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Bayard Rustin Fund Application



Starting July 1, 2018, all Friends requesting grants are required to submit a  travel budget that fully details the amount of grant requested and how the funds received will be spent. We have provided a travel budget document that includes space to list all expenses and sources of funding. Unfortunately, due to our limited fund, only in exceptional circumstances will a grant exceed $300 for any given event. Download the required Travel Budget form using the FILE link below this application and email it to [email protected]

Bayard Rustin Travel Fund for People of Color

Friends General Conference
The Bayard Rustin Fund provides funds to support travel for Friends of Color. This assistance may be for travel to attend the FGC annual gathering, travel to attend People of Color gatherings, or for travel to participate in committee work of FGC. The fund is designed to ensure that Friends of Color can fully participate in the work and retreat opportunities FGC offers. The fund was initiated by a generous gift from Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns.

Please answer the following questions fully. Your responses will be considered, with your identifying information removed, by a small group of Friends who are distributing the money in this fund. (If you are completing a printed form, please use the back side if you need extra room.)

3. Although you are not required to seek (or receive) funding from your monthly or yearly meeting, we would like to encourage meetings to give financial support to members and attenders to engage in the broader Quaker world.

5. Calculation of total requested funds from the Bayard Rustin Fund

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Deadline for application: All applications received before March 20 will learn of funding grants before early registration opens for Summer Gathering. Later applications cannot be guaranteed funding. Where funding is sought for events other than Summer Gathering, please submit your application no later than one month prior to the first day of the event.

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