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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

LGBTQIA+ small business owners are tireless champions of equality and inclusion, values shared and celebrated by Mastercard.  With the Heritage of Pride Small Business Grant Program, brought to you by Mastercard and NYC Pride, LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs will gain access to resources that bring their business dreams to life and empower their communities.

We’ll be awarding three small businesses in the New York City area a $10,000 grant each, digital tools to help grow their business online, and a virtual mentorship session to help them continue to thrive.

Please review the grant’s eligibility requirements and full rules. LEARN MORE →

The application period has now closed.

Pride Gives Back

NYC Pride's Pride Gives Back grant program is focused on financially assisting non-profit and community organizations within the local New York metro area looking to create programs/events in the 2023-24 Pride season. Since 1984, NYC Pride has given more than $25 Million in grants to individuals and non profits through our grant programs. See full details of the Pride Gives Back Program →

Our 2023 recipients of the Pride Gives Back Grant:
  • Caribbean Equality Project
  • InReach
  • Keeping Ballroom Community Alive Network
  • Liberation in Truth Social Justice Center
  • Lil Park Drag Show
  • Masculine Identified Lesbians of Color Collective
  • Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI)
  • National Queer Theater
  • NYC Gaymers, Inc.
  • The Okra Project
  • Out My Closet, Inc.
  • The Pride Network
  • Trans formative Schools
  • TransNewYork

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 $750 to $2,500, depending on the commitment.

2023 Working Grant Application

Bliss Days

Jun 30
2:00 pm
The DL
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The March

Jun 30
11:00 am
New York, NY
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Jun 30
11:00 am
Greenwich Village
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Youth Pride

Jun 29
12:00 pm
South Street Seaport Museum - Pier 16 & The Seaport - Pier 17
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Jun 22
2:00 pm
Club Lambda BK
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