“LGBTQ centers are the heart of the community, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic these centers have continued to provide vital connectivity and services, pivoting to virtual programming, modifying in-person services when possible, and ensuring that their communities have resources and support when they need it the most.” 

-Denise Spivak, CenterLink CEO


The over 250 LGBTQ community centers across the United States are working to overcome the enormous financial challenge they face, and find alternative fundraising channels in order to continue serving and supporting their communities.

Even before the onset of COVID 19, the majority of LGBTQ centers faced very basic challenges that included a lack of resources and paid staff. As noted in the 2018 LGBTQ Community Center Survey Report, "Given that many of these centers work in communities with few other LGBTQ organizations, investing in these centers is a targeted and focused way to increase the infrastructure of the LGBTQ movement and the support for LGBTQ people living across the country." Now, that need for investment is even greater.

Given the critical role of LGBTQ community centers - a role that has been amplified since the pandemic CenterLink recommends that the LGBTQ movement, donors, and funders provide emergency funding to sustain their operations and keep their (virtual and physical) doors open.

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“LGBTQ centers are the heart of the community, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic these centers have continued to provide vital connectivity and services, pivoting to virtual programming, modifying in-person services when possible, and ensuring that their communities have resources and support when they need it the most.” 

-Denise Spivak, CenterLink CEO


The over 250 LGBTQ community centers across the United States are working to overcome the enormous financial challenge they face, and find alternative fundraising channels in order to continue serving and supporting their communities.

Even before the onset of COVID 19, the majority of LGBTQ centers faced very basic challenges that included a lack of resources and paid staff. As noted in the 2018 LGBTQ Community Center Survey Report, "Given that many of these centers work in communities with few other LGBTQ organizations, investing in these centers is a targeted and focused way to increase the infrastructure of the LGBTQ movement and the support for LGBTQ people living across the country." Now, that need for investment is even greater.

Given the critical role of LGBTQ community centers - a role that has been amplified since the pandemic CenterLink recommends that the LGBTQ movement, donors, and funders provide emergency funding to sustain their operations and keep their (virtual and physical) doors open.

Thank You!