Ways to donate
Making a monetary gift to The Center is easy and secure with our online donation portal. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Simply use your credit or debit card and click the "SUPPORT US" button below.
Donate Through Mail
If you wish to help us avoid the fees we pay when you donate with a credit card, you can instead mail a check payable to GLCB to P.O. Box 2712, Bakersfield CA 93303 or contact us using the orange form at the bottom of this page.
Double Your Donation
If your employer has a gift matching program, you can double your donation to The Center! Simply ask about it at your workplace. Some local corporations that match employee charitable donations include Aera Energy, Chevron, PepsiCo, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Target, Bank of America, Costco, Home Depot, Starbucks, Exxon, etc.
Raise funds on Facebook
You can donate and raised funds for The center (Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield) using your Facebook. Just look for and click on the "Fundraiser" link and follow the instructions. Choose the Non-Profit option and search for "Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield". This is still our legal name.
Become a Corporate Sponsor
Make a difference by partnering with The Center as a sponsor of our many events and programs. Contact us for more information.
Join the Rainbow Donors Club
Club members financially support The Center by pledging a sustaining, recurring monthly donation. Members enjoy the opportunity to build a brighter future for the local LGBT community, a healthy tax deduction, and bragging rights! For more information about the Rainbow Donors Club, click here.
Shop at Amazon Smile
When make a purchase using Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to The Center at no cost to you! You get the same products, variety, and prices all while making a difference. To get started, click here and type "Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield" in the search bar.
Note: You must use the URL smile.amazon.com each time you shop on Amazon in order for your purchase to be eligible for a donation. Bookmark this page for ease.
why we need your support
The need to ensure the long-term existence of a vibrant LGBTQ Center in Kern County is more important now than ever before. The very presence of The Center has created much awareness of our services, LGBTQ issues and rights, and drawn many LGBTQ individuals, family members, allies, supporters and advocates to us, causing our service numbers to grow.
In our first four years, we served about 1,000 individuals per year. Now, going on the better part of a decade of service, The Center serves 250 to 300 individuals a month, with many using The Center weekly or more frequently. We expect this growth trend to continue. We estimate the number of LGBTQ people living in Kern County ranges from 36,000 to 50,000. If we include family members, friends and allies of LGBTQ individuals, The Center has a lot of people to serve!
By working together we can achieve great things! We see The Center's growth and demand for services as a positive sign of the vitality and potential of the local LGBTQ community. Together we can ensure that this community continues on its path to a better future where we can all thrive.
We strongly believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages deserve to celebrate and be proud of who they are and live full and rewarding lives as productive and contributing members of society. Our goal is to empower individuals in achieving these objectives.
The Center needs roughly $50,000 annually for operating expenses to maintain its two facilities.
who your donation helps
Click here to read testimonies from just a small sampling of people whose lives have been directly impacted by The Center.
where to get a receipt
We will gladly issue receipts for your tax-deductible donations if requested. Fill out our contact form below or stop by our locations.
where your donations go