Founded in 2011, Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE) is a giving circle that reinvents philanthropy and reimagines community. 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.
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 $80,000 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.
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HYPE is a community that gives and grows. We've expanded quickly these past six years, to engage 400+ donors from diverse backgrounds representing the spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community. Leading these community members are our Unicorns, HYPE donors who give at least $300 annually. Unicorns guide 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 approach our grant making with 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.
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