OutSmart Foundation for Community Media’s mission is to amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community through community media.  We strongly believe in the transformative power of fact-based journalism and the captivating narratives that originate from our vibrant community.  These stories reach numerous individuals, fostering a sense of genuine acknowledgment and understanding.

Established in 2023 as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, OutSmart Foundation for Community Media funds OutSmart Media Company.  As proud supporters of OutSmart Magazine, we are committed to amplifying journalism that does more than tell a story.  We empower narratives that inspire action against discrimination, champion the value of diversity and inclusion, and shine a light on the rich tapestry of diverse experiences. 

In today’s rapidly changing media landscape, media outlets must diversify funding streams to sustain their operations. Traditionally, OutSmart Media Company has relied on advertising and sponsorships for its financial sustenance.  OutSmart Foundation for Community Media will be funded through various means, such as grants and donations, to ensure the longevity and expansion of community media platforms like OutSmart. 

OutSmart Foundation for Community Media’s financial contributions will fuel OutSmart Magazine’s mission to foster a more inclusive world, bridging gaps within the LGBTQ+ community and catalyzing transformative change in society. 


Join our mission to amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community through community media.

We are always looking for partnerships with foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals who want to fuel the expansion of LBGTQ+ journalism in Houston. Your support powers our newsroom operations, editorial staff, editors, staff writers, freelance reporters, photographers, and our internship program – all of which are vital in shaping a safer, more inclusive society.