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, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center has been selected as this year’s recipient.
Since the days of Stonewall, Callen-Lorde has been a leader in LGBTQ healthcare, transforming lives in our communities through excellent comprehensive care, provided free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay. In addition, CL is continuously pioneering research, advocacy and education to drive positive change around the world, because they believe healthcare is a human right.
Our combined donations help Callen-Lorde to continue their great work. Some of the organizations impressive stats include:
Callen-Lorde’s grassroots heritage dates back over 40 years to the St. Mark’s Community Clinic and the Gay Men’s Health Project. These clinics merged in 1983 to form Community Health Project, a mostly volunteer-staffed, episodic care program housing the nation’s first community-based HIV clinic.
In 2015, the organization treated 16,643 patients, 90% of which hail from the five boroughs.
21% or 3,500 patients are transgendered or gender non-conforming making CL one of the largest providers of transgendered healthcare in the nation.
85% of 2015’s funds went directly to patient care, with 9% spent on administrative costs, 5% reinvested for growth and 1% on fundraising and marketing.
Past Beneficiaries have been:
Want to be our next beneficiary?
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 2017 LGBT Pride Run, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.