LGBTQ+ Nonprofits


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Academy of Friends

Academy of Friends

Academy of Friends aims to be an exemplary model of volunteerism and fundraising having a significant impact in the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS, until the epidemic has passed.

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Asian Americans for Community Involvement - AACI

Asian Americans for Community Involvement - AACI

AACI is one of the largest community-based organizations serving the marginalized and vulnerable communities in Santa Clara County.

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African Human Rights Coalition

African Human Rights Coalition

The African Human Rights Coalition works with LGBTI communities and individuals in African countries seeking to claim and defend their human rights.

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AGUILAS

AGUILAS

AGUILAS is dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos.

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AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF)

AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF)

AIDS Emergency Fund provides immediate, short-term financial assistance to help people disabled by HIV/AIDS.

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AIDS Legal Referral Panel

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

ALRP is solely dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS.

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AIDS Lifecycle

AIDS Lifecycle

The LifeCycle events raise awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and funds services such as HIV testing, prevention, care, and much more.

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AIDS Quilt

AIDS Quilt

The Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 memorial panels have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members.

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AIDS Memorial Grove

AIDS Memorial Grove

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a dedicated space where millions of Americans touched by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember.

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API Equality Northern California

API Equality Northern California

The API Equality – Northern California aims to reduce and eliminate prejudice and oppression based on gender and/or sexual orientation in the diverse ethnic communities of the API populace.

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API Wellness

API Wellness

API Wellness is supporting the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

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Archive Production

Archive Production

Archive Production endeavors to record as many original artistic performances so that future generations will be able to see these historical events.

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Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors - BAADS

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors - BAADS

BAADS strive to make all aspects of sailing accessible to people with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities.

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Bay Are American Indian Two-Spirits - BAAITS

Bay Are American Indian Two-Spirits - BAAITS

BAAITS offers culturally relevant activities for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Native Americans, their families and friends.

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Bay Area Derby - BAD

Bay Area Derby - BAD

Bay Area Derby is a skater-owned-and operated organization that gives back to the community. 

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Bay Area Queer ZineFest

Bay Area Queer ZineFest

Bay Area Queer ZineFest strive to positively maintain, support, and contribute to the queer+creative communities it proactively represents.

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Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition - BRC

Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition - BRC

Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC) is purposed to end in all manifestations: racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

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Bears of SF

Bears of SF

The Bears of San Francisco - Blending the best fundraising opportunities with an exciting social activity club to benefit the Bay Area's diverse, thriving LGBTQ communities!

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Brava! for Women in the Arts

Brava! for Women in the Arts

Brava! for Women in the Arts is a professional arts organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic expression of women, LGBTQIA, people of color, youth, and other underrepresented voices.

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The Bridgemen

The Bridgemen

The Bridgemen are guys who have lots of different hobbies and interests and who are trying to make San Francisco a safe and happy place for everyone.

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Center For Asian American Media - CAAM

Center For Asian American Media - CAAM

CAAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. 

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CASA of Silicon Valley

CASA of Silicon Valley

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to children who have experienced abuse and neglect by being a powerful voice in their lives.

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Curry Senior Center

Curry Senior Center

From Wellness to Behavior Health, Curry Senior Center’s programs help make sure they take care of the whole person.

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Compton’s Transgender Cultural District

Compton’s Transgender Cultural District

Named after the first TLGB civil rights uprisings in the United States, the Compton’s District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world.

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Castro Community on Patrol

Castro Community on Patrol

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) members are unpaid community volunteers who make a positive difference in the Castro neighborhood.

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Empower Prep

Empower Prep

Empower Prep builds resources to connect allies with transgender people and helps companies shift workplace culture.

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Dialog to Learn

Dialog to Learn

Dialog to Learn’s goal is to help as many students as possible with their reading and writing skills.

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Equality California Institute

Equality California Institute

Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society.

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Erotic Service Providers Legal Education and Research Project (ESPLERP)

Erotic Service Providers Legal Education and Research Project (ESPLERP)

ESPLER works on legal and legislative strategies to decriminalize sex work to combat the criminalization and discrimination affecting LGBTQ+ people.

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Eye Zen Presents

Eye Zen Presents

Eye Zen Presents artistically recaptures LGBTQ stories and traditions erased from historical records.

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Flying Over Walls

Flying Over Walls

Flying Over Walls is a Queer/Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project in the SF Bay Area.

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Frameline

Frameline

Frameline's programs connect filmmakers and audiences in the Bay Area and around the world.

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Fresh Meat Productions

Fresh Meat Productions

Fresh Meat Productions creates and commissions new work, present performing arts programs, conduct education and engagement, and advocate for justice and equity in the Arts.

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Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

GAPA’s purpose is to further the interests of the LGBTQ+ API community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

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Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation

GAPA Foundation is a grassroots philanthropic organization that provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community.

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Gay For Good

Gay For Good

Gay For Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBTQ community to interact with the greater community by volunteering our time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.

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Gay Men’s Health Collective

Gay Men’s Health Collective

The Berkeley Free Clinic offers free limited medical care from lay healthcare workers and medical professionals.

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GaymerX

GaymerX

GaymerX is a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ people and culture in the world of gaming, with a focus on video games.

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Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides an array of services to help families and organizations understand and address concepts of Gender identity and  expression.

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GLBT Historical Society

GLBT Historical Society

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.

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Golden Gate Business Association

Golden Gate Business Association

GGBA envisions an economically empowered San Francisco Bay Area LGBT business community that inspires others.

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Golden Gate Men’s Chorus

Golden Gate Men’s Chorus

Reorganized as the Golden Gate Men's Chorus in 1988, the GGMC continues to present high quality performances of men's choral music.

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Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco

Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco

The Council of Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses of San Francisco was originally founded to provide diverse areas of the San Francisco community with charitable and personal support.

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GSA Network

GSA Network

There are three typical functions of a GSA club: Support, Social, and Activist.

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Healing Waters

Healing Waters

Empowering, Inspiring and Enriching lives of those living with HIV and AIDS through wilderness adventures since 1996.

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HIPHOP

HIPHOP

The HIPHOP Project is an innovative and groundbreaking program which delivers fresh, hot meals prepared to feed on a massive scale.

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Homobiles

Homobiles

Homobiles is committed to providing secure and reliable transit to the SF Bay Area LGBTIQQ community and its allies.

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Horizons Foundation

Horizons Foundation

Horizons Foundation has fueled the LGBTQ movement in the Bay Area and beyond by supporting nonprofits that help thousands of people every day. 

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Huckleberry Youth Program

Huckleberry Youth Program

Huckleberry Youth Programs seeks to empower young people to develop and maintains healthy relationships as well as promote their talents, ideas and leadership.

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Jewish Family and Community Services

Jewish Family and Community Services

JFCS East Bay promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life.

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Imperial Council of San Francisco

Imperial Council of San Francisco

The Imperial Council of San Francisco hosts and participates in a variety of events and activities to support the causes of other diverse community-based charitable organizations.

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Intersex Genderqueer Recognition Project

Intersex Genderqueer Recognition Project

Protecting Intersex, Genderqueer, and other non-binary persons' right to self identify

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IRGT

IRGT

The IRGT, a Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, works with trans organizations, communities, and advocates around the world.

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Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ and everyone living with HIV.

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Lambda Youth Project

Lambda Youth Project

Lambda is committed to serving the needs of  Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, & Questioning youth as well as their friends and families.

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Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth Services

Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. 

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Lavender Seniors

Lavender Seniors

The Lavender Seniors mission is to improve the quality of life of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) residents of the East Bay.

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Lazy Bear Fund

Lazy Bear Fund

Lazy Bear Fund puts on the largest & most successful bear gatherings in the world. Join us for time of your life!

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LGBT National Help Center

LGBT National Help Center

LGBT National Help Center runs weekly moderated chat rooms for LGBT youth and teens to find support, acceptance and community.

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LGBTQ Perinatal Center

LGBTQ Perinatal Center

The LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Center is a grassroots, interdisciplinary collaborative of compassionate and community-trusted, exceptionally experienced and highly skillful LGBTQ+ identified wellness providers based in the SF Bay Area.

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LGBT Religious Archives Network

LGBT Religious Archives Network

LGBTQ-RAN's overarching purpose is to ensure the preservation and accessibility of the voices and experiences of a great diversity of LGBT religious leaders and groups.

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Life Eldercare

Life Eldercare

LIFE ElderCare’s mission is to empower the aging to live with independence AND interdependence by nourishing mind, body and spirit.

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Loud and Queer

Loud and Queer

Loud and Queer is a social activist group active in the San Francisco Bay area, dedicated to ending shame in all its forms.

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Maitri

Maitri

Maitri is the only AIDS-specific residential care facility in California focusing on those dying of or severely debilitated by AIDS.

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Maven

Maven

Maven Youth fosters innovative solutions that empower LGBTQ+ youth to network, organize and educate for social change.

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Most Holy Redeemer AIDS support group

Most Holy Redeemer AIDS support group

Most Holy Redeemer provides direct care and assistance to persons with HIV disease and those who love and care for them. 

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National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Since 1977, NCLR has been at the forefront of advancing the civil and human rights of the LGBTQ community and their families.

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National Sexuality Resource Center

National Sexuality Resource Center

CREGS conducts innovative research and provides educational programs teaching contemporary and foundational issues in gender and sexuality studies.

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New Conservatory Theatre Center

New Conservatory Theatre Center

Whether in the classroom, behind the scenes or on stage, NCTC strives to be the very best it can be by expanding the conversation, challenging expectations, and making quality theatre.

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Nia Collective

Nia Collective

NIA Collective helps to empower lesbians of African descent.

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Oakland First Fridays

Oakland First Fridays

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month fin the Oakland's KONO district.

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Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus

Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus

The Oakland Gay Men’s chorus serves many communities, with members coming from all around the Bay Area.

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Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center’s goal is to become Oakland’s premier network of programs and services for the LGBTQ community.

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Oakland Pride

Oakland Pride

It is the mission of Oakland Pride to celebrate the cultures and diversity of the LGBTQ community in Oakland and the East Bay.

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Oaklash

Oaklash

Oaklash is the first ever festival of Bay Area drag and queer performance.

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Openhouse

Openhouse

Openhouse reduces isolation and empower LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-being and economic security.

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Opportunity Point

Opportunity Point

OpportunityPoint believes that with opportunities and support, queer and minority youth can become whoever they want and live safe and satisfying lives.

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ORAM

ORAM

ORAM mission is to protect the world’s most vulnerable refugees.

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Our Family Coalition seeks to create an inclusive and just world where all LGBTQ families with children have visibility and opportunities to thrive as valued participants in our schools, institutions, and communities.

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OurTownSF

OurTownSF

Resource guide for residents and visitors, and a promotional tool for over 300 San Francisco LGBTQ nonprofit service providers, arts and athletic groups to recruit and connect them with clients, donors and/or volunteers.

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Out In Tech

Out In Tech

Out In Tech envisions a tech industry where LGBTQ+ people are empowered, well represented, and have full agency, from intern to CEO.

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OUT There Adventures

OUT There Adventures

OUT There Adventures aims to empower queer young people through their connection with the natural world. 

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Outlet

Outlet

Outlet envisions a world that embraces, empowers, and celebrates LGBTQQ+ youth. 

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