DVLF Doles Out Dollars

As many as eight local non-profits share $45K in grants

Board members from Elements accept a grant check from DVLF this week (courtesy of DVLF)

This week, the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) awarded $45,000 in grants to several local nonprofits through its Racial Equity Initiative. Organizations that received the money range from a fraternity and trans support network to a house of drag and Gay Pride event.

In collaboration with The Funders for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, the Racial Equity Initiative supports LGBT people of color through local organizations, explains DVLF Executive Director John Moeller.

DVLF is one of five organizations that were chosen nationwide to participate in this new grantmaking effort.

“It is an honor to have been chosen by The Funders for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues to work collaboratively on this grantmaking initiative,” says DVLF Board President Mark Mitchell. “The impact the funding has on building the capacity of our grantees directly affects our communities in a positive manner.”

Representatives from eight organizations that serve people of color throughout the Philadelphia region attended a special event at the William Way this week, including Beta Phi Omega, The Colours Organization, Elements, hotpot!, House of Blahnik, Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Queer Philadelphia Asians, and TransMasculine Advocacy Network (TMAN).