How We Work

The Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund is proud to fund LGBTQ+ youth in a wide variety of endeavors, from college education to activist projects.

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We award annual $1,000 scholarships to young champions for the LGBTQ+ community.


We advise young LGBTQ+ professionals on topics from college applications to crowdfunding.


We are proud to serve as a fiscal sponsor for LGBTQ+ youth starting their own not-for-profit initiatives.


We offer administrative assistance and fundraising services to LGBTQ+ youth-led charitable projects.

Queer Youth Assemble!

We’re proud to introduce our first fiscally sponsored project: Queer Youth Assemble (QYA), a national movement for LGBTQ+ youth founded by Ms. Esmée Silverman.

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The 3rd Annual Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Scholarship

We offer $1,000 awards to students between the ages of 17 and 24 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.

Professional Development &
Direct Support

We collaborate with LGBTQ+ people between the ages of 15 and 25 to develop their charitable projects through fundraising, administrative support, and microgrants. We are also pleased to offer professional development for LGBTQ+ youth on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) college applications, job searches, and community organizing.