Since 1994, philanthropy has been a pillar of San Diego Pride's mission and advocacy.
San Diego Pride is known as one of the most philanthropic Pride organizations in the world. To date, the organization says they have distributed over 3 million dollars to dozens of organizations through its Community Grant program.
While the grant program was put on hold in 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic that cancelled San Diego Pride's in-person signature events, the organization continues to provide support to many community organizations through its year-round programming. To highlight some its past grant recipients from 2010-2020, San Diego Pride will host a virtual forum on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 pm.
The following 3 recipients will be highlighted during this online event:
Nisha Ayub, founder of Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED). SEED is the first Trans-led community based organization in Malaysia. Officially registered in 2014, SEED was created to ensure the availability of support services for marginalized communities, especially the Transgender community. For more information visit: www.seedfoundation.com.my.
Nikki Helms, principal midwifer of the San Diego Community Birthing Center. SDCBC provides professional, inclusive, evidence based care and unbiased support to all growing families who wish to be empowered to have a more satisfying birth, Obstetric and Gynecologic care experience in the metro San Diego area. For more information visit: www.sdcommunitybirthcenter.com.
Elisa Barnett who is the Senior Services Program Manager at the San Diego LGBTQ Center. The Senior Services Program strives to create a safe spaces where LGBTQ people who are 50 years and “better” will have access to important resources and referrals regarding health care, social services, and community activities. For more information visit: www.thecentersd.org/programs/senior-services/.