Each year, Front Runners New York shares the proceeds from the race, raised from sponsors and donors, with a club-nominated charity. Over the past eight years, Front Runners New York has awarded more than $100,000 to a variety of LGBT-related, New York based organizations as the beneficiary of our annual Pride Run.
Organizations are submitted for consideration and voted on by our membership. Through our 2017 Membership Survey, the True Colors Fund has been selected as this year’s recipient.
Our combined donations help The true colors fund continue their great work. Some of the organization's achievements include:
True Colors' biggest legislative priority in Washington, D.C. has been the reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, which funds and regulates runaway and homeless youth services, including street outreach programs, basic center programs, and transitional living programs.
The True Colors Fund is currently developing True Access, a mobile app that will connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness across the country with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.
The organization hosts, speaks at, and attends dozens of conferences nationally involving LGBT topics such as homelessness, most notably #TRUECOLORSDAY, 40 to None Summit, and Home for the Holidays.
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Past Beneficiaries have been:
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The Pride Run Beneficiary is chosen with the following qualifications in mind:
1. The organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
2. The organization aligns with the charitable purposes of FRNY, as stated in the Bylaws under "Article III - Purpose" which states:
C. FRNY’s charitable purposes are (i) to provide goods, services and support to people diagnosed with all types of life threatening illnesses, to those who have suffered catastrophic loss, and to their families, friends and loved ones; and (ii) to actively participate in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and the amateur athletic community in order to create greater visibility for LGBT athletes and more tolerance and justice for LGBT people of all athletic abilities.
3. The organization's primary purpose is individual or community support and not political or legislative advocacy. As stated in the FRNY Bylaws under "Article VIII - Nonpartisan:
a. FRNY has been formed under the New York Not-for-Profit law for the public purposes described above, and it shall be nonprofit and nonpartisan. No substantial part of the activities shall consist of the publication or dissemination of materials with the purpose of attempting to influence legislation, and FRNY shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, or for or against any cause or measure being submitted to the people for a vote.
b.FRNY shall not, in any substantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any power in furtherance of the political purposes described above.
4. The organization is based in the New York City area or has an office or chapter in New York City.
5. Preference will be given to organizations who have not previously been a Pride Run Beneficiary.
To express interest in becoming a beneficiary of the 2019 LGBT Pride Run, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.