The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (MPAS) recently received $3,000 for LGBT programming at the Biscayne Bay Campus. This project was supported by a grant from the LGBT Community Project’s Fund at Dade Community Foundation, Greater Miami’s permanent endowment made possible by generous donors since 1967. The Foundation provides nonprofit organizations funding support and technical assistance for programs which benefit the community. For its many donors, the Foundation provides an effective vehicle for charitable giving and grant-making expertise about quality programs across a broad spectrum of community issues and needs.
The primary objective of this grant is to support programming and outreach efforts focused on bringing awareness and education on LGBT issues and concerns to the FIU community. Subsequently, MPAS will be working with the Stonewall 2B organization at the Biscayne Bay Campus to provide funding assistance for LGBT-related programs and events. Some of the programs that this grant will support include Coming out Day of Celebration, Diversity Week-Pride Day and National Day of Silence.