Los Angeles LGBT Center



Founded in 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center (the Center) was the first openly LGBTQ nonprofit and currently is the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ people disproportionately suffer poorer health and socioeconomic outcomes as a result of societal stigma, discrimination, unconscious bias, and denial of civil rights.

grant programs

Senior Food Insecurity Program


To expand older adults' access to the LGBTQ Senior Food Insecurity Program, Food to Thrive, including for 50 - 59 year old beneficiaries, a population that is not covered by government funding due to the classification of seniors as 60+ in the Older Americans Act. With the support of this grant, over three years, an additional 530 older adults will receive hot meals prepared daily, 500 will have access to the Senior Pride Pantry and farmer's market programs, and 100 will receive assistance securing or renewing CalFresh benefits.

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The LA LGBT Center is a support system and lifeline for LGBTQ youth. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center is offering youth experiencing housing instability with shortterm housing through their Host Homes program, where youth are matched with LGBTQ members in the community for stays of up to six months. It is also helping youth who have been laid off enroll in unemployment to help them maintain income and housing. The Center itself houses up to 107 youth at a time through housing facilities on its campus.

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