On The Move: LGBTQ Connection

Awarded $10,000

On The Move (OTM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing young leaders by building exceptional programs that challenge inequities in their communities. Since 2004, OTM has piloted an array of youth-led initiatives in Northern California, exploring approaches to promote wellness across communities.

One of OTM’s core initiatives is LGBTQ Connection, which promotes LGBTQI youth

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

Awarded $10,000

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers (SRCHC) has been delivering high-quality care to under-served people in the North Bay for almost 20 years, including the LGBTQI community. They are the only health center offering transgender-specific services in Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, and Lake counties, and they are skilled at serving the needs of this marginalized population.

Community Matters (Safe School Ambassadors)

Awarded $10,000

Community Matters’ Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) program is designed to increase awareness of LGBTQ-specific issues and be equipped with the skills and adult support to take peer-to-peer actions that stop, interrupt, de-escalate and prevent incidents of mistreatment targeting LGBTQI students including bullying, cyber-bullying, deliberate exclusion, name-calling and unwanted touch.

North Bay LGBTQI Families

Awarded $10,000

North Bay LGBTQI Families was founded with the sole purpose of bringing Sonoma County LGBTQI families together with a focus on community building, education and resources to combat isolation, widen parents’ peer support networks, and increase visibility of our families. Since 2016, we have served prospective parents and existing families in Sonoma and Napa Counties as well as the East Bay.

Listening for a Change

Awarded $8,500

Listening for a Change (LfaC) promotes understanding and acceptance of human diversity through education, oral history, and the arts. We work to eliminate prejudice and intolerance in order to promote true acceptance of others. This is achieved by working with communities to develop oral histories and art projects based upon the personal stories of community members who have lost human or civil rights.

OUTwatch LGBTQI Film Festival

Awarded $5,000

OUTwatch is committed to bringing the best in LGBTQI cinema to the North Bay. We acknowledge the vital role LGBTQI filmmakers have in bringing us together to document, inform, inspire and entertain us. OUTwatch uses both narrative and documentary film to show the fabulous, rich diversity of the LGBTQI experience.