October 5, 2019 at the Globe Theater in downtown Los Angeles saw the launch of what would go on to become the Legendary AJay Foundation. That night the Legendary birthday charity event raised over $30,000 for the homeless youth residence building under construction at the LA LGBT Center here in Hollywood. As of December 2022, the Legendary AJay Foundation has provided over $80,000 in funding directly to programs that benefit those youth in our community who are in the most need.
The future is bright for the Foundation as we continue to work with our partners involved in LA’s nightlife to bring top notch DJ talent and events that raise the spirit and inspire our friends and family to do more while raising critical funds for those in need.
As a recognized California DOJ registered IRS 501(c3) non-profit operating for the public benefit with a specific and exclusive charity designation to provide for and improve the overall health, knowledge and lives of vulnerable unhoused LGBTQA+ children and youth in our community we have earned the Platinum seal of transparency from Candid.org, a Guidestar organization which offers our donors piece of mind that funds are used properly and to their best intent.
On any given day there are 6,000 youth (ages 24 and younger) living on the streets of Los Angeles, mostly in Hollywood. A staggering 40% of these youth are LGBTQ. Housing has been identified as the number one need of unhoused LGBTQA+ youth across the country.
Since 2019, Legendary charity event funds have provided well-built shelter, food, education, and guidance for hundreds of unhoused youth that have sought out Los Angeles as a beacon of hope. Many have left abusive homes or have been physically kicked out by their families or parents that don’t understand, or those that are misguided or otherwise just don’t care. Through our philanthropy we help agencies, groups and individuals provide vital services to these youth which in turn, puts them on a path to success as adults. Your donations go far in this endeavor.