Vote for LGBT Organizations to be Awarded Pepsi Refresh Grants

I re-posted an e-mail I received from GLAD (Gay Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) about the $25K Pepsi Refresh Project grant it is hoping to receive. GLAD, along with 9 other organizations, formed The Progressive Slate. Each of those organizations needs your help in order to be awarded a grant ranging from $5,000 to $250,000.

All that is required is that you sign up for an account (free). Then, log in daily through January 31st and vote for the 10 organizations/causes you wish to support.

There are 10 grants being given for $5,000; $25,000; and $50,000. There are also 2 grants being given at the $250,000 level.

GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) is currently ranked #1 for the $25,000 education grant with which the organization plans to help LGBT youth be safe in schools and at home. To read GLAD’s proposal and help GLAD receive one of the 10 grants in the $25,000 level, click here.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education network) is currently ranked #3 for the $250,00 education grant.  If received, GLSEN’s mission is to make 10,000 schools safer for LGBT youth. Only 2 organizations will receive the $250,000 grant, so it is critical to vote now and continue to vote daily in order to support GLSEN and move them up to the #1 (or at least #2) position. To read more about GLSEN’s proposal and and help GLSEN receive one of the 10 grants in the $25,000 level, click here.

The Promo Fund seeks the $25,000 health grant in order to create an LGBT community wellness advocacy group for Missouri. The organization now ranks #2 in the voting process. To read more about Promo Fund’s proposal and help Promo Fund receive one of the 10 grants in the $25,000 level, click here.

Equality Pennsylvania is hoping for the $25,000 education grant in order to provide leadership training to young LGBTA people across Pennsylvania. To read Equality Pennsylvania’s proposal and help them receive one of the 10 grants in the $25,000 level, click here.

Click on the links to read the proposals and vote for the other organizations in the Progressive Slate:

Uncommon Good, competing for a $25,000 grant to get the lowest income students in our community into college.

Energy Coalition, seeks two grants:  $50,000 to provide scholarships for young people to get inspired at Power Shift and $250,000 to empower youth clean energy leaders at Power Shift 2011.

New Leaders Council hopes to be awarded $25,000 to Educate and empower future civic leaders.

Netroots Arts & Education Initiative is seeking a $50,000 grant to teach under-represented communities to use new media effectively.

Just Give is competing for a $25,000 grant to Educate people on new innovative ways of donating.

Finally, Beth Meyer, another member of the Progressive Slate, is seeking a $50,000 grant to train civic leaders in Arizona to our communities.

Please take the time to vote and help these fine organizations improve the lives of GLTB youth and the community as a whole.

Kudos to the folks at Pepsi for sponsoring such a wonderful competition.

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Disclaimer:  The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice.   I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

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