Blue Ridge Pride envisions a thriving LGBTQA community in Western North Carolina that welcomes and elevates us all. We advocate, celebrate, educate and serve – through our own programs, and through support and partnership with like-minded organizations serving our community. We have established the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partnership Fund to fund organizations. All donations to the fund go to community partners.
We welcome organizations and individuals to apply for funds to support qualifying programs, projects and events. We make funding decisions throughout the year.
As a rule, applicants should have a 501(c)(3) non-profit status or be able to demonstrate that they function as a 501(c)(3). However, we may also consider applications from individuals to support specific projects.
Our number one criterion is the benefit that the organization or project will bring to the WNC LGBTQA community, especially to marginalized groups, those in need, and communities that are underserved.
Grant Amounts: Each quarter, we set a funding target based on available funds. Currently, we target grants and sponsorships of $100 to $500 apiece. We will increase the number and size of grants as the fund grows.
Apply for a Grant: Tell us as much as you think you need in order to make your case: your project; your targeted audience, need and impact; your organization, approach, and budget. Fill in whatever you think. You can include an attachment.
Green Man Brewery Spreads the LUV!
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Green Man Brewery. Green Man has just launched a new, light-bodied IPA that is aptly named LUV ALL. Green Man has generously offered to donate ALL profits from the sale of LUV ALL to the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund.
Says Dennis Thies, owner of Asheville’s second oldest brewery, “Green Man hopes that putting this product on every shelf it can reach will reinforce the idea that we are stronger as a community when we come together as our authentic selves. This is true for the LGBTQ+ community; it is true for all of our community.”
The beer is available now on draft in Green Man’s taproom at 22 Buxton Avenue in Asheville and at select area bars and grocery stores.
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