Contigo Fund is proud to support the movements for social and racial justice across Central Florida. Through the efforts of our grantees and as one community working together, we are creating a sanctuary where all are welcomed and affirmed. We believe supporting efforts of those working to uplift the most marginalized and oppressed brings our full community closer to justice and liberation. These organizations demonstrate resilience and a relentless drive for justice.

Read on to learn more about our incredible recent grantees!

2016 – 2017 Winter Grant Recipients

Bliss Cares

Support to hire a part-time Program Coordinator to implement a 6 part conversational education series for 20 Latinx and African American transgender individuals. The top four students would become the “Voices of Bliss” who would then provide cultural competency building trainings to nonprofits on issues impacting the Latinx and African American transgender community and how…

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Building US Coalition

This interfaith coalition will use grant to create an advisory committee composed of community representatives of marginalized populations to develop programs regarding Pulse with the purpose of bringing together multiple faith communities for four to six sessions and hosting two major community gatherings. Grant will also cover the translation of their Friends Talking Faith Pulse-related…

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Central Florida Jobs With Justice

Grant will be used to focus on three programmatic areas: Leadership Development, Building Organizations and Coalition Building to create leadership in LGBTQ, Latinx, and Black communities inside and outside of the existing labor movement. Funds will cover the cost of building organizations that can cultivate and support Black and Latinx LGBTQ workers and leaders. Ultimately,…

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Equality Florida

Grant will be used to complement the hire of a Central Florida Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator which will be dedicated to launching a program focused on affecting large-scale, systematic change across the entire Orange, Seminole, and Osceola County Public Schools districts, supervised by statewide Safe and Healthy Schools Program Director.

Two Spirit Health Services

In support of hiring a full-time mental health counselor who is fluent in English and Spanish and LGBTQ culturally competent for a 12-month period – counselor will provide service to Pulse impacted Latinx and LGBTQ Latinx community members at no cost to them at both Two Spirit Health Services and at Proyecto Somos Orlando.

Zebra Coalition

Grant will go towards hiring a licensed mental health counselor to provide youth-focused culturally and linguistically appropriate services that include individual and family counseling with linkages and referrals in the Latinx Community impacted by the Pulse Tragedy. Additionally, counselor will implement and facilitate the Kaleidoscope group for transgender, gender variant, and gender expansive youth with…

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2016 – 2017 Rapid Response Grantees

Two Spirit Health Services

Two Spirit Health Services was founded in April 2011 and began services in September 2013. Founders Robert and Dr. David Baker-Hargrove wanted to establish a place where Central Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, who are on disability or without insurance, can get mental health and other related services free of cost. When the…

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QLatinx

QLatinx is a community-led racial, social, and gender justice organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Orlando’s LGBTQ+ Latinx community. Founded in response to the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting, QLatinx brings together members of the local community directly impacted by this tragedy to build a supportive infrastructure, address inequity, and promote inclusionary practices for…

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