Contigo’s mission is to honor the lives of those who were lost at Pulse – nearly all of which were both LGBTQ and Latinx – by making sure their identities, lived experiences, families and communities are never forgotten.
For Contigo, that means grantmaking that focuses on supporting projects and efforts that center around the most marginalized and oppressed members of our LGBTQ and Latinx, immigrant, and people of color communities. We support organizations in their efforts to heal, educate and empower those affected by the tragedy and build bridges connecting all of Central Florida’s diverse community groups, including ethnic and religious segments. We bring together those directly and deeply impacted to make the decisions on the best strategies because they understand what their communities need most. It is this way, together as one, that homophobia, transphobia, racism, Islamophobia and all forms of discrimination will be defeated.
No matter the color of their skin, the language they speak, the faith they practice, or the person they love, the Contigo Fund is committed to supporting the resilience of those living at the intersection of theses marginalized identities and building on their power. Through unity and love and as one community, we are creating a sanctuary where all are welcomed and affirmed.
LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer.
Latinx is the gender-inclusive form of Latino and Latina.
Contigo is a fiscally sponsored project of Proteus Fund, an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All proceeds raised will be retained by Proteus Fund for its project, Contigo. A portion of your purchase may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional. Financial and other information about Proteus Fund’s purpose, programs and activities can be obtained upon request.
All donations to the Contigo Fund are tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.