L-Fund Education Assistance Program (LEAP)

The L-Fund recognizes education as an important tool through which to advance personal goals, professional goals, and to improve life outcomes generally. 

LEAP provides education grants of up to $2,500 per year for cis and trans lesbians in need to attend continuing education, certification classes, trade or vocational schools, community colleges and universities.  LEAP grants may be used for tuition, computers, books, school fees, ESL classes, health insurance and living expenses. 

Applicants must reside in the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. 

The LEAP Grant Committee and The L-Fund is particularly interested in supporting a diverse range of lesbians in achieving their educational goals.

To apply:

Applicants who are interested in educational assistance can fill out a simple introductory application HERE  or call The L-Fund office at 760-304-8487.  Someone will contact you within 48 hours of contacting us and provide you with the full LEAP application.

Applicants must also include:
1. A statement outlining how the LEAP grant will be used and how it supports the applicant’s long-term personal and/or professional goals.
2. Two letters of reference.

All final applicants will have a personal interview with the LEAP Grant Committee.
The application will be submitted to the Board of Directors for their review/vote and applicants will be notified of approval or denial.
LEAP grants are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year and applications are accepted at any time.

Questions should be directed to Mei Ling Tom at MeiLing.Tom@l-fund.org 

If you have challenges completing the application or navigating the L-Fund web site to apply for assistance, please contact us here or write to info@L-Fund.org and someone will walk you through the process. 

If you are a lesbian who has received funding and would like to share your story on our website to encourage other lesbians, please contact us!

If you or someone you know is passionate about supporting lesbians in need, please visit our Donate page to give a gift in any amount.  The L-Fund thanks you in advance for your donation.  Gifts to the L-Fund are tax deductible making donating a win-win for all!