My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for POINT FOUNDATION, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I'm currently a PhD-funded scholar with the Point Foundation. The Point Foundation has not only helped me fund travel expenses associated with conferences in my graduate work, but it has provided me with an invaluable community of peers and mentors of LGBTQ folks in STEM-- which is a hard community to find, period! Point's differentiating awesome-ness is that it goes beyond "just" helping LGBTQ students fund our educations. It also gives us and helps us create our own support networks that will help us go from "just getting to" the next step in our careers to thriving as a leader in our careers.
As an example, my first conference with Point I met two women who founded the LGBT professional network in my field. I previously knew them by name only, and now they are people I have had meaningful conversations with and who I will reach out to as I progress throughout my career. Such a connection would not have happened without the Point Foundation.