Giving Tuesday Knoxville LGBTQ NonProfits

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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. 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"

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 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 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


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.)

Highest Praise Christian Church Welcoming you to praise and worship, Jesus Christ with us. He is worthy and deserves the highest praise! All are welcome, accepted as you are, and we are affirming.

MCC of Knoxville We are a church that believes that God's grace transcends all boundaries of dogma, doctrine, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. MCC One Time Donation Donations can also be sent directly to the church MCC Knoxville 7820 Redeemer Ln, Knoxville, TN 37919

Union Grove UMC Friendsville TN From the Pastor "Union Grove UMC located between Maryville and Friendsville, TN Union Grove is a Reconciling Ministries Church and has also designated itself as a "Safe Place" sanctuary for the LGBTQIA+ community.  This tiny rural church supports an emergency short-term transitional housing project for homeless people in Blount County, TN.  A tree fell on the church during a storm in the winter of 2022. The church had to close it's short term housing until repairs can be made. Online donations can be made at Give to Union Grove Church (Please select Bruno Missions for our Housing Fund, you will need to set up a free account). Donations can also be sent directly to the church Union Grove United Methodist 1151 Lane Dr. Friendsville TN 37737


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.

LGBTQ National Help Center Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Community by providing free & confidential peer support and local resources. 888.843.4564 Email

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 

If you have any questions, please email me. Beau Knowles