PFLAG Charlotte

Leading with Love

aka PFLAG Charlotte   |   Charlotte, NC   |
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PFLAG Charlotte

EIN: 58-1760960


PFLAG Charlotte provides peer support for families, allies, and LGBTQ\u002B individuals, educates ourselves and others on issues important to LGBTQ\u002B communities, and advocates for a more equitable future for all. Serving Charlotte since 1987, we strengthen families, empower allies, and elevate LGBTQ\u002B communities as we envision a world where diversity is celebrated, and all people are valued inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

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Chapter President

Karen Graci

Main address

PO Box 472532

Charlotte, NC 28247 USA

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Subject area info


LGBTQ rights

Diversity and intergroup relations

Parent education

Population served info


LGBTQ people


Interfaith groups


NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Peer Support

Peer Support for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ individuals, allies, and LGBTQ+ community members. Services include: Four monthly peer support meetings (Charlotte, North Mecklenburg, Union County, and Virtual); two online groups; one-to-one connections, and Family Connections Events.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Educational Workshops include: Navigating Your Journey workshops for parents/caregivers of LGBTQ+ individuals; Affirming LGBTQ+ Individuals in Healthcare Settings; Fostering LGBTQ+ Allyship workshops for workplaces, educators, senior living, and faith spaces.

Population(s) Served

Outreach and Advocacy includes providing speakers/panelists for a wide range of community events. Social media accounts and The Ally newsletter reach 6,000+ followers/subscribers.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
LGBTQ people
LGBTQ people
Religious groups

Where we work


PFLAG Charlotte
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

PFLAG Charlotte

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Chapter President

Karen Graci

Karen Graci is President of PFLAG Charlotte. Karen leads the organization\u2019s efforts to strengthen families, empower LGBTQ\u002B allies, and elevate LGBTQ\u002B communities through peer support, education, and outreach.\n\nPreviously, Karen worked with Deloitte in Washington, D.C., Wilton, CT, and Charlotte, NC where her roles included Manager of National Recruiting and Chief of Staff, National Human Resources.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/28/2023
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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/28/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.