Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 6, 2012, 9:41 PM
We are a nonprofit community enhancement organization
Founding Purpose and Objectives
The specific purpose of this corporation is to produce civic, cultural and educational programs, which support and encourage pride within San Diego's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Formed in 1974, as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, we produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York's Christopher Street. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1994 and today San Diego Pride continues to bring together the skills, talents and vision of our diverse community through numerous programs.
San Diego Pride's funding comes mainly from Pride Festival fees, beverage and admission charges, corporate sponsorship and parade entry fees. San Diego Pride has a long history of community philanthropy. The organization has a five-prong approach to giving to the community which includes support of the LGBT Center, grant funding, direct community support, support of other prides and community partnerships. San Diego Pride has given more than $1.3 million to a wide variety of LGBT organizations as it continues to foster pride and respect for all LGBT co locally and globally.
San Diego Pride represents the interest of the San Diego LGBT community as a member and supporter of the Greater San Diego Business Association, Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc. (CAPI), the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Coordinators (InterPride), the International Festival and Events Association, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Human Rights Commission.
Programs of San Diego Pride
For 35 years, San Diego Pride has been a tireless advocate for equality and diversity. Two core programs, the annual parade and festival have grown from a small grass roots march for equal rights, into the largest human rights events in San Diego County. San Diego Pride's programs focus on activism and awareness, community services, youth, our environment and HIV/AIDS supportive services.
Activism and Awareness Programs
Community Services Programs
Pride Green -Environmental Impact programs
Reducing the environmental impact of San Diego Pride programs on Balboa Park and the community.
HIV / AIDS Awareness