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MAMA BEARS GIVING CIRCLE

MAMA BEARS GIVING CIRCLE

Support. Educate. Empower

The world can be a cruel place for LGBTQ+ youth

The Mama Bears Giving Circle is a community of monthly donors that come together to give, learn, and issue grants collectively to LGBTQ+ nonprofits working to make the world a safer and more inclusive place for our children.

Founder of Mama Bears, Liz Dyer, leads an online community of 40,000+ moms who come together to love, support, and empower parents of LGBTQ+ youth and the LGBTQ+ community. The community encourages every parent with a LGBTQ+ child to fully affirm and celebrate their child as they are. Read more about Mama Bears here!

ABOUT

Directly support the LGBTQ+ community

Join Mama Bears Giving Circle

The Mama Bears Giving Circle is dedicated to funding nonprofits that support the LGBTQ+ community. When you give to the Mama Bears Giving Circle, 10% of your donations will go directly to The Real Mama Bears to continue their great work and the remainder of the grants will be issued equally to the nonprofits listed below.

All Giving Levels

  • Nominate nonprofits for grants twice a year
  • Vote on approved nominated nonprofits in each grant round
  • Follow what projects have been funded and see the impact made
  • Receive Recording of Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team
  • Invitation to Virtual Quarterly Dinner ‘n Learns

$25+

/month

$50+

/month

$100+

/month
  • Invitation to Live Recording of Annual Town Hall Meeting with Legacy Collective Leadership Team

$250+

/month
  • Invitation to Annual Investor/Founder Gathering with the ability to purchase (2) tickets

$500+

/month
  • (1) Free ticket to Annual Investor/Founder Gathering and the option to purchase (1) ticket for a guest

$1,000+

/month
  • (2) Free tickets to Annual Investor/Founder Gathering and the option to purchase (2) ticket for guests
  • Invitation to annual DREAM Meeting with the Legacy Board & Leadership Team

$25,000+

/annually
  • (4) Free tickets to Annual Investor/Founder Gathering
  • (2) Free tickets to VIP Hour with Legacy CEO, Chair, Co-Founder & Nonprofit Speakers Prior to Gathering
  • Invitation to annual DREAM Meeting with the Legacy Board & Leadership Team

OTHER

/month

Mama Bears Giving Circle 2023 Spring Grant Round

Process
  • Nomination Window
  • Vetting Process
  • Voting Period
  • Announce to Nominees
Timeline
  • January 9 – 27
  • January 30 – February 24
  • February 24 – March 10
  • March 31

Corporate Sponsorships

If your company is interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor, please contact mbgc@legacycollective.org

We are currently raising funding for the following organizations!

Texas Health Action: Kind Clinic

Since 2015, Texas Health Action has provided health services without stigma or judgment and has empowered the community through outreach and education. Texas Health Action operates Kind Clinic and TeleKind, which provide sexual health services in-person and virtually; as well as Waterloo Counseling Center, which provides behavioral health services.

Resource Center

Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQIA+) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy.

Covenant House Greater Washington

For over 25 years, Covenant House Greater Washington has served the region by protecting, supporting, and transforming the lives of youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and exploitation. CHGW offers a safe harbor and supportive services to help these young adults in achieving housing, career, and economic stability.

Keshet

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We strengthen Jewish communities. We equip Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued, and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

Previously, the Mama Bears Giving Circle raised $80,000 for the following organizations thanks to the generosity of our donors!

Each of these LBGTQ+ focused nonprofits will get $17,500 to continue their amazing work. Plus, Real Mama Bears has received over $10,000 to help further their reach!

The Trevor Project

Gender Spectrum

Tyler Clementi Foundation

GLSEN

FAQ’s

1. What’s a giving circle?

It’s a community of like-minded people who come together to give, learn, and collectively issue grants to nonprofits.

2. What is Legacy Collective?

Legacy Collective is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that’s been gathering communities of passionate givers for more than seven years. Since 2015, they’ve raised more than $5 million.

3. How much should I give?

Suggested giving levels for the Mama Bears Giving Circle are $25/mo, $50/mo, $100/mo, $250/mo, $500/mo, and $1,000/mo. However, everyone is welcome to give at a level that works for them.

4. Can I just give one time?

The success of the Mama Bears Giving Circle is in recurring, monthly donations. However, one-time donations are certainly accepted and appreciated.

5. Can I nominate an organization to receive a grant?

Yes! Members of the Mama Bears Giving Circle will eventually be able to nominate and vote for other wonderful nonprofits impacting the LGBTQ+ community.

6. I’m not a Mama Bear. Can I still give?

Yes! While Mama Bears are leading the way, we invite everyone to join us. Whether you are an LGBTQ+ person or an ally of the community, this giving circle welcomes anyone who wants to see the world become a safer & kinder place for LGBTQ+ youth.

7. How else will funds be used?

Glad you asked! When you give to the Mama Bears Giving Circle, 10% of your donations will go directly to The Real Mama Bears to support their work of empowering and encouraging the mothers of LGBTQ+ youth. The remainder of the grants will be issued equally to the nonprofits listed below.