Community Engagement Around Puget Sound
Rainbow City Performing Arts is community of musicians with growing connections deep within the Seattle area. We place a strong emphasis on community engagement with other marginalized communities especially LGBTQIA+ and allied organizations.
In our last season, we provided over $10,000 in support of local nonprofits through direct fundraising or free performances to support their events.
Community Partner Fundraisers
We regularly hold fundraisers at our events to support the work of a local charity that aligns with our mission.
Lambert House is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 10-22. Their calendar is packed with fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. Lambert House is where LGBTQ youth make life better for each other.
Their mission is to provide a vocal space free of gendered expectations, by and for Transgender and Nonbinary singers, to explore and express ourselves through music. By building a community of trans and nonbinary singers, we aim to foster an environment where changing voices are authentically embraced. Our vision is an inclusive and accessible singing community where intersecting identities are centered at all levels of the organization. Through our music, both singers and audiences are encouraged to find embodiment and connect to our full selves, physical and emotional.
Community Performance Donations
Our ensembles regularly perform at no charge to support other local nonprofits, especially local Pride events.
Alki Beach Pride
Stacy and Jolie Bass-Walden started with a simple idea: to gather with their LGBTQ+ friends, those looking for something to do in celebration of Pride other than the local club scene, and do it around a bonfire each year. Through these gatherings at the beach, a reputation had blossomed for hosting wonderful, fun-filled celebrations intended for people to connect. People began asking if Stacy and Jolie had considered doing something bigger, so in 2014, Alki Beach Pride was officially created in order to build new ways to better connect and strengthen our community in West Seattle.
We share our performances with diverse local artists to support their existence and broaden our mutual visibility to our audiences.
Empress Ladie Chablis is a legendary queen mother of the Seattle drag community. She hosts the longest running drag show in the state of Washington called LASHES w/ LADIE CHABLIS. In the past, she has coordinated numerous fundraisers, weddings, or event parties. She’s worked with Rise N Shine an organization that works with children infected with HIV/AIDS or someone in their family and an organization called Brother to Brother. There, she worked putting together a weekend event every year that focuses directly on men of color with health issues, education and life struggles, and more recently political issues.
Social activist by day, socialite by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now calls Seattle, Washington home. Aleksa is a favorite at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience. Over the years, she has been recognized for her community efforts in advocacy and social justice. Aleksa Manila is a favorite fixure of the scene in Seattle. She does not shy away from sharing the spotlight that showcases the diverse stories of LGBTQ icons.
Seattle Children’s Chorus
The Seattle Children’s Chorus unequivocally supports our singers and believes celebrating diversity is an essential element of lifting our voices in song. We foster an environment that honors the identities and cultural backgrounds of our families. We work to create an equitable and inclusive community where all feel they can bring their true selves to learn and grow together in music, regardless of class, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and any other aspects of who they are.
We appreciate the work and support of these organizations to help us fulfill our mission and keep our organization healthy.
Pride Bands Alliance
The purpose of Pride Bands Alliance is to promote LGBTQ+ Music, Visibility and Pride by providing an international network of LGBTQ+ and affirming bands in all stages of development, promoting music as a medium of communication among people, improving the quality of artistic and organizational aspects of member bands, and stimulating public interest in the unique art form of community bands in our culture.
501 Commons provides expertise to nonprofits through 30+ services, including a full range of management consulting; technology consulting (IT planning and database development); outsourced HR, accounting, IT infrastructure, and database management services; professional development and board training; and free advisory services.
Pride Foundation was founded in 1985, in the midst of the HIV & AIDS crisis, by a small but courageous group of people who came together to create a source of light and hope during a period of profound darkness. Their work is grounded in the simple, yet revolutionary belief every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in all the places we call home. This is the same belief that has guided their visionary leaders for more than three decades.
We appreciate our financial sponsors and supporters for helping us extend our mission and give opportunities to our members.
Rough & Tumble Pub
Eighteen screens and space for 160 of your closest friends. We like to think of it as the most intimate stadium experience Seattle has to offer: cold beer within reach, a full menu that knows both classic and hometeam favorites, and a stunning space that’s anything but the cheap seats.
Located in the historic Henry Whyte building, Rough & Tumble’s inaugural home is one of storied history. With hand-hewn beams, high ceilings and industrial windows that open to the water, the pub retains the feel of the site’s original sawmill. We’re honored to carry forward the legacy of grit and gumption that shaped this place, adding women’s sports to the roster of ways the region has always pushed for better.
Perfectly Imperfect Podcast
The Perfectly Imperfect Podcast is for a new generation of women who want to redefine success, rediscover their strengths & reconnect to their worthiness to live their best lives. A movement that brings professional career driven women, entrepreneurs & overachievers together and allows them permission to find the perfection in the imperfections of life & business. This show is all about empowering and inspiring women to be real, raw, authentic & be true to themselves, because the truth is that perfection lies in the imperfections in both business & life.
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District, their purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.
Molina believes every person, family and community deserves access to high-quality health care regardless of their situation. Their mission is to deliver effective, reliable and affordable health care to those who need it most. They strive to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of each member and to strengthen the communities they serve.
ILAA Leadership Services and Training
My name is Peter Stiepleman.
I am a human-centered leader with experience engaging with diverse communities.
From the multilingual, multicultural schools in Oakland, California, to the urban, suburban, and rural community in Columbia, Missouri, I am interested in working with school and district leaders as they continue to develop so they may successfully navigate complex systems.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate systems thinking into your decision-making processes, then we should talk.
foundry10 is an education research organization with a philanthropic focus on expanding ideas about learning and creating direct value for youth. In collaboration with diverse partners, we surface, evaluate, and share opportunities to better support youth learning both inside and outside the classroom. We do this through applied and experimental research, as well as collaborative philanthropy and educational programming rooted in evidence-based best practices.
Chateau Ste Michelle
Chateau Ste Michelle is a leading winemaker in Washington State. Their winemaking philosophy is to highlight the style, quality and expression of their Washington state vineyards. They strive to respect the varietal characters and individuality of each location, yet still craft each wine to give a pleasurable, food friendly experience.
Dr. Brianna Durand, PT, DPT (she/her) founded Empower Physiotherapy to provide much-needed affirming care to the LGBTQIA2S+ community with her training in orthopedics & pelvic floor physical therapy. Since then, Dr. Durand has become an international educator to other healthcare providers, sharing her expertise in caring for gender & sexual minorities, especially people those undergoing hormonal & surgical transition. As a competitive powerlifter, Dr. Durand enjoys working with athletes & is passionate about combatting misinformation regarding incontinence on the platform.