Another way Stonewall Community Foundation helps donors make an impact in the LGBTQ community is by partnering to create scholarship opportunities. We are a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association, and our scholarships provide opportunities for a growing number of young people in our community.
The Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund was established to cover up to two years of schooling for immigrants here in New York City who identify as LGBTQI. Scholarships from this fund are intended to provide a measure of economic stability for those who stand at the intersection of marginalization that can be created by being both LGBTQI and an immigrant. Who is eligible? A qualifying applicant is one:
*Defined as a foreign-born U.S. resident not having a documented permanent residential status How can I apply? The 2015 cycle for this Scholarship has closed. Applications for the 2016 cycle will be available in early 2016. Please send related questions to email@example.com.
How are decisions on scholarships made? Each fund is unique and reflects the values and interests of its principal donors. Likewise, each scholarship has its own application process, eligibility criteria, and decision makers. Want to establish a scholarship program? If you are interested in starting your own scholarship program at Stonewall, please review FAQ Guide and contact us to set up a meeting.
Recognizing that people sometimes have needs for financial support that go beyond academic scholarships, Stonewall also provides other types of funding for individuals.
“Bee’s Fund” was created in honor of Bee Winkler Weinstein by her daughter, Dava Weinstein, and Dava’s partner, Dorothy Calvani, the Fund’s lead donors. While not a traditional scholarship, the Fund benefits young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and often financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity. Grants of various sizes are made to support young women in taking steps toward becoming self-sufficient in their own lives. Expenses that may be covered by a Bee’s Fund grant include:
Note: The Fund does not cover direct college expenses such as tuition, books, supplies and/or equipment. Likewise, the Fund does not cover any graduate school expenses.
Who is eligible? Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women can apply to Bee’s Fund. Recipients must be between the ages of 18-25 and reside within the United States. How can I apply? You can download the application here. Applications may be submitted to Stonewall Community Foundation via e-mail, postal mail, or fax. When applying, please attach a copy of any written estimate, invoice, or promotional material that verify an expense.
Can I donate to Bee’s Fund? Yes! You may give a gift directly to support the work of Bee’s Fund here:
This scholarship fund aims to support people with Parkinson’s Disease in the Brooklyn area, in the pursuit of creative arts expression through attending art classes at venues such as (but not limited to) the Brooklyn Museum, or the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Many with Parkinson’s are on a limited income, or have difficulty negotiating the multiple medical appointments, complex medication regimens, and necessary Access-a-Ride appointments, in order to maintain strength and mobility. Despite these hindrances, many are creative individuals with a great deal to still contribute to the larger world. While dancing can prove essential to maintaining mobility for people with Parkinson’s, painting, drawing, sculpting, and creative writing are documented to be particularly stimulating to neuronal growth, and research in the international PD community has revealed an unusual proliferation of work in the creative arts by those with Parkinson’s. Who is eligible? A qualifying scholarship applicant is one who:
How can I apply? Complete and return the application to us according to the instructions at the bottom of the application. You can download the application: Application PD Arts and Wellness on the Go, or request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212.367.1155.
How can I donate to this fund? Click the button below to make a direct contribution to the Leonore Gordon PD Arts and Wellness on the Go Fund
Your tax-deductible contribution helps us provide critical skills, resources and connections for New York City’s LGBTQ non-profits.