Happy National Coming Out Day! We love that we get to celebrate this special day by opening our 2021 Pride Foundation Scholarship application. Our scholarships fund LGBTQ+ students who have faced incredible barriers, regardless of school, major, or GPA. We see leadership, and leadership potential, in students who show up for their communities and want
As it has for so many of us, this year has called Pride Foundation to get very clear about what our purpose is, who needs to be centered in our work, and what our role is in achieving full liberation for all LGBTQ+ communities. Today, it is with a proud and tender heart that I share our 2020 Community Grant Recipients—a group of organizations whose work clearly reflects the values that we hold most dear. Each and every one is advancing
The news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on Friday sent shockwaves of feelings throughout the country—grief and sadness for the loss of this brilliant and powerful leader, followed by fear, panic, and uncertainty for what the reality of her absence means for our future, especially just weeks before the election. As I worked through
Last November when I started this role, I had no idea what would be ahead for us. During my first year, I had hoped to take the time to dive deep into our program areas—learning more about our community grants and other programs, and meeting with grantees and community partners across our region. I, like
2020 has been a YEAR, y’all. Thank you to our incredible grantees, and to all of the community partners who show up to care for our communities each and every day!
From the very beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve heard from grantees and community partners that they were going to need a lot of support–and that need has only continued to grow over the past few months. We launched the Crisis Community Care Fund as part of our efforts to support community groups and organizations
So much has changed in the world in the four months since we launched our Crisis Community Care (CCC) Fund as part of our efforts to support community groups responding to COVID-19, and whose work is being impacted by the factors surrounding the pandemic. Through the CCC Fund, we have been able to support organizations on
Tomorrow is Juneteenth, a day to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States—and it is also an opportunity to remember and acknowledge our history. That this country was built on the stolen labor, knowledge, and skills of Black people. That the systemic anti-Black racism that made the institution of slavery possible in the
As we have learned so often in the past few months: what a difference a day can make. I am still sitting with yesterday’s historic ruling from the Supreme Court that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ people from being fired by our employers based on our sexual orientation or gender identity.
I first wanted to thank you all of our incredible community partner organizations for all of the amazing work your organizations do to support our communities across the Northwest. I wanted to let you know we have opened our Community Grants application and to highlight a few significant changes we have made. The application will