Giving Tuesday Knoxville LGBTQ NonProfits
LIST OF LGBTQ NONPROFITS IN KNOXVILLE TN & NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses
As owner of the Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge some wonderful and hardworking nonprofits in the Knoxville area as well as National Organizations. I am including donation website link. if you can give generously on Giving Tuesday or any day you feel it in your heart to donate. ~Beau Knowles
Knox Pride The East Tennessee Equality Council’s (ETEC) d.b.a. Knox Pride's mission is to provide and conduct educational, cultural, and informational programs supporting the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community throughout East Tennessee .Give to Knox Pride
Blount Pride The purpose of Blount Pride is to uplift and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community of Blount County. Orginated in August of 2019. https://linktr.ee/blountpride Takes donations through the Appalachian Community Fund. On Donation page enter your amount then it will direct you which program to submit too, you will click "Blount Pride" https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/AppalachianCommunityFund
SoKno Pride South Knoxville Pride Festival "SoKno Pride began in 2021 on Sevier Ave as a simple drag show brunch. From there it quickly expanded into our South Knoxville neighborhood coming together to support our LGBTQIA+ community. SoKno Pride collects money to donate to selected organizations in the Knoxville area. The 2022 donation recipients are The Bottom, Appalachian OUTreach, and Bryant's Bridge." Donate www.paypal.com/US/fundraiser/charity/4531465 Another way to help it to buy their merchandise. SoKno Pride Merch Linktree
Bryant's Bridge, Inc provides transitional housing and resources for LGBTQ+ youth who have experienced homelessness or are about to experience homelessness related to their LGBTQ+ status. Ways to Give to Bryant's Bridge Bryant's Bridge Ways to Give
Appalachian Equality Chorus A group of individuals joining voices to support the gay community and to build bridges between the LGBTQ+ community and everyone else in East Tennessee. Donate via their Facebook page Appalachian Equality Chorus
Free Mom Hugs- Tennessee- This is the Tennessee State Chapter of Free Mom Hugs. Our Mission Statement: Empowering the world to Celebrate the LBGTQIA+ Community through visibility, education, and conversation. And yes, we still give hugs. Nonprofit Organization @FreeMomHugs Donate Free Mom Hugs Donate
Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) Founded in 2004, engages state and local governments in Tennessee on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. We fight negative legislation at the state level such as the Don't Say Gay, License to Bully, and Turn the Gays Away bills. Tennessee Equality Project firstname.lastname@example.org TEP Donate
Appalachian OUTReach is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to empower, connect, and support the East Tennessee lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people through the provision of safe and healthy, inclusively welcoming, OUR MISSION Empower, Connect, & Support East TN LGBTQ+ communities. @appalachianoutreach Donate Appalachian OUTReach Donate
Appalachian Community Fund funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. We work to build a sustainable base of resources in order to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race, economic status, gender, sexual identity, disability, and the environment. As a community-controlled fund, ACF aims to expand and strengthen movements for social change—to change systems and institutions—by leveraging our collective power. Donate https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/AppalachianCommunityFund
Hard Knox Roller Derby is a 501c Non-Profit. (HKRG) is an all-female flat track roller derby league located in Knoxville, TN. We are a competitive sports organization who strives to improve individual athleticism, self-discipline, and character while promoting team unity. Hard Knox Roller Derby Donate
Krazy For K9’s Rescue, Inc Our mission is to help rescue homeless, endangered, sick, or even a risky rehoming situation. We dedicate our time, love, and compassion to helping save the lives of animals who don’t have a voice. We will continue to save lives, one paw at a time!
Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee Small Breeds Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding forever homes for displaced or abandoned small breed dogs. We are also dedicated to educating the public about pet overpopulation, the benefits of spaying/neutering, and the horrors of puppy mills Email SBRET SBRET DONATE
Belly Rubs Bassett Rescue We are an all-volunteer organization working to find good homes for abandoned, abused and unwanted Basset Hounds and Basset mixes in Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas. Belly Rubs Donate
(I'm adding supportive organizations here that have requested to be added and those that have food pantries.)
WikiPedia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, Wikipedia is a free and open encyclopedia, hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. The heart and soul of Wikipedia is our global community of over 295,000+ volunteer contributors, billions of readers, and donors like yourself – all united to share unlimited access to reliable information. Your donations keep our knowledge projects like Wikipedia freely available to everyone. the Wikimedia Foundation may receive tax-deductible donations in the United States. WikiPedia Support
Human Rights Campaign HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
GLAAD The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Our work is an extension of Matt’s passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are. We do this by providing a variety of unique programming, which includes Legacy work, Speaking engagements, and Matthew's place, words by and for lgbtq+ youth.
National LGBTQ Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation and building the organizational capacity of our movement.
National Center for Lesbian Rights NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm which litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues.
Together Estranged When someone becomes estranged from a family member, it can be very isolating because it's as if a door that was previously open or cracked has started to become closed and a new chapter or phase in life is taking place. Together Estranged supports and empowers those estranged (or becoming estranged) from family members, while enhancing social understanding for the de-stigmatization of estrangement.
Alliance for Intergrated Awareness "Advancing Social Justice in Mental Health Care. The Alliance for Integrated Awareness (AIA) envisions a world where everyone has on-going access to well-being, connection and expanded awareness." AAITAIA DONATE