Texas Pride Impact Funds

Beginning February 19, 2018, Texas Pride Impact Fund is accepting applications for its first round of funding for Texas-based nonprofit organizations that provide support and services for the state’s LGBTQ community. Funding priorities, informed by findings from the IMPACT! Texas Needs Assessment (ITNA) study, will include organizations and/or programs that emphasize health care, seniors, youth, employment and social support as outlined in the Texas Pride Impact Funds: Request for Proposal document below. Please note application deadline of 5 p.m. Central Time on Monday, April 16, 2018 and eligibility requirements.


Who Is Eligible to Apply

TPIF considers applications from nonprofit organizations whose work is consistent with our mission of securing the future of the LGBTQ community in Texas.

To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be a recognized IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization or provide documentation of fiscal sponsorship with such an organization. All of our competitively awarded grants go to organizations that serve the LGBTQ communities of Texas. Currently, the maximum competitive grant award is $10,000. Please note: organizations are eligible to receive a competitive grant from Texas Pride Impact Funds no more often than once every two years. 

All applicants must provide documentation that the applicant does not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, veteran status, physical disability, socioeconomic status, or source of income in its employment practices, selection of board members, or acceptance of clients for services or products, or as otherwise provided by all applicable federal, state and local laws.

TPIF does not accept applications from: individuals; national organizations or their local affiliates, except for programs developed at the local level to meet local needs; projects/programs outside the State of Texas, except those providing direct services to LGBTQ residents of Texas; government agencies; religious organizations, except for projects or programs directly addressing TPIF’s mission.

Organizations based in Texas that provide programs/services to residents of Texas and outside the State of Texas must differentiate between Texas residents and non-residents when identifying numbers of persons served. Likewise, organizations based outside of Texas that provide programs/services to residents of Texas must differentiate between Texas residents and non-residents when identifying numbers of persons served. Lack of such documented differentiation will disqualify an application.


What We Fund

  • Seed/Pilot funding: innovations/start-up funding
  • Project/program support: a specific project/program within your organization
  • Capacity building: creating more, higher quality and/or more sustainable services
  • General Operating support: day-to-day costs of running your organization (office space, staff salaries, marketing materials, etc.)
  • Matching grants to augment support for any of the above


What We Don’t Fund

  • Endowment Funds
  • Fundraising or recognition events
  • Multi-year funding commitments
  • Costs incurred prior to the date of the grant award
  • Capital campaigns
  • More than one application per organization per year


Funding Priorities for 2018

These priorities (in alphabetical order) are based on the 2017 Impact! Texas Needs Assessment. You may request a copy of the full report by contacting grants@txpif.org. Special consideration will be given to programs/projects serving LGBTQ communities outside of urban centers.

    Improving employability of transgender persons
Health Care
    Capacity Building
        Increasing access/reducing barriers to routine health care
        Increasing access for transgender persons
        Improving cultural competency of health care providers
    Decreasing social isolation
    Increasing financial security
Social Support
    Decrease isolation in non-urban areas
    Address issues of inter-community racism, sexism, gender normatism
    Access to safe spaces
    Access to stable housing


Evaluation Criteria

  • Eligibility of applicant(s)
  • Complete and accurate application, including all supporting documentation
  • Alignment of request with funding priorities
  • Documented ability to provide the proposed project/program/service(s)
  • Project/services provided outside of urban centers
  • *TPIF will schedule a site visit for all finalists



Questions regarding this RFP and/or the Application should be addressed to grants@txpif.org with the subject heading: Application Question. The deadline for submitting questions is 5:00 pm (CDT), Friday, March 30, 2018.



February 19              Release of RFP
March 30                   Last day to submit questions (5:00 pm CDT)
April 16                      Application Deadline (5:00 pm CDT)
May 14 – 29              *Site Visits
June 25                      Grant Awards Announced



The complete application is available here: 2018r Grant Application Fillable

Electronic submissions are preferred. The completed application and all supporting documentation should be submitted as a single pdf document. Completed applications should be sent to grants@txpif.org with the subject heading, 2018 Grant Application. Hardcopy applications should be mailed to: TPIF – Grants, P.O. Box 66007, Houston, TX 77266.