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General Operating

The Center is a welcoming and safe space providing the community with resources, support, connections, and programming. Unrestricted funds help us to cover the costs associated with the day to day operations of The Center. These costs will increase significantly when we’re in a new and larger space. — We often rely on grants and restricted gifts to support program and staffing costs but we aim to reduce our dependence on these sources to retain those positions and programs. Gifts to the annual fund help us build the capacity to do so.

Annual Fund


For years it has been our dream to own our home. In 2014, an anonymous angel donor made that dream come true with a $1.8 million gift. $1 million was used to purchase the property where we would build our new home.  To date, this donor has given $4.9 million so the LGBTQ+ community could come together in a new, visible, and modern facility. We have officially broken ground and construction has begun. Several naming opportunities remain available in the new facility. Please contact Shae London at slondon@lgbtcleveland.org for more information.

Capital Fund


Our plans for the new facility include opportunities to feature the work of local and national LGBTQ artists. In 2016, community-leader and art collector Dave Ream joined our team and formed the Art 4 The Center Committee. The committee has put together a plan for several art installations to be designed specifically with the mission and function of our new facility in mind. We are seeking $90,000 to advance the art program. Since the recent passing of Dave Ream, we have established the Dave Ream Memorial Art Fund to support his vision of a Center that supplies a safe and beautiful place for our community to gather.

Dave Ream Memorial Art Fund


The Center is overjoyed to announce that we have met the $500,000 matching challenge grant from The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. This means that we will open the doors of our new home with a $1 million endowment, being held by the Cleveland Foundation. The Cleveland Foundation is a pillar of the philanthropic community of Cleveland, and has a strong reputation for responsible fund management and sustainable growth. It is paramount that we continue to grow the endowment in order to guarantee the sustainability of The Center and its new home for years to come.

Facility Endowment Fund

Monthly Donations


Ken Kalynchuk

“Knowing there was a welcoming resource nearby at The Center which I could go to with questions or for support was very uplifting in my coming out process. The Center uplifts underrepresented groups of our community and provides a safe space for us to gather as one community. I give monthly to support the Center's important work."

The Center is Northeast Ohio's one-stop hub for LGBTQ+ programs, services, advocacy, and social events. Join us as a sustaining donor to The Center and help support the essential work we do to support and celebrate Cleveland's LGBTQ+ community.

Signing up to make a monthly donation means that you are supporting The Center year round with no fuss. Monthly gifts automatically renew and can be changed at any time.

All monthly donors are invited to join us each year in the private VIP tent at Pride in the CLE, complete with seating, complimentary snacks, and a private bar.

Donor Spotlight


Thank-you to the United Way of Greater Cleveland for sponsoring Pride in the CLE 2018!

The United Way of Greater Cleveland mobilizes people and resources by creating solutions that improve lives and the community. They provide support to 115 local programs that benefit the health, education, financial stability and general well-being of those that need it most in Northeast Ohio.

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In addition to their generous sponsorship of Pride in the CLE 2018, United Way of Greater Cleveland and the LGBT Community Center have a long history of partnership. Most recently, the United Way of Greater Cleveland, Equality Ohio and the LGBT Community Center worked together to provide support services for those affected by the PULSE nightclub shooting in Orlando.
"United Way of Greater Cleveland strives to create a culture of diversity and inclusion in our community. We value organizations like the LGBT Community Center Greater Cleveland for their dedication towards this mission."
United Way of Greater Cleveland is also a proud participant of Ohio Business Competes, a non-partisan coalition of businesses committed to achieving nondiscrimination policies at the state level in order to attract the best talent, business-to-business and business-to-customer relationships, and to grow Ohio's economy. They ensure that all of their funded agencies provide services to all in Greater Cleveland through nondiscriminatory policies, and they are an active participant in the Plexus Chamber of Commerce for the LGBT Community and Allies.
United Way of Greater Cleveland was also an early supporter of the AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC). AFC is a group of funders, including United Way of Greater Cleveland, that invest in programs and initiatives designed to prevent the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in northeast Ohio.
"We would love to see Pride in the CLE grow! We hope that more Greater Clevelanders will participate, spread the word and encourage other community organizations to support the mission!"
Thank you for your support, United Way of Greater Cleveland! We look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come!