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Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE)
Since joining HYPE a year ago, I have not only developed my confidence and skills as a fundraiser and philanthropist, but have dared to see myself as a leader able to help create the change I desperately want to see for our LGBTQ communities. HYPE empowers our grantees and our members. I can't imagine a more welcoming, dedicated group.
Founded in 2011, Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) empowers and unites emerging leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area through charitable giving, grant making to LGBTQ+ organizations, and developing strong community relationships. We are a grassroots movement working to promote accessible philanthropy, build a culture of giving, and support the leadership development of community-minded LGBTQ+ individuals and our allies.
If you care about equality and a better future, I don't know how you could get a higher return on a donation than with a gift to HYPE. With each dollar that you give to HYPE, you can be confident that 100% of it will go directly to supporting effective, innovative grassroots organizations working hard to improve the lives of LGBTQ people in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Further, you support the leadership development of a young generation of LGBTQ philanthropists and leaders.
Thank you for considering a gift to HYPE. I can't wait to see how much we can raise!
As a diverse donor collaborative, our gifts aggregate to provide larger and more impactful funding to the organizations we support. That's how your $10 donation to HYPE on Give OUT Day can have exponential reach. In fact, since our founding HYPE has granted over $50,000 to support of some of the most innovative LGBTQ organizations locally and nationally, including GSA Network, Horizons Foundation, LYRIC, Our Space, Out in the Bay, Pacific Center, Queer Rebel, Somos Familia, and TGIJP.
Watch to learn more about HYPE from our donors and leadership...
HYPE is a community that gives and grows. Our donor community is more than 100 people strong. Leading these community members are our Unicorns, HYPE donors who give at least $300 annually. Unicorns have the opportunity to be involved in 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.
We are guided in our grant making by a “resources, not requirements” framework. HYPE learns from, and facilitates mutual learning opportunities alongside our grantees. We believe this approach can strengthen a culture of philanthropy among younger generations of LGBTQ people. That means a stronger LGBTQ community in the future.
That’s why we need you! Together we are stronger.
Won't you join us?