Every year Come Out With Pride, Inc. allocates funds towards grants and scholarships for the Central Florida community. Our board evaluates the needs of local LGBTQ+ organizations, LGBTQ+ students and that of allied organizations doing an outstanding job at educating and providing services to our community towards acceptance and equal rights. We focus on three areas:
1. LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness
2. LGBTQ+ Economic Development
3. LGBTQ+ Education
In 2017, we provided $30,000 in scholarships, cash grants and promotional/logistical assistance to the following organizations/causes:
- Five scholarships of $2,000 each
- onePULSE Foundation
- Equality Florida
- Orlando United Counseling
- Strengthen Orlando (Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit)
- Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation
- The One Orlando Alliance
- Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard
Come Out With Pride does not provide grants to political or activist groups. Our focus is on those organizations who might be struggling to meet their goals and those with a mission aimed at educating and assisting members of our community.
Please check back — details about the 2018 Pride Gives Back program and application will be available soon.