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Gamma Mu Foundation

The mission of the Gamma Mu Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBT community, primarily in rural and other underserved populations of the United States.

The Foundation envisions a society that promotes individual and overall LGBT community acceptance, inclusivity, health, and pride for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or individuality.

 Grants are awarded in the following program areas:

  • HIV/AIDS Services
    The focus is on services and programs benefiting individuals, caregivers, and families directly impacted by HIV/AIDS, including HIV prevention and education programs.
  • Community Services
    The focus is on services and programs that support LGBTQ sub-populations, e.g., youth, seniors, victims of domestic abuse, etc.
  • Research and Public Education
    The focus is on services and programs aimed at helping to make the world a more hospitable place for people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Foundation allocates resources in support of the following major goals:

  • ensuring the ongoing support of LGBT health and social service organizations;
  • enhancing the community through support of projects identifying the Foundation as a source of support for the LGBT community;
  • increasing the grantee’s organizational capacity and resources to assure continued program viability after Foundation support terminates; and,
  • giving priority consideration to proposals that provide services in rural and/or underserved settings.

Grants are generally tied specifically to a new or ongoing project within the recipient organization. The Foundation does not consider it a priority to provide awards for general operating funds regardless of the worthiness of the organization’s mission.

Grants are not provided to/for:

  • capital campaigns;
  • physical facilities;
  • endowment or annual fund drives;
  • political or lobbying activities;
  • religious activities; or,
  • payroll except for salaries directly related to the project for which funding is being provided.

Note: The Foundation also provides scholarships to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. 

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website. Applications must be submitted online.