LGBT

Bluegrass Nonprofit Split Over Float in San Francisco Gay Pride Parade
April 17, 2017 at 8:21 am

It was a simple idea: A live bluegrass band would “pick” music from the back of a flatbed truck. But the choice of venue—San Francisco’s annual Gay Pride Parade—wasn’t. The California Bluegrass Association, a nonprofit founded in 1975, is supported by nearly 3,000 banjo-playing members. And as the twangy music has gained popularity on California’s…

Accidental Culture Change: The Awesome Power of Monthly Giving
March 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

Two decades ago, Human Rights Campaign introduced “Partners,” our new monthly giving program. But we did so much more than that—in large part, unknowingly. We didn’t just create a program. We embarked on a journey to create an organizational culture. A culture of sustained giving...

Manchester United Announces Partnership With LGBT Charity
March 9, 2017 at 8:24 am

Manchester United announced a partnership with LGBT charity Stonewall. In a statement released on Tuesday, Manchester United said the initiative would see them work alongside the charity to help tackle LGBT issues in sport and society, including looking at ways in which inclusion and equality can be improved. Through the partnership—which makes them U.K.'s first football…

$7M in Donations to Go Directly to Orlando Kin, Survivors
June 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

The city of Orlando, Fla., announced Friday that the $7 million it collected after the nightclub shooting would be given directly to family members and survivors instead of being distributed through charities and nonprofit groups. The change was necessary, Mayor Buddy Dyer said, because survivors of the nightclub attack and relatives needed help immediately with…

GoFundMe Campaign for Orlando Breaks Site's Records
June 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for victims of this weekend’s horrific Orlando nightclub shooting has raised more than $2.1 million in slightly more than 27 hours, becoming both the largest and the fastest-funded campaign in GoFundMe’s six-year history, the site confirmed this afternoon. The campaign was launched by Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBT rights…

GoFundMe Campaign for Orlando Shooting Victims Raises $1.5M in 24 Hours
June 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $1.5 million in 24 hours for victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting that left 50 dead and at least 53 wounded. Equality Florida, an LGBT civil rights organization, started the crowdfunding campaign early Sunday morning with a $100,000 goal. The campaign quickly exceeded that goal and subsequent goals of $500,000 and $1 million, reported Mic, prompting Equality Florida to raise the goal to $2 million. More than 38,000 people have contributed so far...

Grant Making to LGBT Causes Exceeds $750 Million
February 23, 2012

Two relative newcomers to private philanthropy — the Arcus and Gill foundations, which were started in 2000 and 1994, respectively — have given more money to gay causes than any other grant maker, according to a new report by Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

Overall, 799 grant makers have contributed more than $771 million to lesbian and gay issues since 1970, the report says. The money has gone to 6,000 charities working in 117 countries.