South Florida’s Aqua Foundation for Women (formerly known as the Women’s Community Fund) is proud to announce they are now accepting applications for their 2008 Grant Cycle.
The mission of the Aqua Foundation for Women is to promote the equality, strength, health and visibility of South Florida lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) women. Monies raised during the Fund’s signature event, Aqua Girl® Week, as well as through individual and group donations go directly to educate, empower and foster the women’s communities. We accomplish this by Identifying our community needs, offering annual grant programs, providing community service, fostering philanthropy in the women’s community and building strategic alliances.
THE AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN GRANTS PROGRAM
The Aqua Foundation for Women grant program offers grants of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) or GLBT friendly organizations for projects that (1) benefit the LBT women’s community; (2) promote the awareness of LBT women’s issues within the broader community; (3) encourage a positive self-image and understanding among people who are LBT women; and (4) address a priority need or interest identified by the Aqua Foundation for Women from grant cycle to grant cycle.
2008 Funding Priorities
Priority areas of interest for the 2008 grant cycle in the order of highest priority are:
1. Lesbian Health and Well-Being
2. Lesbian families and parenting
3. LBT operational Leadership
4. Lesbians in the Arts
Please note that the Aqua Foundation for Women will not fund litigation activities, political campaigns, or attempts to influence specific legislation through this grant program. However, it is interested in supporting activities designed to improve organizational and leadership skills of LBT women that could lead to increased political representation or influence of LBT women.
Application Instructions and Form can be found on the Aqua Foundation for Women website http://www.aquafoundation.org
The Aqua Foundation for women, has awarded over $95,000 in grants since it’s inception to organization like the Yes Institute, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, The Oni Women’s Conference, Pridelines, Stonewall Library, Sister Speak and Creative Arts Enterprises.
For additional information, please call Vivian Lamadrid AFW Program Director (305) 576-AQUA (Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm) or e-mail her at Vivian@aquafoundaton.org