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The Hollyfield Foundation Celebrates 20 Years

Jay Hollyfield

And Announces Spring Grant Recipients

For 20 years, The Hollyfield Foundation has supported local, state, and national groups whose programs impact Houstonians. The organization, founded by the late LGBT community organizer Jay Hollyfield, has given $1.2 million in grants since its beginnings, and supported over 80 different causes.

In June 2014, the Foundation awarded $50,000 to 16 different community organizations. The grants included $10,000 to Out For Education to underwrite scholarships for Houston-area LGBT youth, $5,000 to the Texas Civil Rights Project in support of LGBT-related and HIV/AIDS-related legal services in Houston, and $5,000 to Discovery Green in support of its annual Rainbow on the Green programming during Pride month. The Foundation has also set aside $10,000 to support public education efforts on issues relating to the impact of equal rights ordinances on the Houston LGBT community. Houston-area organizations interested in applying for such funds should contact the Foundation through its website at

The Foundation will begin accepting grant proposals from LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations seeking in excess of $2,500 in the third quarter of 2014, with a submission deadline of September 30. The Hollyfield Foundation accepts grant proposals seeking $2,500 or less throughout the year. Applications for grants are available on the Foundation’s website.

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