The Power of PRIDE is in YOU!
Did you know? Come Out With PRIDE is making a difference in the community with our PRIDE Gives Back program.
Every year, the Come Out With Pride festival and parade shows the true power of the PRIDE family to spread hope and love in Orlando. In addition to being a day of unity and positivity, Come Out With Pride serves as a fundraising event to benefit the LGBTQ+ community in three different categories:
1. LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness
2. LGBTQ+ Economic Development
3. LGBTQ+ Education
Our 2017 event raised $30,000, which went back into the Orlando community as grants and scholarships. These grants and scholarships serve to assist and uplift our Orlando LGBTQ+ neighbors and the organizations that serve them. Each recipient, whether an LGBTQ+ organization or student, is evaluated by the Come Out with Pride board. Recipients are selected based on their efforts to educate and provide services in the community while spreading a message of acceptance, love, and equal rights.
Those receiving cash grants and promotional/logistical assistance in 2017 are as follows:
- Five scholarships of $2,000 each
- onePULSE Foundation
- Equality Florida
- Orlando United Counseling
- Strengthen Orlando (Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit)
- Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation
- The One Orlando Alliance
- Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard
Submissions for the 2018 Pride Gives Back awards are currently closed. Check back here in Spring for information about the 2019 program.
2018 recipients to be announced soon!
If you are a member or friend of the LGBTQ+ community that believes in the power of PRIDE, we invite you to make a tax-deductible DONATION.
*Come Out With Pride does not provide grants to political or activist groups. Our focus is on those organizations who might be struggling to meet their goals and those with a mission aimed at educating and assisting members of our community.