The Harvey Milk/NMR Student Scholarship Program
The Student Scholarship Program was founded in 1979 to assist area students achieve their goals of vocational, technical or professional careers. Many recipients of the Scholarship have gone on to become lawyers, teachers and prominent business leaders, able to contribute to the San Diego lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in ways they could not have done otherwise. The Imperial Court de San Diego is the trustee of the Student Scholarship Program and raises the funds needed for scholarships. Since its inception. The Program has given over $200,000 in scholarships.
The Tijuana AIDS Fund
For over 20 years. The Imperial Court has been a strong and constant supporter of the HIV/AIDS community of Tijuana, Mexico under the leadership of Nicole Murray Ramirez. This fund not only provides financial assistance to various AIDS agencies in Tijuana, it has also donated medicine, body bags and other essential items including a new oven, refrigerator and heaters for The Tijuana AIDS Hospice.
The Benjamin F. Dillingham III Community Grant
Established in July of 2000, The Benjamin F Dillingham III Community Grant has given over $100,000 in financial assistance and made a difference for many in our community. The Dillingham Grant has provided financial
assistance for medical expenses and burial expenses ($500). The Benjamin F Dillingham III Community Grant has also made financial contributions to The LGBT Youth Center, Community AIDS Partnership, Gay Youth Alliance, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and The Community Coalition of North County.
Toni Atkins Lesbian Health Fund
The Fund was started as The Lesbian Health Project and us further proof of The Imperial Court's commitment to Lesbian Health issues. The Toni Atkins Lesbian Health Fund (named in honor of former Deputy Mayor Toni Atkins) by The Imperial Court and The LGBT Community Center to assist low-income and uninsured lesbians and bisexual women in accessing necessary health care resources.