The Stonewall Community Foundation

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.

Over its 21-year history, Pines Party has contributed more than $1.2 million to Stonewall Community Foundation to support its grant initiatives.

Recent Pines Party-funded grantees include:

Rainbow Heights Club

A Brooklyn-based service agency providing affirming and effective treatment, care, and advocacy for LGBTQ people who experience mental illness.

GRIOT Circle

A community-based, multi-generational organization serving LGBTQ elders of color through the coordination of health, wellness, advocacy, and leadership activities. New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth

A prolific and comprehensive service provider that increases the self-sufficiency of LGBTQ+ homeless youth and young adults by enabling them to transition out of the shelter system to stable adult lives.

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Pines Foundation was able to continue its longstanding support of Stonewall Community Foundation with a $40,000 donation in 2020. This support enabled Stonewall to:

Keep vital nonprofits afloat amid the pandemic

The Pines Foundation’s support helped move COVID relief funding to 100+ LGBTQ service agencies, equipping them with PPE, air filters, and other tools to keep staff and clients safe. Funds also covered meals for clients, salaries for additional staff, and technology to move crucial programs online.

  • Invest in healing justice for our community
  • Put cash directly into the hands of LGBTQ individuals

Fostering Change for Children - UpFront

  • li>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.

Some other grantees funded by our donations have included:

The Pines Foundation’s investment helped Stonewall care for front-line leaders in the fight for racial justice. Investing in healing justice at POC-led LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, these resources supported crossgenerational conversations, staff retreats, and other strategies that provide collective care for movement leaders.

With the expansion of its scholarships and micro-grants, Stonewall provided direct support to nearly 2,500 of the most vulnerable people in the LGBTQ community. This emergency funding was a lifeline for recipients, most of whom were barred from federal and state support. Reach broad, new audiences with our work

The power of visibility cannot be understated, and The Pines Foundation’s investment in Stonewall helped fuel its communications and outreach. With added social media exposure and placements in outlets like Out, Vogue, The Advocate, Forbes, and more, Stonewall showcased its work to tens of thousands of new supporters.

  • 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
  • OutCycling

The Pines Foundation

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.

The Seashore Defense Fund

The Fire Island Pines Seashore Defense Fund is an emergency fund established by FIPPOA that allows for immediate action when catastrophe faces Fire Island Pines’ most valuable asset – its incomparable beaches. The fund is used as needed to lend support for preservation and maintenance measures including sand fencing, sea grass, waste management and to augment larger initiatives like beach reclamation.