Top LGBT Civil Rights Organizations in and Around Philadelphia

ACLU of Pennsylvania, Bread & Roses Community Fund, and more in our updated guide to the top LGBT civil rights organizations in Philadelphia.

ACLU of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 40008
ACLU of Pennsylvania works to secure total rights for LGBT people by working to defend and expand the individual rights and personal freedoms afforded to us all by the state and federal constitutions and the Bill of Rights.

Bread & Roses Community Fund

1315 Walnut Street
Bread & Roses provides grants and technical assistance to communities in the Philadelphia region that are taking collective action to bring about racial and economic justice. Bread and Roses Fund offer scholarships for Philadelphia LGBT students, giving young minds the opportunity to expand their education.

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's annual toy drive for patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s annual toy drive for patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund

1234 Market Street
215-563-6417 ext.117,
An organization that works to provide resources to LGBT-focused nonprofits in the city. It’s dedicated to fostering positive change through grant-making, scholarships, advocacy, programming and education.

Equality PA

1211 Chestnut Street
215- 731-1447,
Equality PA advocates to end discrimination against the LGBT community in the state of Pennsylvania. They were at the forefront of our fight for marriage equality, and are now working tirelessly to bring about legislation that would bring an end to LGBT non-discrimination, hate crimes and ensure rights for transgender people in the Commonwealth.

Garden State Equality

40 South Fullerton Avenue
Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide civil rights organization ensuring quality of life for the LGBT community through education, advocacy, service, and support.

GALAEI at Philly Pride.

GALAEI at Philly Pride.

Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI)

1207 Chestnut Street
GALAEI is unwavering in its commitment to promote queer Latin@ social justice in the Philadelphia area. It’s outreach projects include everything from promoting sexual health in the Philadelphia Latin@ community to stumping for equal rights.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

HRC works tirelessly to create a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Leeway Foundation

1315 Walnut Street
Through grant-making and other programs, Leeway promotes artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice. Supporting women and trans* artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change.

Spruce Foundation

Every year, Spruce Foundation grants $20,000 to four emerging, innovative, and impactful Philly youth-serving nonprofits in the areas of arts, education, health and wellness, and LGBTQ.

This is an updating list. 

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