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Lambda grant request due June 1

The Lambda Foundation is currently soliciting grants for the 1998 summer granting cycle. Deadline for grant requests is June 1. Lambda encourages individuals and organizations who serve the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities in the tri-state area to apply.

The Operational Grant is available to organizations established for at least one full year to subsidize general operating expenses for one year. An organization can receive an Operational Grant only once in any 12-month period.

The Innovation and Development Grant is available to support the development of a new organization, to fund a new or special project by an established organization or to fund a new or special project by an individual.

The Borrelli Memorial Grant is for AIDS-related organizations or projects only and may be used to subsidize general operating expenses or to support the development of new AIDS-related organizations of projects.

When preparing a grant request, clearly state the type of grant sought, the title/name of the proposed project/organization and the amount of the proposed grant request. A brief background of the individual(s) responsible for enacting or managing the grant must be included for with an address and phone number. If an organization is submitting the request, include a brief history of the organization along with names, addresses and phone numbers of organization representatives.

The goals and purposes of the proposed grant should be described specifically in the application, along with a complete budget showing income and expenses (not including income from the projected grant). A copy of the organization’s financial report for the most recently completed fiscal year must be provided.

Only grants submitted on a Lambda Foundation grant application will be considered. Grant request totals should be between $300 and $3,000. Grant applications are available by calling the foundation at (412) 521-5444, or by writing to PO Box 5169, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Requests must be postmarked by the June 1 deadline unless an extension has been approved. The foundation board will announce decisions on grant requests in July. The next granting period ends Sept. 1.

This article originally appeared in Pittsburgh’s Out. This article is preserved as a part of the Q Archives project. Please consider donating to help preserve Pittsburgh’s Queer history.