Pride Month Fundraiser 2024: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Refugees & People Seeking Asylum
In 2024, we're fundraising to support LGBTQIA+ Refugees and People Seeking Asylum in Australia in two different but equally important ways: Community Sponsorship and Peer-led support groups. Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 this month.
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WE’RE WORKING TOWARDS A SOCIETY WHERE ALL LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE EXPERIENCE EQUALITY & INCLUSION​
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Donate to support the growth in philanthropy towards LGBTQIA+ issues
Less than 1% of all charitable philanthropy in Australia goes towards addressing LGBTQIA+ issues. Pride Foundation Australia exists to create more funding opportunities for organisations in LGBTQIA+ spaces working to address the systemic disadvantage of queer Australians. Your donation will help to increase these funding opportunities. 
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What is pride foundation Australia?

Pride Foundation Australia provides funding for projects that address the systemic disadvantage of LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals in Australia. 

This funding is possible though year-round fundraising, sponsorship and philanthropic partnerships.

Pride Foundation Australia Exists Because...

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LGBTQIA+ Australians regularly experience disadvantage and are less likely to access support services because they fear, or have experienced, discrimination from these services.
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The LGBTQIA+ charitable sector is still grossly underfunded, with less than 1% of philanthropic grant funding in Australia being directed to assist our communities.
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We believe that equity for LGBTQIA+ Australians can be built through dedicated focus to addressing systemic issues that affect the most disadvantaged members of our community.

What do we do?

Despite achieving marriage equality in 2017, many Australian LGBTQIA+ communities still face significant disadvantages and discrimination.

Pride Foundation Australia is a national philanthropic foundation run by volunteers, specifically focused on addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, queer, intersex, asexual and other LGBTQIA+ community issues in Australia through targeted funding around dedicated research, training development and community support.

Pride Foundation Australia supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and commits through the resources it has available to them, to work with, for, and alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy peoples and communities to embed a self-determined future. 

We further commit the contribution of a significant proportion of grant funding received, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy led initiatives to improve social outcomes.

Our Impact

Impact Report 2022-23

PFA has had an incredibly positive year in growing our reach across Australia, creating funding and opportunities for LGBTQIA+ communities.

Key Focus Area

LGBTQIA+ Refugees & People Seeking Asylum

In 2020, Pride Foundation Australia began our focus on the Key Area of LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. 

Key Focus Area

LGBTQIA+ People Living with Disabilities

We began our work in addressing the systemic disadvantage faced by LGBTQIA+ people living with disabilities in 2016. 

Key Focus Area

LGBTQIA+ Housing & Homelessness

PFA commenced this work in 2015 in recognition of the high proportion of LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness or unstable housing, and the lack of Australian research data and policy responses to this important issue.

The Latest News from Pride Foundation

Join PFA on Tues May 21st for Community Refugee Sponsorship by and for LGBTIQA+ people in Australia online event

Pride Foundation Australia Sponsors Registrations to the Better Together Conference for LGBTQIA+ People Seeking Asylum

PFA Renews Funding for 3 Organisations Supporting LGBTQIA+ Refugees & People Seeking Asylum

Congratulate Our 2023 Small Grant Recipients of Round 3

How you can get involved

Pride Foundation was started by a group of people in our community who saw a need and decided to do something about it. To continue our life-changing work for disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians we need your support.
 
There are many ways that you can be part of creating a better future for our community.
Making a regular or one-off donation is the simplest way that you can become a part of our work. Pride Foundation pools funds from many donors to support projects that make a real difference to people’s lives. All donations, small and big, are tax-deductable and enable us to support our community. Donate to us here.
 
If you have a particular area of interest or concern for your donation please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this.
Why not get a group of friends or colleagues together and fundraise for us? There are many ways to fundraise such as holding an event or get together, hosting a morning tea, participating in a structured event such as a fun run, hosting a movie night or planning your own unique activity.
 
The important thing is that you’ll be having fun while raising money for a great cause and ultimately changing lives.
 
If you’re planning on holding a fundraiser, get in touch. While we can’t help you run the event itself, we can provide materials and information that will assist you in holding a successful event and promote the event on social media to help spread the word.
Pride Foundation Australia works in partnership with like-minded philanthropic groups, businesses and corporations to increase the funding pool and resources available to LGBTIQA+ organisations. This can take the form of co-funding for grant rounds or pro-bono services that assist our work. Current and recent partnerships include the Sidney Myer Fund, The Aurora Fund, Snow Foundation and Broadtree Foundation.
 
Please contact us to discuss how your organisation or business would like to be involved in growing support for disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians.
Pride Foundation is a volunteer led and run organisation, enabling us to keep our operational costs to a minimum. From time to time we seek volunteers to assist with events or special projects, join various committees and working groups, and lead fundraising activities.
 
If you have time and skills that you would like to share we’d love to hear from you. 
A bequest in your will to Pride Foundation Australia is the way you can show your passion and care for the future and our community. You can help end discrimination, disadvantage and need; improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ people and communities; and create new opportunities. All bequests, small or large, are important.
 
If you are thinking of including a bequest to Pride Foundation in your will, please download our information brochure and contact us  for a confidential discussion.
In order to achieve our aim of increasing philanthropic support for the LGBTQIA+ community, Pride Foundation Australia has developed a sub-fund structure that enables other groups to raise and distribute funds through our own philanthropic infrastructure. Our first sub-fund, originally operating under The Channel and now operating as GiveOUT has brought more than 100 new donors to LGBTQIA+ philanthropy and initiated several grant rounds. Please contact us to discuss this option further.

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