Basic Organization Information
- Also Known As:
RC, Tacoma Rainbow Center
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- NTEE Category:
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R26 Lesbian/Gay Rights
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S21 Community Coalitions
W Public, Society Benefit
W01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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- How This Organization Is Funded:
Individual Donors - $150,000
Office of Crime Victims Advocacy - Grant - $70,000
Many small grants - $30,000
Our first physical location was a very small room with enough space for one volunteer, a phone, and a brochure rack. In the past 14 years we've grown exponentially. The Rainbow Center now provides space for many groups to meet in our comfortable meeting space. We have a lending library, resource table, an office area for our employees, public use computers, and free wi-fi, and advocacy for victims of crime. We work with LGBTQA individuals from all over WA state providing resources, advocacy, information, and education.
Who We Are Today
The Rainbow Center's mission is to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by providing education, resources, information, advocacy, and opportunities for empowerment to individuals and organization with the south Puget Sound area. We find our activities falling into three general categories.
Educate - working to provide information to all individuals and groups about the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed, Questioning/Queer and Allied individuals community in an effort to eliminate harmful stereotypes
Advocate - working to ensure that Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed, Questioning/Queer and Allied individuals receive the same basic human rights as all other citizens of pierce County, the State of Washington and the United States.
Celebrate - working to acknowledge pride in who we are as valuable creative members of a diverse population in this county, state, and country.
Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit
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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
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- Population Served:
Tacoma - Pierce County's LGBT Community Center
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
The Rainbow Center is a safe, accessible and welcoming community space for meetings, activities and events that strengthen the lives of people in our community. We support Greater Pierce County by providing a centralized source of information, referrals, and advocacy, for and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. We provide visibility to the history, culture and diversity of our communities.
We believe that having a unified voice strengthens the community as a whole by contributing to the richness of diversity found in the South Sound area. We support other like-minded organizations by nurturing their development and providing opportunities for networking across differences. We are passionate about supporting the entrepreneurship of people demonstrating the initiative and talent to develop new opportunities for service and support. We offer free meeting space, volunteer opportunities and the chance to participate in special events.