Vision & Values

Our

All LGBTQ elders of color experiencing a just and abundant quality of life.

Our Core Values

Community

An essential part of life that contributes to the building of friendship, companionship, family, support, and the celebration of our lives and survival; as well as creates avenues for collaboration with agencies and partners focused on using resources in a complementary manner.

Empowerment

GRIOT supports our members in living a better life through creating life-long opportunities for learning, growing, and sharing their individual life experiences.

Safety

Recognizing that there is no one “safe” space for all, GRIOT works to foster a physically and emotionally safe environment in all aspects of our programming.

Justice

Intrinsic to GRIOT's programming and advocacy with and on behalf of all of our constituencies.

Respect

Each person's humanity, history, traditions, experiences, and privacy is valued and encouraged.

Integrity

GRIOT is committed to responsible, honest, transparent, ethical and accountable management.

Excellence

GRIOT strives to establish a culture of accountability, growth, and excellence among staff, volunteers, and board members.

DONATE

Since 1996, GRIOT Circle has provided a welcoming space, culturally sensitive services,
and member-centered programming that affirm the lives of LGBTQ elders of color.
Much of this is made possible because of our generous supporters.