Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation, Announces grant awardees
APOPKA, Fla.–April 5, 2021–Hope CommUnity Center is a fifth-time recipient of the Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation. This fund was created to support LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities impacted by the 2016 Pulse Orlando tragedy. $45,000was awarded to Hope’s Our HistoriasProject, which will fund their efforts to empower individuals to own their stories through storytelling with the intention of uniting people and building cross-community power by illuminating the ways both the immigrant and LGBTQ+ communities suffer the effects of institutional systems of oppression. This also includes $500 from the Contigo Healing Justice Funds to support the holistic health and wellness of Hope’s frontline organizer.
Hope recognizes the need for targeted groups to become allies by breaking down barriers in order to stand and resist together against hateful rhetoric. Our Historiaswill strengthen Central Florida by building bridges between LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities and supporting efforts to unify those communities with other marginalized communities. Hope CommUnity Center continues to be dedicated to the healing, empowerment, and bridge-building across communities.
ABOUT HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER:
Hope CommUnity Center is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth.