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The Cape Cod Foundation Announces Deadline for GALE Fund Grant Proposals

The Cape Cod Foundation has announced the deadline for grant applications to the Gay and Lesbian Equity (GALE) Fund. The application process is entirely online, and proposals must be received by midnight on Friday, March 13th. The GALE Fund, established in 1998, raises awareness and support for issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) community on Cape Cod and the Islands. Since GALE’s inception, the fund has raised and distributed more than $250,000 to local organizations supporting programs that improve the lives of LGBTQ individuals and their families.

The GALE Fund grants program encourages informed, relevant, collaborative, and effective programming about LGBTQ issues, responding to the most pressing needs identified by the community. “We prefer proposals that are collaborative and visionary, as well as reflective of the region’s geographic diversity,” said Richard Johnson, chairperson of the GALE Grants Committee. “We also encourage groups and organizations to work together.”

The GALE Fund is seeking proposals that include, but are not limited to, activities and programs focusing on: Equal/Human/Civil Rights, Youth and Elders, Health Care, Arts and Culture, and Education. As part of the grantmaking dollars for 2015, there is additional funding available for grant programs focused specifically on transgender issues and the Cape and Islands Transgender community.

GALE Fund grants typically range from $500 to $3,000, though larger requests for comprehensive proposals are considered. Special consideration is given to projects in which the people who are targeted in the proposal will have a voice in the process, from conception and design to implementation and evaluation.

For more information on the GALE Fund, visit For information on GALE grant proposals and the link to the online application, visit

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