LGBT Compassion in Action

RWF is the world's first and only all-volunteer, LGBT- 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 Friends,

This month RWF celebrated our 16th anniversary. Since 2000, RWF has distributed $4.3 million in grants and life saving aid to help both LGBT and non-LGBT people affected by natural disasters, hunger, poverty, disease, oppression and war.

Why Your Gift Matters

Here are some highlights of our work this year that your generous donations made possible:
  • Aid for survivors of Pulse night club shooting in Orlando
  • Shelter for Ugandan LGBTQ refugees seeking safety
  • Compassionate care for hospice patients in San Francisco
  • Resettlement of LGBTQ refugees from Iraq and Syria
  • Safe shelter for transgender women in Central America
  • Support for HIV positive children and human rights in Cuba
  • Landmine clearance in Cambodian
  • Safe drinking water access for villages in Honduras
  • Health-care for HIV/AIDS orphans in South Africa
  • Humanitarian and medical aid following natural disaster
Your continued support allows us to accomplish our three primary goals - to provide humanitarian aid to communities in need; to increase awareness within the LGBTQ community of the need for these aid efforts; and to change how the world sees LGBTQ people by demonstrating our compassion and caring for the world.   

Villagers in Honduras thanking RWF for helping them achieve their dream of clean drinking water source in the community.  

Please continue to be a part of the LGBTQ community's response and make an online contribution to RWF today or mail your donation to Rainbow World Fund, 4111 - 18th Street #5, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, or more will mean that those at home or in far-distant lands will feel the support of the LGBTQ community.

Helping our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in Uganda.

Travel With RWF to Cuba, May 10-20, 2017

Encounter a new land and a people in a way that values them, deepens your spirituality, broadens your worldview and begins to heal the world. Learn about the cultural, historical, spiritual, and political realities of the developing world.

The Cuban flag at the Museum of the Revolution, Havana. 

Explore human rights issues with a people whose traditions span centuries of development. Help deliver medical and educational supplies ... be forever changed. 
  • Learn from the Cubans about the realities of their country
  • Visit projects that serve the Cuban people
  • Meet leaders and members of the LGBTQ community
  • Learn about Cuban colonial and revolutionary history
  • Explore the complex relationship between the U.S and Cuba
  • Visit medical clinics, art institutions and schools
  • Explore historical and cultural sights
  • Participate in the Cuban LGBTQ Pride Celebration
RWF visiting a school in Matanzas.  

Learn more about the RWF Cuba journey here.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year,  

J eff Cotter,
Executive Director