The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund 

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The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund has two goals: 

  • Unite LGBTQ giving by leveraging individual gifts to create a meaningful impact.
  • Strengthen Utah’s LGBTQ community, and our state as a whole.

The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund unites LGBTQ giving by leveraging individual gifts to create a meaningful impact.  Since being established in 2011, the fund has granted $284,000.  Some of our funded projects include:

 

 
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The Moab Pride Festival was awarded a great in 2014 to further their mission of creating rural queer visibility while providing LGBTQIA programming and creating safe spaces for the community.  

The Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival was awarded a grant in 2015 for their festival.  Damn These Heels is a safe, supportive environment that celebrates our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

Equality Utah has been granted twice now, both for training.  In 2016 Equality Utah received a grant for the hardy Milk Leadership Academy, and in 2017 a great to bring the Wellstone Training Academy to Utah.  

 
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The members of the committee are, Jane Marquardt, Michelle Turpin, Jim Dabakis, Carol Gnade, Jeffrey Mathis, and Lauryn Hansen.  For information about the 2018 grant process, and the LGBTQ Endowment fund, click here.