Welcome to Rainbow Families

Since the 1970s, Rainbow Families has offered education, resources, and support services for LGBTQ+ parents, families, and parents-to-be.   Please view our History tab for more about our journey.

We connect with over 10,000 people monthly through our membership, communications channels, and our signature social and educational programs including Maybe Baby – our multi week course for prospective LGBTQ+ parents.

In 2019 Rainbow Families was named ‘One of the Best’ nonprofit organizations by the Catalogue for Philanthropy, and that honor was repeated in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.   We are proud members of the United Way, the Combined Federal Campaign, and CenterLink (the community of LGBTQ+ Centers nationwide), the Equality Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington DC Coalition of LGBTQ+ Non Profits.

No million dollar budget here; no flashy celebrity-studded galas either.  That’s not Rainbow Families.

We are a grassroots nonprofit in service to the LGBTQ+ family community.  Always have been, always will be.  It’s about the work.

We have built our reputation on integrity, stewardship, coalition building, and goodwill.

Our community based organization is led by an engaged volunteer Board of Directors, small staff, and numerous volunteers & interns for which we are especially grateful.

Welcome to Rainbow Families!  How may we be of service to YOU?

Member ($35/Year):

This level of membership exemplifies your support of and commitment to the mission, vision, and work of Rainbow Families. This level is typically comprised of parents, co-parents, guardians, caregivers, grandparents, and adult children of LGBTQ+ families and prospective LGBTQ+ parents. However, anyone and everyone is welcome to join at this level.

Ally/Supporter ($25/Year):

This level of membership shows your support of LGBTQ+ families. This level is typically comprised of allies, community members, service providers, educators, and teachers who are welcoming and supportive of LGBTQ+ families. It also includes prospective LGBTQ parents and LGBTQ parents who are not yet ready to make the commitment of a paid membership.

Lifetime ($500/One Time):

This level of membership demonstrates your long-term commitment to the mission, vision, and work of Rainbow Families. A commitment at this level enables the long-term viability of Rainbow Families to continue to serve as an indispensable resource for LGBTQ+ families and prospective LGBTQ+ parents.

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