The community benefits from a successful Pride 2016.
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
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
Mental Health America
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
PFLAG San Diego County
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
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