Announcement: Grant from Arcus Foundation

ARCUS_web_red_logoQuist is proud to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and throughout nature.

“These funds will help us carry out our mission even more effectively and more broadly,” said Sarah Prager, Quist’s director. “We will be able instill the importance of LGBTQ history in more young LGBTQ people than ever before.”

Arcus, whose U.S. Program includes a focus on LGBT youth, made the grant to Quist in recognition of the role historical insights play in developing effective activists and movements.

In 2014 Quist accomplished impressive gains without any full-time staff. Our 2015 budget has quadrupled and so have our efforts, thanks in large part to this grant. In February 2015 alone, Sarah Prager spoke at six events in three countries.

“I am thrilled to start off our 2015 funding cycle strongly, and look forward to collaborating with the Arcus Foundation and others who can help us reach LGBTQ youth.”

Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is a private grantmaking institution dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Arcus’ work is based on the belief that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. For more than a decade, Arcus has been a driving force behind groundbreaking work to ensure equality for LGBT people around the world, and to protect and enhance the lives of the world’s great apes. The Foundation works globally and has offices in New York City and Cambridge, UK. To learn more, visit: www.arcusfoundation.org.

Quist is an organization dedicated to making LGBTQ history accessible and engaging for the next generation of the LGBTQ community. In 2013 Quist launched a free mobile app that teaches the “LGBTQ history of the day” to over 20,000 users in over 100 countries. Through social media campaigns and workshops at schools and conferences, Quist brings LGBTQ alive in unique ways.

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