About the Foundation

About-Foundation-ImageThe Rainbow Chamber Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2007 with the mission to promote mentoring, guidance, and education, and to support programs that improve the quality of life of the LGBT community.

Since 2008 the Foundation has contributed more than $40,000 to fund college and vocational education scholarships for LGBT and LGBT-supportive youth and support non-profit organizations, including the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, National Suicide Prevention Program Trevor Project, GSA Network, Transgender Law Center, Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF) and the Equality California Institute.  The Foundation focuses most of its giving on scholarships and organizations that help LGBTQI youth.

2016-17 Scholarship Application Deadline as passed.  Please help us celebrate this year’s selected scholarship recipients at the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce 2016 Awards & Scholarship Dinner on September 15th, 2016.  

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2015 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Jose Manuel Ramirez Garcia, California State University, Sacramento
Suzy Jane Edwards Freet, Solano Community College (Hamby/Perez Scholarship)
Junichi Nakajima-Jordan, Sacramento City College
Melissa McTernan, University of California, Davis
Alex Lee, University of California, Davis (SMUD STEM Scholarship)
Nicolas Caballero, California Institute of Integral Studies
Clarissa Laguardia, California State University, Sacramento

2014 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Thomas Hatfield, Sacramento City College
Daniel Cisneros
Derrick Harshberger, Sacramento City College
Vivian Partida, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chanpreet Singh

2013 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Sean Wilson, UC Davis
Melissa L. McTernan, UC Davis
Andrew Henkin, Sacramento City College, planned transfer to Sacramento State University
Trish Wallace, California Southern University

2012 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Siddarth Puri, UC Davis School of Medicine
Hiep “Patrick” Ma, American River College, transferring to UC Davis in 2013
Jon Cana, UC Berkeley
Michael Medina, UC Berkley

2011 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Siddarth Puri, University of California Davis School of Medicine
Chris Moore, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Atticus Lee, University of California Davis School of Law
Hiep “Patrick” Ma, American River College

Past Scholarship Recipients
Nathan Feldman, 2010
Max Millian Rosa, 2010
Derrick Harshberger, 2010
David Benjamin, 2010
Scott Hinman, 2009
Dillon Martin, 2009
Audrey Fry, 2008
Mallory Lass, 2008