Who We Are
As a donor-supported community foundation, we support transformative philanthropy through programs and initiatives that help people find joy and strength.
Through scholarships, grants, advocacy, and community leadership in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State, Pride Foundation donors and volunteers are helping us transform our communities and culture. Our work ripples through communities, inspiring equality at every point along the way.
Building a Foundation for All
Founded in 1985, Pride Foundation’s visionary founders devoted the agency solely to raising and managing substantial funds to address the growing challenges facing the community, not the least of which was the new and frightening prospect of HIV/AIDS.
At that time, the dedication and determination of the LGBTQ community was evident in the many organizations serving the community, but too often larger donations and bequests from LGBTQ individuals were gifted outside of the community to groups considered more financially sophisticated.
Pride Foundation’s answer was to build a public foundation for our community and to create an endowment that would be prudently managed and professionally administered—a place where supporters of LGBTQ equality could confidently make a philanthropic investment to make a difference today and to create a legacy of change that will endure for generations to come.
A Legacy Built Together
Today, donors and volunteers have helped Pride Foundation provide nearly $38.5 million to support critical organizations, innovative projects, students, and leaders—addressing existing and emerging community needs in urban, rural, and remote communities throughout the Northwest—creating the largest LGBTQ community foundation in North America.
Together, we create community, and together, we can build a foundation for all.