Earlier this year, MCF members PFund Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way released a report that highlighted the needs of LGBT older adults in the Twin Cities. Among other findings, it showed this population is less likely to seek help for sensitive healthcare needs and is more at risk for social isolation and nursing home placement.
PFund is now moving to the next phase of this work with a new funding opportunity through its LGBT Aging Initiative Fund. This fund will support projects and programs that focus on creating community and systemic change in response to LGBT aging priorities. It will award $25,000 to up to five grantees in 2013.
Eligibility guidelines for this opportunity include:
- LGBT mission-specific organizations and ally organizations focused on aging, with priority given to collaborative partnerships.
- A focus on LGBT adults aged 50 years or older in Twin Cities metro counties of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Dakota, Carver and Western Washington or statewide.
- Projects and programs that raise awareness of LGBT aging issues, build capacity of organizations that address these issues, collect data on LGBT aging, and work to change systems.
Proposals are due to PFund on February 1, 2013. Visit PFund’s website for the full grant guidelines and application, and spread the word to those who serve LGBT older adults!