In our second-round of grant applications due May 29, 2020, 2020, the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund received 174 applications, requesting minimally $202,386 in funds for relief for lifeline essentials.
Grant applications are currently under review by the SF QNF Grant Committee, who anticipate contacting applicants regarding their application status soon.
Because of prolonged un(der)employment, applicants are requesting more assistance in this round of applications. Individual applicants have requested $1,163, on average—higher than the average request in our first round of applications.
Among the current grant applicants:
- 97.7% rent their home
- 43.7% do not have health insurance
- 21.3% receive food assistance
- 75.9% have applied for unemployment pay
The second SF Queer Nightlife Fund grant application period opened on May 8th, 2020. Applications were accepted until May 29th, 2020.
In our new fundraising cycle for our second round of grants, the QNF has raised over $61,000 from 803 grassroots donations, an average donation of $76.91.
This is less than one-third of the need of our applicant pool.
The need for relief for Bay Area queer nightlife workers is great: The SF Queer Nightlife Fund needs sustained community support to raise enough to provide relief for shelter, food, utilities, and medical necessities for those who work in queer nightlife.
Those with the ability to do so can make a one-time donation or sign up to make a weekly contribution to the QNF to help sustain those who make the magic of queer nightlife happen here in the Bay.