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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!


Directly support the LGBTQ+ community

Join the 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






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


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


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


  • (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


  • (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



Mama Bears Giving Circle 2024 Spring Grant Round

  • Nomination Window
  • Vetting Process
  • Voting Period
  • Recipients Sign Agreements
  • Announce Nominees
  • January 8 – 26
  • January 29 – February 16
  • February 16 – March 3
  • March 4 – 8
  • March 11 – 13

Corporate Sponsorships

If your company is interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor, please contact

We are currently raising funding for the following organizations!

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Kaleidoscope Youth Center serves and supports LGBTQ+ youth and young adults by providing supportive and collaborative services that encourage individuals to stand in their strengths, their power, and to stand for a world where everyone can be their most confident, authentic self. KYC seeks to recognize and challenge systems of power that perpetuate barriers and injustice in young people’s lives.


Resilience1220 provides free counseling services to youth ages 12-20 in the mountain communities west of Denver. Through counseling, support groups, and community outreach, they work to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental health issues young adults face, and provide the necessary life skills to empower youth and their families to create wellness and resiliency in their lives.

The Equality Crew

The Equality Crew exists to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth to gather and have fun being their true selves. The organization dreams of communities across Arkansas where ALL LGBTQ+ youth are loved, appreciated and welcomed in ALL spaces. The Equality Crew works to make this happen through hosting fun gatherings, community trainings, and raising their voices!

TransFamily Support Services

TransFamily Support Services works to guide transgender and non-binary youth along with their families through the gender transitioning process to help make it the most positive experience possible. The organization fosters a supportive and inclusive hub of resources for trans individuals, families of trans youth, and overall LGBTQ+ Community.

Previously, the Mama Bears Giving Circle has raised over $150,000 for the following organizations thanks to the generosity of our donors!

Each of these LGBTQ+ focused nonprofits have received varying amounts to continue their amazing work. Plus, Real Mama Bears has received a percentage to help further their reach!

Covenant House Washington

Gender Spectrum



Kind Clinic

Resource Center

The Trevor Project

Tyler Clementi Foundation


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 $6 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 are our funds are used for this giving circle?

Glad you asked!

  • 10% Administration
  • 5% Pure Charity Donation Processing Fee
  • 85% Grants