Queer Youth Fund 2013-2014

The Queer Youth Fund awards $100,000 grants to innovative and effective leadership development, organizing or other programs/projects that empower gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth (up to 24 years old).  The purpose of the Queer Youth Fund is to improve societal conditions affecting these youth and strengthen the GLBTQQ movement.

Deadline for Letters of Intent: Monday, October 28, 2013

Deadline for Full Proposals: Friday, February 28, 2014 (by invitation only)

Grant Announcements: By Friday, August 29, 2014

Grant Size: The Queer Youth Fund makes multi-year grants to 501(c)(3) organizations (or groups with fiscal sponsors) located in the United States.  At least three $100,000 grants, payable over three to five years, will be made to groups performing specific work that matches the Queer Youth Fund guidelines.  Eligible groups must have an organizational budget of $5 million or less (only applies to the group applying for the grant, not the fiscal sponsor) and a total budget for their GLBTQQ youth work of $1 million or less.

To see the list of current and past Queer Youth Fund grantees.

The Queer Youth Fund is not accepting Letters of Intent at this time. Please check back here for information on any future cycles.  Please NO CALLS or EMAILS. 

Also, check out our Facebook page!  We'll be using this page to share information about the fund, promote the work of grantees past and present, foster communication between groups doing youth-led, social justice work in the GLBTQQ communities and much more! 

The Queer Youth Fund has invested more than $4.6 million in GLBTQQ youth-driven work around the country since it was founded in 2003.  Our 2013-2014 cycle will be the fund’s 12th year.  Two of our funders are unable to continue their support of new grants.  Consequently, we wish to inform prospective grant-seekers that the fund may not be open to new applicants after the 2013-2014 cycle, so that they may plan accordingly.  Multi-year grants agreed to in prior cycles and the 2013-2014 cycle will not be affected by any of these changes.  While we continue to seek new funding partners to replace outgoing contributors, we will not know the outcome until sometime later this year.  Please check here on the website for the latest.