Pride Foundation

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Human Services

Location: 1122 E Pike St PMB 1001 Seattle WA 98122 USA

Mission: Pride Foundation is a community based foundation working to strengthen our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community today and build an endowment for tomorrow.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I sought out the Pride Foundation as the place where I can establish an advised fund and where I will entrust our estate. I did this because alternatives I investigated spent no time with me to hear my goals, my current situation, or my health challenges. I believe that a foundation needs to know these issues about their contributors so that their subsequent actions can be put in alignment with their donors. This past year I had the privilege of attending their annual scholarship event during which $400K were distributed. I also celebrated with them the successes of marriage equality in WA. In every interaction I have found staff, CEO, and board extraordinary in their commitment and care.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it national in its scope.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I've been a donor for many years and volunteer. I have full faith and trust in the Pride Foundation and their vision/mission. They are an honest and trustworthy organization and have been serving the needs of our LGBTQ community in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. There is a reason they are still thriving in the philanthropy, they are leaders in giving.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their scholarship/granting processes, their annual gratitude report and all the other support they provide our LGBTQ community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to grow their funding so that they can reach more people and develop leaders in our LGBTQ community.

Rating: 1 stars  

The Pride Foundation is wasteful and dishonest. First, it wrongly categorizes what should be development/fundraising expenses as program expenses. Further, and more important, it has a history of stealing endowments and not giving first priority to donors' intentions. In one example, it has stolen $500,000+ of an organization's endowment.

The Pride Foundation markets itself as an efficient re-granter. However, it is not. Donors should NOT give to Pride, believing it will be a good pass-through organization for their gifts. Instead, give to an organization directly--the organization will get more of your money, and you won't be paying for the management and administration of an intermediary.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced the ill effects of Pride everywhere. They like to pretend--even more than more official groups such as Equal Rights Washington, the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities, Basic Rights Oregon and others--that they're the voice of the LGBT community, when they are absolutely not.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

rid Pride of its current management, require an audit to be conducted, conduct a study of its efficacy in actually improving the Northwest's LGBT community, repay the endowments it's taken dishonestly and, if necessary, dissolve the organization and liquidate its assets after it's finished paying out the remainder of the Weiland bequest.

Pride Foundation is always open to answering questions from donors or potential donors, and are happy to share our annual financial audit and IRS Form 990. We are committed to achieving full LGBTQ equality by working with our valued donors and other stakeholders to reach their philanthropic goals. To learn more about our work and our mission please visit www.pridefoundation.org or call 1.800.735.7287.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Pride invests in, inspires, and supports social change through grants, scholaships, shareholder activism, regional outreach, and capacity building. They have a top-notch staff, a great board, and terrific value

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change even more hearts and minds.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Pride Foundation truly lives up to its mission of inspiring a culture of generosity that connects and strengthens Northwest organizations, leaders, and students who are creating LGBTQ equality.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of many people in our community and their positive impact on many levels.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its generosity.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate and exemplified Pride Foundation's mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more of what it already does very well.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Pride Foundation does an amazing job of making every volunteer, donor, scholarship recipient and grantee feel like a valued member of the family. It's a TRUE community foundation, led by a great bunch of staff and board members.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the eyes of a diverse group of scholarship recipients. Tomorrow's LGBT and allied leaders!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the family feeling of every event and communication.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund even more scholarships for deserving students across the northwest.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Both donating time and money to the Pride Foundation has been a great and rewarding experience. The Pride Foundation changes peoples lives though scholarships and stock activism. Moreover, the staff are wonderful!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very generous and friendly people

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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