LezRideSA is a coalition of women offering community exercise classes, organized social bike rides and opportunities for LGBTQIA youth grants. All of our programs are free for San Antonio's LGBTQIA and ally community.
The LezRideSA Coalition uses cycling and exercise to promote, inspire and support LGBTQ inclusion, diversity, wellness and community building through healthy adventures.
Our outreach activities, fundraisers and education will connect and educate our LGBTQ community by offering team-building opportunities through camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, travel and outfitting.
Thank you for your interest in applying for the LezRideSA LezFund Grant!
As a standard process, we ask that all interested complete the below online application in order to determine the level of need present within their particular organization.
“Even with growing societal change and acceptance, LGBTQ+ youth are still at risk due to the stresses of marginalization, harassment, transphobia, and homophobia both within their families and in community institutions such as schools. These complex stresses can sometimes foster tendencies in youth toward suicide, homelessness, mental health crisis, and create problems with completing their education. In fact, in most of these areas, LGBTQ+ youth unfortunately outrank their heterosexual peers in the statistics, especially regarding homelessness.” (Pride Foundation Website, Feb. 2, 2017)
It is LezRide’s hope that by offering the LezFund Grant, youth organizations can support projects, programs and/or strategies that advance or sustain the health, success, education, equity and advancement of LGBTQ+ youth, thus reversing the unacceptable and disturbing current statistics around “marginalization, harassment, transphobia, and homophobia.”
Applications must be filled out as accurately and comprehensively as possible – incomplete applications will NOT be considered. While not encouraged, estimates on demographics and budgetary information may be used when exact data is not available.
APPLICATION DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
ALL APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OR BEFORE SATURDAY JUNE 30TH, 2018
*If you are awarded the grant, please prepare to join us in riding or marching together in the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade AT 8 PM ON SAT., JUNE 30TH, 2018
If at any point in the application process you find that you have questions, issues, or concerns regarding this process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two LezFund Grants of $500 will be given out to two different LGBTQ Youth Organizations.