gives culturally competent LGBT training to health professionals.
Gilda’s Club got a grant to give cancer support services for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
For more than a decade, Our Fund has been identifying needs within the LGBT community and awarding grants to further causes important to our community. Our Fund Foundation is the third largest LGBT foundation in America and the only one in South Florida. Our Fund works to promote philanthropy by matching donors with organizations that LGBT issues and causes.
To learn more about their work and the organizations that benefit, visit Our-Fund.org.