The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have two annual distribution cycles for our Grants: Easter (February/March) and Saturnalia (August/September). We accept grant proposals throughout the year.
2016 Grants Schedule:
2016 Spring Cycle:
Grant Proposals Due: February 25th
Announcement Date March 5th
Dispersal Date: March 9th
2016 Fall Cycle:
Grant Proposals Due: August 15th
Announcement Date September 9th
Dispersal Date: September 15th
The spring grant cycle has closed. This was our first cycle of online grant submissions. It's a
simple and easy form to complete, which allowed for the smallest of organizations to apply for and
receive muchneeded funding in amounts from $250 to $1000. We are especially delighted to
provide grassroots applicants, who may not meet the criteria of the larger, endowed grant
providers, with support.
The Sisters are giving it away: over $15,000 to twenty applicants. The average grant is $750. Read a few of their stories:
Dreamcatcher Youth Services, Oakland, Grant Received $750.
LBGTQ and Trans homeless youth represent almost 40% of homeless youth on the streets. In
addition they are overrepresented as victims of sexual exploitation, which is at epidemic
proportions. The Sisters gave Dreamcatcher funds to provide incentives and support for their once-
amonth LBGTQ and Transonly social night. "We have found that specialized time provides an
opportunity for frank questioning and open conversation around identity, exploitation, healthy
relationships, safer sex, self esteem, as well as a social time to form bonds and create community,
both critical to the youth's outcomes. We have worked with exploited youth for many years now
and the number coming to the shelter and support center has tripled in the last year. Among those
are many trans youth who are deeply deeply fragile and exploited at record percentages. We need
to create the safest possible avenues to build connection with these youth. It is from the reflections
of the youth themselves that we have confirmed the desire and need for the space we seek to create
through this monthly evening."
Marty's Place Affordable Housing Corporation, San Francisco, Grant Received $1000.
Marty's Place provides housing for lowincome people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.
This Sisters grant will enable them to purchase a large refrigerator to be used by six residents.
"The current refrigerator is 18.2 cubic feet and insufficient for food storage. Food storage and
nutrition are essential for everyone, particularly for people with compromised immune systems.
The impact of the grant will help our residents be able to store fresh foods and prepare nutritious
No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds Collective, Oakland, Grant received $500.
The Sisters provided funds to make NOTAFLOF's important work more sustainable. "We are a
collective of queer and trans*identified people offering hair and healing services, workshops, art
events, community dinners, etc, with no one turned away for lack of funds, serving the queer,
trans*, POC and allied community of the East Bay particularly low income."
Bay Area Trans Writers Workshop, Oakland, Grant Received $1000.
The Sisters grant will enable trans writers to hold their meetings in a semipublic, wheelchair-
accessible space, and will make it possible for them to publish the first run of their literary
magazine. "We are a diverse, tightknit collective of trans writers collaboratively working to
expand and develop our individual practices, and trans literature as a genre, through workshops,
readings, outreach, and publications. The first run of our literary magazine will jumpstart our
sustainable funding model, while compensating our contributors for their art."
Grant recipients for spring 2016. Congratulations!
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center
San Francisco Trans March
Whole Human Project
San Diego Trans* Pride
Bay Area Trans Writers Workshop (BATWW)
GLBT Historical Society
The Dyke March
Richmond Rainbow Pride
Berkeley Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution
Marty's Place Affordable Housing Corporation
QTY Treehouse (housed by Health Initiatives for Youth)
Dreamcatcher Youth Services
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOPUSA)
Momma's Boyz presents KINGDOM!
LGBT SUPPORT SERVICES
This Is What I Want
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Grant proposal deadlines and grant dispersal dates subject to change.