IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TOGETHER
In 2020, the Louise Linton Charitable Fund issued a grant to Immigrant Families Together, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to reuniting and supporting immigrant families separated at the US/Mexico border.
Pride Foundation was founded in late 1985 by four committed individuals, who believed that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community needed its own philanthropic organization. The foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. It envisions a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.
The Central Union Mission provides safe shelter for 170 men every night, while providing programs to prevent them from returning to the streets. Louise began volunteering at the Mission in 2017 and has continued to volunteer since.
TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER
Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. They are a multi-disciplinary organization that uses litigation, policy advocacy, education, movement building, and direct service to meet the needs of transgender communities. Their programs include the Detention Project, which works to end the abuses transgender people experience in prisons, jails, immigration detention, and at the hands of law enforcement, the Legal Resistance Network, which provide pro bono legal services, the Transgender Immigrant Defense Effort, which provides legal services to transgender immigrants, and more.
Tracy’s Kids uses Art Therapy to help young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer. “This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Like many families, my family has felt the impact of cancer. At the age of fourteen, I lost my mother to breast cancer and my father is a survivor of prostate cancer. So I understand the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on children and families.” - Louise Linton.
Louise has raised over $1,000,000 for Tracy's Kids.
In response to the outbreak, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, and recovery activities for those most affected and for the responders.
On March 22nd, 2020, The Louise Linton Charitable Fund issued a grant to the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund.
THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
In 2020, the Louise Linton Charitable Fund issued a grant to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. The Young Center is a champion for the rights and best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children, making sure that wherever they land, whether here in the U.S. or in their home country, they are safe.
MATTEL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital cares for the physical and emotional well-being of children, from newborns to young adults. UCLA's facilities are designed to serve the most critically ill children with sophisticated, compassionate care in an environment that is both welcoming and healing to children and their families.
Louise joined the board in 2016.
FRIENDS IN NEED
Homelessness is an issue Louise feels passionately about. Whether it's volunteering at the shelter or helping hands-on the people she meets that are in need.
Louise met a man and his dog at a park where they were living in 2014. The dog was sick. Louise insisted on helping take the dog to the vet for emergency care. The two have been friends ever since. Whether it be in providing food, clothing, heating, cooking supplies, funding medical care, dental care, veterinary care for his dog or helping him to find accommodation and work, the two friends have created a sincere bond that will last a lifetime.
RAISED BY A VILLAGE
Raised by a Village’s mission is to provide mentorship to children of divorced families and to ensure that no child experiences a shortage of love, care, and joy as a result of divorce.
Louise contributed to RBAV and joined the Board in 2019.
Fettes College is a private, co-educational independent boarding and day school in Edinburgh, Scotland. Louise Linton and her brother, David attended Fettes and graduated in the late 1990s. To perpetuate the memory of his only son William, who had predeceased him in 1815, Sir William Fettes (1750–1836), a former Lord Provost of Edinburgh and a wealthy city merchant bequeathed the then very large sum of £166,000 to be set aside for the education of poor children and orphans.
Louise has served on the Old Fettesian’s Board since 2013.