Gay and Lesbian Fund for San Diego celebrates diversity and dignity. It promotes inclusion, acceptance, compassion, and tolerance for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, or disability.
Organizations receiving grants from this fund must have Board approved written policies in place clearly stating that they do not discriminate against anyone, including their employees, because of any individual sexual orientation. Preferences are given to organizations that include; gender identity; as part of their non-discrimination written policies and/or include written domestic partnership benefit policies to their employees.
All grants must be publicly recognized as coming from Gay and Lesbian Fund for San Diego. Public recognition is to be at a level no less prominent than that given for like-sized support. Preference is given to applying organizations that will publicly recognize its support from Gay and Lesbian Fund for San Diego to a large number of people in the community at large.
One of the purposes of the Gay and Lesbian Fund for San Diego is to publicly recognize philanthropy from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community of San Diego County.