Funding Guidelines

  • The Adam Foundation provides funding with an emphasis on the following program areas:
  • Forsyth County-based gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy, education, and social service organizations and programs.
  • Forsyth County-based HIV/AIDS organizations and programs providing direct client services, education, prevention, public policy, and technical assistance.
  • Similar programs in nearby NC counties.

Eligibility Requirements

All organizations seeking funds from The Adam Foundation must provide proof of the following:

  • Current IRS 501(c)(3) tax determination letter.
  • Copy of the organization's non-discrimination policy inclusive of sexual orientation.

Prior grant recipients must file a grant report by the deadline provided.



The following grant limitations apply to all applicants:

  • Grant awards generally do not exceed 10-15% of the applicant organization’s total budget.
  • Grant awards generally do not exceed 50% of a project budget.
  • First time grant awards generally do not exceed $2000.



The Adam Foundation does not provide funding for the following: 

  • Clinical HIV/AIDS research.
  • Organizations based outside of North Carolina.
  • Endowments, individuals, scholarships, or capital projects.



If you have any questions about the grant process, please contact our Foundation Development Specialist, Jasmine Gregory at