Along with our award-winning annual appearances in the New York City Pride March (5-time nominee and 3-time award-winner by Heritage of Pride), Swish has participated in the Atlanta and LA Pride Marches and represented the United States delegation at the EuroPride 2008 events in Stockholm.
In 2009, Swish was the first organization to endorse the National Equality March in Washington, DC, for which we were named among the Best of Gay New York City by Time Out NY that year. Over the last four years, Swish volunteers have logged hundreds of phone-banking and canvassing hours with state coalitions to win marriage equality in 19 states and Washington, DC! Most recently, Swish joined Google as an honoree at Marriage Equality USA’s national gala to receive our 2013 Community Partner Award.
Now Swish is embarking on a new venture to expand its mission to more communities around the world. Swish is launching the Swish Ally Fund at The Stonewall Community Foundation – the firsts of its kind – to fund grassroots organizations so that they can engage straight allies in the fight for love and equality.
To request grants from the Swish Ally Fund, email your name, title, and organization name to email@example.com, please include “Swish Ally Fund” in the subject line. The Swish Ally Fund will begin making its first grants in 2015.
Thank you to the Founding Donors of The Swish Ally Fund for making history:
Barbaro-Gould Foundation*Jason Bowman & Chris Adasiewicz*Cate Carley*Bonnie Catena*Marty Coleman*Dun & Bradstreet Corporation Foundation*Cara Eisen*Sara Haines*Joseph Haines*Erik Johnson*Fidelity Corporate Services*Guinevere Johnson & Jason Rohlf*Roberta Katz*Monte Lapka*Keith Lewis*Dennis Lonergan & John Graves*Jamie A. Lloyd*Justin Maloney*Kathleen Monahan*Kimberly Mufferi*Only In My Dreams Events LLC*Kathleen Orzech*Calixto Perez Galan*Greg Potosnak*Edward Potosnak III & Jeremy Pyke*Joe Schick*Kathryn Sena and Family*Sue Sena*Kevin Shalayda*Mark Sharp & Bruce Truman*Ali Swerdlow*the watsons*Debra Thompson*Andrew & Xavier Van Degna*Mark Von der Heide*Laszlo T. Varga & Joel Pacheco*Ida Wainschel & Andres Cools*Ny Whitaker