The Queer Texas Crisis Fund (QTCF), a partnership campaign created by Equality Texas and Texas Pride Impact Funds, will consider applications from LGBTQ+ supportive, nonprofit organizations most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


General Requirements

  1. Status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or documented fiscal sponsorship by an organization with current 501(c)(3) status.
  2. Applicants must not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, veteran status, physical disability, socioeconomic status, or source of income in its employment practices, selection of board members, selection of students, or acceptance of clients for services or products, or as otherwise provided by all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  3. The program or service to be funded identifies, or at a minimum estimates, the number of LGBTQ Texans served and/or documentation of the impact on the LGBTQ community in Texas. - ??

*All three criteria must be satisfied for the application to be evaluated.- ??


Funding Priorities

We seek organizations providing emergency relief to LGBTQ+ communities as a response to COVID-19 and/or organizations leading critical social justice work at the intersections of racial justice and LGBTQ+ identities because of the disproportionate impact COVID-19 and systemic racism has had on these communities. Awards may support general program operations and are unrestricted. - ??

We are prioritizing organizations who are:

  • Providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Facing budget crises because of COVID-19 and need emergency bridge funding to continue their operations
  • Social Justice / Racial Justice initiatives that address root causes of inequities (such as programs to eliminate policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages) as well as their manifestation (wrongful incarceration or detainment) - ??
  • Working with Black, Latinx, transgender or nonbinary or rural communities; people experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity or food insecurity, LGBTQ+ adults/elders, people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Led by Black/brown and/or trans persons 

What We Fund

  • General operating expenses for organizations addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Capacity building (may not include training registration fees, but no travel related costs).
  • New and/or current projects, programs and/or strategies.
  • Joint projects that combine the resources of two (2) or more eligible organizations working together to achieve shared goals.

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.
  • Projects/programs outside the State of Texas.
  • Endowment funds.
  • Annual campaigns, capital campaigns, fundraising events, donor recognition events, event sponsorships.
  • Applications from government agencies.
  • Religious organizations, except for projects/programs/services directly addressing the funding priorities of the Queer Texas Crisis Fund.
  • More than one application per organization.
  • Costs incurred prior to the date of the grant award. - ??
  • Debt retirement. - ??

Evaluation Criteria

  • Eligibility of applicant(s)
  • Complete and accurate application, including all supporting documentation
  • Alignment of request with funding priorities
  • Documented ability to provide the proposed project/program/service(s)- ??


Grantees agrees to report to TPIF/EQTX on the expenditure of grant funds, using a Award Report template provided with the QTCF Award Letter, within one year of Award Date. - ?? (How)


Questions regarding Queer Texas Crisis Fund grants should be addressed to [email protected].- ??


June 29
July 15
August 13
August 18
September 15

Queer Texas Crisis Fund Announced
Online Application Available
Last day to submit questions (5:00 pm CDT)
Applications Due (3:00 pm CDT)
Awards Announced