The Visibility Impact Fund is accepting applications for Spring 2022 

 

Spring 2022 Granting Amounts: One Grant for $1000, Two Grants for $2000

 

The Visibility Impact Fund seeks grant applications to fund work in support of the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community. VIF has two grant cycles each year: Spring and Fall. Only applications from United States 501(c)3 organizations will be considered at this time. We are working to expand the types of grantees we can work with.


The Visibility Impact Fund seeks to support and empower bi+ specific organizations, programming, and training to impact bi+ visibility and well-being. We will be interpreting the types of work and programs which fulfill this mission broadly and we will fund organizations that are not focused solely on the bi+ communities. However, grant funding must specifically serve the bi+ community. General LGBTQ work or programs will not be funded. Applications for operating funds will only be considered from organizations who focus on serving the bi+ community.


Grant applications are accepted in a variety of formats. Assistance completing and submitting grant applications is available.

 

 For more information about alternative formats or for any other questions please email us at:  info@visibilityimpactfund.org

How to Apply

Please complete and submit our online grant application by February 1st, 2022.  Click here to open grant application

Spring Granting Schedule

Call for Proposals Posted: January 1

Applications Due: February 1

Membership Voting: February 17 - 23

Grantees Notified: February 26

Grant Funds Disbursed by: Early March

Grant reporting/update due no later than August 1

Spring Grant Application Questions

1. If you receive a grant, how will the money be used? Please let us know if this is new or continuing work and the total budget.

2. What is your organization's mission statement, vision statement, or statement of purpose?

3. Does your organization work in coalition with other organizations? 

4. Briefly describe what steps has your organization taken to address racism and anti-blackness in your leadership, staff, programs, and outreach.

Fall Granting Schedule

Call for Proposals Posted: May 15

   Make sure to sign up for coaching calls for help in applying!

Applications Due: July 13

Membership Voting: August 9 - 15

Grantees Notified: August 25

Grant Funds Disbursed by: Early September

Grant reporting/update due no later than February 1, 2023

Fall Grant Application Questions

1. If you receive a grant, how will the money be used? Please let us know if this is new or continuing work and the total budget.

2. What is your organization's mission statement, vision statement, or statement of purpose?

3. Briefly describe programs you currently operate that benefit bi+ communities directly.

4. Does your organization work in coalition with other organizations? 

5. Briefly describe what steps has your organization taken to address racism and anti-blackness in your leadership, staff, programs, and outreach.

6. Average budget over the last five years (select from a range)?

7. Does your organization have paid staff and/or work with paid contractors?

FAQs

What does bi+ mean? Who does it refer to?

Bi+ refers to the community of people attracted to more than one gender who may use labels like bisexual, pansexual, fluid, or queer, among others. While bisexual is still the most widely recognized label for our communities, we use bi+ to recognize and honor the many labels used by individuals.

 

How do I apply if I’m not a 501(c)3 organization? 

We recognize that many of the organizations and individuals doing the work we want to support will need to receive funds outside the traditional 501(c)3 granting structure. However, we currently are only able to grant to 501(c)3 organizations in the United States. We are working with our partners so we will be able to grant to non-501(c)3 organizations and to individuals in the future.

How often will you be offering grants? 

We offer two grant cycles each year: Spring and Fall

About our grants

Eligibility: We welcome proposals from any Bi+ specific, LGBTQ, or non-LGBTQ nonprofit organization that can demonstrate how they plan to positively impact the lives of bisexual+ people.

What we will fund:

General operations.

  • Without support from LGBTQ philantrophy, we know it is difficult to be a sustainable, all-volunteer bi+ organization. Funding general operations will help organizations hire paid staff, host events, implement training, and organize our community to advocate on their own behalf.

Training and education.

  • One of the reasons we are so invisible, in LGBTQ work particularly, is the lack of knowledge about the disparities we face and about the diversity of human sexuality. If you or your organization needs funding start, maintain, or expand the reach of training or education, please consider applying.

Projects and programs.

  • Any project or program ideas are welcome, including new projects and revising an existing program to increase bi+ inclusion and visibility. 

Call for Spring 2022 Grant applications is now open