The Queer Mobilization Fund is excited to offer a cohort experience to our grant recipients!  

The cohort allows Grantees and Emergent Organizations program participants on the same and different cycles to meet, collaborate, and build relationships through networking and training opportunities. In addition, each participant receives support in building their individual organizational capacity through a technical assistance program designed to cater to each groups specific needs and context.

1. Technical Assistance

Cohort participants are offered assistance and training in many areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Grant writing
  • Board development
  • Communication skills and strategies
  • Becoming a 501(c)3
  • Project development and strategic planning
  • Policy building
  • Budgeting
  • Healing Justice
  • Web building
  • Relationship building and networking

The QMF team works with cohort members to build technical assistance plans for each individual group with expectations on both sides.  Trainings are designed to meet the individual needs of each cohort member organization and to skill up participants to continue to grow and sustain their programs after the end of the grant cycle.

2. Gatherings

QMF hosts two cohort gatherings per year to offer grantees the opportunity to meet and interact.  While generally scheduled to be in-person events, gatherings are currently happening through virtual space.

Applicants interested in joining the cohort are prioritized in our grantmaking decisions.