Partners & Sponsors

Transfaith, our fiscal sponsor is a nationally non-profit organization that is led by transgender people. They are a multi-tradition, multi-gender, multi-generational organization working to support transgender spiritual/cultural workers and their leadership in community. They work closely with many allied organizations, secular, spiritual, and religious, transgender-led and otherwise. Louis Mitchell Board Member of Transfaith says; “we sometimes fiscally-sponsor brilliant and resilient groups that are closely aligned with our mission. There’s Still Hope exemplifies that mission. We are delighted to support There’s Still Hope and the work of the Rev Debra J. Hopkins as she works to establish an independent 501-©3 status. We are strong together!”

Believe Out Loud is an online community that empowers Christians to work for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and a sexual [LGBTQIA] people. Reaching a monthly average of more than 3 million people per month, we are the leading platform for Christian faith and LGBTQIA advocacy.

Borealis Philanthropy Resourcing grassroots leaders and social justice movements for transformative change.

Caldwell Presbyterian Church established in 1912, Caldwell Presbyterian Church embraces its call to be a diverse, progressive and mission-oriented congregation centered on justice and advocacy. They seek to hear God’s call not only as individuals but also as a progressive, missionary community striving to reflect the Kingdom of God in the here and now.

Essentials for Life Ministries we are a non-denominational religious organization that believes being a part of the local church is not about religion, but a cultivated relationship with our Creator. We are focused on welcoming people to join us as they are; there isn’t a mold you have to fit before you walk through our doors. No, it’s a place where you can come with all of your questions, no matter what they are. For we are a diverse and inclusive ministry whose mission is to inspire in ALL a love for our Creator, a passion for justice, righteousness, and a consciousness of our duty to God and our fellow human beings with the commitment to:

  • Connect

  • Equip & 

  • Transform – One person at a time!

Equality NC is the oldest statewide organization in the country dedicated to securing rights and protections for the LBGTQ community.

The Griffin-Grace Educational Retreat & Historical Center (a.k.a. "House of GG") mission is to create programs, services, and resources that positively impact the lives, history, and visibility of Transgender, gender-questioning, and gender-nonconforming people. We do this through programs that promote healing justice, resilience, and organizing among our communities, particularly by and for transgender women of color, to remove barriers that inhibit our survival.

Human Rights Campaign Continues to envision a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.

Holly Bielstein Savoy, Ph.D. is a licensed doctoral-level psychologist with over 15 years of experience helping people with a wide range of emotional and life issues.

 

Intersections International is an organization dedicated to building systemic change that promotes justice, reconciliation and peace across lines of difference: religion, culture, class, race, ideology, national borders and other boundaries that divide humanity. It’s programming covers a range of topics, including LGBT issues; values-based leadership; the transitioning of veterans back to civilian life; global peacemaking initiatives; and the role of the arts in change for social justice. 

 

InTown Suites is a chain of extended stay properties.

 

Mad Mad Productions is a professional freelance photographer and filmmaker

 

Many Voices a Black church movement for gay and transgender justice, they envision a community that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.

 

Moss Counseling Services specializes in the following populations: Transgender, gender non-conforming, Lesbian ,Gay , Sexually aggressive youth, Trauma Focused(CBT), ADHD * Anxiety Disorder * Bipolar Disorder * Compulsive Disorder * Depression * Sexuality Identity * Childhood /adolescent Behavioral concerns, Learning /academic Disabilities * Panic Disorder * schizophrenia * Substance Abuse * Grief and Loss

 

Ministries Beyond Welcome’s mission is to affirm, honor, and celebrate the inherent worth, vitality and indomitable spirituality of transgender/gender non-conforming persons and communities through education, community-building, organizing, and collaborative engagement. They envision a world where every person born is liberated, affirmed, and equipped to be authentically who they are, fulfill their potential, contribute to a shared communal good, and thrive in a diverse, equitable, compassionate, and caring creation.

 

New Leaf Voice offers Voice therapy, vocal training, executive coaching, transgender voice modification and accent reduction.

 

New Life Metropolitan Community Church is a mainline Christian church that is neither Catholic or Protestant, but made up of folks coming from many different denominational and ecumenical backgrounds. Their faith practices reflect the diverse and ALL inclusive nature of its members.

 

Nextgen NC focuses its energy on the Youth Vote.

 

Noda@28th Creative Arts Studios Dance Studio

 

Qnotes Carolinas is the LGBTQ arts, entertainment and news publication based in Charlotte, N.C. With a strong and robust presence online at goqnotes.com, and a free print circulation distributed every other week, we are the largest and most trusted source of news, politics, opinion, entertainment, art, lifestyle, community events and more for LGBTQ North Carolinians and South Carolinians.

 

The Queer Mobilization Fund was created in 2016 as a rapid response fund to support community mobilizations and projects that advance Queer and Trans liberation in the wake of NC House Bill 2 (HB2). The purpose of this fund is to support queer and trans people of color on the frontlines of struggles for freedom and liberation.

The Freedom Center for Social Justice is a culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety, and empowerment of marginalized populations. Their vision is a world where equal protections and opportunities exist for all. Through advocacy, community education, and faith-based organizing, they are committed to providing the support that opens doors, raises awareness and create life-giving change.

 

The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law.  Neighborhood Grant recipients are nominated by Starbucks partners and final decisions are made by The Starbucks Foundation based on eligibility criteria. 

 

Trans Justice Funding Project

 

Transitioning of the Carolinas work collaboratively to build capacity for transition programming at the state level, while also serving as a bridge to local communities in South Carolina.

Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. 

 

Sam's Club 

Solidarity in Resistance 

 

Southern Equality NC Fund (SEF) provides funding and training to Southern LGBTQ folks doing heroic organizing in their hometowns. They prioritize work addressing the intersections of race, class and gender in the lives of LGBTQ Southerners. They also prioritize groups and individual leaders whose access to funding and support is limited due to barriers such as not having 501c3 status, or being located in a rural area.

Bambi Ahad Transitional Housing Administrative Assistant 704.525.5770, ext. 2501 bahad@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

 

YWCA Central Carolinas 

Many Voices a black church movement for gay and transgender justice, envisioned a community that embraces the diversity of the human family and ensures that all are treated with love, compassion, and justice.

Ministry Beyond Welcome is a community-focused nonprofit organization, formed and led by trans/transgender and gender non-conforming persons, working for greater acceptance, affirmation, socio-political accommodations and potential spiritual thriving for individual members of our shared community, as well as the community as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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