FY2018 LGBTQ Community Grant Awards


The Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Affairs has awarded a combined $75,000 in grant funding to six community-based organizations that serve LGBTQ homeless youth and families in DC. The grants are intended to strengthen the organizational capacity, support leadership development, and ensure sustainability among nonprofits serving LGBTQ youth and young adults in DC. Grants were made in amounts between $10,000 and $15,000. The awardees are: Anacostia Coordinating Council for peer mentoring and coaching, linking homeless youth with supportive services. Metro DC Community Center Inc. to help LGBTQ youth gain employment through job readiness training. The Wanda Alston Foundation to provide mental health and wellness services homeless clients. Total Family Care Coalition tol provide peer support to encourage family reconciliation to homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults. Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. to implement their TransDimensional Youth Mentor Program. Young Playwrights’ Theater, Inc. to provide an environment that pursues social justice through performing arts.