Sunday’s Child, a Pensacola Bay Area philanthropic organization that promotes LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion, has announced the selection of ten finalists that will vie for four grants of $26,500 each.
In the fall of 2018, the organization raised $106,000 among nearly 200 members that will be awarded to local Pensacola Bay Area non-profit organizations that place value on diversity, inclusion, and equality.
On June 23, Sunday’s Child will award the grants to four Pensacola-area non-profit organizations that have shown their commitment to diversity and acceptance of the LGBTQ community in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. This year, the following non-profits have been announced as finalists (in no particular order) to compete for the four grant awards:
- Golden Elite Track and Field
- Gulf Coast Kid’s House
- Manna Food Pantries
- Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries
- Keep Pensacola Beautiful
- A HOPE for Santa Rosa County
- Pensacola Opera
- ARC Gateway
- Pensacola Children’s Chorus
- Studer Community Institute
Sunday’s Child members will hear each of these ten organizations present their projects at the Sunday’s Child annual membership meeting and participate in a live vote to award the $106,000 in grant awards.
“The mission of Sunday’s Child is one of acceptance and unity in our diversity,” said Drew Buchanan, President of Sunday’s Child. “We’re prideful of the fact that our community is made up of individuals and organizations that celebrate our unique differences. In just a few short years, we’ve given back nearly half-a-million dollars to our community, proving just how much the citizens of the Pensacola Bay Area care about diversity in their communities.”
Funding for the charitable grants comes from contributions from individual and ensemble group memberships. Sunday’s Child has grown to nearly 200 members since its founding and with this year’s grants, the organization will have awarded more than $430,000 since 2015.
Launched in 2014, Sunday’s Child is made up of members that donate funds annually. 100 percent of funds donated go towards grant awards, which are determined by the votes of members annually in June. The group places an emphasis on grants to nonprofit organizations and initiatives that place value on diversity, inclusion, and equality in the Pensacola Bay Area of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The four grants will go directly to the nonprofit recipients, funding a broad range of projects and activities:
To learn more about Sunday’s Child, make a donation, or to apply for a grant, visit www.sundayschild.org.
About Sunday’s Child: Sunday’s Child seeks to promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives. Sunday’s Child is guided by a board of directors drawn from various professions and disciplines. Their efforts stem from a vision for a fully accepting and inclusive Pensacola region that embraces Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender citizens and their contributions to the community. However, membership is open to all who wish to give back to their community.