Welcome to the Swish Ally Fund!

 

The Swish Ally Fund at The Stonewall Community Foundation – the first of its kind – launched in 2014 to fund nonprofit organizations engaging straight allies in the fight for love and equality.  Since its creation 4 years ago, the Swish Ally Fund has awarded over $31,000 to 22 organizations – doubling its investment for the second year in a row.  Past grantees include Gays Against Guns, NYC Anti-Violence Project, Harlem Pride, True Colors Fund, and emergency funds for the survivors and families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

 

Founded in 2014, the Swish Ally Fund at The Stonewall Community Foundation supports organizations and programs that engage straight allies in the fight for LGBT equality – as volunteers, advocates, ambassadors, board members, activists, and donors. The first fund of its kind, it was created by the award-winning gay-straight alliance, Swish – because equality is not possible without straight allies. For over 15 years Swish engaged straight allies in joyful partnership with the LGBT community as partners in the movement for freedom and equality.

Along with Swish’s award-winning annual appearances in the New York City Pride March (5-time nominee and 3-time award-winner by Heritage of Pride), Swish has participated in the Atlanta and LA Pride Marches and represented the United States delegation at the EuroPride 2008 events in Stockholm.  In 2009, Swish was the first organization to endorse the National Equality March in Washington, DC, for which we were named among the Best of Gay New York City by Time Out NY that year.  Swish joined Google as an honoree at Marriage Equality USA’s national gala to receive our 2013 Community Partner Award.

To request grants from the Swish Ally Fund, email your name, title, and organization name with your request to grants@stonewallfoundation.org.  Please include “Swish Ally Fund” in the subject line. 

Thank you to the Founding Donors of The Swish Ally Fund for making history:

Barbaro-Gould Foundation*Jason Bowman & Chris Adasiewicz*Cate Carley*Bonnie Catena*Marty Coleman*Dun & Bradstreet Corporation Foundation*Cara Eisen*Sara Haines*Joseph Haines*Erik Johnson*Fidelity Corporate Services*Guinevere Johnson & Jason Rohlf*Roberta Katz*Monte Lapka*Keith Lewis*Dennis Lonergan & John Graves*Jamie A. Lloyd*Justin Maloney*Kathleen Monahan*Kimberly Mufferi*Only In My Dreams Events LLC*Kathleen Orzech*Calixto Perez Galan*Greg Potosnak*Edward Potosnak III & Jeremy Pyke*Joe Schick*Kathryn Sena and Family*Sue Sena*Kevin Shalayda*Mark Sharp & Bruce Truman*Ali Swerdlow*the watsons*Debra Thompson*Andrew & Xavier Van Degna*Mark Von der Heide*Laszlo T. Varga & Joel Pacheco*Ida Wainschel & Andres Cools*Ny Whitaker


Please make a special Pride donation to keep the Fund alive!