Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to LGBTQIA-friendly and LGBTQIA-affirming organizations. The grants are working grants, which means that in order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific functions, as a group, at our NYC Pride events. Grants are awarded in amounts from $500 to $3,500, depending on the commitment.
2021 Working Grant Opportunities
We offer a wide variety of working grant opportunities at many of our events. Applications are rated according to the following selection criteria. Priority will be given to LGBTQIA+-serving and LGBTQIA+-affirming organizations. The onus is on applicants to address these explicitly in their application.

2021 Working Grant Opportunities

Applications are rated according to weight and focus of mission statement, record of community service or ongoing programs, and intended use of grant funds.


The following guidelines apply to all grant opportunities:

  • All group members must be 18 years of age or older.

  • All group members must be 21 years of age or older if attending Pride Island or VIP Rooftop.

  • All Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders must be onsite for the duration of the event.

  • All volunteers, including Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders, must attend scheduled orientations. Dates and times will communicated if your organization is awarded a grant.

  • All volunteers must wear official shirts as provided by NYC Pride.