Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question

Today we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate his legacy of compassion, love, and revolutionary work toward racial and social justice. Since 1986, people across our country have commemorated this day by spending it giving back through acts of service to their communities, with the words of Dr. King serving

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Guest Blog: Our Experience Hosting an Asylum Seeker

Since early 2019, Pride Foundation has been a proud member of the  LGBTQ+ Immigrant & Refugee Coalition, a network of individuals and organizations in the Seattle area unified in our goal to create a robust network of support for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. As part of this work, we are looking for individuals or families living

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Become a 2020 Scholarship Volunteer!

It’s that time of year again! Pride Foundation’s Scholarship application closed on Friday, and that means we are now looking for our newest team of volunteer scholarship reviewers. We thought we’d share words from some of our current volunteers about why they love reviewing scholarship applications! “As a former Pride Foundation Scholar, I really appreciate

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Guest Blog: Beaming Ear to Ear

Our latest guest blog comes from Emily Allison, Development Director for Bridgercare, Pride Foundation Community Grant Recipient in Bozeman, Montana. Thanks to the ongoing support of the Pride Foundation, we see the awareness of the TransCare initiative you all help us fund really starting to take hold and change lives for the better across south

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Deeply Rooted in Philanthropy: Celebrating #GivingTuesday

At Pride Foundation, our work is deeply rooted in gratitude and the spirit of philanthropy. Every day we work across the Pacific Northwest with our grantees, scholars, and supporters to ensure that every single person’s humanity is recognized, protected, and valued. We hope that today, on #GivingTuesday, you will join us in kicking-off the December

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Honoring 2019 World AIDS Day

In 1988, community members came together to found the first-ever global health day to raise awareness of the devastating toll the AIDS crisis was having on our communities. Today, we know it as World AIDS Day.   This day was created not only to honor the lives of so many friends, family members, and loved

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Announcing Our 2019-20 Community Grants: Another Record-Breaking Year!

Long before I rejoined Pride Foundation as the Director of Programs, our staff, volunteers, and community members from around the region were hard at work reviewing grant applications. Because of your incredible support, I am excited that one of my first acts in this role is to announce that Pride Foundation is making another record-breaking investment this

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Announcing Our New Director of Programs!

I am so excited to share with you that after an extensive search, we have found our new Director of Programs: Jeremiah J. Allen! Many of you know Jeremiah from his time working with Pride Foundation from 2015 – 2018. As Project Director of TRANSform Washington, Pride Foundation’s public education project, Jeremiah worked to uphold

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Opening Doors for LGBTQ+ Latinx Students

Growing up in rural Yakima Valley in Central Washington, Kris Gonzalez remembers her father and his family working in fields cutting turnips, asparagus, grapes, and the toll this labor took on them. “My grandparents were immigrants from Mexico who faced a lot of hardships. Growing up, there were a lot of doors that were not

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Open To All: Businesses Driving Change in Montana

When Erica Brubaker lived in Colorado, she canvassed door-to-door to fight for the issues and causes she cared about most. Now, as the owner of Wild Joe’s Coffee Spot in Bozeman, Montana, she takes a different tactic. “I get to create change right in my business,” Erica explains. “It’s a new and productive way I

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