Amplifying LGBTQ+ Community Voices
Welcome to the OutSmart Foundation for Community Media, which funds OutSmart Media Company. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2023. Our 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.
More Than Storytelling
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. Our financial contributions fuel OutSmart Magazine’s mission to foster a more inclusive world, bridging gaps within the LGBTQ+ community and catalyzing transformative change in society.
Upholding Quality Journalism
In today’s rapidly changing media landscape, the work of the OutSmart Foundation for Community Media is now needed than ever as it supports OutSmart magazine. We are committed to providing the financial resources to maintain high-quality, fact-based journalism while supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Your Support Matters
Traditionally, OutSmart Media Company has relied on advertising and sponsorships for its financial sustenance. However, recent changes in the economic landscape have underscored the necessity for media outlets to diversify their funding streams to sustain their operations.
The OutSmart Foundation for Community Media depends on various financial assistance, such as grants and donations, to fulfill its mission. This financial backing is crucial because it ensures the longevity and expansion of community media platforms like OutSmart, which serve as essential resources for communities often underrepresented in mainstream media.
Partner With Us
We are always on the lookout for partnerships with foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals who resonate with our mission of championing diversity, equity, and inclusion through community media. Your donation to our foundation directly fuels the expansion of LGBTQ+ 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.
Join us in making a difference. Your support is instrumental in advancing our mission and is sincerely appreciated. Together, we can make a difference and create a more inclusive future.