Family-centered programs to reduce risk and promote well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth from ethnically diverse families

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.According to compelling new research, when a young person self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) the acceptance of parents or caregivers is critical to the child's well being. LGBT adolescents who are rejected by their families are at higher risk for serious mental health concerns including depression, suicide, and substance abuse and at higher risk for victimization at home, school and in community settings. The purpose of this project is to develop new culturally appropriate family education materials and interventions to increase family support for LGBT youth, especially among ethnically diverse families.Local funders include: Tides Foundation/Out-of-Home Youth Fund, Johnson Family Foundation, Morris Family Foundation, Lewy Gay Values Fund at Horizons Foundation, and Mount Zion Health Fund

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $499,993.00

Awarded on: 6/18/2008

Time frame: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012

Grant Number: 64613


University Corporation, San Francisco State University

P.O. Box 320160
San Francisco, 94132-0160

Caitlin Ryan
Project Director