since 2014 We have led the effort to invest in diversity, inclusion and equality for our community.


Mission*

To promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives.

Guiding Principles***

  • To serve the community.

  • To promote a wider visibility of the LGBT community.

  • To promote a wider acceptance of the LGBT community by setting a philanthropic example.

Vision**

A fully accepting and inclusive Pensacola that embraces the LGBT citizens and their contributions to the community.

OUR Story

Sunday's Child was formed by ten friends in the fall of 2013. Together, they sought to create a culture and community of acceptance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals in the Pensacola Bay Area through giving. To achieve this, they looked to a local successful women's group as their charity model, and quickly found a vehicle for impacting the change they envisioned.

Now, armed with a mission to award grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion and equality; and inspired by the nursery rhyme, Monday's Child,—as well as the leadership of Pensacola Impact100—these ten friends formed the founding members of Sunday's Child.

In June of 2014 Sunday's Child was organized as a Florida 501(c)3 non profit organization. 

Today, Sunday's Child members donate $1,000 annually. These funds are pooled at the end of the year and divided into $25,000 to $50,000 grants, which are then awarded to eligible, local non-profits or initiatives that address a community need, while also promoting the adoption and compliance of a non-discrimination policy that is comprehensive and addresses LGBT individuals as well.  In addition, they must show their ability in being an inclusive organization that values diversity. 

Past Recipients:   2015 Grant Winners   2016 Grant Winners   2017 Grant Winners

Sunday's Child has no paid staff and is organized, maintained and managed by volunteers. Our leadership, including board members and committee chairs, are not compensated for their contribution or efforts. Membership dues are used exclusively for awarding grants and is never used for administrative or operational costs. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Sunday's Child


Sunday's Child is named after a nursery rhyme, entitled Monday's Child:

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.

*Our Mission Statement describes the purpose of Sunday’s Child. It guides present actions/decision-making of Sunday’s Child, spells out our overall goal, provides a path for decision-making. It provides the framework or context within which Sunday’s Child’s strategies are formulated. 

**Our Vision Statement is a picture of Sunday’s Child in the future; it is our inspiration and the framework for where we wish to go. 

***Our Guiding Principles describe the Sunday’s Child’s beliefs and philosophy pertaining to quality assurance and performance improvement.  These are the guide-posts that keep us in check as we move forward down our path.  The principles guide us as to what Sunday’s Child does, why it does it and how.