The HRC Foundation seeks to fundamentally change the way LGBTQ people are treated in our everyday lives.

LGBTQ people are in every community, every profession and every culture -- and yet often face enormous obstacles simply because of who we are. The HRC Foundation works to build capacity and change policies, practices, hearts and minds in a range of institutions that shape our daily lives.

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Professor Shawn J. Moore, MS, (Director of Student Leadership at Morehouse College) - facilitating Leading as a Mindful Rebel: Harnessing Your Potential for Social Change workshop at the 2018 National HBCU Leadership Summit.

The HRC Foundation creates impact through 11 programs and initiatives, working with individuals and organizations to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ people.

Shedding light on injustice

Working across the organization and with allied groups, the team drives groundbreaking research, compelling digital campaigns and one-of-a-kind tools to deepen the public’s understanding of LGBTQ people – especially the experiences of LGBTQ people with multiple marginalized identities.

Transforming institutions & communities

While our work is vast, we seek to make transformational change by changing policies and practices through consultation, technical assistance and training and pioneering benchmarking tools.

Partnering for change

The strength of the LGBTQ community is our diversity. That’s why the HRC Foundation prioritizes actions that support and invest in building the capacity of community advocates both in the U.S. and around the globe, as well as creating strategic partnerships to advance meaningful change.

The HRC Foundation's Impact

Behind these numbers, there are countless lives changed by our work.

15MIL+ Worker protections

Through our Corporate Equality Index, we have changed the landscape for LGBTQ workers — from trans-inclusive healthcare to non-discrimination protections in the U.S. and beyond.

80+ Countries

Our Global Partnerships Program works with alumni in more than 80 countries who are leading LGBTQ movements and advancing change around the world.

10MIL+ Elementary students

Our Welcoming Schools Program is the only anti-bias based bullying prevention program in the nation providing LGBTQ-specific training and resources with an intersectional lens.

700+ Resources

Our programs have a range of online resources that help LGBTQ people and allies through major life events, from navigating challenges as an LGBTQ person of faith to supporting transgender students.

600,000+ Clients served

Through our All Children-All Families program, we advance LGBTQ-inclusion in the foster care system and remove barriers putting LGBTQ young people, especially Black and Brown youth, at risk.

67,000+ Press articles

Our staff works closely with communications to educate the public via the press on a variety of LGBTQ-related topics, including transgender justice, racial bias and the experiences of LGBTQ people from childhood through end of life.