Lesbians in Need (LIN)

The L-Fund, and it’s first grant program, “Lesbians in Need,” or LIN, was established in 2012 out of our founders’ desire to positively impact the lives of lesbians in the Coachella Valley. Their commitment came directly from observations that lesbian communities are often underserved, or even ignored, by many social service agencies. Complicating all of this, lesbians, unlike their straight peers, frequently do not have the support of family to turn to in times of crisis. 

Through LIN, The L-Fund offers financial assistance to lesbians in crisis. Circumstances may include potential eviction, homelessness, loss of transportation, unhealthy or unsafe living conditions, food insecurity, and other high-risk mental, physical and emotional circumstances.

Our fund operates on the values of Trust, Confidentiality, and Integrity.

Applicants must reside in the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas.

To apply:  
Applicants who are in need of financial crisis funding can either fill out a simple application HERE or call The L-Fund office at 760-304-8487.  Someone will contact you within 48 hours of contacting us, and help you complete the remainder of the application.

Questions should be directed to Maria Fraser at [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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!