Texas Pride Impact Funds

$8,000     Short-term/crisis intervention counseling services for LGBTQ Persons of Color who are HIV-positive or high-risk HIV-negative individuals in the 10-county region surrounding Austin.

$5,000    Capacity building for gender care in a safe, caring, and judgement-free space at low and no cost, depending on income. Gender-affirming care for disadvantaged LBGTQIA persons is both life-changing and self-empowering in the absence of care or culturally non-sensitive care.

$10,000     Providing the opportunity and building capacity to improve and protect the quality of life of older LGBT adults in North Texas in the areas of health, housing, advocacy, financial security and social services. CFA LGBT works alongside community partners, providing resources and refuge for vulnerable seniors who may have limited options or knowledge of quality care, and a need for social engagement opportunities.

$10,000     Operational funding for the first LGBTQ community center in the 12-county Coastal Bend Region. The CB Pride Center will house LGBTQ youth, CB Trans Alliance & LGBTQ adults 55+ support groups; services including computer access, job search assistance and LGBTQ family programming; and workshops on financial health and health/wellness.

$3,500     A  targeted media campaign “(PrEP)aradas” aimed at Latina matriarchs in the Southwest Texas Border Region to address the interrelated issues of homophobia and lack of sexual health knowledge.

$8,000    A pilot, five-day summer camp designed to foster the resilience of LGBTQ youth in San Antonio. Anticipated outcomes for attendees include Increased resilience, self-compassion and social connectedness, decreased depression and anxiety.

$5,000.    General operating expenses toward programming that connects LGBTQ+ women, predominately communities of color and transgender populations, to routine healthcare through education, access, and advocacy/barrier reduction.

$5,000     Rapid rehousing and wraparound services with the goal of self-sufficiency defined as the ability to pay rent, utilities and cover most expenses such as food and clothes. The program is supplemented with case management teaching life skills, job training, career counseling and financial planning education.

$10,000     Expansion of School-based Clinical Services (SBS) for the more vulnerable, isolated communities in and outside the Austin area. The evidence-based curriculum provides weekly support group therapy in the school setting for LGBTQ+ youth and allies with various intersectional aspects of identity.

$5,000     A LGBTQ Transitional Living program designed to change the lives of homeless youth by empowering them to become independent adults and to gain resilience and self-acceptance in the nurturing environment they need to move toward a better future.

$5,000     An LGBTQ Immigrant Initiative providing legal representation to LGBTQ+ immigrants. The project will ensure they know their rights, have assistance navigating the asylum process and help address other gaps in representation and advocacy for LGBTQ+ immigrants.

$5,000     Programming and activities four days a week to decrease high-risk behaviors, improve self-esteem, and reduce social isolation among North Texas middle and high school LGBTQ youth.

$10,000     Through KIND Medical-Legal Partnership (KIND MLP), Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) collaborates with health care organizations to address the health-harming legal needs of LGBTQ+ patients and community through direct legal services, training and education, and policy advocacy. TLSC operates statewide and an average of 30% of clients served through KIND MLP come from non-urban areas.

$3,500     General operating support for the University’s Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement which functions to lead social progress in the region. The office has numerous on and off campus LGBTQIA initiatives including employment, social support and Youth.

$10,000      General operational expenses for safe, secure housing for homeless LGBTQ young adults ages 18 to 24 in Bexar County with clients at or below the county’s poverty level. Thrive provides counseling, life skills classes, case management, and other resources to help develop self-sufficiency, secure and maintain employment, and pursue educational goals.

$7,000     Project support targeting members of the LGBTQI community of Houston, specifically trans people in finding employment. This grant will provide technical skills training in welding for 15 people, job preparation for at least 20 people, and culminate in a job fair held to bring trans friendly employers together with job seekers.

$10,000     General operations funding at The Pride Community Clinic which serves LGBTQ patients. Housed at the Alamo Area Resource Center, the clinic’s environment eliminates barriers to gender and sexual minority health care, provides free care to those who lack access due to stigma and/or being uninsured and educates future health professionals about the unique needs of these populations.