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Funding Available to Support Vermont’s LGBTQ+ Communities

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Funding is now available through the Samara Fund, a community-directed fund that helps to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters are connected, healthy, appreciated, safe, and empowered.

The Samara Fund will accept applications for projects or organizations that serve Vermont’s LGBTQ+ communities or support HIV/AIDS services or prevention for LGBTQ+ Vermonters. Organizations that are not LGBTQ+ or HIV/AIDS focused may apply for support for projects that directly serve Vermont’s LGBTQ+ communities. Priority is given to projects that collaborate with and center LGBTQ+ voices and communities.

The Samara Fund’s priorities for the 2021 grantmaking cycle are projects and services focusing on and led by:

  • LGBTQ+ youth
  • LGBTQ+ elders
  • LGBTQ+ populations in rural areas
  • Trans Vermonters
  • LGBTQ+ competent health care, mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021. Grant awards up to $3,500. Visit to learn more and apply.