The 2019 Grant Cycle is now open!

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In 2018, the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Order of Benevolent Bliss, provided $10,000 to support 14 amazing 501c3 organizations that serve the LGBTQQIP2SAA+ communities and/or promote sexual health!

The Portland Sisters are happy to announce that as of Portland Pride weekend, we have started our 2019 Grant Cycle. We are awarding grants of up to $1000 to eligible 501c3 organizations, so if you are a nonprofit organization (or know one) in Oregon or SW Washington that serves the LGBTQQIP2SAA+ communities, we want to throw some money at you. Grant applications will be accepted until July 31st and will be awarded at an event in late August or early September.

Click here to head over to the grants page and apply today!



2018 Grant Recipients


Aging Well Project, Cascade Aids Project ($400)

Jim Clay, Project Coordinator

The Aging Well Project is a one-year pilot committed to the well-being of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and other aging adults affected by HIV. The project will document the strengths and needs of survivors.


Dining Out For Life, OHSU Foundation ($750)

Julia Lager-Mesulam, Project Director

Dining Out For Life hosts an annual dining and fundraising event that raises money for AIDS service organizations. The grant will go towards marketing.


Gay/Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest ($400)

Robin Will, President

GLAPN will use the funds to print educational materials that promote the understanding of LGBTQ+ history, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest region.


Greater Portland TransUnity, Pride Northwest ($1,000)

Lyles McFarland, Organizer

The grant funds will be used for the 2019 Portland Trans Pride March, a multifaceted event featuring a resource fair, speakers, and more.


HIV Day Center, Ecumenical Ministries of OR ($1,000)

Chris Eves, Project Manager

The grant will support the HIV Day Center’s most vital services: the provision of basic
hygiene supplies. These supplies are critical for those with compromised immune systems.


Homeless Youth Law Center, Youth Law Clinic ($1,000)

John Salois, Legal Director

The Clinic provides legal advocacy for homeless youth. The funds will be used to cover legal fees, transportation, and court costs.


The Living Room ($400)

Jefferson Morgan, Board Co-chair

The funds will help The Living Room visit schools to provide support to LGBTQ+ youth. They plan to work with at least 12 schools for 30 total visits throughout the 2018-2019 school year.


Martha’s Pantry ($1,000)

Vicki Smith, Executive Director

After a fire, Martha’s Pantry is moving back into a renovated facility and will need to replace the items lost. A new washer/dryer will be purchased to support hygiene needs of clients.


Q Center, QTPOC Leadership Collective ($500)

Cameron Whitten, Executive Director

Q Center connects people and organizations. The Collective will be a space that will allow for networking and access to resources through social interaction.


SMYRC, New Avenues for Youth ($1,000)

Jack Marvin, SMYRC Advocate

The grant will support a Sister Dinner series, where the Portland Sisters will provide food and entertainment at Open Mic nights and special events like Summer BBQs.


Surendorf Art Foundation ($500)

Cindy Surendorf, Executive Director

Surendorf Art Foundation inspires young artists and challenges them to find their own creative abilities. The funds will be used to reach out to the GSA and LGBTQ+ students in schools.


Transpose PDX ($750)

Austin Schaffer, Planning Team

Transpose will commission original music and music-arranging services from trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists. These songs will be performed in upcoming concerts.


Unshul, As The Spirit Moves Us ($300)

Debra Kolodny, Executive Director

The grant will cover costs for food and rental space for monthly Shabbat dinners, Queer Passover seder, Yom Kippor Breakfast, and more.


Utopia PDX ($1,000)

Manumalo Ala’ilima, Board Co-chair

Utopia will use the grant for food and supplies for their year-long Talanoa series. It will include topics such as cultural legends told in Pasifika Indigenous “Drag.”


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