Rise Above Coffee Gives Back!

Each year, Rise Above Coffee carefully chooses 12 nonprofits to spotlight and donate to. Each nonprofit will be spotlighted for one month. During that time, part of the proceeds from the spotlighted "Coffee for a Cause" purchases will go towards that month's nonprofit.

If your nonprofit would like to be a part of our 2023 list, use the contact form below to submit your interest.

2022 Causes

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people.

The Phluid Phoundation

We support the most at risk of the LGBTQIA+ community supporting trans-led organizations and homeless queer youth at a global and grassroots level.

Family Equality

Family Equality's mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.


We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.


GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation's schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.


We advocate for LGBTQ youth so they can seize each day and prepare for the future. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy.

Point Foundation

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Point provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope.

Ali Forney Center

The mission of the Ali Forney Center is to protect homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to be independent.

Contact Us

Interested in being a part of our 2023 cause?