Grantee Directory:

Grantees of the Southern Equality Fund represent groups and many more individual leaders across the South who are doing inspiring and courageous work to make a difference in their local communities. View grantees by funding round or search using the directory below:


All participants of the Trans Leadership Initiative receive $1500, part of which goes to support their group and part of which goes to support their professional development. They choose how the money is divided. All have received an SEF grant prior to being invited to participate in this initiative. Read more about the Trans Leadership Initiative here. 

  • Daroneshia Duncan (TAKE Peer Group) – Birmingham, AL
  • Fletcher Page (GenderBenders) – Greenville, SC
  • LB Bell (The Spectrum Center) – Hattiesburg, MS
  • Suzy Geronimo (Fuerza y Unión Múltiple) – Henderson, NC

Total Awarded: $6,000


LGBTQ Southerners have acute needs related to their health, well-being and safety and yet face unique barriers to accessing culturally-competent direct services – including medical care and legal services – in local communities. We believe that people must be safe, healthy and able to meet basic needs in order to have the resources and resilience to reach their potential as leaders; in this way, ensuring access to services that meet immediate needs is part of the long-term project of movement building and achieving lived equality in the South.  The following grants were awarded to support LGBTQ-friendly health care and health education providers.

  • Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) – Transgender Health Center – $10,000
  • Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) – Needle Exchange Program – $6,000

Total Awarded: $16,000

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