The world can be a cruel place for LGBTQ+ youth.

The Mama Bears Giving Circle is a community of monthly donors that gives grants to LGBTQ+ non-profits working to make the world a safer & more inclusive place for our children.

Liz Dyer

Founder of Mama Bears

 

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!

If paid by check, the processing fee will be waived.

The Mama Bears Giving Circle is managed through Legacy Collective, a 501(c)(3). Since 2015, Legacy Collective has raised more than five million dollars to distribute grants to nonprofits around the world.

Monthly Giving Levels

The following virtual and in-person benefits and events are available to the Mama Bears Giving Circle

  • 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
  • $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 (or) $2,085/month+:
    • (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

Corporate Sponsorships

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

A Giving Circle is a community of like-minded people that come together to give, learn, and issue grants collectively to nonprofits making a deeper impact together.

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.

And this is just the beginning…  We know that there are so many wonderful nonprofits impacting our LGBTQ+ community so in the near future YOU – our Giving Circle community – will have the opportunity to nominate and vote for nonprofits to be included in the Mama Bears Giving Circle!

We are currently raising funding for the following organizations!

Texas Health Action

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!

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.

DONOR

FAQS

What are the Admin & Operational Costs?

Admin and operational costs include Credit Card Fees,
Receipting, System Maintenance, Web Hosting, Grant Administration,
Project Vetting, Merchant costs, Administrative Support, etc.

How are the Funds Managed?

Legacy Collective has established a Donor Advised Fund with Pure Charity (a nonprofit organization) that will assist in the financial accountability, grant administration, and financial reporting.  All Legacy Collective members will have visibility to the disbursement of grants and special project funds via their Member Dashboard, and Legacy Collective will produce an Annual Report reporting financial activity.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

RESOURCES

Legacy Collective is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 87-1730864. You can find us on Guidestar here

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