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Mission Statement

The Point Foundation mission is to empower promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. 

Point Foundation National Leadership Conference

Mission Statement

The Point Foundation mission is to empower promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. 

Point Foundation National Leadership Conference June 3 2022

What We Do

Point provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring, and community to college -students from around the world attending US-accredited educational institutions.

Our work improves the equity and representation of LGBTQ people in nearly every industry, ensuring that LGBTQ people have a voice and are provided equal access and opportunity in every sector.

Point Foundation National Leadership Conference June 3 2022

What We Do

Point provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring, and community to college -students from around the world attending US-accredited educational institutions.

Our work improves the equity and representation of LGBTQ people in nearly every industry, ensuring that LGBTQ people have a voice and are provided equal access and opportunity in every sector.

Impact

Our impact continues to grow from 8 students in 2002 to 755 students in the 2024-2025 academic year. 

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NLC wide shot

Impact

Our impact continues to grow from 8 students in 2002 to 755 students in the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Point is Top-Ranked

Point Foundation received a four-star ranking for our excellence from Charity Navigator and a platinum ranking from Candid's GuideStar. Point's top-level ranking on both platforms is thanks to our transparency, leadership, financial accountability, culture, and impact.
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Point Staff

At the core of our work are leaders and staff who are passionate about our students' dreams and success.


Boards

Our network of volunteer leaders support Point's mission through personal contributions and insights.


Point Staff

At the core of our work are leaders and staff who are passionate about our students' dreams and success.


Boards

Our network of volunteer leaders support Point's mission through personal contributions and insights.


Our Values

Accountability

We take responsibility for individual and collective decisions and actions.

Authenticity

We welcome and encourage every person to show up as their truest self.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We respect and embrace varied backgrounds, identities, expressions, viewpoints, and experiences and work to make opportunities for learning and growth open to all.

Empowerment

We support our scholars and community members in pursuit of their goals.

Innovation

We remain curious and embrace new and creative opportunities for improvement.

Integrity & Trust

We build trust and dependability through open and honest communication.

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Our Values

Accountability

We take responsibility for individual and collective decisions and actions.

Authenticity

We welcome and encourage every person to show up as their truest self.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We respect and embrace varied backgrounds, identities, expressions, viewpoints, and experiences and work to make opportunities for learning and growth open to all.

Empowerment

We support our scholars and community members in pursuit of their goals.

Innovation

We remain curious and embrace new and creative opportunities for improvement.

Integrity & Trust

We build trust and dependability through open and honest communication.

Diversity at Point

Point Foundation defines diversity as the way in which people differ through their variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more. We believe equity to be the fair treatment and advancement of all people and that inclusion provides a sense of value and empowerment.