$10 is all it takes to build a community!
We are competing for up to $10,000 in grant funding to be awarded to the organizations with the greatest number of unique donors who give a minimum of $10 to their organization's Give Out Day page between June 1 and June 30. Unique donors should have different names and email addresses, and we recommend different credit cards as well. PLEASE NOTE: Two $10 donations from two different people will be more valuable to us than one $20 donation.
The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing was formed in 1999 to provide education in and programs for country-western dancing in the LGBT+ community in San Francisco. As an all-volunteer and community-supported nonprofit, the Sundance Association fosters individual growth and passion, encourages volunteerism and financial giving, and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming community.
The Sundance Association is much more than a listing of its projects would suggest. The contribution of the Sundance Association to the health of the greater LGBT community and the individuals within it cannot be overstated. All of the projects of the Sundance Association have a primary goal of developing a culture of welcoming inclusiveness. Attendees find there is no importance placed on attractiveness, dance ability, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, or any of a myriad of classifications that traditionally separate us. As a result, we host a wide cross-section of the LGBT+ community (e.g. ages 20s to 80s, men and women, cis and trans, gay and straight), who all mix together and dance with each other in a utopian environment that doesn't exist anywhere else.
The major projects of the Sundance Association normally include:
Surviving the pandemic year. All of our regular projects were disrupted and put on hold by Covid-19. We had to be creative to continue providing opportunities for dancing, and for keeping our community together. Our new projects have included:
The Sundance Association survived the past year entirely through donations and the financial support of the community. As an all-volunteer organization, we have zero expenses for staff, and our administrative expenses (excluding insurance) are consistently less than 3% of our total expenses. While we hope we can open Sundance Saloon later this year, we still have no regular income from our usual admission fees, and we still must rely on donations to make ends meet.
We hope you will support us during this difficult time, so we can continue our community-building work, and so we're ready and able to dance together in celebration when that time comes.
More info: http://sundancesaloon.org
Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing
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