Pride United

A Matter of Pride. A Sense of Belonging.

United Way of the Wine Country’s Pride United aims to identify, support, and advocate for the diverse needs of our LGBTQ+ community by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion by funding local programs and services.

Pride United donors give to a collective fund that awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and/or Del Norte counties.

Pride United 2020 Grantees:

Community Matters for LGBTQ+ Student Sensitivity Training- to electronically deliver a student-centered training model that harnesses the power of students to prevent and stop bullying that targets LGBTQ+ students

Face to Face for AIDS Emergency Fund during the COVID-19 Era- to support their clients needing emergency financial assistance

Food For Thought for HIV Nutrition Program- serving Sonoma County residents affected by HIV, who are primarily gay seniors, with lifesaving nutrition services

On the Move/LGBTQ Connection for LGBTQ Reach Out Initiative- serving LGBTQ Latinx and rural youth to implement systems change, collaborative events, and a local bilingual resource kit

Positive Images for Online LGBTQIA+ Support Groups- to support the continuation and expansion of online peer support groups for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults throughout Sonoma County and expanding into the nearby rural counties of Mendocino, Lake, Del Norte and Humboldt

TLC Child & Family Services for Project Flare/Share Your Flare- to create a legacy of visibility for LGBTQI foster youth in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake counties

Join Our Diverse and Dynamic Community

Pride United was originally known as the Sonoma County LGBTQI Giving Circle, founded in 2014. As the Giving Circle, we raised almost $200,000 to support local organizations.

Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community are invited to give a gift of any amount ($1+). To give online, click here.

Please see the Pride United Infographic and Pledge Form for more information.

To make your gift by phone or to obtain a paper pledge form, or simply to learn more about Pride United, please contact Maddie Wright at 707-528-4485 x 146 or madelyn.wright@unitedwaywinecountry.org