Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality.
The HRC Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Programs funded in part or in full through the HRC Foundation include:
The HRC Coming Out Project
The HRC Coming Out Project, which encourages LGBT and straight-supportive Americans to come out and live openly by providing resources that empower them to talk about their lives and advocate for LGBT equality. The project helps guide LGBT people and straight allies through every step of this lifelong journey.
The HRC Family Project
The HRC Family Project, which aims to serve as a comprehensive resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families. The project provides information on a wide range of issues, including adoption, civil unions, custody and visitation, donor insemination, family law, marriage, parenting, schools, senior health and housing, state laws and legislation, straight spouses and transgender issues. In addition to maintaining the most inclusive and up-to-date resources for LGBT families in the United States, the project provides guidance to those who work closely with these families in various fields, such as adoption and foster care agencies, elementary schools and healthcare facilities.
The HRC Diversity Program
The Human Rights Campaign's diversity mission has three important and related foundations. The first is for our organization: In order for HRC to be the nation's premier civil rights organization that provides the best advocacy, education and outreach work in today's rapidly changing social, political and economic environment, we must have the best people and be the organization of choice for people who desire to create a more just and equitable world. The second is for our people: HRC has a culture of collaboration and people are our most valuable asset. Our people have the right to expect an organization that embraces them and encourages them to bring their "whole selves" to everything that we do. The third part is for our LGBT community: The interests of our members and the LGBT community always come first. A diverse and inclusive work force and volunteer force will provide the insights, talents and judgments that will best serve the interests of our members and the LGBT community.
The HRC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Program
The HRC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Program, which trains student activists to sustain dialogue, build viable student-led LGBT organizations and open campus-wide debate on the issues that affect the LGBT community, often for the first time.
The HRC Religion and Faith Program
The HRC Religion and Faith Program, which is changing the conversation about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and faith. The program amplifies the voices of clergy who support LGBT equality while also equipping and empowering people of faith to talk about LGBT issues from a religious perspective. It is committed to building a world where no one has to choose between their faith and their sexuality or gender identity.
The HRC Workplace Project
The HRC Workplace Project, which is a nationally recognized source of expert information and advice on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace issues. It provides decision makers with cutting-edge research, expert counsel, online resources, best practices information and on-site training and education. Project staff serves as trusted consultants to diversity professionals and other executives seeking to position their business as welcoming workplaces that respect all employees, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The project also makes available the expertise of the HRC Business Council for invaluable peer-to-peer advice.
The HRC Youth & Campus Outreach Program
The Youth & Campus Outreach Program provides resources, support, training and information to help Generation Equality go from being out to being active in the fight for full LGBT equality on campus and beyond. GenEq, the current group of high school and college-aged young people, is more supportive of LGBT equality than any other generation in our country's history. As young people work to attain the goals of the queer community on their campuses, the program hopes to help by providing tools and facilitating connections with other LGBT student activists across the country.