Wednesday, August 15 , 2018, 1:01 am | Fair 68º

 
 
 
 

House of Pride Given Startup Grant to Form Nonprofit

Part of Fund for Santa Barbara’s $3,300 gift will be used for Santa Maria’s first Pride Celebration and Resource Fair in August.
Part of Fund for Santa Barbara’s $3,300 gift will be used for Santa Maria’s first Pride Celebration and Resource Fair in August. (House of Pride and Equality)

House of Pride and Equality (HOPE)/Casa de Orgullo e Igualdad (ESPERANZA) has received a $3,300 seed grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara to assist the process of formal organization, community outreach and culturally appropriate queer events.
 
House of Pride and Equality is a grassroots, multicultural group that celebrates, educates, advocates, collaborates and empowers the Latinx, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender-nonconforming communities of Santa Maria and nearby cities.

This organization's purpose is to provide a safe environment of inclusion and advocacy for all LGBTQ+ people to educate each other and the general public through community outreach resources and events.

It also is designed to create a culturally inclusive environment that will help to combat the discrimination and stigmas faced by the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in the Santa Maria area.

House of Pride and Equality is grateful to the Fund for Santa Barbara for the grant.

The grant will be used specifically for startup costs associated with forming a nonprofit organization, including filing fees, creation of promotional materials and purchase of supplies needed to properly outreach and educate the community at large.

A portion of the grant will be used to help create Santa Maria’s first Pride Celebration and Resource Fair in August.

For more information, contact HOPE/ESPERANZA at [email protected] or follow them on Instagram: @hope.esperanza.sm and Facebook: /houseofprideandequality.

The Fund for Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change in Santa Barbara County. To learn more, visit www.fundforsantabarbara.org.

— Audy Macdonald for House of Pride and Equality.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >