The 23 Charities of CLAW 18

Twenty-three community charities were awarded a total of $75,000 by CLAW 18.

52% ($39,000) was donated to leather related charities; 35% ($26,250) to Cleveland and Ohio area LGBT/AIDS focused charities; and 13% ($9750) to LGBT/AIDS charities outside Ohio.

Leather Charities (“National” Charities) ($39,000; 52%):

1. Leather Archives and Museum ($20,000) compiles, preserves and digitizes our history. $10,000 to continue free Thursdays, $10,000 for the Leather Preservation Project

2. Leather Heart Foundation ($8,500) emergency financial assistance to our tribe

3. Team Friendly ($3000), volunteers combat the stigma of HIV all year long

4. CARAS (Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities) ($3000) promotes excellence in the study of alternative sexualities

5. National Coalition for Sexual Freedom ($1000) advances equal rights for kinksters through direct services, education, advocacy and outreach

6. IMsL Foundation ($1000) education on alternative sexuality and sexual freedom

7. Woodhull Freedom Foundation ($1000) produces annual Sexual Freedom Summit

8. Western New York Anti Violence Project, Buffalo, NY ($1000) education, including workshops on BDSM and consent

9. Tom of Finland Foundation ($500): promotes and preserves kinky art

Cleveland and Ohio LGBTQ and AIDS Charities ($26,250; 35%)

10. LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland ($8,000) The Center. CLAW’s grant continues to fund a seniors’ drop-in program

11. Prince of Peace Neighborhood Center ($4000) computers, gardens and other support to 600 families in Cleveland’s Stockyard area

12. Equitas Health ($3000) includes HIV/AIDS Camp Sunrise, a 13-CLAW beneficiary

13. AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland ($2500) Pantry and Jon Brittain Food Drive

14. Trials for Hope ($2000), backpacks of provisions for Cleveland’s homeless youth

15. Cleveland Aquatic Team ($2000) logo speedos build community through swimming

16. Equality Ohio Education Fund ($1000) advocates for fairness and equal opportunity

17. Center for Integrated Therapies, ($1000) complementary alternative therapy for pain

18. B. Riley Sober House ($1000): Cleveland LGBTQ+ sober living facility

19. Plexus ($1000) promotes LGBTQ businesses and improves the workplace

20. Out Support, Medina County ($750) health and equality just south of metro Cleveland

National LGBTQ Charities ($9750, 13%)

21. Rainbow Railroad: ($8000): Saving lives of persecuted LGBTQ people around the World

22. Center for Lesbian Rights ($1250): The Born Perfect campaign to outlaw conversion therapy everywhere, championed by IML 2017 Ralph Bruneau

23. Being Alive: People with AIDS Action Coalition ($500) Los Angeles area AIDS agency