Community Groups

Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to local organizations. These organizations are usually nonprofits that serve the LGBT community. The grants are working grants, which means that in order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at our NYC Pride events. Grants are awarded in amounts from $500 to $3,000, depending on the job type.

Applying for a Working Grant

If you are interested in applying for a working grant, a designated individual from your organization must complete our online application. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed. If awarded a working grant, your organization will be notified.

Requirements

The following guidelines apply to all working grant opportunities:

  • All volunteers must be 18 or older.
  • For the following events, all volunteers must be 21 or older: Dance on the Pier, Teaze, VIP Rooftop Party, Fantasy, and Femme Fatale.
  • All Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders must be onsite during the event at the working station their organization has been awarded.
  • All volunteers, including Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders, must attend scheduled orientations. Dates and times are pending.
  • All volunteers must wear official shirts as provided by NYC Pride.

Grant Opportunities

We offer a wide variety of working grant opportunities at many of our events. For a more detailed list of opportunities, including grant award amounts and detailed responsibilities, check out our 2016 Working Grants Handbook.

  • Fantasy
    • General Event Support
  • Family Movie Night
    • General Event Support
  • VIP Rooftop Party
    • General Event Support
  • Femme Fatale
    • General Event Support
  • The Rally
    • Beverage / Merchandise Sales
  • PrideFest
    • Set-up and Breakdown
    • Beverage / Merchandise Sales + Breakdown
  • The March
    • Perimeter Team
    • Dispersal Team
  • Teaze
    • Bars
    • Bag Check
    • Comfort Stations
    • Ticket Lines
    • Volunteer Lounge
  • Dance on the Pier
    • Bars
    • Bag Check
    • Comfort Stations
    • Ticket Lines
    • Volunteer Lounge