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Seattle Pride Announces Summer Grants To Two Trans Non-Profits

Seattle Pride awarded $7000 in community grant money this week to two different trans/non-binary groups.

Seattle Trans Joy which produces two free events, the Seattle Trans Picnic (which happens Saturday, July 16th) and Seattle Trans Camp received the larger share of the money with a whopping $5000 grant.

The Seattle Trans and Non-binary Chorale Ensemble received $2000.

More on the community grants:

Seattle Pride®  works to create unity, honor diversity, and achieve equal human rights throughout our region and world year-round. With Pride Month over, it hopes its latest round of community grants – totaling $7,000, will be one step closer to achieving its mission in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

“The LGBTQIA+ community and our needs don’t go away after Pride Month, we’re here all year,” said Seattle Pride Executive Director Krystal Marx. “This round of grants aims to provide community to trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse people long after Pride Month ends.”

Twice each year Seattle Pride awards grants to charitable organizations which support the local LGBTQIA+ community, with $242,003 donated since 2018. This summer’s community grant recipients include:

  • Seattle Trans Joy($5,000) – Community experiences for gender diverse people are incredibly important. The grant will fund two free events – the Seattle Trans Picnic and Seattle Trans Camp 2. These are events for the local trans and nonbinary community to build trans dignity, connection, and experience joy.

“In this time of systemic and cultural aggression against trans and nonbinary people, more than ever we need places for our community to come together to build relationships, feel dignity, and experience trans joy. Seattle Pride’s grant will help us so much in achieving these aims by making our trans events more welcoming and nourishing for even more of our community.”

Jerika Che, Seattle Trans Joy

  • Seattle Trans and Nonbinary Choral Ensemble (STANCE)  ($2,000) – This program provides a vocal space free of gendered expectations, by and for transgender and nonbinary singers, to explore and express themselves through music. The grant will enable them to pay their artistic director and prepare to launch Seattle’s first choir by and for trans an nonbinary singers.

“Thank you so much to Seattle Out and Proud Foundation for being the first organization to provide support to our newly founded group. With your help we can make Seattle’s first choir by and for Trans and Nonbinary singers a reality.”

Haven Wilvich, Executive Director, Seattle Trans and Nonbinary Choral Ensemble

“I’m so honored Seattle Pride, and our sister organization, the Seattle Out & Proud Foundation, are able to support LGBTQIA+ nonprofit organizations like these that are creating safe, creative spaces for our community throughout the year,” added Marx. “We’re all in this together – and this work wouldn’t be possible without our extended family of Seattle Pride supporters, funders, and community partners.”

For a complete list of Seattle Pride grants by year, visit SeattlePride.org.

About Seattle Pride®

Seattle Pride® is the 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization which produces the Seattle Pride ParadeSeattle Pride in the Park and other pride-related events and promotions, as well as provides grants and sponsorship support to community-based LGBTQIA+ serving organizations statewide, and year-round advocacy in support of diversity, inclusivity and equal human rights for all.

About Seattle Out & Proud Foundation

Seattle Pride’s Seattle Out & Proud Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation which exists to educate the public about the LGBTQIA+ community and the rights of its members; to eliminate discrimination against; and to further the civil rights of members of the LGBTQIA+ community by promoting the arts and supporting leadership development.

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