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Pride Gives Back & Community Grants

Heritage of Pride gives back to the community by offering a multitude of unique grant opportunities for various organizations
Pride Gives Back

Since 1984, NYC Pride has given more than $25 Million in grants to individuals and non profits through our grant programs. Grant applications open every February and winners are announced in April. Grants range from $300-$15,000.

"Thanks to the NYC Pride Gives Back grant, our first ever LGBT cancer survey was sent throughout the nation!"

-2020 Pride Gives Back Grant Recipient

Our 2021 recipients of the Pride Gives Back Grant:
  • #BlackMenCryToo
  • Big Apple Performing Arts
  • Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo
  • Drag Queen Story Hour
  • Equality New York
  • Global Black Gay Men Connect
  • Gotham Cheer
  • Keeping Ballroom Community Alive
  • Lifecycle Biking
  • Mobilizing our Brothers Initiative
  • National LGBT Cancer Network
  • onePulse Foundation
  • OutCT
  • OutCycling Fearless Flyers
  • Ring of Keys Coalition
  • Rockland County Pride Center
  • Soule Foundation
  • Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Check back soon for information on the 2022 Pride Gives Back Grant.

Community Grants


Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to LGBTQIA-friendly and LGBTQIA-affirming organizations. The grants are working grants, which means that in order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific functions, as a group, at our NYC Pride events. Grants are awarded in amounts from $500 to $3,500, depending on the commitment.

2021 Working Grant Application

Pride Gives Back with SKYY Vodka: Nightlife Grants

NYC Pride is proud to partner once again with SKYY® Vodka for the Pride Gives Back grant for LGBTQIA+ nightlife professionals. After a difficult year, SKYY® Vodka and NYC Pride are helping bring back the nightlife industry! Are you a DJ, bartender, performer, entertainer, community group, or event organizer? Apply today!

A total of $25,000 will be awarded to select individuals or organizations. To apply for this grant, you will be asked to provide: 

  • Name, Contact Information
  • Description of involvement or contributions to the LGBTQIA+ Nightlife industry in the NYC area 
  • Link to website, portfolio, social media profile, or examples of work

As a rule, we will not make contributions that support:

  • Political organizations (candidates or parties, committees or legislation)
  • Organizations with a written policy of discrimination against any person or group based on sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis

If selected, recipients will be required to provide the following:

  • Age verification (21+) / identification
  • US W-9 Taxpayer Identification Form 

Applications will be accepted through 12 AM ET on June 17, 2021. Recipients will be contacted in July 2021. 

*The "Pride Gives Back" program is NOT the same as NYC Pride's annual Working Grant program.

Click here to apply.

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