Grants

The Portland Sisters will soon be in the process of accepting 2022 grants applications. The application will open June 1st through July 15th and will be accepted via snail mail or through our grants email address.

Stay tuned to this page for a link to the application! All recipients will be informed of application status by the end of July. Grants will be given out at our anniversary party in August and we’ll see you there!

Last year, at our Sweet Sixteen anniversary party, we awarded grants to the following organizations:

Rosehip Medical Collective

HIV Day Center – Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Outside the Frame

Black & Beyond the Binary Collective

Hand Up Project

More info about our grants selection process:

Every year, The Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence give out grants to charitable organizations in Oregon and SW Washington. The money you helped us raise throughout the year goes right back to help fund organizations and programs that work to improve and strengthen the LGBTQ+ Community! Below you can find information on the grant application materials.

Eligibility Requirements for Funding

  • An organization must have a 501(c)3 non-profit tax status to be considered. Grants to individuals will not be considered.
  • Projects must align with our mission statement: We are an order of Twenty-first Century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. We work to raise money for HIV/AIDS charities; fight for queer rights and visibility; do safer sex outreach: and strive diligently to keep our sense of humor, never taking ourselves so seriously that we forget to have fun. We gladly welcome all races, creeds, genders, and sexual orientations.
  • Projects must be operated within Oregon or SW Washington.

What We Fund

Historically we have funded smaller grass roots organizations whose focus is to improve and strengthen the LGBTQ+ communities. All application will be considered as long as no more than 10% of funding is applied to administration costs, and the program will fit under one or more of the following headings: Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, or Queer Empowerment.

Maximum Grant: $1,000.00

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Order of Benevolent Bliss, have a commitment to the entire LGBTQ+ community. There will be no guarantee of continued funding for agencies or projects who receive money in this Grant Cycle. Applications received will be considered for that year’s distribution only; all future disbursements will require new applications.