Point Foundation empowers change through
education and leadership and is a
champion for equal access to higher education
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and queer students.
Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer 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 (Point) is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.
Scholarship Funding: Point provides direct financial contribution toward the cost of attending the nation’s top educational institutions.
Mentorship: Point mentors build rewarding, personal relationships and serve as exemplary role models for the organization's scholars, as well as advise on professional career decisions.
Leadership Development: Point provides training in leadership development, accountability and advocacy for the LGBTQ community and beyond.
Community Service Training: Point promotes philanthropic efforts through required community service projects, shaping the future of the next generation of the LGBTQ community.
By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance, respect and tolerance within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for LGBTQ undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.
Additionally, Point believes in honoring both the scholars and the donors who are investing in the future. Therefore, Point honors the donors, if they so choose, by creating a legacy named after themselves, or as a memorial for a loved one. This arrangement ensures their personal identification with scholars and with the mission of Point Foundation in perpetuity.