Introducing SilverConnect

Introducing SilverConnect

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Leonard Litz is pleased to announce the launch of SilverConnect. There is  an entire generation of LGBTQ+ people who are entering the 55-plus age group in record numbers. Yet this demographic is often marginalized, overlooked, and ignored even (or especially) within the LGBTQ+ community. While we recognize and join the urgent efforts to help young people navigate the often challenging journeys of coming out of the closet, understanding their gender and sexual identities, and finding meaningful connections and community, we know it is equally important to remember that older LGBTQ+ people have the same needs, but often lack the support and resources to achieve them. And the experience of surviving a(nother) pandemic and adjusting to the lingering feelings of isolation, loneliness, and solitude has not helped, either.

SilverConnect is intended to celebrate our community as we enter our Golden years. It is time to bring the Sexy Back to Seniors.

From depression and other mental health concerns, to food insecurity, to technology challenges, to legal hurdles, and more, SilverConnect seeks to support organizations and programs that support, connect, empower, and respect our aging LGBTQ+ population.

Grant consideration will be given to applications that promote:

  • Connective / Community programming
  • Mental health concerns / isolation / depression
  • Individual advocacy
  • Independence learnings and education
  • Fun!

As part of our larger Foundation priorities, we are also particularly interested in supporting projects that intentionally include our BIPOC and Trans family, as well as those that promote and lower the barriers to inter-generational connectivity.

We invite you to apply learn more about applying for a SilverConnect grant here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!