Follow the Donate Now link above to learn more about our programs, publications, history, and how we're making Pierce County a safer, healthier place for its LGBTIQA citizens. Then, through Network for Good, you can donate online. Grab your credit card, and help us help Tacoma and Pierce County! Thank you.
The Rainbow Center is a nonprofit corporation meeting the requirements of IRS Code section 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions made to Rainbow Center are 100% tax deductible. The Rainbow Center accepts gifts by cash, check or through online credit card donations (see below). To meet donor needs, Rainbow Center offers several convenient vehicles for giving:
An individual can be recognized as a major donor with a contribution of $500.00 or more during the year.
Donations can be made by check to:
741 St Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
If you are drafting or revising a will, consider naming the Tacoma Rainbow Center as beneficiary for your estate.
Monthly Pledge Program
The Tacoma Rainbow Center can send you a monthly (also, quarterly, semi-annually or annually) reminder notice regarding a pledged amount.
Honorary & Memorial Gifts
What better way to salute friends, family, and loved ones than by making a donation in their honor or memory? Rainbow Center staff will gladly notify the honoree of your generosity.
United Way Campaigns
Many Tacoma area residents designate the Tacoma Rainbow Center to receive funds through private, local, state, and federal United Way Campaigns. Just designate Rainbow Center under Other Organizations when making a United Way Pledge.
Most companies offer as part of their benefits package a matching gifts program that will match in whole or part your donations to nonprofits. Contact your human resource officer for more information. This is an easy way to double the impact of your gift.
Nonprofits like the Tacoma Rainbow Center keep expenses low by using items that have been donated, such as books, office supplies, professional services, etc. Please contact us if you are interested in In-Kind donations.
We're currently seeking three categories of volunteers:
These are people who want to greet visitors, show them around the center, and answer questions about the Tacoma LGBTQA community.
Filing, cleaning, organizing, answering phones, newsletter support, secure advertising for publication.
For events such as Out in the Park and our annual Black & White Gayla dinner and auction fundraiser.
Our focus is on cultivating office volunteers who can keep our doors open and our employees focused on what needs their attention. If you want to meet new people, and help folks in need, fill out the application below, and drop it off or email it to us at email@example.com. We can't wait to meet you!
All volunteers must fill out a volunteer form and complete an orientation interview.
Click the link below for our online Volunteer Application.
Volunteer Application Form
If you'd prefer to fill out a paper application, please stop by the Rainbow Center.
General Volunteer Needs:
The Rainbow Center thrives on a vibrant community of volunteers. The following is a list of activities our volunteers make possible:
An important part of the work the Rainbow Center does is to educate professionals and the general public about the GLBT community. Research shows that people are less hostile towards gay people once they have met someone who positively self-identifies. With the Speakers’ Bureau, volunteers are trained to make public presentations so that audiences can hear the diverse stories of GLBT individuals in their own words.
If you have daytime hours available during the week, consider becoming an administrative volunteer. With a part time staff of two, the Rainbow Center utilizes the services of reliable volunteers in the office setting to make sure the job gets done right. Assistance with file keeping, data entry, compiling statistics, web research and telephones are always needed.
If you enjoy web maintenance, troubleshooting, and creative problem solving, the Rainbow Center can use your help.
Successful events like our Art Auction and Black Tie as well as our educational programs only happen with the support of dedicated volunteers. Whether you are a planner at heart and wish to serve on a committee, or if you are a worker-bee present on the day of the event, the Rainbow Center needs your help.
The Rainbow Center Board of Directors is a volunteer body that governs the policies of the RC. Board members are nominated by the Board Development Committee, are elected for two-year terms, and are expected to participate fully in center activities. If you wish to apply for Board Membership, please contact the Rainbow Center office at (253) 383-2318.
Please contact us if you have any questions about donating, volunteering, or other ways you'd like to support the Rainbow Center.
Michelle Douglas, Executive Director
Laura Brewer, Center Administrator
fax (253) 383-2978
741 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402