Diversity Richmond

A nonprofit organization

$3,540 raised by 38 donors

14% complete

$25,000 Goal

Support Diversity Richmond for Give OUT Day 2024!

ABOUT US

Our mission is to be the hub of the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Richmond connecting people, partners, and programs through our work as a catalyst, a voice, a place, and a resource. 

Our programs seek to enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ people by focusing on four key areas - life, health, wellness, and stability. This program model aims to create a resilient and empowered community through increased connections to support, resources, and a community network. 

Our VA Pride program produces the annual Pridefest that brings thousands of people together.  We operate Iridian Gallery, the only non-profit LGBTQ+ art gallery in the south. Diversity's facility-event space is used for recovery groups, community meetings, parties, and annual celebrations.   Our work is best known in the community through Diversity Thrift, Richmond's favorite thrift store.  

As we celebrate 25 years of service to this community we are proud of the progress we have made while recognizing there is much work to be done to meet the ever-evolving challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Richmond.  Over the last 25 years, Diversity Richmond has become an integral part of the fabric of Richmond.  We continue to exist because of your support and the impact we have made on the Greater Richmond region. 

A NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION

Diversity Richmond’s new strategic plan responds to our community’s need for an LGBTQ+ resource hub that connects people, partners, and programs.  A key part of living into this vision is formalizing our programming to become a resource connector of services. Our focus this Give OUT Day is to raise monies that will help us begin building our hub capacity in the area of emergency financial assistance. 

Our vision for building out a resource hub for rapid support to those in crisis is to:

  1. Serve as a first point of contact and referral source for LGBTQ+ people experiencing crisis;
  2. Build a formalized network of partner organizations that specialize in targeted segments of crisis response, such as unhoused and housing insecure, food insecurity, and mental health;
  3. Convene service providers and community members to engage in important change-focused conversations around community health, and 
  4. Train resource providers to provide dignified and appropriate care to LGBTQ+ people.

This Give Out Day we seek to raise $25,000 to seed important pilot programming to support this vision. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your donation will directly support the building of a crisis response network to direct emergency assistance funds to relevant key partners in a formalized referral and information-sharing framework.

Every donation level helps to support key components of this strategic direction.   

In celebration of 25 years, we are offering incentives for the following giving levels:

  • $25 provides a clothing voucher for community members in need
    • Receive Diversity Richmond swag and ticket for VIP Happy Hour
  • $100 covers a utility bill for community members in need
    • Receive Diversity Richmond swag, t-shirt and ticket for VIP Happy Hour
  • $250 covers the cost of 3-days of emergency housing for a community member experiencing being unhoused
    • Receive Diversity Richmond swag, t-shirt, and 2 tickets to VIP Happy Hour 
  • $500 covers gas for our Diversity Thrift trucks to pick-up community donations for one month
    • Receive Diversity Richmond swag, t-shirt, 2 tickets to VIP Happy Hour and 1 VIP Pridefest pass
  • $1,500 allows a nonprofit or community group to use our event hall for free
    • Receive Diversity Richmond swag, t-shirt, 2 tickets to VIP Happy Hour and 2 VIP Pridefest pass

Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated!

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Diversity Richmond

Tax id (EIN)

31-1669279

Address

1407 SHERWOOD AVE
RICHMOND, VA 23220

Phone

(804) 622-4646

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