Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love Will Have the Final Word

I hope you’ll join me in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at one of our community partners events across our region taking place throughout the weekend:   Alaska MLK Day free legal clinic for low-income Alaskans   Idaho Idaho Human Rights Day Commission Celebration College of Idaho campus events Boise State

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We Are Better Than This

I am the Vice Chair of a newly-established organization that supports immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers called Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors. Not only is this work critically important to me personally, but also as part of my work at Pride Foundation, who believes in showing up for immigrant communities each and every day. Last

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6 Cool Things in 60 Seconds: Looking Back on 2018

Looking back on 2018, I can’t help but smile when I think about how, together, our community has created so many moments of triumph throughout this challenging year.   These are just 6 ways your support of Pride Foundation helped create a better world in 2018: Investing resources where they are needed most: In addition

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Our New Video!

Last year, we received an incredible grant proposal from an organization called Outside the Frame, a Portland-based organization that helps youth transitioning out of homelessness value themselves as important members of our community. They help these youth to be the directors of their own films—and their own lives. Their film program provides job training, a creative

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Building Bridges in Boise

Over my 8 years as the regional officer in Idaho with Pride Foundation, there have been countless moments where I’ve been inspired and amazed by a donor’s generosity, a volunteer’s unwavering commitment, or an ally’s compassion. Of all of the experiences I’ve had and the many partnerships I’ve formed, one of the most impactful has

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Alaska’s Unshakeable Community Spirit

On a cold, dark, and snowy Friday in December, after several difficult weeks in Alaska, more than 40 people gathered in Anchorage to celebrate the new cohort of Pride Foundation grantees, and some of the amazing community accomplishments from 2018. Cake Studio, a three-time host of this celebration, provided a warm, cozy, intimate venue that

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The Impact of the Many

I recently heard a term I had not heard in a long time. About a year ago, myself and three other women met in a small coffee shop on the outskirts of Ellensburg to discuss the division that feels so apparent today, and see if we could come up with ideas on how we might

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Because No One Should Have To Feel Alone

“I know how much it sucks to feel alone, and I would like to make it so nobody else has to feel that way.” When I read this statement from a member of the Montana Youth Action Board—a group of young people who have experienced housing instability—it reminded me of the need to actively center

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Honoring 30 Years of World AIDS Day

I still remember the very first World AIDS Day in 1988. Thirty years ago, a group of artists came together to raise awareness of the devastating toll the AIDS crisis was having on our communities. At the time, it was known as a Day Without Art. They honored the lives lost and pushed our government

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Announcing our 2018-2019 Community Grant Awards!

It is official: your incredible support has made possible another record-breaking year for Pride Foundation!     We are thrilled to announce that we have awarded $550,000 to 96 organizations across the Northwest—the largest amount we have granted through our Community Grants program in our history. This investment supports the remarkable organizations in our region who are building a

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