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About 250,000 peo­ple at­tended the 45th an­nual At­lanta Pride Festival in Oc­to­ber 2015. That festival was sup­ported by a number of cor­po­rate donors as well, in­clud­ing Wells Fargo, At­lanta Bev­er­age Com­pany, Tar­get and MailChimp. CHARIS CIR­CLE (2015) Mis­sion: Works di­rectly with au­thors, ac­tivists and artists across the South to bring in­no­va­tive and thought­ful pro­gram­ming to At­lanta’s fem­i­nist com­mu­ni­ties. Head Hon­cho Pay: $30,000 To­tal In­come: $102,149 To­tal Ex­penses: $92,812 To­tal Gifts, Grants and Con­tri­bu­tions: $102,149 Top Gift, Grant or Con­tri­bu­tion: Sheila An­der­son of At­lanta, $25,000 Did You Know?

Since 2011, Charis Cir­cle col­lected more than $353,000 in do­na­tions and gifts, which go to­ward host­ing fem­i­nist and in­clu­sive events and work­shops at the for-profit Charis Books and More. GE­OR­GIA EQUAL­ITY AND EQUAL­ITY FOUN­DA­TION OF GE­OR­GIA (2015-16) Mis­sion: Works with leg­is­la­tors and other or­ga­ni­za­tions to ad­vance fair­ness, safety and op­por­tu­nity for Ge­or­gia’s LGBT com­mu­ni­ties. Many of Ge­or­gia Equal­ity and the Equal­ity Foun­da­tion of Ge­or­gia’s op­er­at­ing ex­penses are cov­ered by in-kind do­na­tions to­tal­ing just shy of $65,000 each year. These in-

In 2015, Jerusalem House pro­vided 144 apart­ments around the metro At­lanta area for low-in­come fam­i­lies or fam­i­lies with at least one mem­ber who had HIV/AIDS. In ad­di­tion, 12 apart­ments were pro­vided for sin­gle, HIV-pos­i­tive mothers and their fam­i­lies. More than $3.9 mil­lion comes from gov­ern­ment grants to help fund these pro­grams. LOST-N-FOUND YOUTH, INC. (2015) Mis­sion: As­sists home­less LGBT youth in At­lanta with tran­si­tion­ing to per­ma­nent hous­ing. Head Hon­cho Pay: To­tal In­come: To­tal Ex­penses: To­tal Gifts, Grants and Con­tri­bu­tions: $326,154 Top Gift, Grant or Con­tri­bu­tion: An anony­mous donor from Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion do­nated an undis­closed amount in 2015 as Lost-n-Found’s big­gest con­trib­u­tor, per Lost-n-Found Youth Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Rick West­brook. Since a Sched­ule B form wasn’t filed, the amount was less than $5,000. Did You Know?

The sale of do­nated cloth­ing and house­hold goods from Lost-n-Found’s orig­i­nal thrift store lo­ca­tion — prior to its Nor­cross shop open­ing — brought in $527,151 dur­ing 2015. NAESM (2015) Mis­sion: Pro­vides net­work­ing and lead­er­ship to ad­dress health is­sues OUT ON FILM (2016) Mis­sion: Show­case films with a LGBT con­nec­tion and high­light out ac­tors, di­rec­tors and oth­ers in­volved in the movie in­dus­try through an an­nual festival. Head Hon­cho Pay: $28,000 To­tal In­come: $58,693 To­tal Ex­penses: $62,592 To­tal Gifts, Grants and Con­tri­bu­tions: $29,479 Top Gift, Grant or Con­tri­bu­tion: $5,000 each was do­nated by Ful­ton County Arts and Cul­ture, Turner Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem and Out On Film Board Chair Craig Hardesty Did You Know?

Dur­ing the 2016 Out On Film Festival, nearly 9,000 movie buffs watched 121 films and doc­u­men­taries. Out On Film re­cently re­ceived a $90,000 grant from Turner Broad­cast­ing, which is split into $30,000 for each of the 2017, ’18 and ’19 fes­ti­vals — just in time for the 30th an­niver­sary this year. PRIDE SCHOOL AT­LANTA (2016 TO 2017) Mis­sion: Pro­vide a safe, in­clu­sive, gen­der-af­firm­ing school en­vi­ron­ment for At­lanta’s K-12 stu­dents, and be a voice for ad­vo­cacy in the com­mu­nity.

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