City LGBT community centers The GA Voice Editors April 30, 2010 Atlanta L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028www.lagaycenter.org • Year founded: 1971• Year opened in current location: 1992• Approximate square footage: 44,000 (also has three other locations)• Approximate cost for main location: $7 million (purchase, renovation, capital campaign expenses)• Was any money used to procure current location from government funding? $1.25 million loan from City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, will be forgiven over time as long as Center provides social services• Total annual operating revenue: $48.5 million (FY 2008)• Amount of annual operating revenue from government funding: $11.1 million in government grants; $26.7 million in AIDS Drug Assistance Program and program fees• Services offered: Free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBT youth; support and advocacy services for LGBT seniors and LGBT-parented families. Center on Halsted3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60640www.centeronhalsted.org • Year founded: 1973• Year opened in current location: 2007• Approximate square footage: 65,000 for agency (175,000 total includes parking and retail client Whole Foods)• Approximate cost for location: $25 million capital campaign• Was any money used to procure current location from government funding? 34 percent from federal, state and local funding• Current annual budget: $4 million• Amount of annual budget from government funding: 40 percent• Services offered: Mental health services, youth program, rapid HIV testing/State of Illinois HIV/STD Hotline, legal services, the Anti-Violence Project, elder services, cultural programming, social programming, gym, fitness classes, rental space, and more. San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center 1800 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102 www.sfcenter.org • Year founded: 1996• Year opened in current location: 2002• Approximate square footage: 35,000• Approximate cost for location: $13.7 million (purchase and construction)• Was any money used to procure current location from government funding? Approximately half from city/state/federal grants• Current annual budget: $1.85 million• Amount of annual budget from government funding: 39 percent from government contracts• Services offered: Economic development, Children, Youth & Families; Health and Wellness (HIV prevention); Arts & Culture (visual art exhibits, performing arts & cultural events); Community Development; 300-plus events each month, cybercenter, reading room, childcare, non-profit tenants The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center208 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011 www.gaycenter.org • Year founded: 1983• Year opened in current location: 1984• Approximate cost for location: $1.5 million (in 1983)• Current annual budget: FY 2008 expenses $9,326,971; revenue $9,226,153• Amount of annual budget from government funding: Grants make up 52.46 percent of annual revenue ($4,840,338) – not broken down in annual report in percent from government sources• Services offered: Meeting space, health services, youth services, support groups, library, history archive, numerous community and cultural events SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website + eight = 13 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.