Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Rainbow Center

  • Tacoma, WA
  • www.rainbowcntr.org

Mission Statement

Our History

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.

Main Programs

  1. Community Center

service areas

Washington

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Areas Served Narrative

South Puget Sound, Pierce County, Tacoma, Washington State, North Thurston County, South King County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Grays Harbor County

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ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 2010

Michelle Douglas

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Keywords

Pierce County, Tacoma, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Rainbow, Queer, Washington, education, resource, equal rights, Advocacy

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EIN

91-1859897

 Number

5924454519

Physical Address

2215 Pacific Ave.

Tacoma, WA 98402 4434

Also Known As

RC, Tacoma Rainbow Center

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Impact statement

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.

Programs

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Program 1

Community Center

Tacoma - Pierce County's LGBT Community Center

Category

Budget

$275,000.00

Population Served

Gays/Lesbians

Other Minorities

service areas

Washington

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Areas Served Narrative

South Puget Sound, Pierce County, Tacoma, Washington State, North Thurston County, South King County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Grays Harbor County

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Funding Needs

General Operating Support Funding for mental health services Funding for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Funding for Legal Aid Funding for Cultural Competency Training in the community Funding for basic needs services (toiletries, food items. etc)  Expanded Funding for New Location

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Operations

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Rainbow Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Michelle Douglas

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marcie Osborn

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Term: Apr 2012 -

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