To find & support local grassroots organizations that do not have the audience or big donors for whatever reason that do so much for our community to raise funds & awareness. We've accomplished that with so many of our past beneficiaries.
In 2016, our 14th Annual, we discovered two organizations that support
the 'L' & the 'T' in the LGBT.
EIN 47-3841182, was established – with a focus on providing assistance to those in the Lesbian community experiencing a financial crisis or who are in need of additional emergency assistance.
Raina Chessman Fund
Is a fund that the Raina Chessman Committee (under Transgender Community Coalition, EIN 47-3841182), created to to help Transgender and Intersex people within the Coachella Valley when they have emergency assistance needs (preventing homelessness, electric bill / utilities cut-off, etc).
SafeHouse of the Desert
12th & 13th
Annual Awareness & Fundraisers
of the Desert, with Community Support, provides Emergency Shelter,
Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth in Crisis. A Desert Oasis Where
Youth Won’t Feel Deserted!
of the situation – family troubles, addiction, despair, depression, bullying –
we open our doors to youth at SafeHouse of the Desert. It’s a cool place from
the heat, and from the “heat of life,” where youth find other teens just like
themselves…trying to get hooked on a positive way of being in the world.
The Pinnacle Fund
10th Annual Awareness & Fundraiser
The Pinnacle Fund: 26-1265520
Along with Safe House
of the Desert, The Pinnacle Fund: The Foundation for Palm Springs Unified
School District, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation where their focus is on Putting
Arts and Technology Back in the Classroom.
Golden Rainbow Center
8th & 9th Annual Awareness & Fundraisers
Golden Rainbow Center is now located in a different location.
Mission: Our goal is to provide outreach services to
the senior LGBT community in the Coachella Valley. The Center provides social
and recreational opportunities as well as referral services and programs to
assist seniors in maintaining independence and self-sufficiency. We are a
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with our primary objective being to network
and interact with the greater LGBT and senior communities in the area and
provide a space that is welcoming, safe and active. We encourage you to stop by
the Golden Rainbow and see our facility!
9th Annual Awareness & Fundraiser
Since our late co-founder and mentor passed away last December 10, 2015, the local chapter is no longer in Palm Springs. Equality
California or EQCA is a non-profit civil rights organization that advocates for
the rights of LGBT people in California. It is the largest statewide LGBT
organization in the United States and the largest member of the Equality
4th Annual Awareness & Fundraiser
FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF LESBIANS & GAYS
Desert Pride Center
Our 1st,2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 7th
Annual Awareness &
Desert Pride Center. Before the inception of The Center there was Desert Pride Center. The mission was creating a vibrant Community by Enhancing the Lives of LGBT people & LGBT Seniors.