of Mensa Foundation
“Unleashing intelligence for the benefit of humanity”

Charitable fund in support of individuals working toward unleashing intelligence for the benefit of humanity and:

  • who identify as both BIPOC & LGBTQ; and
  • who have a demonstrated record of positive service to the BIPOC & LGBTQ communities

Mensa membership not required.

Founded in 2022 by Nguyen Pham of San Francisco, CA, the Progress Pride Fund lifts and centers our community members who are both BIPOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning).

The inaugural Progress Pride Fund seeks to address the unique challenges of individuals who face both racism and homophobia, championing the narratives of this intersectional marginalized community.

At the request of Nguyen, whose birthday occurs during February, this fundraiser will conclude on February 28, 2022. Please consider lodging a generous, tax-deductible birthday contribution today.

Thank you for your support!

This fundraiser closes on February 28, 2022. To donate, please visit

About the Founder of the Progress Pride Fund: In 2020, Nguyen Pham (he/him/his) became the first openly LGBTQ Trustee of the Mensa Foundation following many years of charitable fundraising as Mr. Mensa 2011. Beyond Mensa, Nguyen serves as Board Vice President of San Francisco Pride, the largest gathering of the LGBTQ community and allies in the U.S. Interested in supporting the Mensa Foundation? Contact Nguyen at

About the Mensa Foundation: Founded in 1971, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education, and awards.