CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund (CLGF), a collective giving and endowment fund of Foundation For The Carolinas has announced its 2012 grant cycle. It will disperse more than $100,000 to Charlotte-area organizations serving the LGBT community and its community partners.

The CLGF will provide funding to the community in three categories of grants:

• Basic Operating Grants

Provide unrestricted operating funds to build the capacity of non-profit organizations serving Charlotte’s LGBT community, outside of an HIV/AIDS focus.

• Community Connections Grants

Awards of up to $5,000 to support the creation of programs, projects and events that address the mission of CLGF of cultivating one community that supports lesbian and gay individuals and families.

• ADAM Queer Youth Initiative Grants

Awards up to $4,000 to those that target or serve LGBTQ youth of color, young women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth and low income youth.

To be considered for funding, organizations should attend an informational meeting on Feb. 1, from 4-6 p.m. at Foundation For The Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon St. The new online application process will be reviewed.

Application and registration will be available online on Feb. 2. The application must be completed via web by March 2. Those that are incomplete or late will not be considered.

Awards will be presented at the 2010 Happening! on May 9, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Ticket information will be made available at a later date.

For application guide and overview materials or more information, call David Snider at 704-973-4528, email or visit : :

— Compiled from release

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.