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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What’s Changed?

Today, on Juneteenth, I’m reflecting on just how much has happened since June 19th, 2020. In the fight for racial justice, we’ve seen a global reckoning since the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, that has culminated in very public momentum in the movement for Black lives. Earlier this month marked

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Your May 3 Cool Things

All of May, and particularly this week, I’ve been reflecting on the dualities inherent in this moment we’re living in. Vaccination rates are going up and overall Covid-19 case rates are going down across the country. Changes stemming from last year’s community uprisings for racial justice continue to spark conversations and action in profound ways. Incredible stories of

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Changes at Pride Foundation!

Pride Foundation has made some changes to our staffing structure and staff roles so that we can better support LGBTQ+ communities in the Northwest. While they are a big shift for us as a staff team, it won’t have a massive impact on the way supporters, grantees, and other folks in our communities work with

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Announcing the 2021 Pride Foundation Scholars!

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to our 2021 Pride Foundation Scholars—95 incredible LGBTQ+ student leaders from across the Northwest who we are so proud to support along their educational journeys. These scholars aren’t just learning and leading in normal times—they’re showing up for their educations, their futures, and their communities during a global pandemic, and

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Idaho Gives…to Pride Foundation!

Tomorrow is the first day of Idaho Gives! Please make a gift to support Pride Foundation’s ongoing work of advancing equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest. Idaho Gives is the annual online giving campaign that supports the ecosystem of nonprofits across Idaho—and this year it’s a full week from April 29th – May 6th! As our community continues to respond

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The Fire All Around Us

To so many people across the world watching Derek Chauvin’s trial over the last several weeks, myself included, the evidence was clear and damning before it even began. The swiftness of the jury’s decision to convict him of the murder of George Floyd confirmed that.   And yet, my heart pounded in my chest as

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