Guilford Green Foundation is a Piedmont Triad leader in bringing people, ideas, and resources together to ignite change that advances equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
As a donor-supported organization, we support transformative philanthropy through programs and initiatives that help unite the community.
In 1995, a group of dedicated and concerned Greensboro community members decided they needed to do something to help provide much needed funds for our local HIV/AIDS service organization, Triad Health Project (THP). The group’s inaugural Green Party was held on March 16, 1996, and raised over $10,000 for THP.
In 1998, the Green Party committee broadened their focus so funds could be distributed to organizations other than THP. That year, the Green Party raised $22,884 for THP and $1,185 for Guilford Religious Area Interfaith Network (GRAIN) and retained about $26,000 for operational purposes. But visionary founders and organizers knew that HIV/AIDS would not be the only issue to impact the LGBTQ community, so they created an organization dedicated to raising substantial funds to address the growing challenges facing our community and making grants to nonprofits serving the gay and lesbian community in Guilford County. And so, Guilford Green Foundation was born.
Today, donors and volunteers have helped Guilford Green Foundation provide nearly $850,000 to support critical organizations, innovative projects, students, and leaders—addressing existing and emerging community needs in urban and rural communities throughout the Piedmont Triad—creating the only LGBTQ community foundation in the Southeastern U.S.