Give OUT Day Raises Over $1.4 Million for LGBTQ Nonprofits, Breaking Records

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Give OUT Day Raises Over $1.4 Million for LGBTQ Nonprofits, Breaking Records

July 1, 2020, San Francisco Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, today announced preliminary results of the 2020 campaign: over $1.4 million was raised from over 15,000 donors, breaking previous records. Give OUT Day is the 24-hour culmination of a month-long campaign during which over 500 LGBTQ nonprofits raise funds to support their critical work.

“During one of the most extraordinary Pride Months and at a time of profound need, thousands of donors came together online, supporting hundreds of grassroots LGBTQ organizations across the country and setting records,” said Nikole Pagan, who manages the Give OUT Day program. “These funds will help the LGBTQ community get through the current crisis.”

In addition to the funds raised by individuals, prize grants were awarded to organizations that raised funds from the greatest number of individual donors in multiple categories, called Leaderboards, and during particular hours, called Power Hours. These prizes were sponsored by Laughing Gull Foundation, Harnisch Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Horizons Foundation, and anonymous donors. Information about the winners can be found here.

Since 2013, Give OUT Day has helped hundreds of grassroots nonprofits raise over $8 million from tens of thousands of individual donors. Spanning all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, these organizations support all facets of the LGBTQ community, from groups specifically supporting LGBTQ people of color and transgender people to groups focused on legal rights and the arts.

Give OUT Day is organized by Horizons Foundation – the world’s first community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people – which provides the technology platform, training, and resources to participating organizations at no cost. Horizons thanks Pride-level partner Levi Strauss Foundation; Equality-level partner Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund; CLEVER Network; and Washington/Los Angeles Blade, for their generous support.

About Horizons Foundation

Horizons Foundation ( envisions a world where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully. The world’s first community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons invests in LGBTQ organizations, strengthens a culture of LGBTQ giving, and builds a permanent endowment to secure our community’s future for generations to come. In 2020, Horizons is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Learn more at