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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Human Services, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ

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.

Results: 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: 350

Geographic areas served: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

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.



Rating: 5

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



Rating: 5

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!