A History of Responding to Emergency
Even before the well-planned launch of our annual Community Grants cycle in 2018, TPIF responded to assist local LGBTQ+ community relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey which ravaged the Greater Houston region. Our start-up donor network responded with an $11,000 contribution to the Montrose Center’s Emergency Holiday Fund for those struggling due to the impact of the storm.
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.
Building Capacity for Emergency / Rapid Response Funding
QTCF, harnessing the growing capacity of TPIF, our ETF partnership and our expanding access to resources, actively solicits donations today in preparation for the next emergency our community faces in Texas. We are prepared to launch the next emergent funding campaign, as warranted by unanticipated events impacting the LGBTQ+ communities of Texas and or putting them at particular risk.
Thank you for your generosity and compassion.