2024 Community Grants Cycle RFP Coming late Q1 2024
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Our Community Grants: Focus Communities and Populations

In our effort to drive support and build capacity in LGBTQ+ communities that have been historically disadvantaged, TPIF has identified Focus Communities and Populations to guide its work and establish funding priorities.

  • While we will continue to fund a full range of organizations, projects, and leaders, (particularly through our donor advised funds) we will prioritize funding within our general and special grant cycles for our Focus Communities and Populations.
  • We embrace organizations and projects that address the current and direct needs of communities while also seeking to correct the systemic injustices that unfairly burden people living within these identities and at their intersections.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression  While using the acronym of LGBTQ+ serves the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. These include but are not limited to:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Queer
  • Asexual, Aromantic
  • Questioning
  • Transgender, Two-Spirit, Transexual, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Agender
  • Intersex

TPIF places a focus on supporting the safety, rights, health, and well-being of Texas’ people of transgender experience.

Geography  While TPIF funds groups that work statewide and in local communities, for the next five years it will seek to build capacity in these geographic areas:

  • Rural underserved areas
  • Border communities
  • Towns and small cities
  • Under-resourced areas and neighborhoods within urban centers

Race and Ethnicity  TPIF focuses on building the capacity of organizations, projects, and leaders serving communities of color including:

  • Black and/or African American
  • Native and Indigenous Peoples
  • Hispanic/Latino(a)/Latinx
  • Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi, and Arab (APIDA)

Age  TPIF recognizes the difficulties of being LGBTQ+ at each end of the age spectrum and maintains a focus on essential services and social supports for:

  • Senior and elderly people
  • Youth particularly those who are unhoused
  • Young adults 18 – 25

Displaced People  TPIF recognizes the complications to living of displaced people and will concentrate on:

  • Immigrants
  • Homeless Youth
  • Undocumented Persons
  • Refugees
  • Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Persons

People living with and at higher risk for HIV/AIDS  TPIF maintains a focus on organizations and projects that serve PLWHA and communities at higher risk to HIV/AIDS.

People living with Disabilities  TPIF maintains a focus on organizations and projects that serve people with disabilities.

What we Fund

Our grantmaking to non-profit organizations and organizations with fiscal sponsorship is intentionally broad for initiatives providing direct support to LGBTQ+ persons and communities in Texas. Community Grants award funds for general operating support; applications are not required to identify projects or submit project plans.

What we Don't Fund

  • Applications from individuals. 
  • National organizations or their local affiliates, except for programs developed at the local level to meet local needs in Texas. 

  • Initiatives outside the State of Texas. 

  • Endowment funds. 

  • Annual campaigns, capital campaigns, donor recognition events, event sponsorships. 

  • Applications from government agencies. 

  • Organizations that do not support transformational change and inclusivity of all LGBTQ+ individuals as well as racial equity in Texas.

  • More than one application per organization per year.

  • Academic research. 

  • Organizations that are not 501(c)3 or do not have a Fiscal Sponsor.

Questions regarding TPIF Grants should be addressed to[email protected]. 


2023 Community Grants Reference Information

Slide Deck from March 27 & 29, 2022: 2023 Community Grants Webinar

See Two Part Sample Community Grants Application (PDF) Part 1 Organization Profile and Part 2 Narrative Section. Note: Applications must be submitted via portal link above. Do not submit PDF.


Launched in 2023: Our Texas Health Impact Grant Cohort

As a ViiV Healthcare Amp Grant Program Lead, TPIF has launched our Texas Health Impact Grant cohort (2023 - 2025) of thirteen organizations across Texas serving those most vulnerable to HIV and the stigma associated with it, and who face the steepest barriers to obtaining treatment. Specifically our target populations are MSM (gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men) and  the transgender community, primarily Black and Latinx individuals and their families. Our cohort consists of thirteen community-based organizations working in the areas of Advocacy for Persons Living with HIV and Linkage and Engagement to Care. The organizations are receiving general operating support and technical assistance through three consecutive, one-year grants.