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5 LGBTQ+ nonprofits to support this Pride Month

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Pride Month is a vibrant and crucial celebration that pays homage to the rich history and progress of the LGBTQ+ community. Every June, we celebrate with parades, festivals, and events while reaffirming our commitment to equality and inclusion. But beyond these celebrations, it's essential to recognize and support the nonprofits tirelessly working to empower and uplift the LGBTQ+ community.

These organizations provide a lifeline through programming, services, and resources designed to meet the community's unique challenges. They fight for civil rights, offer health services, provide safe spaces for youth, and advocate for mental health support. 

The importance of supporting LGBTQ+ nonprofits

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Nonprofits play a vital role in promoting equity and justice. Their programming spans several key areas:

Inclusive education: Providing inclusive and affirming educational opportunities, scholarships, and mentorship, tailored to support LGBTQ+ youth in their academic and professional aspirations.

Access to comprehensive healthcare: Ensuring access to a broad spectrum of healthcare services, including reproductive and sexual health, mental health support, and addressing the specific health needs of the LGBTQ+ community, to foster overall well-being.

Ending gender-based and LGBTQ+ violence: Providing support services, advocacy, and prevention programs to address and combat gender-based violence, as well as violence specifically targeting the LGBTQ+ community, thereby promoting safety and empowerment.

Employment and economic equity: Offering job training, financial literacy workshops, and entrepreneurship support, this programming is designed to enhance economic opportunities and promote financial independence.

Leadership and personal development: This aspect of programming is crucial in cultivating a diverse array of leaders across various sectors, including strong representation from LGBTQ+ individuals.

Why your support matters

Supporting LGBTQ+ nonprofits during Pride Month is crucial, but continuing that support throughout the year is even more important. Here's why your involvement matters:

  • Empowerment: Your time and financial contributions empower nonprofits to continue their vital work and expand their reach.
  • Visibility and representation: When you explore skills-based volunteer opportunities or donate, you amplify the voices of marginalized groups, helping to bring their stories to light.
  • Skills-based volunteering: Many nonprofits rely on volunteers with specialized skills. Whether you're a graphic designer, marketing strategist, or financial expert, your expertise can significantly impact these organizations.
  • Building solidarity: Volunteering fosters a sense of community and solidarity, allowing allies and LGBTQ+ individuals to build upon LGBTQ history and work together toward a more inclusive future.
  • Personal growth and fulfillment: The benefits of skills-based volunteering are many. Supporting LGBTQ+ nonprofits enriches your understanding of the community's challenges while providing a deep sense of fulfillment.


“Brenda provided wonderful, timely technical support on WordPress website issues we could not resolve. This saved consulting fees that we were able to use in other areas including increasing our grant making to organizations doing lifesaving work for LGBTQ+ communities across Texas.”

Ron G., Executive Director
Texas Pride Impact Funds


Five nonprofits to support this Pride Month

1. Purple Mountain Recover Inc. 

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Cause Area:  Gender equity and justice

Purple Mountain Recover Inc. is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals who are dealing with mental health and addiction issues to discover and navigate their recovery journey.

2. PFLAG San Francisco

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Cause Area: Youth development

PFLAG SF promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender expansive persons, their families and friends.

3. Unmatched Athlete

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Cause Area: Health and nutrition
Donate | Volunteer

Unmatched Athlete encourages youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies ages 5-18 to participate in sports and fitness.

4. Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.

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Cause Area: Arts and culture
Donate | Volunteer

Northwest Arkansas Equality's mission is to provide programs, education, and advocacy to serve, connect, and empower the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community.

5. St. Louis Anti-Violence Project

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Cause Area: Violence prevention
Donate | Volunteer

St. Louis Anti-Violence Project raises awareness of the realities LGBTQ+ survivors of relational violence face and to help the organizations supporting them to be more inclusive (including shelters, crisis lines, and healthcare providers).


“It's truly a win-win. We tapped into some great expertise that really opened up our thinking–This is directly impacting the service we provide to girls and nonbinary youth!!!” 

Lynn M., Co-Executive Director
Girls’ LEAP

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Get started today with our skills-based volunteer program, and find the perfect match to help empower and uplift the LGBTQ+ community. Together, we can make this Pride Month a celebration of equality, love, and unwavering support.


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