$1K Grants Benefit Area Groups, Agencies
Although most of the attention this week will be focused upon the June 20 Stonewall Festival hosted by Pride of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Pride South Florida, which hosted PrideFest on March 13 and 14, announced the recipients of its 2010 grants, continuing its tradition of giving back to community organizations.
According to Pride South Florida chair Jacqui Charvet, fourteen organizations requested funding for a variety of projects. Grants were awarded to groups for their service and projects enhancing the lives of Broward’s LGBT population.
Recipients, who received their checks – mostly in the amount of $1,000 – at a ceremony on June 12 in Pride South Florida’s office, included Red Hispana Florida; the South Florida Musical Guild-Pride Wind Ensemble; the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus; KP Productions; Women in Network; Arts United; Transgender Equality Rights Initiatives (TERI); the Stonewall Library and Archives; the Names Project (AIDS Memorial Quilt); and the Lambda Men’s Brotherhood.
These various community groups provide a variety of services that, in the words of Pride South Florida vice chair Marc Hansen, “don’t qualify for six-figure bequests. They need seed money to help with day to day expenses, and to get the word out for their other fund-raising efforts.”
PrideFest Secretary-Treasurer Joel Slotnick presented the grants along with Charvet and Hansen. “These organizations do so much for our community,” Slotnick noted.