Rainbow Advocacy

LGBTQ Social Action & Healing​

aka OUR PRIDE   |   N. Hollywood, CA   |  http://rainbowadvocacy.org
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.
This organization is not registered with the IRS.

Mission

Our mission is to encourage and empower LGBTQ+ social activism & healing.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Mr. John David Boswell

Main address

5730 Cahuenga Boulevard

N. Hollywood, CA 91601 USA

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Formerly known as

Metropolitan Community Charities

EIN

95-4584074

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Troy Perry Awards

The Troy Perry Awards celebrate and empower young, visionary LGBTQ leaders around the world who are taking a stand and proclaiming "We are not afraid anymore."

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

OUR PRIDE is a youth-centered, intergenerational program of Rainbow Advocacy and Global SchoolNet Foundation created to cultivate compassion through LGBTQ+ social action, education and the arts.

OUR PRIDE is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging a new generation to have a positive impact in the world through using media and the arts to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and solutions by creating educational and motivational content around a variety of topics.

Program Features:
Create & Submit Entries: TikTok Series / News Stories / Short Docs / Fiction / Music Videos / Animation / PSAs
Create Songs in the same themes as the video competition
Demographic #1: Youth (under 18 must participate and submit with supervision (parent/teacher/etc)
Organizations Participating: Schools / GSAs / Youth Clubs
Demographic #2: !8+PLUS (18 years and over)
Organizations Participating: Local Pride Organizers & both local & national nonprofits


Themes: Our Tribe / Our Community / Our History / Our ​Arts / Our Issues / Our Spirit

OUR TRIBE may feature educators, parents, politicians, authors, artists, musicians, sports figures, and other leaders in the community.

OUR COMMUNITY could include civic groups, businesses, advocacy organizations, diverse LGBTQ+ populations, indigenous and other ethnic groups, along with related racism & oppression.

​OUR HISTORY might explore historic events, landmarks, people, and the lives of everyday elders who share their life stories, experiences and wisdom with the next generation. * UCLA TV & Film Archives can provide you with historic footage.

OUR ARTS could feature music, theater, dance, sculpture, painting, poetry, festivals and other artistic expression of the community.

OUR ISSUES might examine social issues, including human rights, homo/transphobia, homelessness, mental health, bullying, suicide, substance abuse and addictions, and more.

OUR SPIRIT could dig deeper into the power of compassion, empathy, spiritual acceptance, and religious oppression.


Three Challenges:

1 / InterPride Challenge:
Create videos which advocate for and support your local Pride, local LGBTQ+ organizations and local issues.

Racism & Oppression: Amplify issues such as racism and racial justice, homophobia, and transphobia within your local LGBTQ+ community, and share the compassionate action which is uniting and healing for the community.

2 / Trevor Challenge (Mental Health & Suicide Prevention):
Create videos advocating for mental health issues and suicide prevention. Show support and love for young people who may be struggling.

3 / OutRight Challenge (Human Rights & Immigration):
Create videos which elevate the visibility and protection of human rights in your local community or around the world.

Population(s) Served
Sexual identity
Older adults
Young adults
Adolescents
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Rainbow Advocacy

Board of directors
as of 5/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Boswell

Independent

Term: 2016 - 2022

Tracee Porter

Yellow Cab Company

Chuck Phelan

National Teleconsultants LLC

Lee Fiske

Telepacific Communications

John Boswell

Rainbow Advocacy

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • 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? Yes
  • 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 02/02/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.