Who We Support

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    Through the U.S. Foundation

Adolescent Counseling Services

Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS), a community-based nonprofit agency in Palo Alto, CA, is dedicated to empowering teens and their families to realize their emotional and social potential through counseling and preventive education. Their Outlet program is the only one of its kind between San Jose and San Francisco that provides LGBTQQ youth with counseling & community services, leadership training & advocacy and outreach awareness.

Beaumont Childrens’ Hospital – NoBLE Program

The No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE) Program is a program in Royal Oaks, MI that provides integrated educational and counseling services for bullied children and families affected by bullying. They focus on meeting the needs of all youth exposed to bullying, recognizing that victims, witnesses, and bullies are all at risk for lifelong problems. One of their active areas of program development explores innovative ways to partner families, teachers, and healthcare providers to help address bullying and its impact.

Ben Speaks Louder Than Words

Ben Speaks Louder Than Words (Ben Speaks) empowers youth to be the change they want to see in the world, to STOMP OUT teen suicide and address the myriad of issues leading up to this final act. Bigger Than Bullying is a year-long bullying awareness program in schools in the Boston area.

The Boys’ Club of New York – Bully-Free BCNY

Founded in 1876, The Boys’ Club of New York empowers boys and young men by providing effective programs and a supportive community. They serve nearly 4,000 boys who are members of three full-service clubhouses, addressing the evolving social, emotional, health, creative, educational, and vocational needs of their members. Through their Bully-free BCNY Program, social workers lead activities geared towards bullying-awareness and character education, with a focus on teaching respect, and responsibility. These activities included small group workshops, art projects, and members creating their own department anti-slur policies.

Br{ache the Silence – Tour of Champions

The Tour of Champions will launch in October 2013 to increase the visibility of Women’s NCAA Division I National Championship teams who courageously use fame and notoriety to combat homophobia and bullying in sports. Br{ache the Silence will encourage athletes to become advocates within their communities, serving as leaders and mentors and helping peers and youth understand the impact of bullying and the importance of inclusion.

BRAVE Society

B.R.A.V.E.(Bullies Really Are Violating Everyone™) Society is a Sacramento based non-profit, grass roots corporation that provides actionable bullying and peer abuse solutions for children, parents and educators. Their programs target middle and high school students, staff and parents in 8 schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Campus Pride

The Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp, referred to as CAMP PRIDE, is the only one of its kind bringing together college students from across the United States. StandUp also funded Campus Pride’s 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report. The report is the most comprehensive national collegiate research report sharing the experiences of nearly 400 self-identified LGBT athletes and providing necessary resources for further progress on LGBT issues in college athletics.

CANDLE

Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1982 with a mission to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. StandUp is funding the introduction of anti-bullying curriculum into Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse. This peer-to-peer program encourages high school varsity athletes to take an oath to remain alcohol- and other-drug free. They are then trained by CANDLE staff to address younger students and to serve as positive role models.

Diversity Council

Diversity Council addresses an inclusive understanding of diversity, including ethnicity, age, socio-economic class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical & mental disabilities, and a myriad of other differences. Their anti-bullying programs are well known and well respected throughout Rochester, Minnesota.

Erik Bohne-Pace Memorial Foundation – COREMatters Project

The COREMatters Project is a multi-dimensional classroom experience focusing on social emotional learning, empathy and respect building instruction utilizing cooperative learning activities, role playing, classroom discussions, individual work, as well as physical activities. COREMatters, offered in Cook and Will County elementary and middle schools in Illinois, reduces problems of disrespect, bullying and aggression by providing specific interventions to youth.

GENaustin

GENaustin (the Girls Empowerment Network of Austin) supports and guides girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. This grant will support the anti-bullying programming that has been a fundamental part of their clubGEN and Girl Talk Workshops.

Georgia Equality – Campaign for Safe Schools

Georgia Equality works to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. Through the Campaign for Safe Schools, Georgia Equality and its allies have been working in the Georgia Legislature to pass a uniform, statewide anti-bullying bill since 2008.

Girls on the Run International

Girls on the Run headquartered in Charlotte, NC inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. With lessons around peer pressure, bullying, gossip, nutrition, gratitude and values, the GOTR program stresses peer support and doing one’s best, helps girls make positive decisions when presented with a choice and rejects bullying behaviors or exerting power over others. This grant will enhance the current curriculum that is used with the elementary school participants all over the U.S.

GO! (Generation Out) Athletes

GO! (Generation Out) Athletes is a national network of current and former LGBTQA student-athletes and allies at high school, collegiate, and post-graduate levels that serves to educate and empower. Connecting LGBTQA student-athletes with other LGBTQA student-athletes and serving as a united voice to encourage schools to create safer spaces, GO! Athletes is dedicated to educating athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans to foster athletic communities that are accepting of ALL, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Greenhill School

Greenhill School, located in Addison, TX, is a diverse community of learners that strives for excellence; values individuality; fosters a passion for learning; promotes the balanced development of mind, body, and character; encourages service; and instills a respect for others. Greenhill has adopted the core principles of honor, respect and compassion, affirming the development of character as an essential and ever-present element of its mission. Their True Colors Club perpetuates acceptance and understanding and combats all forms of homophobia through education, open discussion, and events.

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective

The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy. Located in Hartford, CT, grant dollars support their Rainbow Room, which is a support group for young people from ages 13-21.

Hofstra University, Center for Civic Engagement

The Hofstra University’s, Center for Civic Engagement offers educational, co-curricular and cultural programs and activities that foster an awareness of local, national, and global issues. Roosevelt Can Be A STAR is a new initiative that will focus on middle school youth from Roosevelt, NY through their Friday Nights Out Live program with a comprehensive, anti-bullying curriculum as well as access to additional community services.

The Humanity Project

The Humanity Project’s Anti-Bullying Through the Arts Program is fully approved by the Broward County Public Schools and is carefully designed to touch both the hearts and minds of young students. This is accomplished through a broad range of music, story telling, music video, role playing and other arts-oriented methods that show students how bullying affects bystanders, not just those who bully or are bullied.

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

The Illinois Safe School Alliance promotes safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities, through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research. Grant support will expand their capacity to work on access to athletics as part of their overall mission to ensure schools are safe and respectful places for LGBTQ and allied youth.

Inside Out Youth Services

Inside Out Youth Services provides a safe space and acceptance where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning youth can express their feelings, build their self-reliance, and connect to trusted adults for support and advocacy. They serve youth ages 13 to 22 with programs including support and discussion groups, supervised drop-in recreation center, community outings, leadership development opportunities, sexual health education, suicide prevention education, career and financial skills building, counseling referrals, and a food pantry and clothing closet.

LGBT Sports Summit

Nike hosted the first ever LGBT Sports Summit and StandUp provided infrastructure and technical support for this milestone event.

Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Matthew Shepard Foundation encourages respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change.

Mental Health Association of Connecticut

Mental Health Association of Connecticut (MHAC) is a statewide not-for-profit agency that provides direct services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, presents workshops about mental health and mounts reform efforts to help shape state policies and laws. Their Kids on the Block program is an evidence based practice that MHAC uses to educate children in Kindergarten through 4th grade about mental health, substance abuse and bullying.

No Bully

No Bully brings innovative, sustainable solutions to bullying, harassment and violence in schools. The No Bully school partnership provides schools with an integrated series of principal coaching sessions, staff trainings and a parent workshop in how to implement the No Bully System® and sustain a bully-free campus long-term.

Project I Am Enough

The Project I Am Enough seeks to help bullied LGBTQ youth and adults believe in themselves and say I Am Enough. Through visual art and storytelling, the project fosters a sense of self-love, self-respect, and confidence to increase awareness of queer lives.

Resource Center Dallas

Resource Center Dallas is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy.

St. Bonaventure University – Unified Sports Program

The St Bonaventure’s Unified Sports Program offers PE students from the university and elementary schools in Cattaraugus County with hands-on, replicable experience in social inclusion and anti-bullying strategies that are used on and off the field.

Sean’s Last Wish

Sean’s Last Wish works diligently to change hearts and minds through educating people about how bullying, hatred, violence, prejudice and religious bigotry lead to senseless crimes.

Step by Step – Bully Free WV

The Step by Step provides both direct educational services long-term support for families in vulnerable positions. Step by Step started Bully Free West Virginia to educate people how to advocate for them self and others and bring awareness to bullying statewide.

Texans Can Academies

Texans Can Academies provides the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional setting, in order to ensure their economic independence. Their belief that personal responsibility, character, values, and passion lead to good citizenship is central to their mission.

Woman Vision – The Last Closet Campaign

Woman Vision was founded in 1993 to promote equal treatment of all people through the production and use of educational media, including video. Through diversity trainings, lectures, and other educational outreach programs, Woman Vision promotes the values of understanding and diversity, and provides positive role models and supportive images of societally marginalized people. The Last Closet is a web based campaign and video project to end homophobia in men’s professional sports. The campaign enlists pivotal sports figures to help answer the question: Why has no professional athlete in any of the top five major sports ever come out publicly while actively playing?

YOU Belong: LGBTQA Sports and Leadership Initiative

YOU Belong: LGBTQA Sports and Leadership Initiative is an intensive and comprehensive sports instruction clinic for LGBTQA youth. The clinics are offered in safe, fun and supportive environments that enable participants to enhance their athletic proficiencies and develop their skills as LGBTQA advocates. The program, developed around the principles of inclusivity, acceptance, community and equality, will positively impact 300 LGBTQA youth (around 75 per camp) each year during the four initiatives.

Youth First Texas

Youth First Texas provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allied friends to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement.

    Through the U.K. Charity

BeLonG To

BeLonG To is a national youth service for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender young people in Ireland. They provide direct youth work services to LGBT young people in Dublin and support LGBT youth groups all around the country. These are spaces where LGBT young people can meet each other, get involved in activities and see that their identities and selves are valuable and important.

BulliesOut

BulliesOut provides help, support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying. Their work directly addresses bullying, one of the core reasons affecting the emotional, social and academic well-being of the young people they serve.

Challenge 4 Change

Challenge 4 Change aims to help individuals by removing barriers and building stronger communities by forging links between diverse groups that make up each community. They deal with bullying and prejudice and beneficiaries of their services come from LGBT groups, from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and a wide variety of abilities. They help people build their confidence and develop the tools and skills to help themselves through fun activities and importantly help people to realize they hold the key to their success.

Class Dynamix

Class Dynamix delivers community projects and school workshops that tackle the giants in our society such as bullying. By using original songs that carry important messages – their projects seek to use music and song to unite young people and communities as one voice. Music can inspire change in individuals and communities and affect our thoughts and emotions in such tangible ways. Creating bold songs and contemporary live performances in our communities can have lasting positive impacts on the people and places in which they live in. Class Dynamix wrote a contemporary anti-bullying song for young people that is fresh and relevant called Bullying STOP! Class Dynamix will work with five primary schools across the city of Leeds and provide vibrant workshop sessions based around the Bullying STOP! song.

Close House

Close House is a Youth Centre in Hereford, in the West Midlands, UK. They help young people aged 13-24 to become mature, be helpful and grow hungry for a full life. Their anti-bullying project provides for a Youth Worker to work across Close House and satellite venues with an emphasis on promoting an anti-bullying culture and positively reinforcing the message of survival.

Clover House Complementary Therapy Centre for Children

Clover House offers complimentary therapy to children and young people to tackle emotional, behavioral and lifestyle issues.

Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors program trains and supports children and young people, and teachers to prevent and tackle bullying in schools and communities across Northampton and London.

Diversity Role Models

Diversity Role Models aims to eliminate homophobic and transphobic bullying. They achieve this by providing high quality, pioneering educational workshops involving role models and through collaborating with individuals and organizations.

DOT Com Children’s Charity

DOT Com Children’s Charity aims to enable children make better choices in life. The Dot Com Values Program, which is based on the protective behaviors process, is designed to teach children skills to deal with risky situations safely, including all aspects of bullying.

Dudley Children’s Services

Dudley Children’s Services works across the whole of Dudley Borough supporting all children and young people 0 – 19 and up to 25 where the individuals have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This project aims to reduce the impact of bullying on young careers.

EACH

EACH’s Youth Volunteer Program facilitates the provision of 25 voluntary placements for young people aged 13 – 24 to deliver projects challenging homophobic, transphobic and cyber harassment. The project encourages participants to explore prejudice-based bullying, meet new people and participate in skilling activities including workshop facilitation, social media campaigning, project planning and fundraising. Following these training events youth volunteers will be supported to deliver their own projects addressing homophobic, transphobic or cyber bullying within their communities.

Gaydio Community Interest Company

The Gaydio project will deliver facilitated workshops for LGBT youth to teach them about radio and provide an opportunity to create their own radio show and share content. The project is aimed at providing reassurance, confidence and tools to tackle bullying and discrimination. Content about bullying will be shared on the radio, including the targeted audience of under 19 year olds.

GR8 AS UR

The GR8 AS UR project aims to facilitate the making of a film by young people who have experienced bullying. Supported by professional filmakers, the young people will be involved in all elements of film making and the project will culminate in a screening with family and friends, and further disseminate to other schools to show the effects of bullying.

Hazard Alley at the Safety Centre UK

Hazard Alley, at the Safety Centre Milton Keynes is a critical support for schools seeking innovative new ways to introduce children to elements of the National Curriculum such as peer pressure and bullying, vandalism and personal safety.

Just Different

JustDifferent works towards a more inclusive and tolerant society through the delivery of unique workshops on “Disability & Difference”. The workshops are created and delivered by disabled adults and are designed to make an early and positive impact on the education of children and young people in Primary and Secondary schools, including work around bullying.

Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust strives to end LGBT youth homelessness through prevention, support, advocacy, mentoring and the sourcing of safe homes.

Leicester LGBT Centre

Leicester LGBT Centre is a voluntary organization established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Their “Tackling Homophobia in Sport” project delivered five seminars throughout 2014 for teachers of sport, head teachers and sport coaches to raise awareness of LGBT bullying in sport and its long term and damaging effects.

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. We are providing support for their ‘Safer Schools’ program.

Local Heroes

Local Heroes exists to inspire young people from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential. Their efforts to raise awareness of hate crimes, to celebrate diversity, to challenge intolerance and to prevent bullying, including cyber bullying are well regarded. Local Heroes gives young people the confidence to recognize and report these crimes.

Northleigh House School

Northleigh House School was established in 2012 to address the growing need for a safe, calm and progressive learning environment for secondary aged children who, mainly as a result of being bullied or perceiving themselves to have been so, cannot study in a large mainstream setting.

Open Clasp Theatre Company

Open Clasp Theatre makes truthful, risk-taking and unforgettable theatre from a female gaze to inspire new and young audiences and encourage audiences to walk in the shoes of those facing difficult circumstances. Their work is informed by the experiences of marginalized women that they work with and is rooted in the belief that theatre changes lives. All of their productions shine a light on issues that are often hidden and not easily discussed. This project intends to create an educational resource online using filmed scenes, imagery and music/ sound design from Jumping Puddles, a play created with 162 young women, to address issues they are facing, including homophobic bullying and cyberbullying, with the overarching aim of helping those hurt by bullying and help to stop bullying through raising awareness.

Phoenix Youth Centre

Phoenix Youth Centre aims to improve the life chances of children and young people in the Daventry District by providing leisure time activities which help develop them in mind, body, and spirit, so they may mature as individuals and members of society. Their anti-bullying project delivers peer mentoring and advocacy training for young people who have experienced bullying and oppression so they can reach out and help others in similar situations.

Push Projects

Push Projects is a LGBTQ support charity based in Warwick, serving the town and the surrounding area. Push Projects offers support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people up to the age of 25, as well as those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

The Red Balloon Learner Centre

The Red Balloon Learner Centre focuses on the recovery of bullied children. They provide an intensive care, full-time education for children aged between 9 and 18 who are unable to go to school because they have been severely bullied or who have suffered trauma, such as the death of a parent, abuse, rape or some other experience that makes them particularly vulnerable.. At least half of the students they serve have attempted or seriously considered suicide.

SignHealth

SignHealth works across England, trying to get deaf people the same access to healthcare that hearing people have. They support the delivery of workshops for children and young people for whom communication is difficult and provide additional support for those who disclose serious bullying or abuse.

Staffs North & Stoke on Trent CAB

CAB’s Young People’s Project works with young people to discourage them from engaging in bullying, to report incidents of bullying and to support each other. The project also brings together young people from different vulnerable groups to share experiences and develop understanding, building a group of champions. The underlying principle of the project is to create better understanding across and between young people with different identities, developing empathy and encouraging them to understand difference see the commonalities that exist.

Stonewall UK

Stonewall’s Education For All Campaign, launched in January 2005, helps tackle homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools and works with a wide coalition of groups.

York St John University

York St John University conducts research into school sports and bullying in the UK.