News & Events

August 20, 2018

Avow Utilizes LGBT Grant to Provide Education and Outreach in Southwest Florida

In January, Avow Hospice was awarded a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida. The purpose of the grant is to raise awareness and provide education and outreach to the Southwest Florida community on the challenges that lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transsexual (LGBT) seniors face in Southwest Florida. Avow’s grant proposal included growing its existing LGBT programing to provide additional and enhanced education and outreach programs, including seminars, presentations, panel discussions, and film screenings. The proposal also included hosting other community events to serve and provide the people of southwest Florida with opportunities for growth, understanding, and change.
August 3, 2018

2018 Grant from the LGBT Fund: Avow Hospice – Avow LGBT

This grant from the LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida is to promote equality for LGBT community members by building on Avow 's current education and outreach programs through the development of a year-long community education program designed to meet the specific needs of the LGBT community in Southwest Florida. The audience includes eldercare service providers, friends, family, caregivers, and the public at large. Avow will work with local and national support organizations such as GSN, PFLAG and SAGE to determine priorities for our program. Avow Hospice aims to raise awareness and educate our audience about issues facing LGBT community members in, or in need of, eldercare or senior housing.
June 28, 2018

NEWSLETTER: LGBT SWFL Update Summer 2018

Philanthropists in the region are stepping up their giving to the LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida, a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, since the fund was established last year. Three donors to date have become "Visionaries" of the fund by donating a minimum of $10,000 to start an endowed portion of the LGBT Community Fund.
June 17, 2018
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Report on the 2016 LGBT Community Fund Grant

Two years ago, we were the proud recipients of the LGBT Fund’s first grant. Our plan was to offer a welcoming, safe space and educational and fellowship opportunity to LGBT middle and high schoolers by offering them free performances, meeting the cast & crews of shows, speaking with them, participation in an activity, and a light dinner. The goal was to prevent the isolation and pain which may lead to depression and suicide for our LGBT youth.
November 3, 2016

NEWSLETTER: LGBT SWFL Update Fall 2016

Philanthropists in the region are stepping up their giving to the LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida, a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, since the fund was established last year. Three donors to date have become "Visionaries" of the fund by donating a minimum of $10,000 to start an endowed portion of the LGBT Community Fund.
June 15, 2016

Our Hearts are with Orlando

Here’s how you can open your heart to help. We at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation are heartbroken by the tragedy in Orlando. Our thoughts are […]
November 17, 2015

AN EVENING OF SILVER AND GOLD

JOIN US FOR MUSIC, DANCING, FOOD, NETWORKING AND JUST PLAIN FUN!!! AN EVENING OF SILVER AND GOLD to benefit the LGBT Fund of Southwest Florida, a […]
October 9, 2015

Region’s first multi-donor LGBT fund established

Multi-donor fund will support unique challenges and opportunities facing local LGBT community Southwest Florida is a rich and varied community, home to people of many different […]