Continued Progress in Paying Back 2010 Partners
We are happy to announce that we have now paid over $126,000 to our 2010 Community Partner grant recipients, marking more than 75% of grant monies returned to participating organizations. This includes $5,600 in additional grant payments placed in the mail this week to Pride’s 2010 Community Partners. Our new Interim Executive Director Brendan Behan, who has worked with Pride through four events and previously served as the organization’s Deputy Executive Director in 2008 and 2009, personally contributed a $2,000 donation to Pride’s latest round of payments.
With the latest round of payments, we are also announcing the launch of a new fundraising initiative to ask Pride members and volunteers and the community to match our most recent contribution through individual donations earmarked toward Pride’s 2010 Community Partners. We are asking donors to log onto sfpride.org/donate to make a contribution.
The Community Partners Program is a beneficiary program for Bay Area-based nonprofit organizations that help run Pride’s donation gates and beverage booths at the annual Celebration and Parade. In exchange for their support, Pride provides its Community Partners with grants each year in August. Pride has donated more than $1.7 million back to the community through the program since its inception in 1997.