GUILFORD GREEN FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 10428 Greensboro NC 27404 USA

Mission: Founded in 1996, the Guilford Green Foundation is dedicated to funding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) related organizations and projects in the Greater Greensboro area. GGF courageously seeks to unite community by fostering organizations which advance LGBT persons and issues. Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusiveness by raising and distributing funds to LGBT organizations for their programs. GGF also supports an endowment to sustain funding for these efforts.
Results: -GGF has invested over $620,000 in organizations and projects benefiting the LGBTQ community in Greensboro and its surrounding area. -GGF has also worked to grow an endowment, which is currently slightly over $400,000.
Geographic areas served: The Triad Region of North Carolina - our granting focus is Guilford and 4 surrounding counties (Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, and Davidson)
Programs: Green Queen Bingo

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I have been involved with Guilford Green from the beginning and will be returning to the BOD in July, 2012. The Guilford Green Foundation is an integral part of our community at large. While we lead, help and assist the LGBTQ community, we also participate as members of the Community Foundation of Greensboro. The Community Foundation manages our Endowment Fund. It is a matter of great pride that we participate in support of groups and activities that impact our day to day lives but that we also plan for our future through the Endowment. There are strong and siginficant leaders at the Guilford Green. Our leadership reflects the diversity and culture of our community at large. I can say that the Guilford Green makes a difference -- and follows it's mission of uniting community.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

For almost 15 years, I have had the pleasure of working with Guilford Green Foundation on a variety of community projects and it has been an honor. The depth and breadth of support for GGF is amazing and there are so many talented people who are engaged with this organization. We have worked together to raise funds, make grants, develop a joint initiative, and advocate for the inclusion of all people! GGF is great organization to support and does so much with a relatively small investment in administration.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The impact that Guilford Green Foundation (GGF) has on our community can be seen in many ways. From the grants it makes to organizations which have a difficult time raising money for LGBT needs, to raising awareness of issues impacting those needs, to bringing people together for fun events, to educating allies about the ways that our laws do not protect everyone in our community...Guilford Green Foundation makes the NC Triad a better place to live, work and play.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is so rewarding to be a part of the impact that this organization has on our city/region......as is part of our mission, we truly are "uniting community" as we forge partnerships that enhance the world around us. And, to realize that we are only one among only a few such foundations across the country (and the only one in the Southeast) is remarkable!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing thing, a non-profit foundation focused on supporting outstanding programs and services for the LGBT community. As I have come to know more about the work and the role of Guilford Green Foundation in Greensboro and the Triad of NC I realize how important it is to have a way to contribute to numerous LGBT organizations and causes by supporting this foundation. I am truly impressed with the fine staff of GGF as well as the great volunteers who help it thrive.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wile I have only recently gotten involved with GGF, I have been following their work for several years. There is no question in my mind that GGF is the best LGBT organization in NC, if not in the US.

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been proud to be a part of GGF as a donor, volunteer, board member and now grant recipient as the Executive Director of Triad Health Project, an AIDS service ogranization. I know the the heart of this organization and have always admired the vision and passion of its mostly volunteer leadership. GGF has always been a driving force in "uniting community" and bringing many diverse populations to the table in an effort to make Greensboro a better place for all of us. At THP I have seen first hand the difference GGF has made in the lives of our clients by supporting our case management program. THP case managers help HIV positive clients access care and support in numerous areas including medical care, housing, mental health issues and substance abuse. GGF is a locally based non-profit that is very thoughtful and proactive in truly knowing the community it serves.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Guilford Green Foundation has succeeded in their goal of Uniting Community. They are an invaluable resource in forming positive alliances between various cultures, individuals and groups in the Triad and greater Greensboro area. From their Green Queen Bingo events, the Friday night Takeovers, Straight Ally campaigns and community fundraisers, GGF promotes diversity and community at every step. Their contributions to the community and local counties through their annual granting event is invaluable and a model to be admired by any city.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

GGF not only supports many organizations throughout our community that would otherwise would not be able to raise money—but unites our community through a variety of events targets at all ages.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Guilford Green Foundation has a powerful impact in the Greensboro community. It allows people who are out, who are questioning as well as allies to come together and build a community.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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