is the largest LGBTQ community foundation in North America and a Northwest leader in the pursuit of equality for the LGBTQ community.
In November of 2012, Washington state voted to legalize same-sex marriage through a ballot referendum
. One year prior, after thoughtful deliberation by the board on whether and how Pride Foundation should engage in advocacy, the community foundation took action and played many roles to support a victory for marriage equality at the ballot box. At an important moment in time, they stepped out and led a statewide public education campaign - mobilizing donors to make contributions; engaging donors as messengers; helping volunteers bring friends, family and colleagues together; and serving as a resource to appropriately connect individuals to the political work and/or the education campaign.