For Immediate Release
August 7, 2012
Shift in Schedule for Phoenix Pride Community Grants Program
Phoenix - The Phoenix Pride Community Grants Program is a charitable program which provides financial grants to nonprofit organizations serving Maricopa County's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Funds for the program are administered by the Arizona Community Foundation.
At its August 2012 strategic planning retreat, the Phoenix Pride board of directors unanimously affirmed its commitment to its 3-year old Community Grants program.
Board member and Treasurer, Bill MacDonald stated, “We are enormously proud of our ability to give back to the Phoenix LGBTQ community, to utilize funds generated from Phoenix Pride events to support significant, impactful community programs.”
Due to the 2012 acquisition of the Rainbows Festival and an internal realignment of Phoenix Pride’s fiscal year, the Community Grants program is being temporarily placed on hiatus. Following the successful completion of the Rainbows Festival in October 2012, the Phoenix Pride board will determine how to best reschedule the Community Grants program cycle based on an evolving programmatic and fiscal calendar.
At this time, the board does not anticipate any major changes to the structure of the Community Grants program itself, outside of its schedule for application, review and delivery of funds.
Please stay tuned for additional information, to be released before the end of the 2012 calendar year.