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.
What can we do to support you?
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.
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 &
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.