All of us at Free To Thrive are very grateful for the support San Diego Pride has shown us, a young startup, with a generous grant. San Diego Pride is a vibrant and active 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings together the skills, talents and vision of our diverse community through numerous programs and grants to support the region’s LGBT population. On Thursday, December 14, the organization announced $100,000 in grants to 51 nonprofits, including Free To Thrive.
Many of the recipients of San Diego Pride’s grants have been partners with the organziation for many years, so it was an honor for Free To Thrive to join that list with a $3,200 grant. Over the next year, we will ensure that grant is applied to our efforts to aid human trafficking survivors from the LGBT population. Some members of the LGBT community can find themselves particularly vulnerable to trafficking, and don’t always find themselves with easy access to services. Free to Thrive is already providing legal and other assistance to several LGBT human trafficking survivors.