We are happy to announce that final payments have been mailed to our 2010 Community Partners, fulfilling the promise we made early this year. This final round of payments total more than $38,000. Our partners have long provided dedication and support to the community – and for this very reason, we were insistent upon rebuilding our partners’ trust.
San Francisco Pride’s Community Partners Program is a grant-giving initiative that gives Bay Area-based non-profit organizations grant funds in exchange for volunteer staffing at beverage booths and donation gates at the Celebration and Parade. With these latest payments, we have paid $166,663.83 in grants to those organizations that participated in the 2010 program.
“The board promised our community that we would honor our grant commitments to our 2010 partners, and today I am happy to report that we have come through on that promise. From the beginning, San Francisco Pride has been about supporting our community. Fulfilling our financial commitments to our partners will continue to be a critical component of that support.” – Board Chair, Lisa Williams
“We are fully committed to be a fiscally responsible organization, which includes fulfilling our promise to pay our 2010 partners in full. Our Community Partners continue to play a key role at Pride, and we intend to keep the focus on the good and important work that they do for the community.” – Interim Executive Director, Brendan Behan
We have granted over $1.7 million to our partners since the program’s inception in 1997. The Community Partners Program is an important part of SF Pride. We will continue to support our Bay Area non-profits who are dedicated to work on LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS, cancer, the environment, and animal welfare.