The Community Partners Program is open to any non-profit organization based in the nine counties of the Bay Area whose mission involves service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities, seniors, youth, bullying, housing advocacy, animal welfare/rights, people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, or homelessness.
All community partners must commit to a minimum of 12 volunteers for working at the Pride event depending on the area for which the partner has been selected. All volunteers must attend volunteer trainings (number of meetings, dates and times to be set by Donations/Beverages management). Volunteer numbers may vary by area so be sure to check with your area coordinator during pre-event trainings.
In order to be considered, all community partners must provide a plan detailing how your organization will message its participation in the community partner program (for example/print/web, social media/email etc..) In addition, please be prepared to explain how your organization would benefit from being a community partner and how the value of this partnership would be conveyed to your stakeholders.
It is a condition that all staff provided by community partners are volunteers and 100% of the funds received by the Community Partners Program be applied to their purpose as specified in the mission statement of their organization. Subject to that, the funds may be applied in whatever manner and towards projects and/or running costs as the partnering organization sees fit.
An organization may indicate their preference with regard to being a beverage partner, a donations partner, and/or an accessibility partner when applying. While the San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee strives to accommodate indicated preferences, program capacity does not always permit us to meet these preferences in all instances.
Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Community Partners Program. Thank you for all that you do for the community!
The Pride Committee will review all completed applications by early May 2011, and will make a final decision on program selection. Once your organization is notified of the decision regarding your application, a final contract will be sent out to you, and you will be put in direct contact with the manager of the program for which your organization was chosen, whether Donations, Beverage, or Accessibility.
Mandatory trainings exist for both the Donations and Beverages Programs so be sure to consult your area coordinator or email us at email@example.com for more information.
To officially become a Community Partner for 2011, please carefully review our eligibility requirements. All application materials must be received by the end of business on Monday, April 18th 2011.
Please email us with any questions that you may have regarding the Community Partners Program.