2021 World AIDS Day: Grief, Gratitude, Hope

Pride Foundation’s founders knew back in 1985 what we understand deeply to this day—that as LGBTQ+ people, caring for one another and our communities is critical to our very survival. What brought our founders together was this deep belief in the power of community care, especially in response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic that

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Commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance 2021

Nearly every year I sit down to write this email to you about Trans Day of Remembrance, our community is mourning yet another year that was even more deadly than the last. Devastatingly, this year is no different. 2021 has been the deadliest year on record for trans and gender diverse people, with more than 46

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Announcing our 2021 Community Grant Recipients!

I feel incredibly honored that one of my first emails to you in this new role is to announce our Community Grant recipients for 2021 and 2022—an incredible group of organizations whose work is advancing justice and liberation for LGBTQ+ communities across the Northwest. I’m thrilled to share that we are awarding $1,834,000 to 105 incredible

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Indigenous People’s Day + National Coming Out Day

It’s not often that we get to commemorate two such important days simultaneously. On Monday, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day and National Coming Out Day! On Indigenous People’s Day, we honor Native American and Indigenous communities and commemorate their histories and cultures. We take intentional time to acknowledge the historical harm and trauma experienced

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Exciting Community Grants Program Updates

Pride Foundation’s Community Grants Program supports groups and organizations across the Northwest that are working to advance justice and equity for LGBTQ+ communities. Since its inception in 1987, we have awarded nearly $10 million dollars in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. In reflecting on all that has happened this past year and strategizing on

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Your September 3 Cool Things

It’s been a busy month here at Pride Foundation, to say the least. I love that I get this time in these first days of autumn to pause, and reach out to the community that makes this work possible—the scholars, grantee partners, donors, and storytellers who make Pride Foundation a community foundation in the fullest

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Supporter Feature: Hats by Molly!

Since December, Hand-Knit Hats by Molly has been generously donating a portion of her proceeds from each order to Pride Foundation! With each custom order, Molly hand-knits a beautiful beanie and fuels the work for LGBTQ+ justice across the Northwest. We feel so lucky to witness our supporters showing up for LGBTQ+ communities in fun and

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Your July 3 Cool Things

Over the last month, many of us have ventured back out into the world and reconnected with our friends, family, and loved ones. For our team and folks in our communities, this meant finding meaningful ways to celebrate Pride month safely and creatively. We’ve also used the natural slowing down of summer to reflect on

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Collective Loss, Collective Care

How can we show up with our full humanity at work? Pride Foundation CEO, Katie Carter, tackled this question as a speaker at R/evolution, the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) national virtual conference. In this session entitled “Collective Loss, Collective Care: What We Need From Our Institutions,” Katie and her fellow panelists Keri Gray and

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Katie Carter on Pride Month

*This piece was originally published by our friends at Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GOSW) and has been published again here with permission. Pride month is always an interesting time of year working at an LGBTQ+ community foundation. It is a time of celebration, joy, connection, and remembrance for our community, and also the

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