FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020
The San Francisco, Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund Organizers have issued the following statement:
As of 12:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time this morning (March 18, 2020), the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund has engaged over $20,000 in support for nightlife workers whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
This figure includes over $18,000 in grassroots contributions through the SF QNF website (www.sfqueernightlifefund.org) from 158 individual donors, and $3,000 in pledged support from philanthropic or corporate donors. Each grassroots donor who has contributed has donated, on average, $116 per-donor.
This is an amazing show of support for Bay Area nightlife workers. But the work of the SF QNF organizers is far from over.
In addition to contributions of support, the SF QNF has received as of 12:00 AM PST today 77 grant applications through our online grant application (https://sfqueernightlifefund.org/sf-qnf-application/), who have requested minimally $78,151 in relief. This is an average of $1014 in relief requested by each applicant.
Based on the anticipated need, the San Francisco Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund organizers have set a fundraising goal of at least $200,000 to adequately meet the needs of the 200 QNF grant recipients we currently expect in our application cohort (due: March 31, 2020).
Please contact the SF QNF organizers with any questions regarding this press release (firstname.lastname@example.org).