LGBT funder accepting grant requests

PJ staff report

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Wesley Mancini Foundation will be accepting grant requests through Oct. 1 for projects benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in and around Charlotte.

Founded in 2000, the foundation to date has awarded grants totaling $91,000 to 19 organizations, including Campus Pride, the Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice, the Metrolina AIDS Project and Time Out Youth.

In 2009, the foundation awarded grants totaling $10,300 to four organizations.

To be eligible for grants, organizations must have either tax-exempt status or a tax-qualified sponsor.

Grant funds will be awarded to cover project costs, not general operation expenses.

To request an application, contact Bob Scheer at 704.375.4275, ext. 11, or by email at

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