What is a Community Grant? Each year Gotham Cheer chooses a local charity that benefits and empowers New York City’s LGBTQIA+ youth. Gotham Cheer provides volunteers to assist the nonprofit and it’s programs, promotes them year-round to increase awareness and visibility and creates fundraisers that culminate in a year-end monitory donation that enhances the lives of New York City’s youth.
Located in Queens, NY, ACQC aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other chronic health conditions. In particular, ACQC has new LGBT HOMELESS YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER that provides a safe, supportive space for homeless LGBT and at-risk youth, age 13-24, with services that empower youth to improve their lives.
For over a decade, Trinity Place Shelter has been fighting for, protecting and helping to save the lives of homeless LGBTQ youth. Their mission is to help homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) youth and young adults (ages 18 to 24) in New York City to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive and productive adults.
Through a broad continuum of advocacy, training & education, and youth collaboration programs, True Colors United is implementing innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.
Gotham Cheer has innovative ways to help the community with the help of our friends, colleagues and allies. Our unique vision to support the community through partnerships, diversity and inclusivity strengthens the future of our youth.
Boxers NYC is the place for gay sports leagues and fans to meet. Their support of Gotham Cheer is unparalleled and only matched by their dedication and commitment to gay culture to increase awareness for local LGBT charities and gay athletes.
SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders. Gotham Cheer is proud to continue serving meals and connecting with the LGBT elders of SAGE to support our fierce and fabulous community pioneers.
Bailey House By volunteering to paint sets and walls, assisting with an intimate Gala Dinner and adding spirit to their extraordinary and legendary Auction, Gotham Cheer continues our special partnership with Bailey House.
Now part of Housing Works, Bailey House provides supportive services for clients to transform the lives and opportunities of low-income New Yorkers.
Barnes & Noble There’s nothing as fun and rewarding as community service and our partnership with Barnes & Noble takes it to another level. During key holidays, Gotham Cheer wraps gifts as a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble stores as happy customers donate to our Community Partner Grant.
At Gotham we genuinely care about the community and they continue to inspire us to get involved. Our members are a volunteer force that help New York City by going above and beyond cheerleading in various ways from senior outreach, youth development and fighting the stigmas associated with homelessness and HIV.