The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce was founded at a time when it wasn’t as easy to be out and proud as it is today. Many LGBT business owners and professionals were forced to remain closeted or face discrimination or loss of business due to their sexual orientation. One of the Chamber’s founding principles is to support diversity, inclusion and equality for all people. Whether you are a business owner or not, LGBT or straight, here are six ways you can support those values.
At the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, we know that a healthy, thriving community is the basis of a healthy, thriving business environment, and the Chamber supports local non-profit organizations in numerous ways. Our non-profit Rainbow Chamber Foundation, funded entirely by private donations and sponsors, provides academic scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students of all ages, in addition to supporting youth programs and services through Gender Health Center, Sacramento LGBT Community Center and other organizations. On first Thursdays, the Chamber produces Drag Queen Bingo, with proceeds benefiting a different local non-profit each month. The Chamber provides leadership and fundraising support for other community projects and causes, such as the Lavender Heights Rainbow Crosswalks, 2008 No On 8 Campaign, and our partnerships with Downtown Partnership, Sacramento Kings and other diversity chambers. And we help our members grow and connect with the community, providing them free online job postings and Hot Deal offers.
Need money for college or post-secondary school? Applications are still being accepted for the 2017-2018 Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program for LGBTQ & allied youth! Hurry! The application Deadline is days away on June 30th. APPLY NOW Scholarship...read more
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year is an outstanding business leader, Chamber member and role model who has demonstrated leadership success in his or her business and in the Sacramento business community, as well as leadership...read more
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is now seeking candidates for the Rainbow Chamber Board of Directors. Five board seats are open for election in August. Each new board member will be elected to a two-year term. New board officers—president, vice president,...read more