From public education campaigns to focused funding programs, Pride Foundation leads innovative and strategic initiatives tackling the multitude of issues facing our communities across our region. These initiatives, along with our advocacy work, complement our thoughtful and intentional grantmaking in advancing our mission and strategy.
Transform Washington is a public education campaign at Pride Foundation celebrating the dignity, diversity, and humanity of transgender and gender diverse people. We believe all Washingtonians deserve to be safe, to be their true selves, and to live free from discrimination.
Rapid Response Fund
In response to the new and renewed threats our communities face, we created the Rapid Response Fund to provide funding to groups and organizations to lead the work that will protect our friends, families, and our communities. Quick and timely grants are awarded to groups across the Northwest who are organizing responses as needs continue to emerge in their home communities.
Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative
A collaboration alongside several funders active throughout Oregon, the OIRFC serves as a coordinated, collaborative, and nimble funding approach to address issues impacting immigrants and refugees in Oregon, and to support local organizations responding to these issues.
Open To All – Montana Supportive Business Initiative
This Montana-based initiative is a multi-faceted, business-driven project of Pride Foundation working to support the businesses that support our community—and, through these efforts, create a safer and more welcoming Montana.
Recent Past Initiatives
Alaska 1+1 Business Initiative
A project aimed to increase inclusion in Alaska workplaces.
Homeless LGBTQ Youth Initiative
A four-year initiative to fund innovative, collaborative approaches that address the unique needs of homeless LGBTQ youth in Washington State and Portland, Oregon.
Queer Youth Initiative
Providing support for many LGBTQ youth centers around our region.
Racial Equity Initiative
An initiative that began in 2008 as part of a national focus on strengthening LGBTQ organizations run by and for People of Color.