Texas Pride Impact Funds' work reflects the dynamic and diverse makeup of our LGBTQ+ communities and is intentionally broad to address their full suite of dreams and needs. Our Core Ideologies center equity and justice in all we do. Furthermore, our Discovery Grantmaking prioritizes a focus on historically under-resourced communities to spur innovation, build grantee capacity and expand access especially in rural and border communities as well as our urban centers.
Ways To Give
By donating today, you fund our Community Grants program and support our statewide networking of leaders and non-profits through local community building activities. We link resources to local organizations, making Texas communities better places to live for all. Donate to our Annual Fund at the Pride level or above and receive recognition on our website and at local events; you may choose one-time or recurring payment. We also offer Donor Advised Funds and Legacy Society Membership through planned giving options.
Connecting LGBTQ+ Texans through Giving
In 2022 TPIF awarded
- two rounds of funding (April and November) to organizations providing direct services to Transgender and Gender diverse nonprofits. Our capacity for rapid response funding allowed us to support non-profits responding in numerous ways to the complex needs of trans kids and their parents and trans persons facing adversity from political, public attacks.
Community Grant awards to 37 grassroots community organizations.
$89,500 in funding by TPIF's Donor Advised Fund Holders (DAFs) to nonprofits across the state and nation.
Since 2018 TPIF has awarded
- over $1,500,000 through our Community Grants, Texas Health Impact Fund, and rapid response and emergency funding. Our funding programs have supported over 90 organizations with more than 150 grants since our inaugural round of grants in November 2018.
Hover/touch each region of Texas to highlight organizations TPIF has funded to date.
Abilene Pride Alliance
Panhandle AIDS Support Organization
Smile Big TX
Alliance of Border Collaboratives
Borderland Rainbow Center
PFLAG El Paso
East Lubbock Art House
The Power of 3: Unity Community Equality
TTU Office of LGBTQIA
Out In West Texas
Pride Center West Texas
Coast Bend Wellness Foundation
Coast Bend Pride Center
Eagle Pass SAFE
South Texas Equality Project
Valley AIDS Council
TFA RGV PRISM
MCC San Antonio
Pride Center San Antonio
Thrive Youth Center
UT Health San Antonio Pride Clinic
Black Ladies In Public Health
Black Trans Advocacy Council
Elevate North Texas
AIDS Walk South Dallas
Coalition for Aging LGBT
Dallas Hope Charities
House of Rebirth
Just Love Collaborative
Legacy Counseling Center
Life Journey Unfolding
Muhlaysia Booker Foundation
Nu Transgender Movement
The Velvet Arts Project
The Wright Cause Urban Youth Conservation
Trans Pride Initiative
AIDS Outreach Center
Dunes LGBT Homeless Solutions Foundation
The Opal Center
Austin Rainbow Theatre
Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Communities of Color United: Coalition for Racial Justice
Gender & Sexuality Center at UT Austin
I NEED SPACE
Institute for Chinanx Psychology
Texas Health Institute
Texas Legal Services Center
Pride Community Center
River City Advocacy
Legacy Community Health
Fundación Latinoamericana De Acción Social
Lesbian Health Initiative
Monica Roberts Resource Center
Montrose Grace Place
Organización Latina Trans in Texas
Save Our Sisters United
Students Engaged in Advancing Texas
The Houston Intersex Society
The Lazarus House: a center for Wellness
The Mahogany Project
The Normal Anomaly Initiative
Trans Legal Aid Clinic Texas
Trangender Foundation of America
Our history for emergency funding began in 2017 with an award to the Montrose Center (Houston) Emergency Christmas Fund for Hurricane Harvey victims. This very first grant by TPIF, as a start-up organization, was a full year prior to our Community Grant cycle that began in 2018. TPIF with Equality Texas Foundation (ETF) launched Queer Texas Crisis Fund (QTCF) in 2020 as an innovative partnership to support LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations providing $50,000 emergency relief to organizations serving communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The partnership responded again in 2022 to the politically motivated, cascading attacks on trans youth and their families and the broader transgender, gender-nonbinary communities of Texas with $75,000 in Rapid Response funding to trans-led and supportive organizations. In 2023, we are relaunching the fund and fundraising efforts to provide assistance to communities directly impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that passed during the 88th Legislative Session. Our goal is to raise $100,000. Please give to QTCF 2023 Today!.
Our Community Grants
In our effort to drive support and build capacity to communities that have been historically disadvantaged, TPIF has identified Focus Communities and Populations as places of emphasis for our work; Underserved Geographies (Rural, Border, Towns & Small Cities, Urban Segments), People of Transgender Experience, People of Color, Seniors, Youth, People with Disabilities, and Displaced Peoples (Immigrants, Homeless Youth, Refugees, Incarcerated).
Our annual Community Grants for non-profits provides support and services to the state’s LGBTQ+ communities with grants up to $10,000. In 2022 the total amount awarded increased by 40% over prior years due to growth in our generous donor base in conjunction with expanding awareness of TPIF and our work supporting the vital ecosystem of LGBTQ+ supportive non-profits in Texas. Our accessible grantmaking is designed to learn more about the community and the potential of grantee organizations in addressing community needs. We refrain from prescribing specific outcomes and instead provide general operating support, occasionally for specific capacity initiatives, encouraging potentially different kinds of success that come from investment in community or grassroots knowledge, expertise, and ingenuity.
Texas Health Impact Grant Cohort
Texas Health Impact Grant program is a three year program designed for grassroot organizations currently leading work, or seeking to develop innovative work, focused on two key areas: 1) Linkage and Engagement to Care and 2) Advocacy for People Living with HIV/AIDS, those vulnerable to HIV, and their families, particularly focusing on Black and Latinx transgender individuals and Black and Latinx MSM. Selected by ViiV Healthcare as one of thirteen AMP Grant Program Leads in the nation, TPIF is a proud member of a nationwide cohort working to disrupt disparities and prioritize the needs of people living with, and impacted by, HIV across the US. Through a generous Racial Equity Fund grant from The Dallas Foundation, we are increasing the number of Dallas County organizations participating in our three-year program, with state-wide funding from ViiV Healthcare.
Our Community-Based, Five-Year Plan
In 2021, as TPIF approached the milestone of $1 million in grantmaking, we adopted a five-year strategic plan. Armed with a bold vision and a keen focus, we have a roadmap to reach ambitious goals that advance our vision for a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people live freely and fully.