About your donation
Your gift to the Robert Giard Foundation supports a yearly grant of $10,000 USD alongside a runner-up grant of $5000 USD. The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers is the largest grant available to photographers working with subject matter of sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ issues. The grant is open to artists of any nationality, with or without academic affiliation, but with a well-thought out project in need of development and completion funds. In partnership with Queer|Art, the grant focuses on supporting emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity. In 2019 the award increased from $7,500 to $10,000.
While the foundation does not do specific civil rights advocacy, we believe the creative work we support—which brings lived experience around sexual and gender issues to images, video or filmed narrative—will enhance understanding on the vital issue of sexual rights equality.