FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 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 19, 2020), the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund has engaged over $30,000 in support for nightlife workers whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
This figure includes over $27,000 in grassroots contributions through the SF QNF website (www.sfqueernightlifefund.org) from 239 individual donors, and $3,000 in pledged support from philanthropic or corporate donors. Each grassroots donor who has contributed has given, on average, $113 per-person.
This is an incredible show of support. We have raised 13% of our current $200K fundraising goal to fund 200 grant-worthy applicants from the nightlife industry who depend on nightlife venues and events for their income.
In addition to contributions of support, the SF QNF has received as of 12:00 AM PST today (March 19, 2020) 99 grant applications through our online grant application (https://sfqueernightlifefund.org/sf-qnf-application/). Grant applicants have requested minimally $98,301 in relief in total. This is an average of $992 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).