San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Awarded
San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Matching Grant
From left: SDGMC President Cheri Curtis, SDHDF’s Desmond Kelly and Janelle Hickey,
SDHDF Executive Director John Brown and son Cody, and SDGMC’s David Pierce.
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) is singing a happy tune thanks to a matching grant from the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) totaling more than $10,000.
“Ticket sales only cover about half of our expenses, so we are incredibly grateful for the help of groups like the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation,” said SDGMC President Cheri Curtis. “We couldn’t achieve our mission of using music for social change without their support and that of other groups and people like them.”
The chorus was presented the grant by SDHDF Executive Director John Brown who oversees the foundation’s work of improving San Diego’s LGBT community quality of life by promoting responsible philanthropy. In this program, the foundation designated $5,000 to the chorus to match qualifying donations as part of an overall $50,000 in funds to non-profit groups that deliver strong programs and services to the LGBT community.
The grant will help the chorus present its holiday show The Nutcracker (Men in Tights!) set for Dec. 14 and 15 at the Balboa Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at www.sdgmc.org or by calling (877) 296-7664.
SDGMC is one of the largest and oldest choruses of its type in the world, having entertained audiences for nearly 30 years. Its 150 members embrace a mission of creating a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change.
2014 applications are closed. Thank you for you submissions.
Please check back early December for announcements on grant recipients.
Get your Request for Proposals in!
The 2014 San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative Funding Cycle forms are here.
The San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative (SDHFC) in collaboration with Alliance Healthcare Foundation and The McCarthy Family Foundation and other funders is issuing this competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) to 501(c)(3), community-based organizations providing HIV/AIDS prevention & education and/or care & treatment programs and services.
Background of the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative
The San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative (SDHFC) is a program chaired by the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF). Established in 1990 by a group of local funders and community members concerned with the impact of AIDS on the San Diego region, the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative's mission is to raise, leverage and collaboratively allocate private funds in order to reduce the impact of HIV in the San Diego region.
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SDHFC Request for Proposals 2014
Please submit your application by November 1, 2013 electronically to:
John L. Brown, Executive Director
San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
If you have any questions on the Proposal Guidelines or Grant Application, please contact Development Associate, Janelle Hickey, or Executive Director, John Brown, at 619.291.3383 or email
Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered.
The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Grant Programs are in effect and active July 1st, 2013!
Please visit our Grant page for more information and to download forms,
Visit the Grant Program page here
CONNECTING PEOPLE WHO CARE WITH CAUSES THAT MATTER
The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF), founded in 1996, is committed to working with you to improve the quality of life in San Diego’s LGBT community by promoting responsible philanthropy to enact positive social change. SDHDF is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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