How HYPE works

As member of HYPE, we pool together our resources to maximize the impact of our giving. In HYPE, we believe individual donors don’t have to be wealthy to have significant charitable impact in their communities.

Become a HYPE Unicorn: Commit to donating $300 annually (or $25 per month) to HYPE. As a Unicorn, you will have the opportunity to be involved and voting power in HYPE governance, grantmaking, events, and much more!

Become a HYPE Supporter by Donating: When you donate to HYPE, you are supporting the next generation of philanthropic leaders. You are also supporting small local grassroots LGBTQ+ organizations. We could not have the impact we do without the support from our larger donor community. We welcome donations in any amount. Contributions to HYPE are tax deductible. In addition to awarding grants, HYPE also hosts social gatherings, parties, and educational events open to all of our donor community, as well as those who want to get involved.

Nina Lawrence

Nina Lawrence

I decided to join HYPE because I'm passionate about the LGBTQ youth out there, and want to do my part to ensure they have a community of resources that they so desperately need. Knowing that I get to help make difference by collaborating with other inspiring, ambitious, brilliant and energetic LGBTQ young professionals is why I love HYPE!

Marissa Guerrero

Marissa Guerrero

As a HYPE leader, I am gaining hands-on experience in philanthropy, giving back to my community, and collaborating with a fun, committed, and inspiring group of my peers.

Haydee Adelita

Haydee Adelita

The grantees of HYPE are the #1 reason why I joined an incredible group of passionate people who care about the marginalized within our LGBTQQIA-2S communities.

Bret Gladfelty

Bret Gladfelty

I joined HYPE to collaborate with like minded LGBTQ leaders to help our community and support organizations that improve the lives of those who have been marginalized. Progress can’t be made unless we take action and HYPE is that first step.

Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris

I'm here because I care.

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