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Total Raised for
Give OUT Day 2019:

I am raising money for HYPE today. Join me!

Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE)

Raised: $300Remaining: $1700

Join us in celebrating our engagement by donating to a cause we believe in so deeply! 


Almost 2 years ago, we met for the first time through Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE). Nico was interested in giving back to his local community and developing as a philanthropist and leader. As a HYPE leader, Marissa was dedicated to helping other community-minded LGBTQ+ individuals engage in philanthropy and develop as leaders.
We met for the first time to talk about HYPE at a coffee shop, which is funny because neither of us drink coffee! Nico was so impressed with Marissa, and she was excited to have someone so passionate (and dapper) join the ranks of HYPE. We immediately hit it off as friends, began volunteering together and well, the rest is history! 
Through HYPE that we learned about one another’s passions and imagined alternative ways of engaging a new generation in philanthropy. Philanthropy brought us together and continues to fuel our love for one another and our passion to be of service in this world.
Today, we ask that you give $10 to HYPE to not only help us celebrate our recent engagement, but to help make the world a little safer for LGBTQ+ youth and families.

With your donation and the donations of hundreds of other people on Give OUT Day, we will pool these funds together to give grants to local community organizations that have a tremendous impact on changing LGBTQ+ lives in our community. 
We can't thank you enough for all of your support and for helping us celebrate this milestone in our lives. 
To learn more about HYPE, take a look below!


Founded in 2011, Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) is a giving circle that seeks to make giving back easy. 
HYPE is a collaborative of young LGBTQ+ professionals of different backgrounds and industries.  We collectively raise money to provide larger and more impactful funding to LGBTQ+ organizations providing critical support in our community.

A $10 donation from a HYPE friend or family member on Give OUT Day will turn into a $5,000 grant for a local grassroots LGBTQ+ nonprofit.

In fact, since our founding HYPE has granted over $95,000 to support some of the most innovative LGBTQ organizations.

Watch to learn more about HYPE from our donors and leadership...

HYPE is a community that gives and grows. We've expanded quickly these past seven years, to engage 500+ donors from across the country representing the diverse spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

At the frontlines of our community is our Leadership Team and our Unicorns (HYPE donors who give at least $300 annually). Unicorns guide HYPE governance, grant making, and outreach. Through the democratic management of our fund and grant-making process, HYPE donors are getting first-hand experience with LGBTQ+ philanthropy while building lifelong friendships in the process.


Will you join the HYPE community by giving $10 this Give OUT Day?

Horizons Young Professionals for Equality

550 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
EIN#: 94-2686530

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