Sapphire Fund was established in 2002 to support the efforts of organizations contributing to the health and well-being of Philadelphia's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community and those who support them.
Sapphire Fund identifies organizations that advance the GLBT community through education, advocacy, arts and cultural opportunities; in addition to HIV/AIDS research, education, prevention and treatment. To this end Sapphire Fund engages in activities that raise monies so that grants may given to those chosen beneficiaries in support of these goals.
Sapphire Fund is a volunteer organization, conceived and run by members and supporters of the Philadelphia GLBT community. The Fund is an outgrowth of the long standing annual Blue Ball fundraising event, which was first held in 1991.
The Sapphire Fund is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization registered with the IRS (Tax ID 41-2079139) and the State of PA (PA BCO# 31477). All contributions to Sapphire Fund are tax deductible as allowed by law.
The official registration and financial information of The Sapphire Fund, Inc., may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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