Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2018-19 HYPE grant and to all HYPE Unicorns who voted. In 2018, HYPE awarded $30,000 in grants to each of the following 5 organizations:
Kween Culture Initiative promotes cultural equity for transgender women of color through cultural enrichment, social empowerment and social justice, enriching the most vulnerable of our community’s lives with art, dialogue, fellowship, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.
HYPE seeks to grant to innovative organizations like Kween Culture Initiative where our funding will meaningfully impact their ability to grow and change lives.
Queer LifeSpace provides low-fee mental health and substance abuse therapy for the queer community to empower, inform and provide a platform for healing and growth.
HYPE recognizes the crucial importance of the direct services Queer LifeSpace makes accessible to the community as well as their capacity to sustain these vital services.
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.
HYPE seeks to support organizations that build community and make visible the stories of communities that are often silenced. We think that BAAIITS is taking positive risks and making space for members of this community in a unique way.
enGender support gender diverse youth and their families and communities by strengthening self-determination through direct services, programming, and a youth summer program for ages 4-18 where LGBTQ+ youth can show up as their authentic selves.
HYPE has supported enGender for the last 2 years and values the amazing work they do with children and youth in our community. Every child deserves to go to summer camp and feel safe and free to be themselves.
Horizons Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to mobilizing and increasing resources for the LGBTQ movement and organizations that secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ people.
We are proud to recognize Horizons’ support of HYPE and important work in the LGBTQ community with this grant. HYPE provides an annual grant to Horizons Foundation to help support our partnership with them as our fiscal sponsor.