COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
With the outbreak of Coronavirus, our LGBTQIA communities across the upper Midwest—especially communities of color and transgender communities—are facing extreme challenges maintaining health, employment, food stability, rent, and other basic necessities. Due to this increased need, PFund Foundation seeks to support the community with an COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund provides immediate and long-term support for those must vulnerable. The Fund is nimble and flexible, responding to urgent needs. LGBTQIA individuals, non-profit organizations, and small businesses from across Minnesota can access a streamlined application on our website.
We are asking for your generous support for micro grants to individuals, small businesses, and non-profits who are facing financial hardship in this challenging time.
Today, we are asking you to give generously, as you are able, in support of your neighbors, friends, colleagues and family. A generous donor has agreed to match—dollar for dollar—up to five thousand dollars for COVID-19 emergency relief.
Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated!
If you are interested in a gift of stock, please contact Aaron Zimmerman, Director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks can be made to "PFund Foundation," memo: COVID-19 Fund to 2801 21st Avenue South, #132B Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Learn more about PFund Foundation below.
PFund Foundation is the regional LGBTQ grassroots community foundation, serving the upper Midwest states of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
PFund Foundation awards scholarships to LGBTQ individuals across the region to pursue opportunities in leadership development, the arts, STEM and liberal arts. Last year, PFund Foundation awarded 29 scholarships to students that represent the vibrancy of our community:
To date, PFund Foundation has awarded over 400 scholarships over $800,000 with funds directly from the community.
PFund Foundation provides training and technical assistance to organizations across the region, working to raise awareness across the field of philanthropy, advocate for LGBTQ leaders and organizations and direct funding to where it’s needed most. PFund Foundation also provides funding for the organizations working everyday to address the disparities faced by LGBTQ people.
We are committed to changing attitudes, challenging systems and breaking down barriers at the intersection of our identities: sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class and ability.
Mission: PFund Foundation is a vital resource and community builder for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving.
Vision: PFund Foundation is a catalyst in building communities in Minnesota and the upper Midwest where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility, and isolation.