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Take Action

There are plenty of ways you can take action to support our life-saving work. You can donate, fundraise for us or even create a settlement team to sponsor and support an LGBTQI+ newcomer.


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Make a Donation

Thank you for giving to Rainbow Railroad. Please consider making a recurring donation!

Partnerships

Partnerships

We create partnerships with businesses with a passion for social justice and global LGBTQI+ rights.

Fundraise

Fundraise

Your generosity fuels our work. Fundraising for Rainbow Railroad will help change an LGBTQI+ person’s life.

Plan a Gift

Plan a Gift

Easy ways to make a lasting impact: Beneficiary on accounts, Gift of life insurance,  Gift in Will

Other Ways To Give

Other Ways To Give

You can also give to Rainbow Railroad through securities, airline points and more.

Sponsor a Case

Sponsor a Case

Through the Government of Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program, Rainbow Railroad partners with community members to bring LGBTQI+ people to Canada. Creating or joining an existing settlement team to sponsor a case can be a rewarding and valuable way to give back.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Book a Rainbow Railroad speaker for your next event. When booking a speaker from Rainbow Railroad, please consider making a donation to our cause.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. Donations of $25 or more to Rainbow Railroad are tax-deductible. Canadian donors will receive a Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)-compliant receipt of donation, while American and international donors will receive one in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To request a tax receipt for a donation under $25, please email [email protected].

Donations that are collected as a lump sum at an event are unfortunately not tax-deductible.

Can we use the Rainbow Railroad logo?

Most likely yes, but we need to hear from you first. If you’re a business looking to brand your product with the Rainbow Railroad logo and donate a portion of your sales, reach out to [email protected]. If you’re hosting an event, please reach out to us at [email protected]. Please refrain from using our logo without explicit permission.

Can someone from Rainbow Railroad come to our event?

Yes. We love sharing our story with our communities. Due to the number of requests we receive, Rainbow Railroad requires a minimum donation of $2,500 to fulfill a speaking request. However, we realize that not all small community organizations have large budgets, and we aim to fulfill requests as best we can. To learn more, please visit our speaking engagements page.

Will Rainbow Railroad share our event on social media?

No. We use our social media platform to bring awareness to our organization, the work we do and international LGBTQI+ rights. You can tag us in posts and share our stories to help mobilize your community.

Can I set up a fundraising page?

Yes! Please do. We rely on individuals like you who resonate with our work to raise vital funds. Click here to set-up a fundraising page.

How can I change my payment information or amount for my monthly gift?

Contact [email protected] with your name, credit card number and expiry date.

Who do I contact if I have a question or issue with my donation?

Please contact [email protected] and a staff member will get back to you.

How do I cancel my monthly gift?

Please contact [email protected] and a staff member will get back to you.

What are the organization’s charitable registration numbers?

Rainbow Railroad USA 501(c) (3) EIN47-4896980
Canadian Charitable No. 827142530RR0001

Why should I donate monthly?

Donating monthly gives Rainbow Railroad a secure and reliable source of income each month.

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