Longtime Grantee Feature: POCAAN

In the 1980’s, few resources existed for people living with HIV/AIDS—and even fewer for people of color. In this climate of devastation and scarcity, People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) was created in 1987. Just two years after their founding, they received a Pride Foundation grant and became one of our earliest grantees. Since

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Current Scholar Feature: Bri Mango

“Working with metal has this kind of draw for me. You take this rock out of earth, apply a great amount of heat to it and end up with this thing that’s…almost otherworldly.” Bri Mango, a 2020 Pride Foundation Scholar, studies Welding Technology and Fine Art at Montana State University, and is working to blaze

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Scholar Alum Feature: Nathan Harris

In the fall of 1998, Nathan Harris began his undergraduate education at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. He also came out as gay. His time at CWU was challenging, and motivated him to apply for a Pride Foundation Scholarship. Nathan’s daily experiences of threats and hostility on campus and in his rural community only fueled

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While We Wait

I woke up this morning holding the dread, anxiety, and nervous hope that I know many of us woke up with.   As I wait alongside all of you for every single vote to be counted, and try to find ways to sooth my soul that aches for the places where it feels like a loss of

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Celebrating National Coming Out Day—and the Opening of our Scholarship Application!

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

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Announcing our 2020 Community Grants!

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

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May her memory be a revolution: Remembering RBG

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

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A Year of Clarity: Changes to Our Community Grants Program

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

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Crisis Community Care Grantee Spotlight!

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

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