Southern Vermont LGBTQ+ organizations receive grants
VERMONT - The Samara Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, has awarded $38,000 in general operating support and project grants to nonprofit organizations in its 10th annual competitive grant round.
These nonprofits include the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, the New England Center for Circus Arts, and Out in the Open, among 11 others. The aforementioned three received $3,500 each.
The Samara Fund’s priorities for the 2021 grantmaking cycle included projects and services focusing on and led by LGBTQ+ youth, elders, BIPOC, populations in rural areas, as well as support for trans-specific projects and LGBTQ+ competent health care, mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services.
The Samara Fund is a community-directed fund that helps ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Vermonters are connected, healthy, appreciated, safe, and empowered. Visit vermontcf.org/samara to learn more.