Every year Come Out With Pride, Inc. allocates a certain amount of money towards scholarships and grants. Our board evaluates the needs of local LGBT organizations, LGBT Students but also that of others that might not be LGBT but do an outstanding job at educating and providing services to our community towards acceptance and equal rights.
This year we are focusing on three areas: 1. LGBT+ Health & Wellness 2. LGBT+ Economic Development 3. LGBT+ Education
Come Out With Pride does not provide grants to political or activist organizations as we believe there are many other means for these fine entities to raise funds. Our focus is on those struggling to meet their goals and those with a mission aimed at educating and assisting members of our community.
In 2016, we provided $30,000 in scholarships as well as cash grants and promotional/logistical assistance (thus reducing their costs) to the following organizations/causes:
- Pulse of Orlando
- GLSEN Orlando
- Orlando Youth Alliance
- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
- MBA Orlando
- Libby’s Legacy
- Two Spirit Health Services
- Prism – Teach for America