What we do.
The Pony Barnes Foundation believes in the power of camp to build young leaders, connect families and communities, and enable individuals to achieve their true human potential. The LGBTQ+ community now, more than ever, needs the immersive and nurturing experiences that only camp can provide. That's why we are dedicated to supporting camp experiences that promote belonging and connections for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
How we make a difference.
Your support has enabled us to impact thousands of campers across California through programs including LGBTQ+ family camps, cultural competency training, camp scholarships, leadership programs, and more.
Campers across California
Grantees Campers In Their Own Words
“I decided to go to the Beyond the Binary campfire and that’s when I realized that I wasn’t a girl – that I was in between. Tawonga helped me to understand that what I was feeling was okay and to find the courage to tell other people.”