Rainbow Chamber Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$33,402 raised by 184 donors

100% complete

$15,000 Goal


Education is crucial to lifelong success --- but for many gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students, the obstacles to graduation are numerous. 

Students in the LGBTQ community are statistically more likely to deal with discrimination, bullying, substance abuse, and mental health issues than their non-LGBTQ classmates.

And on top of this, they are less likely to have family support.

LGBT college students are up to 4x more likely than straight and cisgender students to pick schools far away from their hometowns, whether they are escaping a hostile family, an unwelcoming town, or increasingly terrifying anti-gay and trans laws in their home state. (Source: UCLA Williams Institute, 2022, Experiences of LGBTQ People in Four-Year Colleges and Graduate Programs). This leads to less financial and emotional support from family.

What does this all mean? Essentially, our LGBTQ+ friends, neighbors, and community members are less likely to finish college, less likely to earn a living wage, and less likely to achieve their dreams than their cisgender and straight peers.

At the Rainbow Chamber Foundation, we want to see every member of our Sacramento-area LGBTQ+ community thrive!

Since 2008, the Foundation has proudly awarded more than 120 scholarships and has contributed more than $375,000 to fund college and vocational education scholarships for LGBTQ and LGBT-supportive youth and support non-profit organizations, including the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, National Suicide Prevention Program Trevor Project, GSA Network, Transgender Law Center, Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF), and the Equality California Institute. The Foundation focuses most of its giving on scholarships and organizations that help LGBTQ youth.

Your donation today will help dozens of students in the coming year pay for books, tuition, fees, school supplies, and living expenses. In addition to the actual financial investment, many of our scholarship recipients tell us that knowing the community is rallying behind them gives them strength to continue with their studies when times get hard. 

Together, we can help our LGBTQ+ students make the grade and achieve their dreams!

Giving Activity


The Rainbow Chamber Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2007, with the mission to promote mentoring, guidance, and education, and to support programs that improve the quality of life of the LGBTQ community.


* MONETARY DONATIONS: Our primary need is monetary donations to support our scholarships and other community programs.

* IN-KIND / EVENT: For special events, we accept wine and liquor, gift cards to local grocery stores and/or catering, event space, and silent auction and live auction items.

* BOARD MEMBERS / VOLUNTEERS: Additionally, we are always seeking board members and committee volunteers.

Email info@rainbowchamber.com to connect around in-kind donations, board membership, or volunteer opportunities.

Equity Statement

We celebrate the many identities, experiences, and perspectives of the LGBTQ+ community. The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber Foundation commits to more than simply celebrating diversity, but we pledge to ingrain diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice in all imperatives to achieve our mission.

Organization Data


Organization name

Rainbow Chamber Foundation

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category


Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Funding: Other, Space: Office or Other, Volunteers

Demographics Served


Local Counties Served



1026 Florin Rd. # 381
Sacramento, CA 95831


P.O. Box 160126
Sacramento , CA 95816

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US