HYPE’s Grant Making: A Perspective

As Community Engagement and Grants Chair, my role with Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) is in some ways the opposite of my day job as a grant writer–and yet, my experience as both a fundraiser and grantee greatly informs the way I lead HYPE’s grant-making process. As a grant writer, I’ve navigated convoluted and […]

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Preparation Begins Now

Stunned. Fearful. Angry. Confused. The 2016 election has left many of us feeling a miserable mix of emotions. Some of us are wondering if we’ve lost the hard-won gains of the last several years — the ability to be safe in our communities, to find and keep good jobs, to be respected as human beings […]

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We Are Orlando

Our hearts are with the victims of the ‪#‎PulseNightclub‬ tragedy and their loved ones. We are inspired by the strength and resiliency of our LGBTQ communities in Orlando. We are with you in solidarity, unity, and love. And we embrace Muslim communities, queer and not queer, with the same solidarity, unity, and love. Islamophobia will […]

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Resources, Not Requirements: Grant Makers and the Culture of Philanthropy

BY MARISSA I. GUERRERO Last week, the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund released a report by Cynthia M. Gibson,“Beyond Fundraising: What Does It Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?” The report provides critical guidance to nonprofits about why and how to develop a culture of philanthropy, in which fundraising is relational rather than […]

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The State of the Unicorn February 2016

Save the date this Sunday February 21st & April 17th 2016 at the New Parkway Theater! More information inside! HYPE 2016 Grants Opportunity Calling all LGBTQ organizations! HYPE invites you to apply for our 2016-17 grant making cycle! Please share this opportunity far and wide with your favorite Bay Area LGBTQ orgs. Applications are due April 1, 2016 […]

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I give to HYPE because I want to let all the little Ninas out there know, that there are people who care. – Nina Simone

Get involved with HYPE

HYPE is only as much of a time commitment as you’d like it to be. The only requirement is that you give your portion to the shared pool. As a member, you can vote for an organization that you want to receive HYPE’s annual grants. Other ways to be involved include: Participating in the selection […]

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