Support Us


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. Please commit to our elders by making a contribution to GRIOT today!

GRIOT Circle is a 501(c)3 approved organization. Your voluntary cash contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You may request a copy of our last audit from us or from the State of NY, Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau.

Make an online donation now by clicking on the “Donate” button above. Or, mail a check or money order payable to: GRIOT Circle, Inc. (Click here for our contribution form. Print, fill it out and mail to GRIOT Circle Inc. 25 Flatbush Ave, 5th Fl, Bklyn, NY 11217.)

Become a monthly sustaining donor:
Ongoing donations not only provide GRIOT Circle with consistent support, it also allows you to increase your giving. For example, a $10 per month contribution becomes an annual donation of $120; $25 per month becomes an annual donation of $300; and $50 per month becomes $600!

Gifts In Honor and Memory of:
Honor a loved one by donating in their memory

2. Workplace Giving:

Employer Matching Contributions
Match, double or triple the impact of your gift through your employer’s Matching Gift Program! Many companies offer a matching gift program, where the company matches their employees’ charitable contributions. When you make a donation, send us your company’s matching gift form with your portion filled out and enclose it with your donation (if you donated online simply mail the form to us). We will verify your donation with your employer. To find out if your company matches charitable contributions, please see your human resources department for further information.

Payroll Deductions (Employee Designated Giving):
Employee designated giving is an easy way to give to GRIOT Circle Inc. This type of giving program allows you to give directly through an automatic deduction from your paycheck. You pledge a specific, self-determined amount from each paycheck, which is then deducted each pay period and sent to GRIOT Circle Inc. on a regular basis. To find out if your company participates in employee designated giving, please see your human resources department for further information.

United Way:
If you participate in a United Way campaign that allows donor designations, you may be able to select GRIOT Circle, Inc. as the beneficiary of your payroll deduction gift. Please contact the United Way campaign coordinator at your company to see if you can write-in GRIOT Circle Inc. as the beneficiary of your gift.

3. Make a Gift of Stock:

You can make a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares to GRIOT Circle and reduce your tax liability. Your tax deduction is based on the full market value of the gift, and you avoid capital gains taxes. Please contact GRIOT Circle’s Executive Director for more information.

4. Make a Bequest:
Contact GRIOT Circle’s Executive Director for more information on including GRIOT Circle in your will.

5. Make an In-Kind Donation:
Donate goods or your services to the GRIOT Circle. Our wish list changes from time to time, but we always need office supplies and refreshments. If there is something you wish to donate, let us know!


Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Buddy-2-Buddy Coordinating Committee
  • Public Speaking/Outreach/Tabling
  • Events and Activities Committees
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Monthly Calendar Mailing
  • Internal Support (fielding phone calls, welcoming guests and assist with programs as examples)

Share your talents and experience with GRIOT and learn new skills in service to yourself and our community.

Contact Us
25 Flatbush Avenue, 5th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 246-2775    Email: