While the American education system has put much money and effort toward improving in-class education in public schools, after-school programs are often harder to justify in already-stretched school budgets. This statement is especially true in high-poverty, high-crime areas where under-served students are likely to drop out of school or engage in risky behaviors.
Immediately after a disaster, governmental agencies, volunteers and non-profits respond en masse to the affected area. These entities provide essential health and human services. In turn, granting organizations support these first responders by offering grants for general expenses and specific special interests.
A 2014 CDC Health Survey tell us that roughly 2% of the U.S. population self-identifies as gay or lesbian. In an update to our series of blog posts on grant funding for special populations, such as veterans and senior citizens, we feature three funders in the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer) program area. If you are an organization that speaks to the needs of the LGBTQ population, whether for health, education, or the arts, here are some of the largest foundations that support grant funding for this population: