Apply for a Community Grant

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Apply for a Community Grant

$20,000 in funding for rapid response to COVID-19

The submission deadline for this opportunity has passed.

We seek to support small non-profits, youth leaders, creators, educators and others assisting the LGBTQ+ community through the pandemic.

Deadline: April 6, 2020, 5:00pm

Our community needs our help.

The Tegan and Sara Foundation remains committed to uplifting the LGBTQ+ community, especially as our current times have left queer people uniquely disadvantaged.

From the closing of queer small businesses, strained access to health services for LGBTQ+ people, to the inability for LGBTQ+ youth to attend school, our community is looking for ways to support, heal, gather and strengthen.

Our goal is to fund the projects meeting the immediate needs of those most affected, whether through making resources for the community available digitally, creating spaces online for art, positivity and conversation, and more.

We want to hear about small, and especially youth-led, initiatives that will impact their communities, and just need a little help. LGBTQ+ people need support and investment in their futures now more than ever. Tegan and Sara Foundation Community Grants can help to start meeting the needs of your community now.

To view our grant application requirements and FAQ visit

We are especially looking for: 

  • Projects and initiatives meeting the needs of the LGBTQ+ community caused by COVID-19.
  • Youth creators, activists, and organizations.
  • Small nonprofits.
  • Projects that need starter funding to get off the ground.
  • Initiatives that specifically benefit intersectionally marginalized groups inc. LGBTQ+ people of color, trans communities, rurally-based LGBTQ+ populations etc.

What you’ll get from us:

  • A small grant ranging between $500 and $2,000, disbursed quickly to begin creating impact as soon as possible.
  • Institutional knowledge, resources, and guidance from the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
  • A cohort of fellow grantees to expand your network and reach out to for support and community.
  • Spotlight on your work via Tegan and Sara Foundation social media.

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