By JP Emerson
establishment and growth. While the founding gift used to start our endowment was generous though it was modest in size relative to founding gifts to other community foundations. The vision of the founders has been carried forward to inspire a broad base of donors in our community to build and support the work of the foundation since the very beginning. While this has been a challenging task, it speaks to the strength of support for the Foundation in our community. This grassroots foundation will serve our community into the future. The Foundation was established as a 501c3 community foundation for the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in our community. A general endowment fund to benefit our community was created with a gift of $29,000 provided through the generosity of the family of the late Lincoln Aston.
The Human Dignity Foundation is one of the largest LGBTQIA+ foundations in the country and the only community foundation in San Diego dedicated to the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people.
They fund programs and projects that promote equal treatment, tolerance, wellness, well-being, and above all else, human dignity. Work to strengthen LGBTQ organizations and leadership. They nurture philanthropic giving to support LGBTQ people and address important issues such as aging, arts and culture, health and wellness, youth. Click on the image below
We set down with the current foundation president Mady Alvarado Hansen
vice president Vinh Tu
and the executive director of HIV founding collaborate Ivy Rooney to talk 2024: