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Niagara Pride, Inc. is excited to announce that for the 2024/2025 academic year, it will be offering grants to high school GSAs under two different grant programs.

 

  • Niagara County GSA Grants Program - Niagara Pride will offer up to eight $1,000 grants to GSAs in Niagara County

  • Rural WNY GSA Grants Program - Niagara Pride will offer up to eight $750 grants to GSAs in Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties

Deadlines:

  • Applications will be available starting September 1, 2024

  • Deadline to submit an application is 11:45pm on Thursday, October 31, 2024

  • Winners will be selected and notified via email and letter by November 16, 2024


Requirements:

  1. Grant funding is to be used to develop educational programming that affirms LGBTQ+ students and helps create a more diverse and inclusive environment at the school

  2. Examples of possible projects include but are not limited to:  inviting an LGBTQ+ guest speaker to address the student body; purchasing LGBTQ+ affirming books for the school library; creating a permanent display at the school for LGBTQ+ awareness

  3. Grant awards will be paid in the form a check directly to the school to be used for the funding of the program/project outlined in the application and not directly to individuals (neither teachers, club advisors, nor members of the GSA) 

  4. Grant recipients are welcome to re-apply the following year to develop new programming at their school

  5. Grant recipients will also need to sign a release of information so that Niagara Pride can include winners in a press release as well as use photos from programs created as a result of the grant on our website and/or our social media

  6. Grant recipients will make themselves available for check presentations and photo ops on the following days:  December 6, 2024 or December 13, 2024, otherwise checks will be mailed out to the point of contact listed in the application

 

For more information:
If you have questions about the grant, please feel free to reach out to Sherry Fossett (Programming Committee Chair) at info@niagarapride.org or Ronald Piaseczny (President) at president@niagarapride.org

2023/24 GSA Grant Winners Announced

Niagara Pride is honored to announce the winners of the 2023/24 GSA Grant Awards. Grant funding is designed to be used to develop educational programming that affirms LGBTQ+ students and helps create a more diverse and inclusive environment at the school. This year, in partnership with GLYS and with grant funding made available through M&T Bank, Niagara Pride was able to award the following grants…

 

Niagara County GSA Grants Program - a $1,000 grant to a Gay Straight Alliance (also known as a Gender Sexuality Alliance) at a Niagara County middle or high school to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural WNY GSA Grants Program - a $750 grant to a GSAs in Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties:

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Barker Junior and Senior
High School

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Lewiston Porter Central

School District

Niagara Wheatfield Senior
High School

Royalton - Hartland Senior
High School

Starpoint Middle and
High School

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Cattaraugus Little Valley
High School

Byron Bergen School District

Elba Central Jr. and Senior
High School

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