Following one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the organization’s history, San Diego Pride is granting out $250,000 to 44 LGBTQ-serving organizations and initiatives.
After 3 years apart due to COVID-19, 2022 marked the return of the organization’s tentpole events, the San Diego Pride Parade and Festival allowing San Diego Pride to continue its grant program helping fund organizations across the globe.
“Our Pride in San Diego is special. We approach our work with an abundance mindset. It’s how our organization grew to have over 40 year-round programs and how we became the most philanthropic Pride in the world,” said San Diego Pride’s executive director, Fernando López. “It was a model established by founders like Christine Kehoe, Neil Good, Tim Williams, Larry Baza, Vertez Burks, Joseph Mayer, and more who wanted to ensure the role of Pride was one that helps build the capacity of our LGBTQ community beyond Pride weekend events. To help our LGBTQ community thrive, we must invest in our LGBTQ community. That is how we can and will pursue justice with joy!”
In 1989 the leadership of San Diego Pride envisioned a model of organizing and fundraising that, in addition to supporting the organization’s own events and programs, would turn a profit to be invested in building capacity within the LGBTQ community. This model helped San Diego Pride give out grants starting in 1994, allowing the organization to become the most philanthropic Pride in the world. San Diego Pride has given out over $3.5 million to LGBTQ-serving organizations.
San Diego Pride’s Holiday Mixer recognizes the organization’s annual grantees and community partners. Pride staff and grantees will be available for interviews.
2022 Funding Recipients include:
America’s Finest City Softball League, Bilitis Resource Center Foundation, Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, CAPI – Consolidated Association of Prides, California Community Education Center, Inc., CBB4Life, Children of the Sun Foundation Uganda Limited, cHOSING IS LIFE S H GROUP, Colors+ Youth Center, San Diego County LGBTQ+ and Allies Employee Resource Group, Diversionary Theatre Productions, Inc., DTLA Proud, Fondo de Asistencia para el SIDA A.C., Free to Thrive, Gay Men’s Spiritual Retreat, Global Center for LGBTI+ Freedom and Education, GLSEN San Diego, Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center, InterPride, Lambda Archives of San Diego, Lambda Rising Soccer Club, May 17 Association, Media Arts Center San Diego, FilmOut San Diego, Minority Humanitarian Foundation, MoPride, Movimiento SOMOS, North County LGBT Resource Center, Oxygen Charity, Pacific Arts Movement, Quatrefoil Library, Queer Humboldt, Rainbow Spaces, San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, San Diego Women’s Chorus, SEED Malaysia, Sisters of St. James Productions, Special Delivery San Diego, Stepping Stone San Diego, The San Diego American Flag Football League, Think Dignity, Tracie Jada O’Brien Transgender Student Scholarship, Track-T, TransFamily Support Services, Volunteer With Cheli
Founded in 1974, San Diego LGBT Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is as follows: Fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. www.sdpride.org