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    GGBA Foundation, Women-Owned Businesses and More!

    GGBA Foundation

    Founded in 2017, the GGBA Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity by funding educational opportunities for the LGBT and allied business community of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The mission of the GGBA Foundation is to create scholarships and resources that assist LGBT and allied businesses to achieve sustainable business development, further professional growth and create leadership structures that strengthen their businesses.  

    Continued education will support capacity building for LGBT businesses to meet the requirements of corporate supplier diversity programs, increasing opportunities across multiple industries for LGBT businesses to win contracts. In return, our community will be enriched by the economic impact of these companies and the jobs created by their growth.   

    Additionally, these business leaders will be advocates for LGBT business inclusion and economic equality for all diverse communities and will provide mentorship and other resources to empower the next generation of LGBTQA entrepreneurs.


    Be a Part of the Solution: Join & Volunteer

    Support LGBT businesses, throughout the Bay Area and beyond by bringing your enthusiasm and skills to the GGBA! Being a GGBA member and volunteer is an ideal opportunity to become more deeply involved with the chamber. You can help to guide the chamber’s continuing success while building deeper business relationships with your fellow GGBA members.

    The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) is the world’s first LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, and is now one of 65 around the globe advocating for positive economic, social and political change for LGBTQ businesses to prosper, create jobs and to have economic equality. Our mission is to champion opportunity, development and advocacy for our LGBTQ & allied business community.

    We empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals by creating opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement and referral-based business growth. We also collaborate with other nonprofits and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community, thus creating greater opportunities for our member businesses. If you are an LGBTQ or allied business person looking for a place to make sincere connections that can lead to greater success and a sense of community, the GGBA is the place for you. We encourage you to visit our next event to see for yourself. For more details:


    GGBA Calendar

    April Make Contact: Honoring LGBT and Allied First Responders
    Tuesday, April 9
    5:30 pm–7:30 pm
    Dirty Habit Restaurant at the Hotel Zelos
    12 4th Street (at Market), San Francisco
    GGBA Members: Complimentary; Non Members: $25

    Celebrate and Support the Women-Owned Businesses of the GGBA

    GGBA teamed with the Hispanic Chamber of
    Commerce of San Francisco to honor women
    business owners at the April Make Contact
    held on Tuesday, March 12. Among the honorees
    was Astrid Acero Lopez, owner of My
    Insurance Solutions, Inc., who received the
    award from GGBA’s president Audry deLucia
    (not pictured) and HCCSF’s Carlos Solorzano.

    During National Women’s Month, the Golden Gate Business Association is proud to give a shout out in support of the GGBA’s women-owned member businesses! Please take a few minutes to get to know and to support these great Bay Area businesses. We know that we are all stronger when we work together and celebrate our diverse perspectives—each unique
    voice adding to the breadth of wisdom and experience we share together.