San Francisco, CA (December 8, 2006) – The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events announced today that a revised grant application is available for potential beneficiaries of the 2007 fair season. Proceeds from Up Your Alley™, Magnitude™, and Folsom Street Fair™ will benefit nonprofit agencies that serve the community in the areas of Public Health, Human Services, and The Arts. Applications are due no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 385 Eighth Street, Suite A, San Francisco, CA, 94103. Electronic versions of the 2007 Beneficiary Application are available on the Folsom Street Events website at folsomstreetevents.org as a PDF file.
According to Andy Copper, Board President, “We are proud to introduce three categories of annual grant-making: Major Beneficiary, Supporting Beneficiary, and National Community Grants. Each category carefully stipulates minimum qualifications, including volunteer recruitment expectations. Additionally, National Community Grants are made on an invitation basis only. And, we are hopeful that these categories of grant-making will create an even broader reach to support our nonprofits in 2007.”
Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, added, “Other changes to the Folsom Street Events grant-making process include the ability for eligible nonprofits to apply every year for beneficiary status and requests that include funding for program staff salaries. We have also added the ability for nonprofits outside of San Francisco – but within the Bay Area – to apply for Supporting Beneficiary status. All of these changes derive from feedback received by our beneficiaries. We believe that these changes offer more flexibility and greater equity in our process.”
About Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Events™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, produces Up Your Alley™, Magnitude™, and Folsom Street Fair™. The mission of Folsom Street Events™ is to create volunteer-driven leather events that provide the adult alternative lifestyle community with safe venues for self-expression while emphasizing freedom, fun, frolic and fetish and raising critical funds to benefit San Francisco Bay Area and national charities. In 2006, Folsom Street Events marked the 23rd Folsom Street Fair™ with nearly 400,000 attendees and over $301,000 donated to San Francisco charities.
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