To improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ family members, friends, and loved ones.
To help address the needs of LGBTQ+ residents, the Community Foundation for Monterey County created Out Reach, the first permanently endowed fund of its kind in our community. The mission is to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people, their family members, friends and loved ones by making grants to amplify the important work of community groups addressing LGBTQ+ youth and seniors, arts and culture, mental health, civil rights and more. More funds lead to more grants helping to strengthen the organizational capacity of agencies doing the hard and creative work or creating and managing programs that increase visibility and make life better for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.
The support of the Out Reach Fund allowed the youth leaders behind the Latinx LGBTQ+ Film Festival to spearhead the organization of the event and maximize efforts to increase visibility for LGBTQ+ individuals in the Monterey County area.
- Sam Gomez, services manager at The Epicenter