Around the world, cities are gearing up to celebrate Pride Month with parades, music, and feasting. June is the time to revel in the love of the LGBT+ community and reinvigorate the fight for acceptance, equality, and anti-racism.
Last year was the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City, and this year we reconvene safely to honor every person who paved the way to a more inclusive future.
71% of LGBT+ respondents and 82% of allies said they were more likely to buy from a company that supports LGBT+ equality (Community Marketing Insights.)
Put on your dancing shoes and team up with your shoppers to build a world that embraces every last person in it.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center — the heart and home of NYC’s LGBT+ community, providing programs for health, wellness, and connection.
- Los Angeles LGBT Center — building a world where LGBT+ people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
- Howard Brown Health Center — eliminating the disparities in healthcare experienced by the LGBT+ community.
- GLAAD — rewriting the script for LGBT+ acceptance through media.
- Transgender Law Center — the largest national trans-led organization advocating for self-determination for all people.
- Marsha P Johnson Institute — protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
- GLSEN — working to ensure that LGBT+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
- Gay For Good — energizing and mobilizing the LGBT+ community to volunteer our time to social welfare and environmental service projects.
- Human Rights Campaign — realizing a world where every member of the LGBT+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.
- DeQH — the first and only national Desi LGBT+ helpline in the United States, providing confidential peer support for for South Asians.
- St. James Infirmary — fighting for the equity of sex workers and trans people of color.
- GRIOT Circle — an inter-generational, culturally sensitive space serving LGBTQ elders of color.
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America — providing support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide.
- Cure Alzheimer’s Fund — dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.
- One Mind — the leading brain health nonprofit committed to healing the lives of people impacted by brain illness and injury through global, collaborative action.
Men’s Health Month
- Movember Foundation — changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on prostate and testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
- Gay Men’s Health Crisis — fighting to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
- Men’s Health Network — reaching men, boys, and their families with health awareness and disease prevention tools.
- Alley Cat Allies — the global engine of change for cats, protecting and improving lives through our innovative, cutting-edge programs.
- Lanai Cat Sanctuary — giving feral cats a home for life and protecting the island’s many endangered birds.
- EveryCat Health Foundation — the world’s only nonprofit focused solely on feline health, awarding grants for groundbreaking research that benefits every cat, every day.
June 1st — World Reef Awareness Day
- Coral Reef Alliance — saving the world’s coral reefs by working collaboratively with communities to reduce threats and provide lasting benefits to people and wildlife.
- Great Barrier Reef Legacy — addressing the urgent need to secure the long-term survival of coral reefs world-wide.
- SeaTrees — protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems globally.
June 5th — World Environment Day
- 350.org — an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
- Friends of the Earth — together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit.
- Environmental Defense Fund — dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people by creating practical, lasting solutions.
June 8th — Best Friends Day
- My Friend’s Place — helping youth experiencing homelessness move toward wellness, stability, and self-sufficiency.
- Love For Our Elders — fighting loneliness with love by mailing letters to senior communities.
- Legal Services for Prisoners With Children — organizing communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocating to restore human and civil rights and reunify communities.
June 8th — World Oceans Day
June 19th — Juneteenth
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund — America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.
- Equal Justice Initiative — committed to ending mass incarceration in the US, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights.
- The Loveland Foundation — bringing opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls.
June 20th — Father’s Day
- Family Promise — transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
- Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption — finding loving, forever families for children in foster care.
- Single Parent Advocate — where single families find help, healing, and hope.
June 20th — World Refugee Day
- Refugees International — advocating for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people.
- Human Rights Initiative — promoting international human rights through local service to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses.
- Asylum Access — making human rights a reality for refugees.
June 21st — National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada
- Indspire — investing in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit to these individuals and to Canada.
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami — protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada.
- True North Aid — serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support.
June 25th — National Take Your Dog to Work Day
- Assistance Dogs International — a coalition of nonprofit organizations that raise, train, and place assistance dogs.
- Paws With A Cause — enhancing the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities through custom-trained assistance dogs.
- American Pit Bull Foundation — promoting responsible breed ownership through education, programming, and assistance.
June 27th — National PTSD Awareness Day
- PTSD Foundation of America — bringing hope and healing to combat veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related post traumatic stress.
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies — bringing together clinicians and researchers from around the world to advocate for the field of traumatic stress.
- Sidran Institute — helping people understand, treat, and manage trauma and dissociation.
June 30th — Asteroid Day
- Asteroid Foundation — promoting worldwide awareness, understanding, and education about asteroid opportunities and risks in the emerging space economy.
- Astronomers Without Borders — building and cultivating community through astronomy.
- Planetary Society — empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration.
Pride is a parade and a protest. It bursts with joy at how far we’ve come and writes the map for where we’ll go.
Pride is not once a year corporate sponsorship and a rainbow slapped on a coffee mug. It’s the authentic desire to forge a community free from prejudice.
Shoppers want meaningful engagement, and a fundraising campaign does just that. Show your dedication as a brand, eschew empty words, and make a deeper connection with your shoppers by donating to a nonprofit you resonate with.
85% of respondents in a CMI survey agreed that, “corporations that support LGBTQ equality are more important than ever.”