The Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization created by and for LGBTQ+ youth. 


Our mission is to honor the life of Paula Ford-Martin, an advocate and loving mother of gay and transgender youth, by providing scholarship funds and fiscal sponsorship to outstanding young champions for the LGBTQ+ community and their activism.

“The Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund provides scholarship monies for LGBTQ+ students and their allies who demonstrate: (1) outstanding commitment to advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, and (2) firm plans to pursue college, university, vocational training, or any post-secondary educational endeavor.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
a. to provide scholarship funds for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies;
b. to promote visibility and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community;
c. to support LGBTQ+ youth-led organizations through fiscal sponsorship and administrative services.”

         — Article II, Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund Bylaws





The Paula Ford-Martin Memorial Fund was established in 2020 to honor a dedicated mother and advocate of LGBTQ+ youth. Click here to read about our family’s story:

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