22 LGBTQ+ nonprofits your corporate can start supporting right now
In June last year, we were busy adjusting to a virtual Pride Month. From the traditional vibrant pride marches on the streets, we withdrew to the comfort of our homes as we celebrated Pride virtually. Focus shifted towards how LGBTQ+ people and cisgender allies can work towards inclusive causes, remotely.
Cue LGBTQ+ nonprofits. It is indisputable that nonprofits have worked tirelessly to ensure that they keep providing much-needed support for the LGBTQ+ community. So what better way to celebrate Pride Month virtually than to support nonprofits with your time, skills, or money?
In this blog, we have listed 22 nonprofits from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. that work in the LGBTQ+ space. All the nonprofits listed work dedicatedly to advocate for gender equality, eliminate discrimination and protect LGBTQ+ rights.
You can click on their names to go check out their website, enroll in the Pride activities they organize or donate/volunteer for the causes they support.
A nonprofit that elevates, empowers, and helps the LGBTQ+ youth community by providing a single platform to connect people across the globe. Over 70,000 people have participated in IGBPs “It gets better” story and 630,010 have pledged to assist them. IGBP organized the “It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience,” a digital Pride extravaganza that features LGBTQ+ youth – on June 21 and 22, 2021.
Trans LifeLine provides mental and financial support to the transgender community through services such as microgrants and a hotline. They have answered almost 100,000 calls, distributed over $1,002,071 worth of funds, and trained 600+ operators to date. Endeavors by Trans LifeLine this month include Peer2Pride Stream-A-Thon, Tiltify, Stonewall Community Foundation’s #UnitedForPride campaign, and many more.
SAGE caters to the needs of senior citizens who belong to the LGBTQ+ community. Their programs help thousands of elderly people throughout the country. This year, SAGE is organizing a host of events and programs such as the LGBT Table Talk
OutRight is invested in fighting for the rights of LGBTQ+ people across the globe. This nonprofit organization has been active for 30 years and its operations cover four continents. Don’t forget to check out the numerous events that OutRight is organizing this year: Can’t Cancel Pride, Pride with a Purpose, etc.
Queer LifeSpace promotes the holistic wellness of the LGBTQ+ community through therapy. The nonprofit is focused on helping members of the community who suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, etc.
This nonprofit works to preserve the LGBTQ+ youth community through initiatives that focus on handling crises and preventing suicides. Trevor Project Inc. served almost 50% more crisis cases in the year 2020 – from 67,000 cases in 2018 to 150,000 cases in 2020. You can donate to the Trevor Project here.
HRCF empowers members to mobilize against LGBTQ+ discrimination, ensuring that they are given equal status in society. They have more than 3 million active members and supporters. This year, HRCF is organizing a series of engaging programs to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
MindOut is a nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to foster the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. MindOut has been providing LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Affirmative Practice Training across public and private sectors for the last 13 years. MindOut is organizing Brighton Half Marathon 2021 on June 27, 2021.
A nonprofit organization keen on shaping a world where LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves, through active programs and initiatives. Stonewall has worked with millions of LGBTQ+ people to foster their inclusion in sports through the Rainbow Laces Campaign. Stonewall is organizing a workshop on First Steps to Trans Inclusion on June 29, 2021. Be sure to check it out.
The LGBT Foundation works actively to promote equality for LGBTQ+ people and help them reach their full potential. Each year, they serve over 40,000 people and provide information to over 60,000 individuals online. Their satisfaction rating is 98%.
AKT helps LGBTQ+ community members through the creation of resources that promote education and provide access to employment opportunities and training. AKT has supported 2,135 young LGBTQ+ people through its digital services.
Opening Doors cater to the needs and services of the LGBTQ+ community through events, activities, and support services. To date, the nonprofit has benefitted over 2,230 members.
This nonprofit is working to create a world where people from the LGBTQ+ community get equal opportunities and rights in sectors such as employment, healthcare, and financial services.
A nonprofit organization operating from Vancouver, BC with the mission to create a safe place for LGBTQ+ people to come together as a community. Qmunity is organizing many events this June, including Rainbow Light Meditation, Seniors Online Zoom Social Drop-in, and GAB Youth Online Drop-in.
Skipping Stone connects trans and gender-diverse youth, adults, and families with the support they need and deserve. The nonprofit has helped over 1000 families in Alberta to date.
Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives is a nonprofit agency that shelters educational resources that raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community. Participate in ArQuives’ Pride events this June.
Rainbow Refugee Society is a community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada from persecution based on gender identity, expression, sexual orientation, or HIV status.
Pflag Canada helps families accept LGBTQ+ members of society through specialized guidance and support programs.
Bringing it all together
As we near the end of Pride Month 2021, remember that volunteering or donating for an LGBTQ+ organization does not have to end when Pride Month does.
Ensure that you engage with a few nonprofits from this list throughout the year as a corporate, to build a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
This list is not exhaustive. We want to amplify the voices of more nonprofits and connect them to corporate volunteers who want to create a meaningful change. Are you a nonprofit? Please reach out to us.
If you have never experienced virtual volunteering before, talk to us to get started with a free virtual volunteering experience.