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501(c)(3) / 1125:1130509(a)(1)


Last profile update: 05/10/2017
Last grant data update: 02/11/2018

At A Glance

501(c)(3) / 1125:1130509(a)(1)

PO Box 29903

San Francisco, CA United States 94129-0903


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment






Established in 1986 in CA - Founded by the late Colin Higgins, a screenwriter, director and producer. Mr. Higgins is best known for his screenplay of "Harold and Maude," and for his writing and directing of the films "Foul Play" and "Nine to Five."

Purpose and Activities

Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards is an individual grants program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer and Questioning youth activists (through age 21) who have bravely stood up to hostility and intolerance based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and triumphed over bigotry through working for LGBTQ rights and social justice. The Foundation places emphasis on supporting individuals from the following communities: geographically underserved communities, such as rural and reservation communities; communities of color, transgender communities, immigrant communities, and low-income communities.