FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 08, 2020
The San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund is pleased to announce our second round of grant applications for relief to those who work in queer nightlife and who have been impacted by venue closures and event cancellations as a result of COVID-19.
The grant application is available online at https://sfqueernightlifefund.org/sf-qnf-application/. We encourage those who remain in need to apply for a grant.
Applications will be accepted starting today (May 08, 2020) until 11:59:59 PM PDT, on Friday, May 29, 2020.
The SF QNF’s grant eligibility criteria remain similar to our previous application, but now more clearly emphasize the QNF’s stated mission to support those workers whose employment in queer nightlife provided a significant portion of their income before to the pandemic.
All applications will be reviewed by the SF QNF Grants Committee. Applicants’ personally identifying information (including their names, emails, and demographic information) will be removed prior to review, to ensure confidentiality and impartiality. Applicants approved by the SF QNF Grants Committee for a grant of relief will be notified in June.
The SF QNF has raised more than $180,000 to date, the bulk of which will be paid out in the first round of grants. We remain committed to supporting those workers who make the magic of queer nightlife in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our goal continues to be to deliver emergency support to individual members of our community: to secure the future of queer nightlife and to preserve nightlife’s vital contributions to queer culture here in the Bay Area.
We look forward to a time when our community can all come together once again on the dance floor. Until then, stay connected with us, and one another, through the new virtual events, such as our Sunday Quaran-Tea, 1:00 – 6:00 PM PDT–this week with Flagging in the Park.
We are not alone, we are a community, we are resilient, and we will get through this together—just as we have throughout history.