All Rainbow and Allied Youth, Inc. (Port Charlotte, Florida)
All Rainbow and Allied Youth, Inc. (ARAY), was co-founded in 2017 by a parent-child team who were committed to making their home of Charlotte County, Florida, safer for LGBTQ+ youth and families. Our mission is to create a place of support and provide information, advocacy, and resources in Charlotte County, Florida, for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and plus youth of all races, nationalities, and incomes. ARAY creates a space where LGBTQ+ youth can be their authentic selves, make friends, get resources, grow as leaders, and be celebrated for every facet of who they are. We provide weekly drop-ins with in-person and virtual options, resource referrals to LGBTQ+-affirming providers, inclusion training, public outreach, and more to make Charlotte County a place where LGBTQ+ youth not only survive, but thrive.
Unmet needs: 1: Sexual health materials (oral, penile, and vaginal condoms, dental dams, including latex-free varieties, lube, etc.) 2: Uber/Lyft gift cards to assist youth with transportation 3: A new box to collect donations in at outreach events 4: A tablet for youth check-in and outreach 5: Unrestricted funds to assist us with renting a permanent location for youth drop-ins
Bayard Rustin Center (Princeton, NJ)
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice is a community activist center, educational bridge, & safe-space for our LGBTQIA youth, intersectional families, & all our marginalized folx, connecting our beautifully diverse & disparate communities, both locally & nationally. Formed by BRCSJ Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber, this organization has made a significant & meaningful impact throughout our fair state & indeed across our great nation.
Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc. (Ashville, NC)
Our mission is to promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities, working as a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service. We envision an inclusive community, where people are embraced for who they are and feel welcomed to engage and contribute.
Bridges United Inc. (Manitowoc, WI)
We empower individuals and communities by providing safe and inclusive environments that promote self-determination, resilience, wellness, and a sense of community using a person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach. We believe crisis can be a catalyst for change and that it is never too late to break the cycle of hospitalization, incarceration, and homelessness.
Unmet needs: toiletries, detergent, sheets, blankets, fitted sheets, pillowcases
Centre LGBTQA Support Network (State College, PA)
Centre LGBTQA Support Network’s mission is to bring the community together and we work hard to do that everyday. We are working toward our goal to open a center that is fully inclusive and offers a safe space for youth to come after school, on the weekends, and one where we hold events and education seminars for the community and those we serve. Youth mental health is at the core of what needs to be focused on and one way we help is to ensure our organization is meeting the needs of our community through social and support groups and advocacy work and we empower our youth groups to be leaders and learn how to advocate for themselves and others.
Clock, Inc (Rock Island, IL)
Clock, Inc’s purpose is to provide a non-judgmental, safe and reliable community center for LGBT+ individuals, to reduce any feelings of discrimination or isolation. In fulfilling this mission, Clock, Inc offers a variety of programs, groups, workshops, LGBT+ training, Transgender Closet, Chest Binder program, LGBT+ Mentorship program, individual/couple/family counseling and activities both within its walls and in the community. Through this work, Clock, Inc LGBT+ Community Center has promoted the engagement of youth, young adults, adults, and the wider community in issues involving the LGBT+ community both locally and nationally.
CoastPride, Inc. (Half Moon Bay, CA)
CoastPride is an organization created by our local community in San Mateo County to improve the support, visibility and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families in coastal communities. Our mission is to create a coastside that supports and celebrates people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Unmet needs: snacks for youth groups
Colors+ (Fairview Park, OH)
Founders Kristen Pepera M.Ed. LPCC-S & Lisa Pepera M.Ed. LPCC-S established Colors+ in
2018 for LGBTQ+ youth and allies ages 19 and under and ensure that all programs are overseen or run by mental health professionals. Colors+ mission is to strengthen LGBTQ+ by promoting individual and community wellness. They maintain a goal to operate a “youth centered youth center”. Programs range from Connections Drop-In, TransYou, Dungeons and Dragons, Drag Programming, Gender+ play groups, Parent Support groups, Family movie nights, and so much more. Each youth is validated and accepted just as they are.
Diversity Collective Ventura County (Ventura, CA)
Founded in 2014, Diversity Collective Ventura County is the only nonprofit in our County that is solely dedicated to sourcing and resourcing the LGBTQ+ community. DCVC was originally created to bring back a Pride Celebration to Ventura County. Over the past 8 years, we have grown to include 2 more signature events: AIDS Walk Ventura County and our Diversity Gala (honoring individuals and organizations to positively impact the community, and offering scholarships to 2-4 youth), along with a smaller event for teens- Pride Prom. We also co-host Transgender Day of Remembrance and World AIDS Day in Ventura County. DCVC proudly hosts programs for youth and adults: Little Unicorns for ages 9-13, Rainbow Umbrella for youth 13-23, HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention, and Pride Nook -a book and discussion group for adults 18 and over, all held in our Community Resource Center and on Zoom.
Unmet needs: van for transporting (such as Models of Pride for our youth), increase our youth scholarships, gift cards: Amazon, Target, Gas cards, etc., housing/housing vouchers for homeless youth
Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (Pennsylvania)
Eastern PA Trans Equity Project’s mission is to empower transgender people while building community and advocating for social justice. We provide supportive services and mutual aid. This includes direct financial assistance for rent, food, and clothing. Legal name change assistance, college scholarships and summer camp scholarships for trans youth plus mentoring and, peer-led support groups. We want trans folk to do more than strive… We want them to thrive!
Unmet needs: Grocery store gift cards from Wies Markets, Giant, or Aldi
EDGE New Jersey (Denville, NJ)
EDGE New Jersey ( End Discrimination. Gain Equality) is a non profit organization founded in 1994 to address the needs of the HIV+ communities in New Jersey. Through our work we noticed a high need for LGBTQ+ affirming care. However, during that time there were no established pride centers to refer them to for care. To address the need in the community EDGE NJ expanded programming to the LGBTQ+ community. Since we first expanded our scope of care we have rapidly grown to be the leading care providers in the state of New Jersey in essential care to the LGBTQ+, HIV+, and those in need of preventative care services.
Fabulous Arts Foundation (St Pete, Florida)
We build platforms for Queer and Trans folk to thrive. Using the arts as a catalyst for social and political change, while amplifying LGBTQ+ people. Young folk help with programming and to realize their potential to ensure there is something for everyone at the table. We lift up voices and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. All while focusing on QTBIPOC visibility in our community. Creatives help others with the process to maintain mental health. Community focused, community driven! Led by Queer and Trans folk.
Unmet needs: Tablets for volunteer use and youth interns
GenderNexus (Indianapolis, IN)
GenderNexus is bringing transgender and nonbinary communities together across Indiana to foster a community that is healthy, informed, and empowered by increasing access to care in all seven dimensions of wellness. By providing a safe space for community engagement, GenderNexus can help navigate and eradicate social and systemic barriers.
Great Lakes Pride (Michigan)
Great Lakes Bay Pride’s mission is to provide sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) education, advocacy, networking, and resources to individuals and organizations in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. Our organization actively participates in and coordinates collaborative efforts to reach our LGBTQ+ and ally community members in a mostly rural, four-county region.
Harriet Hancock Center (Columbia, SC)
Our facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, and a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, and counselors while also serving as the headquarters for the South Carolina Pride Movement. The resources provided at the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center are free and available to everyone during operating hours. These times may vary depending on the availability of center staff and volunteers. Check out the Calendar for our current schedule of meetings, events, and open hours.
Have a Gay Day Inc (Dayton, Ohio)
Have A Gay Day is a volunteer organization. We offer the community a food pantry a pet food pantry, personal care items, household cleaning items, and a free little pantry. We are also the only organization that delivers food to those that can’t make it to a pantry. We offer resources, free little library, and community space. We are working on programs for emergency housing and hope to make that a reality by the end of this year. Recently we have done work with PFLAG National and put up a National billboard campaign sending love to the Transgender Community. We also advocate for youth in school board meetings and in classrooms in partnerships with other Trans-lead organizations. If there is a void, our goal is to work on solutions for improvement.
Unmet needs: personal care items, household cleaning items, laundry tokens, fuel cards, bus passes, binders
Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation (Hawaii)
The Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation produces Honolulu Pride, hosts the LGBTQ+ Center Honolulu and creates educational programs, like the Rainbow Town Hall series. We create safe spaces for our community to connect with one another, to learn, share and advocate for one another, and for the larger LGBTQIA+ community. The Foundation is committed to a legacy of hope, equality and unity. We help our community live happy, healthy and productive lives as an integral part of the larger diverse community that is Hawaii.
Unmet needs: laptop / tablet / computers
Henderson Equality Center (Henderson, NV)
Henderson Equality Center, a community supported organization to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, allies and queer community of Henderson, NV by providing a safe space, pursue resources and providing courses focus on educational, social, support, skill building and job assistance classes for at-risk, low-income LGBTQ youth and adults.
Unmet needs: We are working on adding a mobile HIV Testing Vehicle to our Wellness clinic that we are currently working on raising the funds for, the cost is $30k, we are also looking to expand our food pantry which is another $10k. We have also been asked to open up a second Center in a city next to us that has nothing for LGBTQ, to open that Center is going to take us $100k to open. We are grateful with any type of help.
Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center (El Centro, CA)
Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center offers an array of services, such as substance abuse education and prevention, transgender support services, domestic violence classes, LGBT competency training, youth activities, support for loved ones of LGBTQ+, mental illness support groups, HIV counseling and testing, and much more. In a short seven years Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center has become the cornerstone for the LGBTQ community of Imperial County. It serves more than 1,200 people annually. The center is a proud member of CenterLink and has been recognized by the office of Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, Congressman Juan Vargas, and Senator Ben Hueso for its accomplishments.
Institute for LGBT Health and Wellbeing (Tampa, FL)
The mission of the Institute for LGBT Health and Wellbeing is to serve as a conduit for education, wellness, training, and research. We are a registered 501(c)3 public charity with the IRS and rely on grant funding and support from the community to advance the mission of the Institute.
Unmet needs: Binders for trans youth, makeup, etc.
Kansas City Center for Inclusion (Kansas City, KS)
The Kansas City Center for Inclusion is KC’s LGBTQIA+ community center. We provide resources and create a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community in the KC metro. We have regular programming including three support groups, a monthly book group, social events, educational events, and an LGBTQIA+ makers marketplace. We want to bring the LGBTQIA+ community together and create a more inclusive space for everyone.
Lexington Pride Center (Lexington, KY)
Lexington Pride Center’s mission is to celebrate and empower the intersectional lives of LGBTQIA+ Kentuckians. We envision a world free of marginalization where all LGBTQIA+ people are free to be who they are and love who they love. The organization was founded in 1977 by a group of young college students who were not allowed to hold same-sex activities on the University of Kentucky campus. In reaction, they started an grass-roots organization to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ people in Central Kentucky. Since that time the organization has provided support groups, resources, social activities, connection, and direct aid for queer people throughout the state of Kentucky.
Unmet needs: space, funds for mileage reimbursement for volunteers who deliver food, food for our pantry, a van for food pick up and delivery, books and media for our library, and operating support.
LGBT Center of Greater Reading (Reading, PA)
The LGBT Center of Greater Reading creates, administers, and provides services, advocacy, and support to the Greater Reading LGBTQ+ community with the goal that all may live a life of fulfillment, inclusion and celebration. We provide free counseling services, support/social groups, care coordination, food pantry, warm meals, emergency relief funding (name changes, rent, etc), professional development, workforce development, and drop-in hours. We offer youth programming, senior programming, neurodivergent programming and more.
LGBT+ Family & Games (Virtual)
LGBT+ Family & Games (LFG for short) is a self-started, all-virtual haven for the LGBT+ community in spaces online. LFG works to meet LGBT+ and other marginalized individuals where they spend their time online. The organization serves over 3,500 LGBT+ individuals in judgment-free online communities on social networks and video game communities. Our volunteers provide regular programming designed to connect members to reduce social isolation, and we are often the first place people come to when in crisis.
LGBTQ Center – UNF (Jacksonville, FL)
The University of North Florida LGBTQ Center envisions a university where all people are fully included and affirmed, and where justice, equality, and respect prevail. The LGBTQ Center’s mission is to provide valuable education and resources for the community with a commitment to advocacy, equality, respect, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied students, faculty, staff, and the members of the Greater Jacksonville community.
Unmet needs: toiletries, food pantry, gift cards
LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast (North Carolina)
Our mission is to serve LGBTQ+ elders, youth, and everyone in between. The LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast, formerly the Frank Harr Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) organization. We offer programming, advocacy, and outreach for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in southeastern North Carolina. We work for a future where all of us are healthy, happy, and thriving.
LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S. (Fort Worth, TX)
Our mission is to provide safe and brave spaces for social and personal development of LGBTQ youth. Our physical and virtual programs offer hope in the lives of each youth served. We are serving, supporting and saving lives in Fort Worth and beyond since 2010.
Unmet needs: Walmart gift cards for food
LGBTQ+ Center Lake County (Lake Country, IL)
LGBTQ+ Center Lake County is dedicated to providing space, diverse programming, and cultural activities in an affirming, compassionate, and safe environment in the greater Lake County area.
LGBTQ+ Family Connections Center (Rapid City, South Dakota)
Our mission is to strengthen and empower all youth, however they identify, to overcome obstacles by providing housing, supportive counseling, community education, and advocacy.
Unmet needs: Our mission is focused on housing insecurities, and any available donations that assist with personal care would be awesome! Throw in some capital inventory to house youth without a hotel voucher and we’d be thrilled!
LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay (Findlay, OH)
LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. After many years as an informal group working within the impulse of Open Door Community Church, Spectrum was founded in 2010 by those who shared the same common goals to build an inclusive network for the LGBTQ+ community in Findlay, Ohio. Since receiving our non-profit status, we have been building on the momentum that has propelled us into new avenues of service to our community. This has included the forming of support groups, monthly social events, developing an Ally Directory, and expanding Pride month celebrations.
Unmet needs: Always looking for art supplies and fidgets for our youth groups.
Louisville Pride Center (Louisville, KY)
Louisville Pride Foundation celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and advances equity and representation for all people. We produce the Louisville Pride Festival and manage the Louisville Pride Center.
Love on a Mission (Masfield, OH)
Love on a Mission is a nonprofit organization creating a safe place for LGBTQIA+ youth in our community to feel unconditionally loved and accepted for being their authentic selves. We are currently meeting weekly to offer support, advocacy and education. Our goal is to have our own facility and also have available an emergency bed shelter for those that find themselves homeless after coming out to their families.
Magic City Acceptance Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
The Magic City Acceptance Center (MCAC) is a brave and radically inclusive space for LGBTQ youth, ages 13-24 in Alabama. MCAC provides state-wide virtual supportive programming as well as in-person programs that include drop-in hours, safer sex/health and wellness workshops, special events like Prom and Summer Camp, crisis services, free HIV/STI testing and state-wide resources. *We are a program of Birmingham AIDS Outreach so our 501c3 is through BAO.
Unmet needs: Donations of Amazon, Publix and Target Gift Cards, bottled water and supplies from our
Maven Youth empowers LGBTQ+ youth to network, organize and educate for social change through technology and the tech sector. We provide a rare safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to explore careers while navigating the impact technology has had on social equality and emotional wellness.
Unmet needs: Laptops, Digital Art Pads, Tech needs
Montgomery Pride United (Montgomery, AL)
Since our founding in 2015, we provide resources for our people and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Through our center, we host support groups, supply emergency food, hygiene products, masks & clothing, facilitate community education, provide senior services, host sexual wellness workshops, offer mental health support, and accommodate community gatherings for progressive groups.
Unmet needs: Clothing donations, particularly men’s t-shirts sizes L-2XL and men’s jeans sizes 32-36
MoPride (Modesto, CA)
Building and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Modesto and the Central Valley through education, outreach, and advocacy.
Unmet needs: Our clients are in need of hygiene products and contraceptives.
Muncie OUTreach (Muncie, IN)
Laura Janney, a mother of a gay son, started Muncie OUTreach 10 years ago to help youth feel less isolated. Indiana is a red state and part of the bible belt and there are very few organizations to support LGBTQ+ youth. We have a high rate of suicide attempts and a long wait for therapy. We feel that peer support helps to create community and build self confidence.
North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth (NAGLY) (Salem, MA)
Founded in 1992, NAGLY’s mission is to honor, respect, educate, and empower LGBTQ+ youth. We envision a world where queer youth are free to explore, discover, develop, and express their true, authentic selves without fear and with the love and support of a diverse community of peers and adult role models. Serving more than 40 towns and cities north of Boston, NAGLY remains the only organization on the North Shore dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ youth.
Omaha ForUs LGBTQ+ Center (Omaha, NE)
Omaha ForUs LGBTQ+ Center builds intentional community and creates equitable space for individuals & families of eastern Nebraska, western Iowa. With the collective power of LGBTQ+ serving nonprofits, we co-locate partners and work collaboratively to provide enriching programming and deliver culturally responsive care through place-based community development.
Unmet needs: Microsoft Surface Pro X
Onslow County LGBTQ Community Center (Jacksonville, NC)
Onslow County LGBTQ Community Center was founded in 2020 to meet the unmet needs of the local LGBTQ community. Within less than two years we’ve developed training programs, housing, peer support groups, plus more. We’ve met the needs of the LGBTQ communities in 6 counties surrounding Onslow County and look forward to providing more supports by the end of 2023
Unmet needs: Health care products, binders, wigs, etc.
Orlando Youth Alliance, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
The mission of the Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA) and its chapters is to provide a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in Central Florida. The Orlando Youth Alliance has offered a weekly peer-to-peer support & mentoring group for LGBTQ youth in Central Florida since 1990.
Our Spot KC (Kansas City, KS)
Our Spot KC’s mission is to provide safe, accepting, and affirming programming, resources and services to empower the LGBTQ+ community. Our largest current program is Lion House, which provides emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, and transitional housing to LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and families in the Kansas City metro area.
Out in the Open (Brattleboro, VT)
Out in the Open connects rural LGBTQ+ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. We are guided by strong organizational values like Celebrating Resistance, Seeking Joy, Working for Racial Justice, and Affirming that Rural Can be and is Queer.
Unmet needs: Gaffs for trans women, funds for transportation, grocery and gas cards.
OUT MetroWest (Framingham, MA)
OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. We serve more than 30 communities in the MetroWest Boston area, with close to 20 programs each month for LGBTQ+ children and youth from PreK through high school. We also offer educational workshops for community organizations looking to be more inclusive and welcoming to LGBTQ+ youth. Serving more than 300 youth each year (and their families), our programs are shown to be a protective factor against the negative mental and behavioral health factors for which LGBTQ+ youth are at higher risk. All of our programs are FREE and are facilitated by LGBTQ+ adults and youth leaders, who serve as positive role models and resources for our program participants.
Unmet needs: books for our new library for gender expansive elementary-aged kids (featuring diversity of gender identities)
Out On The Lakeshore (Holland, MI)
Out On The Lakeshore is the only LGBTQ+ charity organization in the Greater Holland, Michigan area, serving approximately 3 counties along Michigan’s western lakeshore. OOTL provides support, social programming, special events, and community education for the local LGBTQ+ community and it’s allies.
OutCenter Southwest Michigan (Michigan)
OutCenter Southwest Michigan’s mission statement is to provide support and advocacy for respect, understanding and nondiscrimination for LGBTQ+ people and their families in Southwest Michigan. Programs and services, beyond providing immediate support, also serve as important listening sessions and provide insight into larger issues and challenges facing LGBTQ+ people across Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties. These insights present opportunities to build strong collaborative relationships with larger systems that serve multiple areas in our mostly rural setting – building competencies and capacities, and creating inclusive policies and practices to serve LGBTQ+ people equitably.
PGH Equality Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Pittsburgh Equality Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, social service organization whose mission is to serve as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania. We strive for this through our vision to cultivate a more collaborative, diverse, just, and empowered community.
Pomona Pride Center, Inc. (Pomona, CA)
Pomona Pride Center was created to do more around providing resources, socials and programs for the LGBTQIA community. We work to empower the community by finding and creating safe spaces, advancing educational and art programs as well as advocacy.
Unmet needs: binders, gender neutral underwear and professional clothing
Pride Center of New Jersey (Highland Park, NJ)
The mission of Pride Center of New Jersey is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ to find support, educational tools, health and education resources, and social opportunities within a community of acceptance. Comprehensive programming in support of this mission includes lesbian, gay, trans and family resources, social groups and free HIV testing.
Pride Center of Terre Haute Inc. (Terre Haute, IN)
Our center provides essential support to the LGBTQIAP+ community where little or none were previously available to address a wide range of needs from health education, legal name changes, to resource access, and more. Having a physical space where queer folks know they will be safe, know they can find community, and receive information will vastly improve the quality of life for queer people living in Terre Haute.
Unmet needs: Chest binders of all sizes, inclusive hair care and skincare products for hygiene closet, vacuum and mop, large shelving units for storage.
Pride Center San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
Pride Center San Antonio serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy. The Center works with all ages and provides free mental health services to include peer support groups, case management, individual, family, couples counseling, and group therapies.
Unmet needs: Toiletries
Pride Center West Texas (Odessa, TX)
Pride Center West Texas provides youth programming (including the area’s first and only weekly queer youth group and youth center) aimed at supporting kids in surviving and thriving as they live in our state with the highest gay and lesbian suicide rate in the country (Report on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Texas, 2020). The parents of the youth served by our GSA support, school outreach and weekly youth group are supported themselves with weekly PFLAG and/or POG-DC (Parents of Gender-Diverse Children) group meetings.
Unmet needs: Interior Wall Paint (or wallpaper) to “rainbow” the center.
Pride Community Center, Inc (College Station, TX)
The purpose of the Pride Community Center is to (1) educate the public about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, (2) advocate for civil rights under law and social equality for the Community, (3) provide resources like cultural services, emotional support, mental health services, health information and avenues for personal growth to enhance self-esteem, (4) strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against the Community, and (5) develop outreach programs promoting a harmonious relationship between the Community and citizens of the Brazos Valley. The Pride Community Center intends to create a safe space for the Community to assemble for the above-cited purposes free of discrimination, violence, taunting, and fear.
PRISM FL, Inc (South Florida)
PRISM is an LGBT non-profit organization that works to expand access to LGBT-inclusive education and sexual health resources for youth in South Florida. PRISM lives where more and more young people turn to for information: online.
Unmet needs: Videography equipment
Project Pride SRQ (Sarasota, FL)
Our mission: To expand awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community by creating strategic partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and governments towards a shared goal.
PROUD HAVEN INC (Pittsburgh, PA)
We are a leading resource in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area for shelter and support services that improve the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and beyond (LGBTQIA+) youth who are experiencing homelessness. We also advocate for the LGBTQIA+ population as a whole, partnering with other organizations as appropriate. Our Youth Haven drop-in center provides programming and activities for young people as we help them navigate through the various issues facing them.
QSpot LGBT Community Center (Asbury Park, NJ)
QSpot fosters the health, well-being and pride of New Jersey’s LGBT and allied community by providing resources, referrals, education, and outreach. QSpot works tirelessly to fulfill its mission while operating a safe and welcoming LGBT community center in Asbury Park, NJ.
You can click here to donate.
Queer Family Planning Project – Lower Burrell, PA
Queer Family Planning Project (QFPP) is a small nonprofit organization that provides mini grants to LGBTQIA+ families and/or individuals to build their families through IUI/IVF, adoption, surrogacy, and for trans men, we will help cover the costs to freeze eggs. We are 100% volunteer run and all our funding comes from public donations. We are the only NPO that provides funding to LGBTQIA folks solely in the nation, so we receive more applications than we have available funding for.
Unmet needs: Funding to help LGBTQIA+ folk start or expand their families.
Qweerty Gamers – (Van Nuys, CA)
Qweerty Gamers provides a productive platform for people to connect & learn from each other while playing video games. Our platform provides unique perspectives of LGBTQIA+ Gamers, microgrants for content creators & game developers with a passion for more diversity in video games, & a medium for individuals and creators to share their experiences, accomplishments, & expertise.
Rainbow Families DC – (Washington, DC)
Rainbow Families supports, educates and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) families, parents and prospective parents by offering a wide variety of education programs, support groups, opportunities to connect and more. Rainbow Families is a volunteer led non-profit organization supported by members, community sponsors, private and public grants and foundations.
Unmet needs: Technology: CRM – Member Management to help us target our outreach more appropriately based on situational need etc.
Rainbow Rose Center – (York, Pennsylvania)
The Rainbow Rose Center fosters an environment of inclusion, equity, and health where all LGBTQIA+ community members thrive in York County, Pennsylvania. We envision an inclusive community where all York County individuals feel safe and welcome in their everyday lives. Our organization, services, programs, and our events are supported through sponsorships, donations, and grants. Our organization helps connect our community to vetted resources that we trust to handle their care with the dignity and respect they deserve. We advocate for inclusion and equity in public policies, local ordinances, and on a national level.
Unmet needs: Working on establishing a physical office space (lost in 2020 due to pandemic) by end of 2022!
Shenandoah LGBTQ Center – (Staunton, VA)
Shenandoah LGBTQ Center: Our vision is to build an inclusive rural Shenandoah Valley where our LGBTQ+ community can thrive. The Shenandoah LGBTQ Center is a community-based organization that strengthens the LGBTQIA+ community through advocacy, education, programs and safe spaces. We support these efforts by establishing relationships with key stakeholders, bridging community partnerships, and transforming the hearts and minds of all in the community.
Stand with Trans – (Farmington, MI)
Stand with Trans empowers and supports transgender youth and their loved ones. In our work, we strive to create a future where trans youth can thrive and live authentically. Our vision is a world where gender diverse youth are validated and celebrated.
Sunshine Behavioral Health – (Mobile, AL)
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is providing free counseling services to the LGBTQI+ community and much more. Currently, we have 5 pro bono slots, and as we grow, we would like to be able to have all slots at no charge to the client.
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Sussex Pride – (Rehoboth Beach, DE)
Sussex Pride is a new organization working to support, celebrate, and strengthen the LGBTQ Community in Sussex County and the state of Delaware. We are a diverse group of individuals from across the county.
The Center Project – (Columbia, Missouri)
The Center Project is an LGBTQ+ community organization serving Mid-Missouri. Our mission is to provide a safe, affirming space to learn, grow, build community, and access support and resources. We provide community resources, like a curated library, a gender-affirming healthcare provider list, a closet with free clothing for LGBTQ+ folks in need, and supportive programming and activities for LGBTQ+ youth, parents, and transgender and non-binary adults. We also provide resources to improve the well-being of LGBTQ+ people in Missouri through inclusivity education, community outreach, and collaborative partnerships with other groups doing equity and justice work.
Unmet needs: We need binders, tucking underwear, and other gender-affirming apparel for our Clothing Closet, a resource where transgender and non-binary people in Mid-Missouri can get gender-affirming clothing and accessories for free. Binders are in especially high demand and rarely donated.
The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection – (La Crosse, WI)
Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection’s mission is to create spaces for connection, community, education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people, our allies, and our neighbors. They are the leader in the Seven Rivers Region in bringing pride, equity, and social justice to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
The Equality Crew – (Siloam Spring, AR)
The Equality Crew exists to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth to gather and have fun being their true selves. We dream of communities where ALL LGBTQ+ youth are loved, appreciated and welcomed in ALL spaces. In response to the vast inequities faced by LGBTQ+ youth in Arkansas, The Equality Crew was founded in April 2021 by a 14-year-old transgender Arkansan, Phoenix May, who realized there are tons of organizations that support LGBTQ+ adults but very few focused on kids. Instead of waiting for it to happen, Phoenix decided to take it into his own hands because he believes that everyone deserves to live in a world that is equal.
The Fresno Spectrum Center – (Fresno, CA)
It follows the same model as we do for Spectrum Story Hour (Live and recorded). We read books to youth ages 5-13, that help to inspire Inclusivity, Diversity, Empathy, Self Love, Confidence, Self Worth, Cultures and the value of differing family make ups. We continue to use the same model with Youth Tyme ages (13 and under) for LGBTQ+ parents with children or parents with LGBTQ+ children to have “Free Play” without regard to restrictions to what toys children can use; or interaction with other children. We want to instill open mindedness and hearts to youth to hopefully eliminate Bullying, Biases and Bigotry; to future generations.
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The Gala Pride & Diversity Center – (San Luis Obispo, CA)
The Gala Pride & Diversity Center supports and empowers people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions to strengthen and unite our Central Coast community. Our LGTBQ+ resource center offers a variety of services, including social support groups, LGBTQ+ affirming professional training, special events, an in-house affirming therapist, community connections, and much more. We work to provide a wide array of programming to provide connections and resources to all members of our community.
Unmet needs: We are always accepting donations of art supplies for our youth and art therapy programs!
The GLO Center (Springfield, MO)
The GLO Center is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in Missouri, established in 1996, and it’s mission is the serve the lgbtqia+ community in the Ozarks through support, resources, education, and advocacy to create a more inclusive environment where all can thrive.
Unmet needs: Clothing for gender affirming closet
The Human Rights Alliance (Santa Fe, NM)
The Human Rights Alliance produces the annual PRIDE celebration for Santa Fe, NM and is in the process of expanding it’s services by partnering with the Community College to open and LGBTQIA+ center in Santa Fe.
The LGBTQ Center (South Bend, IN)
The LGBTQ Center in South Bend was founded in 2005 as a space for the LGBTQ Community to come together. 17 years later we are still building that community and providing services to all.
The South Coast LGBTQ Network (New Bedford, MA)
The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and support a thriving LGBTQ+ community on Massachusetts’ South Coast where individuals across the age spectrum can freely, safely, and joyously celebrate their true selves and realize their full potential. Every day, The Network is dedicated to building and maintaining a comprehensive support network for LGBTQ individuals and families across the age spectrum, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable within the LGBTQ+ community: LGBTQ+ youth, transgender and nonbinary individuals, and older adults. The Network offers a wide range of services and events that promote LGBTQ+ awareness and education, health and wellness , social interaction, professional development, and much more.
Unmet needs: Art supplies/chrome books, school supplies
The Transformation Project, Inc. (Sioux Falls, SD)
Founded by Susan Williams, in honor of her transgender son who came out at age 10. Our mission is to support and empower transgender youth, young adults and their families while educating the state of South Dakota and surrounding communities about gender identity and gender expression.
Transcend Charlotte, INC (Charlotte, NC)
Transcend Charlotte provides free mental health, social and social support services to transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning youth and adults (18±) in the Charlotte-metropolitan area. We provide name change workshops, case management, peer support groups and more. Our Xpression Space program is a boutique style space where folx can explore their gender expression in a private, affirming person-centered experience. All items in our Xpression Space (including specialty items like binders and breast forms) are completely free of charge to our community members. Transcend’s mission is to “pursue equity and social justice for transgender and gender expansive communities.”
TransFamily Support Services (San Diego, CA)
TransFamily Support Services was founded to support trans youth and their families through their journey with gender. We are working towards creating a society where everyone is affirmed in their gender at any age. Through peer-to-peer support groups, insurance navigation, trainings & education, as well as advocacy work, we are able to push forward our mission and help ensure that a future generation grows up affirmed and secure in who they are. Our Alabama State Chapter is one way in which we have been able to expand the services we offer and the distance we support.
Unmet needs: Breast forms, trans tape, packers, stps, and gaffs. We order each from separate vendors so giftcards for gc2b, target, or amazon would be awesome to secure these items!
Transgender Awareness Alliance (Lexington, South Carolina)
TAA was created to help transgender folx in South Carolina get name and gender marker changes. We have evolved and added other programming, specifically focused now on safe housing.
Unmet needs: Housewarming items (small kitchen appliances, twin bedding, bathroom items)
Transgender Resource Education and Enrichment Services-TREES Inc (South Bend, IN)
TREES, Inc is an education focused nonprofit working to build inclusive communities. We use education and resource building to help community members improve their communication skills as it relates to gender diverse people. In addition, we travel to meet folks where they are at both intellectually and physically.
TransNewYork – (New York)
TransNewYork’ mission is to educate, empower, and enhance the lives of Transgender, Gender Non-conforming and Non-binary Individuals globally through advocacy, community visibility, human and social services, advance knowledge, and lifelong learning development of self.
Uplift and Outreach Center (Spartanburg, South Carolina)
We just love this!! Uplift places an important emphasis on mental health therapy. At this time we have funding for youth that are based in our county of Spartanburg. Since we are the only safe space of our kind in the Upstate of South Carolina we have youth in several other counties in the Upstate of South Carolina we hope to one day get the funding for all of our youth who are in those counties to receive free mental health care also!
Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. (Washington, PA)
Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. is dedicated to affirming acceptance between diverse groups of people, raising awareness in our community of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA) people through support, education, and community outreach on the issues of diversity. WCGSA, Inc. provides a safe, confidential environment for individuals of Washington County and the surrounding areas regardless of sex, race, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Unmet needs: General funding to enable us to proceed with our programming with an emphasis of growing our youth programming post-COVID.
Waves Ahead (San Juan, PR)
We offer support to the marginalized and vulnerable sectors of society by giving them the necessary help to strengthen their community and family environment. Waves Ahead manages SAGE Puerto Rico and its LGBT + Senior Community Center. Sage Puerto Rico is a subsidiary of Sage USA, which provides advocacy and services for the LGBT+ older adults.
We Are Family (North Charleston, SC)
We Are Family (WAF) is a Southern grassroots community-based organization founded in 1995, and is the oldest LGBTQI+ serving nonprofit in the state of South Carolina that supports queer, trans, and ally young people. WAF cultivates affirming spaces for LGBTQI+ and ally youth by providing direct services, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that have a lasting and measurable impact. We offer a wide variety of youth programming (ages 24 and under) and movement building initiatives focused on: leadership development and social support; health and wellness; and community engagement and advocacy. Simply put, We Are Family is where queer youth thrive!
Western Montana LGBTQ+ Community Center (Missoula, Montana)
The Western Montana LGBTQ+ Community Center is an open affirming environment for peoples of all sexual orientations and gender identity expressions. We empower our community through education, advocacy, and collaborative networking. We strive to be Western Montana’s voice for the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
Throughout the year, the Center offers peer to peer support groups, educational opportunities and resources for folks in the LGBTQ+ community and allies. We also host events all year long, including our inaugural Missoula Pride celebration which just took place this past weekend. We look forward to bring Pride back Missoula year after year!
Youth OUTright WNC. (Asheville, NC)
Our mission is to create a world in which all LGBTQIA+ youth are supported to reach their fullest potential. We cultivate Resilience, Compassion, and Confidence in the youth community and engage in intersectional and intergenerational dialogue with particular focus on Gender & Racial Justice. Our work includes direct services, technical assistance for youth serving organizations, and advocacy for local, state and federal policy that protects LGBTQIA+ youth.
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (Erie, PA)
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region’s LGBTQ+ community and its straight allies through educational programs, social events, and opportunities for service, which are designed to strengthen our voice and improve the quality of life in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Unmet needs: clothing for LGBTQ+ teens in crisis
ALSO Youth, Inc (Sarasota, FL)
ALSO Youth is a local non-profit organization that empowers LGBTQ+ Youth and allies to create inclusive communities. We offer programming and counseling services to youth, and inclusiveness/diversity training to the community.
Transinclusive Group (Wilton Manors, FL)
Founded in 2017, Transinclusive Group is a Trans-led non-profit organization that advocates to protect and defend equality for Transgender and all LGBTQ+ individuals by building trust and relationships with community providers to end discrimination, stigma, and racial disparities to address social determinants of health. As an advocacy driven organization with a concentrated focus on serving people of color, Transinclusive Group’s goal is to cultivate advocates to take action to influence social, political, and economic systems to bring about change for all LGBTQ+ individuals. We envision a community where all Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer+ individuals can achieve their human potential equally and equitably through education, healthy lives, and financial stability, free of stigma and discrimination.
LGBTQ Center of Bay County, Inc. (Panama City, FL)
The mission of the LGBTQ Center of Bay County is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning population of Bay County by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support LGBTQ cultural diversity. The LGBTQ Center of Bay County Inc. currently operates the only dedicated all-inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQ+) youth program in the Panhandle of Florida.
Follow their work (and share with friends) on Instagram at @lgbtqbay.
The Frederick Center ( Frederick, MD)
The Frederick Center exists to support and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families so we thrive, accepted and affirmed, in the broader Frederick community. We achieve this mission through support programs, advocacy efforts, networking events, resource assistance, and providing opportunities for upward mobility.
Heartland Equality (Paducah, KY)
Heartland Equality was founded after 5 friends put together the first ever Western Kentucky Pride Festival in 2019. We realized that there was a huge need for sober safe spaces for the 2SLGBTQI+ community in Western Kentucky. Since 2019 we have developed over 15 programs for the community in the 26 counties we serve. Our Youth, Trans, and Trans-Youth groups are the backbone of our agency making sure that everyone is supported, included, and affirmed.
Unmet needs: Toiletries, Household Items, Games, Kids / Teens Accessories, Clothes etc.
Youth Pride, Inc. (Providence, RI)
Youth Pride, Inc. is the only nonprofit in the state of RI that specifically serves LGBTQ+ youth through a variety of programs and services. These programs and services include support groups, social groups, individual counseling, case management, access to our Basic Needs Pantry and more. All programs and services are free to our youth. We consider youth anyone 23 or younger.
LGBT Center Of SE Wisconsin (Racine, WI)
We are a small yet mighty organization advocating for the rights of individuals who have experienced discrimination and for policies and ordinances that make our cities more inclusive. The Center offers support groups and safe zone training for the community. The Center is a conduit for change, support and community building. We believe in treating our community and allies with dignity, patience and respect.
Unmet needs: A vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors
SOJOURN, Southern Jewish Resource Network, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
SOJOURN provides social, educational, and leadership training to teens. We have a sex education program, SEX ED QUEERIES for teens and EveryBODY for 10-12 yrs.
Akron AIDS Collaborative (Copley, OH)
The mission of the Akron AIDS is to broaden the network of caring organizations in the minority community; to influence social norms that contribute to the prevention of HIV/AIDS; and to increase advocacy for social services for people of color who are living with HIV/AIDS, and people who have suffered from sexual orientation stigma within the African American community.
Unmet needs: Toiletries
Salus Center (Lansing, MI)
We affirm Indigenous sovereignty and acknowledge that Salus Center occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples.
I Am Human Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
Founded by a trans man of color, I Am Human was created to empower the lives of LGBTQIA individuals. Our goal is to create a safe space for individuals who are homeless, living with HIV, and trans youth, with a focus on those who experience discrimination due to their lifestyle or gender identity. We aim to break the barriers with regard to the societal disparities in education, employment, healthcare, and housing. Our group is driven by a commitment to ensure all trans and gender non-conforming people are treated fairly and protected from violence. We don’t see race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation…..We see Human!!
Unmet needs: computers for computer lab, tvs for media room, toiletries
LGBT Detroit (Detroit, MI)
LGBT Detroit, founded in 1994, commits to furthering its mission, increasing the prominence and visibility of Detroit’s LGBT culture, and building a strong, healthy, and vibrant community, with a focus on economic and racial justice, health care disparities, global sexual freedoms and expressions, and anti-discrimination policies. LGBT Detroit envisions a Michigan in which its citizens are treated fairly and equitably under the law and activate, amplify, and sustain LGBT+ culture, education, advocacy, and human rights.
Louisville Youth Group (Louisville, KY)
LYG empowers QTBIPoC/LGBTQIA+ youth to grow into healthy and resilient leaders through community connection, life skills education, and social advocacy.
Unmet needs: clothing, shoes, binders, packers, breast forms, bras, underwear
Greater Dayton LGBT Center (Dayton, OH)
Founded in 1976 the Greater Dayton LGBT Center’s goal is to offer comprehensive, community-based services to the gender and sexual minorities of the Dayton and Miami Valley area. We provide the community with a safe space to hold meetings, support groups, a lending library, events, social interactions, and provide resources that encourage advocacy, education and entertainment.
Unmet needs: Toiletries, pens and paper, markers. yoga mats, non-perishable foods
Stonewall Alliance of Chico (Chico, CA)
Stonewall Alliance of Chico is committed to cultivating a safe, open, inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ+ and ally community. Stonewall Alliance unites, strengthens, and affirms the community through support, resources, education, advocacy, and celebration.
All Stonewall Alliance’s programs and services are provided to the community free of charge, though some have a suggested donation attached to help keep our doors open. They include: Cultural events meant to engage, strengthen, celebrate, and/ or benefit the LGBTQ+ community; Cultural Competency Education and outreach to professional/ academic groups and individuals on better understanding and serving the LGBTQ+ community; Social groups and community gatherings for youth and folks within the LGBTQ+ community; Mental health services such as counseling and support groups; HIV & Hepatitis C testing; Advocacy for people in needing access to competent medical and legal care for gender affirming and HIV services.
the Montrose Center (Houston, TX)
The Montrose Center empowers our community—primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, Transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals and their families—to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We envision a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward the LGBTQ+ communities, and the ability of all LGBTQ+ individuals to realize their fullest potential.
Visuality, Inc. (Fort Myers, FL)
Visuality, Inc. ( a community center without walls) was formed in 2011 when there was nothing in Lee County for the LGBTQ+ community. We created a 501C3 and Visuality enhances and sustains the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus communities and our allies by providing activities, programs, educational events, and services that create community, empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity. We strive to end violence, harassment, and discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual expression.
Unmet needs: We currently do not have a building & are hoping we will have one donated soon. So there will probably be a need for items for our donated center. We haven’t been in the building yet so we don’t know exactly what we will need. Probably a TV, games for our youth.
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation (Corpus Christi, TX)
Coastal Bend Pride Center is a program of the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, a community health center that is the only area organization that provides LGBT+ affirming access to medical care, HIV services, mental health treatment, and social support programs. The goal of the agency, has always been to provide a safe space for the LGBT+ to gather socially and seek services, with an emphases on LGBT+ youth, while promoting community wide acceptance of all people, through advocacy, education, and outreach.
Prism United (Mobile, AL)
Prism United serves LGBTQ youth in Southwest Alabama by providing in-person and virtual gatherings for preteens, teens, and parents of LGBTQ youth. Prism also provides referral to affirming healthcare providers and LGBTQ cultural competency training to students, educators, clinicians, and nonprofit staff across the Lower Alabama community.
All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho (Pocatello, ID)
The mission of All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho is to affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people by promoting a safe and inclusive community which emphasizes respect for individuals, advocacy, education, and resources that promote cultural diversity, healthy living, and full achievement of personal potential.
Unmet needs: donations, women’s toiletries
Naples Pride (Naples, FL)
Naples Pride is a volunteer-based grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that started in 2017 with the mission to unite and empower the LGBTQ community of SWFL, to educate and foster social change and equality for all. As of October 2020 we also opened the Naples Pride Center, a safe, supportive space for the inclusive LGBTQ community to gather, unite, create change and get much needed resources.
Unmet needs: toiletries, schools supplies, chest binders
Haus of McCoy (Lawrence, KS)
The Haus of McCoy is a community hub for queer and trans youth of Lawrence, KS. The need for community is now more important than ever. We strive to build a community that allows queer and trans youth to thrive, where they can be themselves, explore their passions, and be seen and valued for all that they are. We value a no-strings-attached giving model — giving that is immediate and agile to meet the ever-evolving needs of our most marginalized populations. The Haus of McCoy seeks to provide a safer space for queer and trans youth to be in community and learn with one another and supportive adults. Safety is one of our top priorities. While all queer and trans folks are welcome, our organization holds Black trans poor disabled women and youth at the center.
Yale University | Office of LGBTQ Resources (New Haven, CT)
The Office of LGBTQ Resources supports and empowers students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions to strengthen and unite our Yale University community. We accomplish this through programs and services that promote community, education, and advocacy.
Live Out Loud (New York, NY)
Live Out Loud in partnership with families, schools and communities provides LGBTQ+ youth with role models, resources, and opportunities to help them discover their own voice and become leaders of change.
Live Out Loud’s Purpose
• Help LGBTQ+ youth build healthy relationships, environment, family life.
• Give a sense of hope that they can live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives.
• Realize their goals: education, careers, personal relationships
• Connect LGBTQ+ youth to their shared history, larger LGBTQ community, and connection of LGBTQ rights to wider human/civil rights.
The Liam Foundation (Rockford, IL)
To encourage, assist, heal and empower our LGBTQIA+ community, through respect, advocacy and passionate hearts to promote thriving in society.
Unmet needs: Programming funds are essential. Keeping our peer support groups running is our most important need
Borderland Rainbow Center (El Paso, TX)
The Borderland Rainbow Center (BRC) founded in El Paso, TX in 2016, is the preeminent nonprofit that handles the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community for not only El Paso, but for a service range of 250 miles including two states, Texas and New Mexico, and two countries, the U.S. and Mexico. Our mission is to create a community space in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexed, asexual, agender, non-binary, pansexual (LGBTQ+) people and their allies can heal, grow, and empower themselves and others. To this end, we provide LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy on a sliding scale, free peer support groups, a food pantry, substance-free social space and events, education and training and much more.
Casa BruMar Foundation (Gainesville, VA)
To bridge the gap that leaves the LGBTQ+ community behind when it comes to equality that is equitable in education, social services, and human dignity in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Casa BruMar Foundation achieves our mission by: (1) identifying at-risk individuals and providing them with services that will enhance the healing process; (2) reaching out to at-risk youth through school counselors and social service programs and providing them with structured experiences designed to build self-esteem, life-skills, and real world job experiences; (3) traveling to locations where at-risk members of the LGBTQ+ community may be found and providing community support, referrals, and care; (4) establishing relationships with schools, religious and ethical institutions; police, other government officials, elected officials, health officials, community leaders, businesses and legal professionals, to create ways for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, who have had to flee abusive situations, leaving them homeless and precariously housed, to access essentials including food, clothing, hygiene products, and school supplies; (5) Casa BruMar Foundation fulfills its purposes through programs that lift the spirits of those in need, allowing them to move forward from the negative experiences that they have had; and (6) Casa BruMar Foundation plans activities that educate family and friends of members of the LGBTQ+ community in prevention of domestic violence, and what they can do to help; and (7) Casa BruMar Foundation celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and offers a safe gathering space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Positive Images (Santa Rosa, CA)
Positive Images is a grassroots nonprofit organization serving Sonoma County since 1990. Our LGBTQIA+ Community Center hosts multiple weekly support groups, a youth leadership development program, mentorship opportunities, an LGBTQIA+ Library, resource and referral station, a community meeting space, and a Transformation Station – a closet of free lightly-used clothing. They are proud to offer a warm, welcoming, and affirming environment for people of all ages to explore their individual identities, develop leadership skills, and contribute to our collective community. Positive Images staff lead LGBTQIA+ Cultural Competency Trainings and presentations that educate the greater community focusing on human connection, compassion, and inclusion. The vision is a Sonoma County where all LGBTQIA+ people are valued, compassionate community members, creating a just society.
Diversity Center of Oklahoma Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK)
Diversity Community Youth & Families Program, we take a communal approach to providing support to our youth and families. Through partnership with local organizations, our families and young people will be able to develop a support system from within their own affirming community. Empowering and validating them to be themselves. For significant others, family members, friends and allies, they too will be supported and taught how to eliminate stigma related to mental health, gender and sexual orientation. Groups will meet on a weekly basis. And once a monthly “family” dinner, to encourage social engagement.
Unmet needs: medical supplies
First City Pride Center (Savannah, GA)
First City Pride Center is an inclusive advocacy, social, and service organization actively working to meet the needs for safety, empowerment, education, and wellbeing of Greater Savannah’s LGBTQIA+ community.
Unmet needs: 2 desktop computers with monitors
Sam & Devorah Foundation for Trans Youth (Chatham, NJ)
Sam & Devorah Foundation was founded in 2016 to honor the memory of Sam Price, a trans woman who took her life while a student at Oberlin College. Our mission is to support trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth and young adults by creating safe spaces where they can connect, thrive, and be empowered. We do so by offering weekend retreats for TGNC teens that are run by TGNC young adults. We also have the first on-line mentoring program called Trans Mentor Project. Trans and Gender Non-Conforming young adults meet weekly with TGNC teens for weekly mentoring sessions. We also offer programming throughout the year, such as Trans Voices, a storytelling event for TGNC teens
Unmet needs: binders for trans teen women, cosmetics/hair products for trans teens
Seacoast Outright (Portsmouth, NH)
Seacoast Outright serves, supports, and advocates for LGBTQ+ youth in the Greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northeast Massachusetts. We host weekly youth groups, a monthly parents support group, and partner with many other non-profit agencies to ensure our LGBTQ+ kids have access to mental health services, medical services, and mentorship. We also provide Cultural Proficiency trainings and represent the queer community on many committees and boards to guarantee we are creating a better world for the LGBTQ+ community.
Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance (San Bernardino, CA)
The mission of RPYA, to provide a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) youth is in direct alignment with the goals of the LGBTQ initiative to address health inequities. RPYA utilizes our resources to center the lives and experience of LGBTQ youth of color and other intersectional identities, which supports positive self-identity development.
Unmet needs: We have a period campaign to provide menstrual supplies to Tran and Non Binary youth and would be open to any support in that area
Youth Outlook (Naperville, IL)
Youth Outlook seeks to meet the ever-evolving needs of LGBTQ+ youth, their families and communities. We offer 14 Drop-In Centers per week across 7 counties in northern IL as a social and recreational place for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 12-20, to find support and build community. Additionally, we offer support for families and provide community education and professional development for mental health providers, educators and youth workers in our area to create affirming policies, procedures and practices when serving queer and trans young people.
Caribbean Equality Project (Queens, NY)
Founded in 2015 by Mohamed Q. Amin in response to anti-LGBTQ+ hate in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY, the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) is a community-based organization that empowers, advocates for, and represents Black and Brown, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer Caribbean immigrants in New York City. Through public education, community organizing, civic engagement, storytelling, and cultural and social programming, the organization’s work focuses on advocacy for LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights, gender equity, racial justice, immigration and mental health services, and ending hate violence in the Caribbean diaspora. To date, CEP is the only educational-based agency serving the Caribbean-American LGBTQ+ community in New York City, with a dedicated aim to cultivating supportive and progressive Caribbean neighborhoods free of violence, oppression, and discrimination. CEP’s organizing fosters solidarity, community partnerships, and greater family acceptance.
Open Arms Rape Crisis Center & LGBT+ Services (San Angelo, TX)
Open Arms began as a rape crisis center 30 years ago but added the LGBT+ program a few years ago. Our staff members provide services such as advocacy, peer counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and resource and referral information to both victims of sexual violence and those in the LGBT+ community. These two populations are especially vulnerable, and oftentimes, they overlap. Our agency provides services to those over 12 years of age in Tom Green and 10 surrounding counties. Our agency is located in a rural area, and San Angelo is the only city that offers services to the LGBT+ community.
Shoals Diversity Center (Florence, AL)
Shoals Diversity Center is the first and only LGBTQ Center in North Alabama located in Florence Alabama. At Shoals Diversity Center we believe with absolute certainty that variety is a significant need for every person to experience love and connection in life. Embracing diversity in gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity is vital to the future growth and contribution within our community and our entire society. Shoals Diversity Center serves the North Alabama Quad City LGBTQQIA2 community directly through our onsite programs, outreach, and education events.
Our Harbor of Hope mission builds an equitable community where LGBTQ+ people thrive by Creative connecting, diversity education and supporting all. Teaching acceptance and providing support for transgender individuals. Educating the community-at-large about key legislative issues that impact LGBTQ+ rights and equality.
We do this specifically thru support groups to support mental health and our Professional Counselor program. This program provides a series of counseling appointments with local affirming counselors at no cost to the client.
Pacific Center for Human Growth (Berkeley, CA)
Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County.
CAKE Society Co. (Falls Church, VA)
Cake Society Co is dedicated to holistically empowering all bodies through a healthier and happier way of not only living, but thriving. Our service is both inspired by and centered around the Black, Brown, Immigrant, Trans and Gender-Expansive Community. Our goal is to increase the positive mental health impact of our community, through access to health, wellness and fitness.
Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities Inc. (Johnson City, TN)
We operate a Youth Group called Prism where LGBTQIA youth can meet other folks like them and work with certified counselors through highschool. Having connections keeps queer kids in the south safe and alive and we believe it is important supportive parents with LGBTQIA kids have us as a resource and safe place place to ask questions and get help making sure their kid not only survives but thrives during these crucial years of development. The kids lead the group and decide what they want to learn about and what activities they want to do. We also have adult support groups for addiction management and a special one for Trans adults.
Unmet needs: Snack and care items, help with rent
St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (St. Louis, MO)
We are a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to providing spaces and support for queer St. Louisans to thrive. Our mission is to serve and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community in the St. Louis MO-IL Metro Area and beyond—by providing an empathetic listening ear, safe and reliable connections to identity-affirming resources, as well as education and advocacy for queer St. Louisan needs.
South Bay LGBTQ Center (Torrance, CA)
South Bay LGBTQ Center’s mission is to create spaces where all LGBTQ+/Queer people can thrive though cultural awareness, community building, community service, and learning opportunities. We hope to foster greater inclusion as well as understanding of our LGBTQ+/Queer and other intersecting communities in the South Bay area.
Unmet needs: Desktop computer, new flooring for center
YouthSeen (Denver, CO)
Our organization was founded in 2017 with a focus on mental health and wellness for our LGBTQIA + BIPoC community. Our programming is CampSeen, which is a camp that brings our youth into nature, we have transeen, that focuses on transgender and non-binary people and their families, Black Pride Colorado and our clinical program.
Unmet needs: Water bottles
4Corners Rainbow Youth Center (Durango, CO)
Our mission is to build a brave, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, non-judgemental, and visible space and community for Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) youth, families and allies in Southwest Colorado. We want to demystify stereotypes and empower through education. We envision that 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and allies will direct and develop youth led educational, social, and emotionally supportive activities that will benefit overall well-being.
Unmet needs: Resources and funding and materials for our 2SLGBTQIA+ IBPoC (Indigenous, black, people of color) youth and program development around that.
Grand Rapids Pride Center (Grand Rapids, MI)
Since 1988, the Grand Rapids Pride Center has empowered LGBTQ+ individuals through supportive services and awareness while aiming to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ+ individuals.
Pride Link (Greenville, SC)
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people in Upstate, South Carolina. We envision a thriving Upstate, SC community where all LGBTQ+ people are strong, safe, and successful.
Unmet needs: Videography equipment