Gay Religious Groups and Community-Based Nonprofits, Not Large Advocacy Organizations, Get Highest Ratings
“I have been a volunteer at the Utah Pride Center for over two years. As an extremely busy individual with limited time to volunteer, I work with the Pride Center because I believe it is an organization that actually contributes to the community. Whether it is supporting other LGBT groups in the area or working with queer youth groups on the weekends, the Pride Center is one of the only LGBT groups in Utah that has enough resources to reach a broad set of folks in our diverse community along the Wasatch Front.”
Best of West
San Francisco, Calif.
Shanti aims to enhance the quality of life, health, and well being of people living with breast cancer or HIV/AIDS. One of the first organizations to respond to San Francisco’s AIDS crisis, Shanti focuses on providing medical care, patient advocacy, and health counseling for community members, and consultation for organizations.
“I can't help but be thankful for all the support that SHANTI has given me and other people who have had issues with HIV+... Since I've attended the SHANTI L.I.F.E. work group, I've been more careful to take better care of myself (hopefully living better and happier). With the SHANTI group, I've also felt that I had a place to go when I've felt like a recluse. I've met so many good people THERE with hearts that hug.”
About the 2009 Pride Choice Awards
The awards were hosted by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user-generated ratings and reviews of nonprofits. Reviews appear on GreatNonprofits.org, Queerty.com, as well as GuideStar.org, the premiere source for donor research on nonprofits. Nonprofits with the most positive reviews in their budget category were determined the winners of the 2009 Pride Choice Awards. Those who submitted reviews were eligible to win prizes such as delicious Alter Eco fair trade chocolate, a subscription to Stanford Social Innovation Review, a getaway at Kimpton hotels (thanks Academic Ambassadors!) and more. Reviews submissions took place from June 1st to July 6th, 2009.
- Cream City Foundation
- Gay Christian Network
- Golden Rainbow Senior Center
- Human Rights Campaign
- Immigration Equality
- Keshet, Inc.
- L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- Shanti Project
- Straight Spouse Network
- The Trevor Project
- Utah Pride Center
- Whosoever Ministries