IN THE GREATER COACHELLA VALLEY
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Since 2012, The L-Fund has provided emergency financial assistance to cis, trans, and queer identifying lesbians in crisis across the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. Wanting to help beyond emergencies, our grants have expanded to include education assistance, health and wellness aid, and grants for lesbian artists. Founded by lesbians for lesbians and the only organization of its kind in the country, we work closely with the community at large to improve the lives of our sisters. Find out more about us.
The L-Fund envisions an enriched future for the lives of cis, trans, and queer identifying lesbians.
The L-Fund empowers cis, trans, and queer identifying lesbians through financial crisis assistance as well as grants in the areas of health and wellness, the arts and education in the Greater Coachella Valley.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GALA SPONSORS AND DONORS
Some Recent Grant Recipient Stories
Wendy’s art was accepted for a 3-week show at a popular local venue and she was thrilled. There was just one problem. She couldn’t afford to frame her illustrations on paper! We were happy to grant her $1,000 to purchase all the frames she needed and her show was a big success
Amy is a self-sustaining lesbian mother of three who was in need due to events that were not in her budget. She hesitated reaching out, but for the best interest of her children she knew she needed to ask for help. Because her children require frequent medical and therapy appointments, she needs a working vehicle. The tags were expired and in order to get the car to pass smog, it needed a catalytic converter. This was unexpected and out of her budget. We happily paid for her auto repairs.
L-Fund Lesbians in Need (LIN)
Jessie is a trans lesbian who needed $2,500 paid towards her tuition at Idyllwild Arts Academy where she will be studying creative writing and acting. Jessie wants to use her life experiences and be a voice for other kids like herself. Her dream is to be a stand up comedian and hopefully be a cast member on SNL!
We were excited to help an exuberant Carolina Romero
who needed assistance with a 3-day certification program being held in Texas that would allow her to apply for a promotion in her field of work – engineering. The L-Fund grant is for $2,350 and pays for her airfare, hotel, certification course and the purchase of a new laptop she desperately needed to do her work. The L-Fund and Carolina were also recently featured on KESQ News!
The L-Fund is assisting Mina Hartong one again with a $1,300 grant to bring her “I’m Speaking” series to the desert. Her next series will be November 9, 2022 and titled “Reflections on Veteran’s Day” at the Mizell Senior Center.
A SPECIAL NOD TO A LONG TIME SPONSOR
Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 463-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. Situated on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, and with outpatient clinics across the valley, Eisenhower Health has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for 50 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley. Eisenhower recently earned the LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer Designation in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index and is a proud supporter of The L-Fund.
The L-Fund exists only with the support of our generous donors.
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