2019 Beneficiary Application Form

  • What Is Swirl and Twirl?
    • a social fundraising evening for local queer non-profit charities featuring:
      • wine-, beer- and food-tasting
      • entertainment
      • a silent auction, and more
    • a long-standing and respected event, typically held in late May, since 2003, from 7—10pm
    • an age-of-majority event
    • Swirl and Twirl typically raises at least $2,000—5,000 per beneficiary per event
    • Swirl and Twirl, to date, has raised over $145,000 for local LGBT charities since 2003

  • Mission Statement

    Swirl and Twirl seeks to raise awareness and funds for a diverse selection of queer not-for-profit organizations (including registered charities) representing a wide range of needs and interests of the local community. This goal is primarily achieved by bringing together community members at a large socializing and networking event.

  • Eligibility of Beneficiaries

    Potential beneficiaries must submit a Beneficiary Application Form (see link below) within the prescribed deadlines in advance of each Swirl and Twirl event to be considered for funding.

    The Swirl and Twirl organizing committee will select up to four beneficiaries per event based on the following criteria:

    • Does the beneficiary fit within the guiding principles of our mission statement?
    • The strength of the completed application form.
    • Can the beneficiary sell at least 20 tickets for the event? (REQUIRED or will receive $0).
    • Can the beneficiary provide at least three items worth $100+ each for our silent auction?
    • Does the beneficiary promise to promote the event through all their marketing avenues?
    • Participation and/or frequency in past events, if applicable. All beneficiaries chosen in the previous year must wait a year to apply again.

  • Distribution of Funds

    Final funds allocated to each beneficiary is formulated by the Swirl and Twirl organizing committee based on each beneficiary’s contribution to the total number of tickets sold, prizes given for the silent auction and other factors as deemed applicable by the committee.

  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    • Application deadline: February 28, 2019
    • Selection of beneficiaries and notification given by: March 10, 2019
    • Logo placement/link on each beneficiaries Web site required from: March 15 to December 31, 2019
    • Silent auction items to be given by: May 15, 2019. Any certificate should be valid until at least Dec 31, 2019
    • Swirl and Twirl to be held: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Beneficiary Application Form

  • Presenting Sponsor

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