Pride Cause Fund
Everyone deserves a life where they can be authentically themselves. For decades, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activists and supporters have advanced critical legislation and advocated for equal rights to build a world in which people can express themselves freely, without fear.
Despite the progress, the LGBTQ community continues to face threats of violence and discrimination. Everyday Americans are being robbed of the chance to live a life full of hope, happiness, and safety–simply because of who they are. This needs to stop.
Together, we can celebrate the unique experiences of the LGBTQ community, create safe spaces, promote inclusion, and advocate for equality. Your single donation can support a range of LGBTQ needs, including mental health resources to LGBTQ youth, advocacy work, the creation of safe spaces, and more. Will you join our cause?
Who benefits from your donation?
When you make a donation to the GoFundMe.org Pride Fund (a part of the Pride Cause), you support urgent needs, as well as broader, pervasive issues tied to LGBTQ community.
Through the Pride Cause, you have the ability to help individuals who have started GoFundMe® fundraisers and organizations working to uplift and support the LGBTQ community. While we cannot issue grants to individuals for personal costs, this Fund benefits people who are supporting the LGBTQ community’s identities, wellbeing, and expression. It also supports those addressing the larger systemic issues surrounding LGBTQ rights on both a local and national level. We hope this Fund will help people across the country live free, safe, and equal.
We verify every fundraiser to which we give, ensuring that your donation supports various LGBTQ initiatives. We will send you regular thank-you videos and updates about the individuals and organizations you’ve helped.
Am I eligible for a grant?
To qualify for a grant from our Pride Fund, your GoFundMe fundraiser must benefit the charitable class by, namely, providing safe spaces, resources or services for and to the LGBTQ community for free or at low cost,, or promoting inclusion, or advocating for equal rights. Example efforts include free housing provided to LGBTQ youth who were displaced, or fundraising for organized Pride parades. Grants cannot be made to fundraisers only focused on a particular individual’s need, such as personal healthcare costs, as they need to be directed to related charitable classes or organizations.
If you have or know a fundraiser that may qualify for a grant, please submit it here for review.
To learn more about this Fund and hear powerful stories from those your donation is helping, and see fundraisers associated with this effort, check out the Pride Cause. Learn more about how GoFundMe Causes work by visiting our FAQ.
Discover more LGBTQ stories by visiting the Uplift LGBTQ Lives page. On this page, GoFundMe features individual fundraising efforts to give them the visibility and representation they deserve. Please note: many of the fundraisers on the Uplift LGBTQ Lives page are not eligible for a Pride Fund grant, as they are more personal and do not qualify as fundraisers supporting the charitable class.
GoFundMe.org is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 81-2279757). Its mission is to provide fast and effective relief to victims of disaster, and to fund education and other charitable initiatives. In its first 5 years of operation, GoFundMe.org raised over $140 million, for distribution to vetted nonprofit organizations serving the same mission, and to verified individuals who are part of the charitable class. GoFundMe.org eliminates the paradox of choice for donors by providing one centralized place to give, knowing that those dollars are efficiently dispersed to the right organizations and people. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.
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