Groundswell’s Values

Groundswell Institute is proud to be based in values that are rooted in respect for diverse individuals, communities, and ecosystems. We incorporate these values into our programs through both content and how we interact with guests.

Queer Community

We build stronger LGBTQ* communities rooted in compassion, mutual respect, and celebrating our authentic queer selves.

Creativity

We design innovative programs that facilitate creative expression and help people broaden their perspectives and possibilities.

Multiculturalism

We value and engage the perspectives and experiences of diverse communities and individuals.

Accessibility

We work to make programs accessible to all who need them, no matter their economic means or physical abilities.

Leadership

We help empower emerging and established leaders in communities, giving them the tools and opportunities to grow their impact.

Intersectionality

We believe the work of building an equal world for LGBTQ* people is tied into the work of social justice movements for all.

Ecology

We model sustainable practices and help people have a deeper connection to nature and each other.