More than just a party, Pride Houston is involved with in the community in many ways.
Providing a listing of LGBT health resources for the community to be educated.
Some of Pride Houston’s events are dedicated to raising funds to be donated to other not-for-profit organizations whose mission aligns with that of Pride’s. Past local beneficiary organizations have been Bering Omega Community Services, Bunnies on the Bayou, the Houston Transgender Unity Committee, Lesbian Health Initiative and the LIVE Consortium. In 2014, Pride Houston donated over $28,000 to local non-profit organizations.
Pride accepts applications from 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations to be considered for an annual Celebration Grant that would award to a possible maximum of five (5) qualified organizations. Grant applications are typically opened in the Fall until the end of the year.
Pride is taking steps to create an endowment to distribute annual scholarships to the LGBT youth looking for educational assistance. In 2013, Pride Houston was able to begin distributing those scholarships from the endowment created. Pride awards $2,000 – $4,000 in scholarships to LGBT youth on an annual basis.
In 2014 Pride began the initiative to raise money to create a future Houston LGBT Museum here by producing the organization’s first ever black tie event, The Heritage Gala. This event will be the black tie event of the year as the only black tie that gives back to a local initiative. Pride’s goal is to commemorating our unique past so that the youth of today understand the struggles it took to get to where we are today. Let’s “keep it local”.
Pride coordinates some of its volunteers to help out in the community and other programs. Such events have included LHI Health Fairs, AIDS Walk Houston Group, Houston Food Bank and more.
Pride creates workshops that the LGBT Community can benefit from such as resume building, interviewing to get hired, LGBT legal rights and more.
Pride has created a University seminar tour that focuses on educating the youth about the history of the Stonewall Riots and discussing the need for Pride in today’s society.
Pride reaches out to those in need during the holiday season with events to collect needed items and goes out into the community to distribute them.