We are the Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento, one of the capitol region’s newest and fastest growing foundations.

With an emphasis on education and leadership development, our purpose directs the Foundation to build a pipeline of support for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults aimed at raising and improving civic engagement. Founded by Sam Catalano, the nonprofit launched in 2017 with a flagship scholarship at Sacramento State University, named for longtime LGBTQ+ activist Laurie McBride. The Stonewall Foundation has since then sponsored or created leadership conferences for LGBTQ+ youth at several area K-12 districts, provided paid work opportunities for LGBTQ high school students, provided collaboration and networking for education professionals who work with LGBTQ youth, and more.

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Laurie McBride left us for a new adventure beyond the stars when she died from a heart attack on Friday, December 4, 2020. She was so proud of the culture-changing accomplishments you all worked on together and I know she cherished her friendship with each and every one of you.

The Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento is a 501(c)(3) corporation that funds community college and university scholarships to support students working to increase LGBTQ equity and representation in civic affairs.

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Learn more about our Laurie McBride Memorial Scholarship here – and APPLY NOW