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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