Our mission is to make Indiana a safer & more welcoming place for ALL people, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or any other type of gender or sexual diversity. We are based in rural Spencer, Indiana.
We welcome everyone to join us as we continue to cultivate a community of compassion & celebration for all people. We are 100% volunteer-powered & are always looking or passionate people who wish to help us achieve our mission.
Every year, Spencer Pride donates thousands of dollars to local organizations. In addition, we contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to organizations due to the commitment of our volunteers. Local LGBTQ+ youth receive have received several thousand dollars in scholarships & awards over the past few years.
We firmly believe that my investing in our community – specifically in local not-for-profit organizations & our youth – that we are ensuring the long-term ability of our organization to achieve our mission.
Spencer Pride Inc. is a proud member of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce and the Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce. It is also a member of InterPride, the international association of pride organizations. Spencer Pride Inc. is also a member of Centerlink, the association of LGBTQ community centers. We are also a founding member of the Spencer Downtown Events Coalition.
Our Strategic Goals
In order to ensure that we are effectively & efficiently working to accomplish our mission, the Board of Directors establishes short- & long-term strategic goals. These goals are reviewed frequently to determine if we are making progress or if adjustments need to be made in our efforts. Our current strategic goals are listed below.
Be an LGBTQ+ Advocate
Support Local LGBTQ+ Youth
Increase Utilization of commUnity center
Complete Rehabilitation of commUnity center
Cultivate Organizational & Financial Sustainability
Accomplishing our goals takes a lot of volunteer hours & financial investment. Individuals or organizations interested in helping to support our needs should contact president Jonathan Balash at Jonathan@SpencerPride.org or via phone at 812-821-3073.