2022 is coming to a rapid end, which means that it’s the perfect time to donate to the organizations that mean the most to you. As you decide which charity to give to, remember to choose one that aligns with your values and passions. Current events and major life changes may have caused your interests to shift, so consider that in your year-end contributions.
Before you open your wallet, you want to ensure that your hard-earned money is going to an organization that is transparent about how they use their funds. Here is a list of 7 LGBT non-profits to consider for your year-end giving.
The Trevor Project
LGBT youth are more than 4 times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers. The Trevor Project addresses this health disparity and provides 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.
Trained counselors are available 365 days a year, free of charge, through online chat, phone, or even text. If you’re not ready to connect with a counselor, other support options are available through TrevorSpace and their in-depth research library.
Your donation to the Trevor Project would help fund critical suicide prevention tools and ensure that Trevor can continue to advocate against anti-LGBT laws and work with policymakers to pass legislation that protects LGBT youth.
No one should have to choose between their well-being and education, and GLSEN is fighting to protect and empower LGBT students.
Founded by a group of teachers in 1990, GLSEN is fighting for every student to have a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusion K-12 education through its inclusive curriculum. The nonprofit was also a key player in passing the Student Non-Discrimination Act and the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which protects children from discrimination in schools based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Today, GLSEN has a national network of more than 1.5 million students, families, and educators working together to create safe schools.
Gender Spectrum works to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. The nonprofit organization provides consultation, training, and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand the concepts and complexities of gender identity and expression.
Gender Spectrum offers online consulting for organizations and free online groups for pre-teens, teenagers, parents, and other adults to connect and share experiences.
Row House Publishing
The LGBT community faces equality challenges in nearly every aspect of life, including publishing. As of 2018, 79% of all publishing professionals were white, as were 90% of all published authors.
Row House Publishing is on a mission to create an equitable publishing model that represents the values and diversity of the authors and audience it embraces. Its model supports authors from diverse and unique backgrounds, whether it be ethnic, racial, economic, orientation, and identification.
Row House has a unique approach that leverages a large social media reach to support authors in organically developing and growing their audiences to deliver their books to those who need them most. This new way of publishing focuses on both supporting authors and honoring antiracist and inclusive principles.
Everyone has a right to vote, regardless of gender identity, race, or orientation.
Fair Fight is working to ensure that every American, no matter their race, gender, or ethnicity, has an equal opportunity to vote. This nonprofit promotes fair elections around the country, encourages voter participation in all elections, and educates voters about their right to vote.
Unfortunately, vote suppression has become a reality for too many LGBT youths and adults and Fair Fight was founded to organize collective efforts to expose, mitigate, and reverse voter suppression.
Older LGBT adults are twice as likely to be single and live along—so they need an advocate on their side.
SAGE supports and empowers older LGBTQ+ heroes and advocates who’ve fought for equality and gay rights for decades. This national advocacy and service organization helps older LGBT individuals navigate assisted living facilities, understand senior care, and find a supportive community.
For more than 40 years, SAGE has worked to ensure that older LGBT people can age with respect and dignity through a network of caring activists that provide unwavering support, resources, and advocacy.
Ali Forney Center
The Ali Forney Center protects homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youths and provides them with the tools they need to be independent. 28% of LGBTQ youth reported experiencing homelessness or housing instability at some point in their lives, and with the help of the Ali Forney Center, LGBT youth have a safe place to grow.
The Ali Forney Center is a 24-hour program, meaning its doors never close. Aside from providing food and shelter, the organization offers transitional housing and job readiness training to provide a supportive environment for LGBT youth escaping the streets.
A powerful way to invest in your community is by donating and volunteering with local organizations. No one knows what your community could benefit from better than you, so take a look at some of the non-profits in your neighborhood that align with your values. If you need some help finding LGBT organizations in your area, reach out to our team.