Stonewall Community Foundation is one of the leading public foundations focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, the Foundation has invested more than $18 million in over 600 organizations via donor advised funds, annual grants, and leadership building programs. Stonewall’s approach is to inspire meaningful change through strategic initiatives designed to engage the community, empower leaders and invest in grassroots LGBTQ organizations.
Since the first Pines Party in 1999, The Pines Foundation has donated over $1.25 million to the Stonewall Community Foundation. 2018 Stonewall grantees funded by Pines Party included:
Fostering Change for Children - UpFront
FCC’s UpFront program provides an affirming community for LGBTQ+ youth who are involved in the foster care system, aged out, or homeless.
Global Action Project
GAP develops the leadership and skills of LGBTQ youth impacted by social injustice to create powerful media, cultural expression, and social change.
La Colmena - L’Unicorns Project
L’Unicorns is a dedicated organizing, education, and community space for LGBTQ day laborers, domestic workers, and low-wage immigrants in Staten Island.
Queens Community House - Generation Q
Gen Q is a Forest Hills drop-in center, operated by Queens Community House, which serves low-income immigrant and first generation LGBTQ youth, ages 12 to 24.
Pride Center of Staten Island
PCSI is Staten Island’s LGBTQ community center, providing visitors with comprehensive programs, services, events, and workshops.
Other recent grantees funded by our donations have included:
- The Center for Anti-Violence Education
- Tyler Clementi Foundation
- The LGBT Law Project of NYLAG
- New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth
- Two-Spirit Health Services
- Dominican Woman's Development Center
The Pines Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association and sponsor of the event, is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the environmentally-sensitive community of Fire Island Pines. Included in its mission is the support of cultural activities and the maintenance of the Whyte Hall Community Center. The Pines Foundation also supports the preservation of the community’s fragile seashore.