Sunday’s Child, a Pensacola Bay Area member-based philanthropic group that promotes LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality by awarding grants to significant charitable and economic initiatives, recently held its annual Grant Season kickoff event to celebrate completion of its 2023 membership drive. President Jacey Cosentino announced the $120,000 raised from among its 182 members will enable the organization to award six grants of $20,000 each to Pensacola-area 501(c)3 nonprofits that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality.
“I have been a part of Sunday’s Child for more than 5 years, and I have seen our grants change the lives of those around us,” President Jacey Cosentino said. “We have been moved to tears by the stories that have led many to start and build non-profits that solve some of the most pressing issues in our community— hunger, inequality, animal welfare, education, health, and so much more. We are making a difference in our community—one grant at a time.”
Sunday’s Child envisions a fully accepting and inclusive Pensacola Bay Area that embraces LGBTQ+ citizens and their contributions to the community. Launched in 2014, Sunday’s Child individual members or member ensembles donate $1,000 annually, with 100 percent of funds going toward grant awards. Since its inception, $764,250 has been awarded to local charities in the Pensacola Bay Area.
Sunday’s Child funds projects that align with its mission, vision and areas of interest. The organization will present a grant workshop for nonprofits interested in learning about the grant process on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Area nonprofits are invited to submit a letter of intent to apply for a grant online by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2023. All letters of intent will be reviewed to verify each organization’s eligibility to apply for a grant. Applications are due Thursday, March 15, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Grant applications are vetted by members and the winners are determined by the votes of Sunday’s Child members at its annual meeting in June. For more information on Sunday’s Child and its grant process, visit sundayschild.org.
About Sundays’ Child
Sunday’s Child is a passionate group of committed, thoughtful citizens seeking to inspire change in the Pensacola Bay Area. The mission of Sunday’s Child is to promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives. Its members fund projects that enrich the quality of life and well-being of others—regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, marital status and socioeconomic status. Sunday’s Child has no paid staff and is organized, maintained and managed by volunteers. Membership dues are used exclusively for awarding grants, never for administrative or operational costs.