The SOULE Foundation is purposed in cultivating LGBTQ Youth of Color to be Educated, Purposed, Whole.

The Soule Foundation is a program that has been designed to create an experience geared to support, develop and promote the educational advancement of LGBTQ Youth of Color. The SOULE Foundation started as an extension of SOULE, a multimedia organization dedicated to representing, connecting and empowering the Black LGBTQ community. As important as our youth are, The SOULE Foundation has recognized the imperative need to ensure their viability, mental sustainability and success.

The Mission of the SOULE Foundation is to empower the educational advancement of LGBTQ Youth of Color to become fully expressed individuals, by offering dynamic programming, mentoring their life goals and a supporting to educational goals through scholarship.


What we envision is chance for all LGBTQ Youth of color to have access to the support they need to develop empowered by choices and not driven by circumstances. We envision a LGBTQ community, where giving back to others is a norm. We affirm this vision because not all LGBTQ Youth are afforded the same access to education and a loving families to nurture them.

Elijah Li

Executive Director

Elijah Li a, New York native, is an LGBT advocate, community business owner, writer, designer, and engineer. Elijah’s advocacy centers on marginal identity, community development/empowerment and visibility as it relates to LGBT minorities. His work in the community came as a natural extension of his work in engineering, where there was an implicit commitment to identify issues and solve them in unique ways

What we offer


The Soule Foundation provides one time $2500 scholarships/awards for graduating LGBTQ identifying high school seniors of color, on their way to college.



In addition to receiving a scholarship, The SOULE Foundation will align youth with a life mentor and a mentor that aligns with their major



In addition to scholarships, The Soule Foundation will also be providing grants for LGBTQ Youth of Color. Stay Tuned for More details.



In addition to scholarships, The Soule Foundation offers local programming to empower the LGBTQ People of Color Community.