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Somos Familia always strives to build leadership and to support Latinx families and communities so that people of all genders and sexual orientations can prosper and continue to thrive. With COVID-19 disproportionately impacting Latinx and LGTBQI+ communities, Somos Familia wants to strengthen our reach and support to our communities now more than ever.
That is why, Somos Familia is announcing our COVID-19 Community Fund. This fund will provide financial support of up to $500 per individual or family household. We are able to provide these funds to our community members in need due to the generous support of Akonadi Foundation and Horizons Foundation.
We understand that this epidemic has only highlighted the disenfranchisement and marginalization that queer people and their families face daily. As such, This community fund will prioritize LGBTQI+ individuals who live in Bay Area counties, and who identify as Latinx and/or Undocumented/Dacamented, and are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19, and are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Priority will also be given to parents/close family members who financially support an LGBTQI+ Latinx individual.
However, if you do not fall under these identities, but live in the state of California and you have been affected by COVID-19, you are welcome to apply. This community assistance fund seeks to help those who are most vulnerable.
We hope to be able to provide ongoing funds, but ask that interested community members apply by May 15th, 2020. If funds allow, we will reopen the application on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. Applicants can complete the form online here: bit.ly/FondoLGBTQ and for questions or concerns can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Somos Familia will continue to be at the forefront in defending the lives of LGBTQI+ Latinx people and in creating leadership among our families and communities. We are stronger together.