FAQ

Want to learn more about PRISM?
Here are some of the common questions we get asked about donations, events, and more!
General

What is PRISM?

PRISM FL, Inc is an LGBT non-profit organization centered in South Florida. Our mission is to provide LGBT youth, especially LGBTQ people of color, with accessible resources to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, politicians, and everything in-between.

How does PRISM help LGBTQ youth?

PRISM works to benefit the LGBT community by educating youth through our online resources and local events, supporting student organizers through initiatives like the PRISM Student Ambassador Program, and advocating for disenfranchised communities within the LGBT sphere.

What does the name PRISM stand for?

Funnily enough, nothing. PRISM is named after the glass and acrylic shapes that split white light into a spectrum of colors. The all-caps name is a stylistic choice, but feel free to come up with your own acronyms for PRISM if you'd like!

Fundraising

What do my donations/store purchases go towards?

PRISM FL, Inc. is organized solely for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that no individual within or connected to PRISM can benefit from or receive funds raised by or for PRISM.*

Basically, 100% of the money PRISM receives is allocated towards our goal of helping LGBT youth.**

What does "helping LGBT youth" include?

These are a few of the expenses that PRISM covers through its funding:

  • Educational resources

  • Staff wages

  • Videography equipment

  • Event fees

  • Software fees

  • Filing fees and administrative costs

  • Product materials and office supplies

  • Outreach and advertising

  • Keeping www.prismfl.org up and running!

 

PRISM is also working toward transitioning from an exclusively all-volunteer organization to paid staff, as well as gearing towards opening a physical community center, which will allow us to provide even more services in person!

How can I contribute to PRISM?

Glad you asked! You can help PRISM and its mission to help LGBT youth by donating, purchasing from our online store, volunteering, or sharing with friends and family!

*PRISM FL, Inc (EIN: 85-0891778) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(3). Donations and other contributions to PRISM FL, Inc. are tax-deductible under IRC Section 170.

 

**"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF PRISM FL, INC, CH62359, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."