“Contigo” means “with you” in Spanish. For all those affected by the Pulse tragedy -whether physically present at the club or otherwise- we want them to know: Estamos Contigo – We’re With You.
GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION 2016-2017
Awards are granted semiannually in the Winter and Summer. Next round of Request for Proposals will be due mid-2017.
Please contact the Program Director in advance to discuss proposals.
The Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation, launched in response to the tragic act of hate that occurred at Latin Night at Pulse nightclub targeting LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants, and people of color. Contigo Fund is an effort focused on medium-term to long-term solutions to bring meaningful, transformative and lasting change to these Pulse-affected communities in Central Florida. We believe supporting the most marginalized and oppressed brings our full community closer to justice and liberation.
We financially support organizations – including emerging organizations that lack access to philanthropy – that are working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants, and people of color, as well as those working to end all forms of bigotry. We support our grantees’ vision with resources, trainings, and opportunities to build community with each other.
A top priority for Contigo Fund was creating an accountable and transparent grant distribution process led by the local community. We’ve accomplished this by identifying and recruiting a Grant Committee to guide the distribution of grants. The Contigo Fund Grant Committee is made up of 12 remarkable local leaders in Orlando that were directly and deeply impacted by the Pulse tragedy and highly reflective of this community’s diversity, including representatives of the LGBTQ and Latinx, transgender, Black, undocumented and rural communities.
Program Director Marco Antonio Quiroga is based in Orlando and is overseeing the Grant Committee and a grant process to distribute funds. For any questions regarding the Contigo Fund and its grant program, please email Marco Antonio Quiroga at MQuiroga@Our-Fund.org.