2018 Mini Grants Pride Edition


We were able to fund a total of TWENTY grants. Read more about what the funds supported and what I learned here.

Pride flag stripes

Inspired by the amazing Mini Grants for Women, I have decided to make a 2018 Pride edition. I’ll be donating to a small number of projects, but I welcome others to join me. Giving directly to others can be more powerful than you might expect!

If you (or someone you know) is interested in sponsoring or donating toward a grant at any level, please contact minigrant@bcavello.com!

Click here for the mini grant application! (closed 11:59pm June 11th)


  • Why are you doing this?
    Honestly, I’ve been privileged to have the financial security recently to give to others. While I have this stability, I promised myself that I would give 10% of my income, and this is one of the ways I’ve chosen to do it. You can also read more about the background on this initiative and about the benefits of direct cash transfer.
    We often hear this stat that “nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency.” Direct giving is not the solution to this problem, but it can offer much-needed stability and agency to folks who are squeezed and stretched to the limit.

  • Who is eligible?
    I invite any queer (LGBT+) person to apply. While it is a precursor, I welcome folks to apply even if they have concerns about being “queer enough.”

  • Is there more to it than the application form?
    Nope! That’s it. Just keeping it real simple. The best way to have a shot at this is to fill out the form. Due to the number of submissions, supporting materials shared by email or social media will not be considered.

  • Why did the submission deadline change?
    I’ve been overjoyed (and overwhelmed) with the reach of this project. Thousands of people have shared the link and many hundreds have applied. It is no surprise that there is tremendous enthusiasm and also tremendous need in our community. I perhaps should have set a shorter deadline in the first place! Because I did not, however, I made an update to keep this within a manageable scale.

If you have other questions, email the address listed in the application form.