This grassroots effort is led by LGBTQ+ community members, nonprofit leaders, and allies. We welcome anyone concerned about their LGBTQ+ neighbors that are disproportionately impacted by and likely to be invisibilized and left behind in the response to the pandemic. We all have a role we can play in supporting one another in these uncertain times.
The Central Florida LGBTQ+ Relief Fund will support those most marginalized in this crisis, addressing immediate needs that are becoming more critical as each day passes. LGBTQ+ individuals who are close to or have lost work -- in particular transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, and gender non-conforming individuals, undocumented immigrants, and people of color who are self-employed or working in the service economy and were already living paycheck-to-paycheck and housing unstable -- are facing great hardship and need quick access to direct assistance.
Contigo Fund, which emerged in response to the Pulse nightclub tragedy, organizes and will maintain financial oversight of the Central Florida LGBTQ+ Relief Fund to ensure that 100% of donations go directly to eligible LGBTQ+ community members and groups* in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Donations made to this cause are tax-deductible.**
The One Orlando Alliance, supported by their 40+ member organizations, shall assess community needs, review applications and collectively fundraise to provide direct assistance to individuals in need. The LGBT+ Center will hold and distribute the funds to individuals that qualify.
For individual seeking support can apply using this application:
In English: https://forms.gle/uyVY5iUxwhJUr3iQ6
En español (Spanish): https://forms.gle/XN5L7u18GsFLPEWG6
Em português (Portuguese): https://forms.gle/3P9H2K8hCuZg8NKf6
kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole): https://forms.gle/QCnpVUyFG1Q6V6Vd9
Trong tiếng việt (Vietnamese): https://forms.gle/YQtmhaCpSqDQ82TA6
For businesses and corporations seeking to support this cause, please email [email redacted] for more information.
For media seeking to speak with a representative, please email media contact Andres Acosta at [email redacted].
*Once our fundraising goal for direct assistance is met, remaining contributions will provide emergency support to LGBTQ+ community organizations and grassroots groups which are facing excruciating financial pains that may result in closures and layoffs and desperately need relief.
**Donor tax deductions: donations made to this campaign are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt to claim tax benefits.
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