Pride Foundation

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews


1122 E Pike St PMB 1001 Seattle WA 98122 USA


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.


Pride Foundation has invested more than $8 million in nonprofits and students who are building the LGBT community. Every year we support hundreds of organizations, large and small, who are critical to the Northwest LGBT community.

Target demographics:

lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and nonprofits serving the LGBT community.

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington


Education & outreach: provided training and technical assistance on fundraising, grant-making, leadership development, etc. To 350 non-profits and 900 individuals in alaska, idaho, montana, oregon and washington. In each pride foundation community there is a steering committee made up of a core group of volunteers with visionary ideas who support their regional lgbtq and allied community. The volunteers work to raise funds, support one another in leadership development, strengthen community relationships and respond to the needs of the local community.

granting program: awarded cash grants to 230 non-profit organizations. Pride foundation funds organizations, small and large, as they strengthen and serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Often we hear that our grant is the first an organization ever received. Other times we are funding more established organizations, which are starting to serve the lgbt community. Either way, we are honored to put our community's resources to work supporting organizations we know are making a difference for lgbt equality.

scholarship program: awarded scholarships to 105 students for post-secondary education, with funds paid directly to the institution of learning. Pride foundation scholarships support education and leadership development to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally students of any age or sexual orientation from alaska, idaho, montana, oregon, and washington who are pursuing any post-secondary education (including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade apprenticeships, or certificate programs)! Lgbtq students often do not have access to traditional means of support from families making it more compelling for organizations like ours to exist to support the educational endeavors of these students. Our scholarships have the power to make a huge financial and emotional impact on their lives.

fellowship program: pride foundation fellowship program seeks to cultivate leaders and strengthen the pacific northwest lgbtq community. This fellowship experience will provide an opportunity for professional development as well as an introduction to the work of community leadership organizations by matching 8 exceptional pride foundation scholarship recipients and other lgbtq and ally students with pride foundation grantees and other organizations committed to lgbtq equality.

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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.

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.

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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 or call 1.800.735.7287.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person 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.

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.

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