LGBT Compassion in Action

RWF is the world's first and only all-volunteer, LGBTQ- based humanitarian aid organization. Our mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBT movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF has donated over $4.1 million of life saving aid.

Donate today by Credit card or Paypal or send your check to 4111 - 18th Street, Suite 5, San Francisco, CA 94114.  Your donations are 100% tax deductible.
Dear RWF Friends,

We hope you can join us for three upcoming events that promote peace and celebrate the bond we share with our LGBTQ family around the world. 
August 14: Origami Palooza  Join RWF at San Francisco's Japan Center Mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where we will be teaching origami and folding the classic crane model for this year's RWF World Tree of Hope. Origami-Palooza will feature origami exhibits, challenges, and opportunities to win prizes.
    This event is free and open to everyone!  
Our diverse team of folders includes inmates from San Quentin Prison.
The RWF World Tree of Hope is our annual global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism. The 23 foot Holiday Tree is decorated with thousands of origami cranes and stars that are inscribed with people's wishes and hopes for the future of the world. Wishes are sent in from around the world by mail and online. 
The wishes are printed and folded into origami cranes by a diverse team of origami enthusiasts.
The Tree will be on display in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall November 21 to January 3. The Tree reflects our philosophy of building bridges and sharing the message that we are all one human family.

We are seeking volunteers to help prepare the origami for the tree and to decorate the tree. If you are interested in helping please complete this contact form.

September 22: From Uganda With Love  Meet human rights activist Richard Lusimbo of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Learn about the struggles and victories of the Uganda's LGBTQ community, RWF's work there, and get the latest news on the crimes against humanity case against American evangelical minister Scott Lively and those behind Kill the Gays legislation.

Save the date - The evening event will take place at San Francisco's GLBT History Museum - details to be announced.

Richard Lusimbo outside of a police station in Kampala, Uganda.  
October 26: Our Woman In Havana  Join us at RWF's open house celebration with special guest Dianet Martinez Valdes - Cuban Student Christian Movement President and guide on many RWF trips to Cuba. Learn about life in Cuba and how RWF is helping children and the LGBTQ community in Cuba.

Save the date - The 7 p.m. event will take place at RWF Headquarter's, 4111 18th Street, Suite 5, San Francisco.
Cuban Humanitarian Dianet Martinez Valdes to speak in San Francisco. 

Your continued generosity allows us to help many of people in need around the world furthering our mission of promoting peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBT movement in participating in local and humanitarian relief efforts.

Amberjoy Leonard visiting children in Guatemala.

Please help us continue to put our community's highest beliefs and values into action.
Put your tax-deductible gift to work immediately by donating online
or mail your donation to Rainbow World Fund, 4111 - 18th Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Thank you for your help and compassion.


Jeff Cotter
Founder and President