#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
The True Colors Fund
The True Colors Fund was co-founded by ’80s popstar Cindi Lauper and is dedicated to fighting LGBT youth homelessness.
The charity works in public policy and engagement to improve the lives of homeless LGBT youth, helping them embrace their true identities.
You can donate to The True Colors Fund here.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTi young people ages 13-24.
Their Lifeguard Workshop is a free online learning module with teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms to teach them about LGBT issues.
Just $1 helps keep the suicide hotline running for another minute, which could be enough to save a young person’s life.
You can find out more about the Trevor Project here.
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute wants to see more LGBT people in public office and fights towards advancing a network of LGBT public leaders.
The organization assists hundreds of people get into careers in government, politics, business and advocacy every year.
Donate to the Victory Institute here.
It Gets Better
What started as a Youtube video to reassure LGBT people has now become a worldwide movement, spawning 50,000 copycat videos that promise the world things will get better.
The It Gets Better campaign gives young people hope for their future and encourages allies to come together and support the LGBT community.
To support It Gets Better, visit their website and take the pledge – or make your own video in support.
The Jim Collins Foundation
The Jim Collins Foundation helps transgender people fund their gender-affirming surgeries.
The Foundation provides financial support for those who struggle to afford gender surgery, so that they are able to realize their true gender.
You can donate to the foundation here and read touching testimonials from grant recipients here.
Lambda Legal Fund
Lambda Legal is one of a small, elite group on national nonprofits that have completely transformed the legal landscape of the country, and continues to do so to this day. From employment to family protection to health care to immigration to police to seniors, its accomplishments are immense and deserving of our continued support.
Donate to Lambda Legal.
JASMYN supports young people ages 13-23 and works to create a safer, more affirming community for them in Northeast Florida. While programs and services are designed for those who identify as LGBT or Questioning, all youth are welcome at JASMYN!
JASMYN supports and empowers LGBTQ young people by creating safe space, providing health and wholeness services, and offering youth development opportunities, while bringing people and resources together to promote equality and human rights.
Donate to JASMYN.
Jacksonville Coalition for Equality
All Jacksonville Residents Deserve to Be Protected from Discrimination
We believe all people in our community should have the chance to earn a living and provide for themselves and their families, regardless of who they are or who they love. If you agree, join us by signing our pledge urging members of the City Council to pass this much-needed ordinance.
Donate to Jacksonville Coalition for Equality (JCE).
We Are Straight Allies
We Are Straight Allies seeks to educate, engage and “call to action” the business, faith-based, military, government, nonprofit, educational, arts and private sectors as we move towards passage of comprehensive polices that protect our LGBT community against discrimination in the State of Florida. Our strategic educational and advocacy efforts are targeted towards city and faith based leaders, as well as everyday citizens, to ensure greater equity for the LGBT community in employment, housing and public accommodation. The campaign is designed to reaffirm those who currently support fundamental human rights for all citizens and to further engage those who are ambivalent, previously voted against comprehensive protections, or who are uninformed about the real challenges that face members of our LGBT community.
Donate to We Are Straight Allies.
K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.
Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
Donate to K9s for Warriors.