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When available, excess funds raised for the Rochester Pride Parade & Festival are used to support LGBTQ+ events and programming throughout the Rochester area. 

Every year, funds raised for the Rochester Pride Parade & Festival go into a restricted fund to pay for the two events. If there is a balance in the fund after all the expenditures are met, organizations may apply for a portion of the funding to support LGBTQ+ events and programming throughout the Rochester area.

We will be accepting grant applications in 2023. We seek to fund current and future events and programs to support the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of LGBTQ+ communities.

To apply, please complete the form below. If you are unsure about an answer, please write “unknown.” This will not invalidate or void your application for consideration.

Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2023 to November 7, 2023. Once the window has closed, the applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Awardees will be alerted via email starting on February 1, 2024.

Following grant awards, we will provide a Report of Initiative form. The Report of Initiative form must be returned back to the selection committee within 1 year of the receipt of grant funding.

To download a PDF version of the application form, please click the button below.


For questions, please contact Kristin Cook at 585.736.9242 or Jake Purcell at 585.210.4250

Contact Information

Name and Title, if applicable

1. Organization Mission/Overview

2. Statement of Need

3. Program/Event Description

4. Goals/Objectives

5. Budget Overview

Please include:
  • The percent of funds raised by your organization allocated to the initiative versus administrative costs.
  • Overall/total cost of the initiative.
  • What other additional funding or revenue streams are being pursued for the initiative?
  • Is this a one-time initiative or an ongoing initiative? If it's ongoing, what is your plan for sustainability?

If you would like to submit supporting documents, such as a budget spreadsheet, please send via email to