7 LGBTQ-Focused Nonprofits You Should Donate To This #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global day of good, powered by social media and unofficially kicking off one of the most charitable times of year. Take positive action and make a contribution to a nonprofit organization serving our community, many of whom provide critically necessary services for LGBTQ kids-- services like spaces safe from violence, artistic outlets for creative expression, and counseling and health services for those living with HIV or struggling with acceptance outside a major metro area.
Give Lively (https://www.givelively.org), a tech company that builds tech for nonprofits and gives it away for free, has compiled a diverse list of LGBTQ-focused organizations from around the country who are raising money this #GivingTuesday to make it easy to do good in just a few taps.
Help these organization's reach their goals. You can also start your own fundraiser and raise money on their behalf by clicking the "I Want To Fundraise For This" button at the bottom of their page.
Pride Northwest, Inc., Portland, OR
Raising Funds For A LGBTQ Youth Holiday Celebration / $1,000 goal
LGBTQ youth are more likely to lack safe and supportive homes any time of the year-as many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ and/or gender-nonconforming-and the holidays can be particularly rough. One of the ways Pride Northwest supports LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming young people is an annual holiday celebration. The annual Pride Northwest LGBTQ Youth Holiday Celebration provides a fun, inclusive event that is safe and celebratory for Pride Northwest's youth population. Pride Northwest strongly believes that it is in the coming together of each of us and participating together, that the true power of Pride comes alive.
Arttitude, Dallas, TX / $5,000 goal
Raising Funds For Their Upcoming Programming
Arttitude is a nonprofit organization which serves to unite the LGBTQ+ and diverse community, local artists, academic researchers, and public and private organizations with the goal of inciting positive change and equality for all through art shows and other artistic endeavors.
Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS Inc / Dancers Responding To AIDS / Dance Fundraiser, New York, NY
Raising Money For Their Dancer's Fundraiser
Dancers Responding to AIDS is mobilizing the resources of the entertainment industry to raise funds to provide grants to AIDS service organizations and promote awareness of HIV/AIDS issues.
Open For Service, Indianapolis, IN
Open For Service is a non-partisan organization that is rapidly building a worldwide community of diversity-supporting businesses, churches, organizations, employers, and consumers to celebrate inclusiveness regardless of politics.
impac+NYC, New York, NY
impact+NYC is building a community network of HIV+ gay men in New York by fostering a brotherly environment where members can support each other in numerous ways through coordinated hijinks and social media.
Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, MN
Twin Cities Pride brings the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality.
Free2Be, Huntsville, AL
Donations to Free2Be support expanding services to provide free therapy and other support to survivors of violence throughout the Deep South. Free2Be works to end violence while advocating for the Human & Civil Rights of Sexual & Gender Minorities.
Disclosure: David DeParolesa, Executive Director at Give Lively, is also on the GWK Advisory Committee