Parvathy & Govindan Social Justice Fund
The Parvathy & Govindan Social Justice Fund (PGSJF) is dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons in Canada. Parvathy and Govindan are my mom and dad who taught me at an early age the value of humility, generosity, compassion and social justice.
The PGSJF is an opportunity to assist other sexual and gender minorities who are experiencing emergency financial hardship and /or personal struggles in their lives. The goal of the PGSJF is to reduce financial hardship, improve quality of life, enable 2SLGBTQ people to focus on their priorities and assist them get back on their feet.
Global Health Integrative Science will donate up to 15% of net earnings each year to the fund. The fund is strictly for individuals. It is not for programs and services at organizations. Currently, the fund is only available to 2SLGBTQ+ persons in Canada. Applicants are invited to apply on December 1, 2019.
The PGSJF is open to all sexual and gender minorities including LGBTQ+ newcomers, refugees and non-status who experience multiple forms of marginalization.
Applicants may apply once a year and must provide support documentation within six months of the application deadline. Applicants must provide a letter (s) from an organization, social service and/or healthcare provider as verification.
Priority is given to first time applicants and those who demonstrate exceptional need.
Individuals may apply to cover health care expense and/or living expenses (rent, food, bills, etc.). Each applicant may request up to $600 annually and the amount is based on funds available at PGSJF.
Accountability Process and Transparency
All applicants who receive funds from the Parvathy & Govindan Social Justice Fund must sign a consent to release their names, amount received and date. This is required for transparency and accountability for donors and for funds received by applicants.
How you can become involved?
The Parvathy & Govindan Social Justice Fund accepts donations. You can donate a few dollars to any amount. Donations are entirely dependent on your financial capacity to contribute to a worthy cause for 2SLGBTQ+ persons. For further information contact me.
Applicants must complete the application form, and provide a letter (s) from an organization, social service and/or healthcare provider as verification. All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee at PGSJF.
Please email completed applications to Devan. Enter in subject heading of email, Parvathy & Govindan Social Justice Fund. E-mail completed forms and attachments to Devan at email@example.com