We received 50 funding proposals to review this Spring, which was a record for us. To ensure we could provide helpful and candid feedback to each submission we onboarded 100 new evaluators bringing the total number of evaluators on our committee to over 300.
This round, thanks to the generosity of our funders and board of directors, we were able to waive the submission fee for groups and individuals who had submitted grant proposals previously. The majority of the 50 groups we reviewed this round had submitted materials previously. In the nearly 5 years since our founding, we have learned that we are increasingly helpful to organizations who apply to us more than once.
In order to encourage regular submission while celebrating the hard work done by the unfunded we have come to know best, we are acknowledging four programs that have each made multiple submissions.
AsylumConnect is a comprehensive digital lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people. Their mission is to provide persecuted & marginalized LGBTQ people with verified information and access community they need to live freely. They were also honored on our 2018 Unfunded List.Read Their 2019 Proposal Visit Their Website