Click HERE to give to North Shore Pride for Give OUT Day 2020.
In 2019, Give OUT Day – the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ+ community – helped raise $1.1M for more than 475 nonprofits nationally. Organized by the Horizons Foundation, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year, Give OUT Day has created a platform of visibility whereby LGBTQ+ organizations around the country can take part in a concerted national effort to raise funds and awareness for their organization.
In 2020, Give OUT day falls on April 23rd. The Give OUT organization invites qualifying nonprofits to register for the event here. North Shore Pride is participating, and we will release more info as the time gets closer.
The Horizons Foundation and Give OUT Day
The San Francisco Bay area-based Horizons Foundation’s strong LGBTQ+ support mission has enabled them to focus on creating support for not just LGBTQ-centered nonprofits but also those that have a queer program or component.
In an article for the Bay Area Reporter in February of 2020, Horizons President Roger Doughty is quoted as saying:
“At the very heart of Horizons’ work has always been community. Being there for every partner, for everyone through thick and thin through both the unbearable and the triumphant. As many of you have heard me say before, Horizons Foundation has always proudly been, and is proudly today, and will always proudly be of, by, and for this community, our LGBTQ community.” (source)
How Give Out Day Works
Give OUT Day is an annual 24 online fundraiser hosted on the Give OUT online platform. This method enables smaller organizations in heartland American states to have access to the web portal benefits if they don’t necessarily have the resources to collect funds virtually themselves.
The Horizon’s Foundation will also make sure the participating nonprofits have access to toolkits, training sessions and outreach. They will also be included in Give OUT’s mass media and social media coverage.
LGBTQ+ organizations use donated funds to promote equality, provide access to education and healthcare, eliminate discrimination, protect basic rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
All donations made through the Give OUT portal on April 23rd are tax deductible and irrevocable.
Horizons Foundation – Official
Give OUT Day Raised $1.1 Million for LGBTQ Nonprofits – The Non-Profit Times
Horizons celebrates 40 years of giving – The Bay Area Reporter