Greensboro’s Guilford Green Foundation (GGF) awarded $52,000 to area LGBT community groups on Oct. 13, with Mayor Pro-Tem Nancy Vaughan in attendance.

Foundation leaders say the grants will be used to further community needs, interests and services across the Triad area. Vaughan praised the group and its “long-term efforts to unite community through its support of groups that promote fairness, diversity, and inclusivity.”

Despite the recent difficult fundraising environment, GGF has increased its endowment to over $325,000 and is able to continue its annual funding tradition. Since 1996, GGF has granted over $600,000 to LGBT projects and programs. According to Funders for LGBT Issues, LGBT grantmaking by US foundations makes up only .2% of all dollars awarded by American philanthropy.

In related news, GGF’s executive director, Luck Davidson, has announced she is stepping down from her position to spend more time with her family. Board co-chair Ivan Canada will temporarily step in to the executive director’s role. The group has also announced the creation a $3,000 Student Organizations Fund and another $5,600 allocated to the group’s endowment at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

2010 GGF grant recipients
Alamance Cares: $1,500
Emergency Food Pantry for Clients Living with HIV in Alamance County

Alternative Resources of the Triad (A.R.T.): $3,000
Support for Triad Pride 2011

Equality NC Foundation : $2,500
Relocation of the Greensboro office in order to provide a stronger ENC presence in Guilford County

Gay, Straight Advocates for Education (GSAFE): $900
Program Costs for YouthSAFE, which provides social networking and support for LGBTQ high school students

Joseph’s House, Inc.: $3,500
Emergency Housing Assistance Program for LGBT Youth

Mental Health Association of Greensboro: $3,000
Provide trainings for the ASIST suicide prevention program to gatekeepers within the LGBT community

National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of the Piedmont Triad: $4,000
Anytown 2011- LGBTQ Programming

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Greensboro (PFLAG): $500
Marketing and Outreach Supplies

PFLAG: $5,000
The Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Positive Wellness Alliance: $3,000
HIV/Aids Case management in Davidson County

Triad Friends: $2,500
Funding for payment of utilities at Triad Friends House

Triad Health Project: $8,000
Client Services Program for persons living with HIV

UNCG Wellness Center: $2,000
Safe Zone training


Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.