Finding Beauty Everywhere: Honoring the Life of Craig Kyte

In 2018, Pride Foundation was grateful to receive a generous gift of $10,000 in honor of Craig Kyte, a remarkable man who loved deeply and lived generously throughout this life. Craig had a profound respect for the humanity that surrounded him—he loved art, literature, the symphony, and opera. He wrote poetry, and volunteered with the

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To trans service members: you are valued and you matter

Yesterday the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to begin enforcing its discriminatory ban on transgender people in the military while lower courts hear additional arguments. This ruling puts the honorable service and livelihoods of the estimated 15,000 trans and gender diverse people who are currently serving in our military on the line. And

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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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