We Fund Equality

First choice for investment in positive social change for the LGBTQ community.

In Support of the LGBTQ Community

At Equity Foundation, we leverage resources to create social, economic, and political equity for the LGBTQ community. Together with other donors, you can help support organizations that represent the interests of the LGBTQ community and who promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

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We’re advocates for the rights of LGBTQ and other minority youth in schools, families, and communities and empower youth to develop leadership qualities.

Art as a Tool for Change

We support finding creative methods to use the arts as a way to promote the dignity and worth of all people and foster social change.

Transgender Justice

Our focus is on creating safety, increasing social visibility, ensuring legal compliance, advocacy and ending isolation for transgender people.

Housing for People with HIV/AIDs

We help fund supportive services designed to help people with HIV or AIDS maintain their housing and live as independently as possible.

Community Engagement

We educate and engage different communities on LGBTQ issues, supporting innovative ways of creating a more accepting society for LGBTQ people and families.

Special Projects

We support projects that meet high priority and urgent needs for the LGBTQ community and better the lives of LGBTQ Oregonians.

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2015 A Class Act

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  Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to tear up the carpet!  Oregon Music Hall of Famer Norman…

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Women Who Lead Luncheon

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Equity Foundation’s Women Who Lead Luncheon celebrates women who are making a difference—leaders who have changed the face of business,…

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Now Accepting Applications for the Shepherd Legal Scholarship

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Equity Foundation is now accepting applications for the Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to third-year…

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Legacy Planning Seminar Series

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Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and Equity Foundation are teaming up to bring friends and supporters a series of seminars to…