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San Diego Pride to give $80,000 to LGBT serving non-profit organizations

Each year Pride works to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community.
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San Diego Pride

San Diego LGBT Pride is pleased to announce that due to the success of this year's Pride event, we are able to donate $80,000 of our proceeds back to 40 LGBT-serving organizations through our annual Pride Community Grant Program.

Each year Pride works to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community.

Over the years, San Diego Pride's community contributions have exceeded 2 million dollars, which have been distributed to dozens of organizations through Pride Community Grants, sponsorships, and event support.

“Pride’s annual celebration, year-round advocacy and education efforts serve our community well, but no one organization can do it all, which is why our grant programs are so vital,” said Fernando Lopez, San Diego Pride Director of Operations.

“Pride grants help to fund HIV testing, LGBT youth programs, sobriety services, programs that support our transgender community, LGBTQ arts and culture, QPOC programs, and a variety of other LGBTQ health and human services that our community relies on and enjoys.”

List of Grant Recipients:

2-1-1 San Diego 

Being Alive San Diego

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre


DETOUR - Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach & Urban Redevelopment

Diversionary Theatre

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD)

Fierté Simcoe Pride



Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA)

Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center 

Lambda Archives of San Diego 

Lead the Way

Live and Let Live Alano Club

Mama's Kitchen

Mental Health America

North County LGBTQ Resource Center 

PFLAG San Diego County

Political Animals

RISE San Diego - LGBTQ Fellows Initiative

San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus 

San Diego LGBT Visitors Center

San Diego Unified Council of PTAs 

San Diego Women's Chorus

SEED - Malaysia 

Special Delivery San Diego 

Stepping Stone of San Diego

Strength for the Journey

The San Diego LGBT Community Center

The Industry - Chula Vista

The Neutral Corner

The Recovery Ride

The Trevor Project

Trans Youth Project

TransFamily Support Services

TransPride 2017

Uptown Community Service Center

Y.E.S. San Diego

“This year's success is something that the entire community can take pride in. Whether you’re a volunteer, a sponsor, a ticket buyer, or one of the 20+ community organizations we work with to make Pride happen, you should know that the support and hard work you put into Pride is now helping to serve our community beyond just one weekend a year, and bringing critical resources to a spectrum of LGBTQ programs and lives,” said Sarafina Scapicchio, San Diego Pride Director of Development.

Founded in 1974, San Diego LGBT Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is: Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally. www.sdpride.org