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TriNet Supports LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs with Donation to StartOut

This donation is aimed to help drive the economic empowerment of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and the community.

TriNet, a leading provider of comprehensive human resources for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), recently announced that StartOut, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, has received a TriNet Foundation donation. The TriNet Foundation, launched in 2021, is a donor-advised fund of TriNet. It is a key component of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

TriNet Supports LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs with Donation to StartOut

The TriNet Foundation seeks to proactively evaluate and support nonprofit organizations that foster positive change, economic development and the growth of entrepreneurism related to veterans, historically underrepresented businesses and trade schools/entrepreneurial education programs. Previous recipients of TriNet Foundation donations are Black Girl Ventures and Hire Heroes USA.

TriNet will engage with the LGBTQ+ community through StartOut’s variety of events. This includes their mentorship program, upcoming events, and opportunities for the community to learn more about TriNet.

“TriNet exists to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed. The TriNet Foundation is an important way to expand our reach outside of our customer base. It also aligns our corporate social responsibility to our company mission and vision,” said TriNet President and CEO Burton M. Goldfield (he/him). “StartOut does incredible work to give LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs equal access to resources that can help fuel their success. When we make diversity a priority within organizations, the result is more innovation, creativity and opportunities for all of us.”

“We are most grateful for the engagement of companies like TriNet. They proactively help us empower LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs through mentoring, education and networking opportunities. TriNet’s generous support is instrumental in creating more diversity within our startup communities,” said StartOut’s executive director, Andres Wydler (he/him).  

About TriNet

TriNet provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance and payroll, all enabled by industry-leading technology capabilities. TriNet’s suite of products also includes services and software-based solutions to help streamline workflows by connecting HR, Benefits, Employee Engagement, Payroll and Time & Attendance. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business and enabling their people. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.    

About StartOut

Founded in 2009, StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. StartOut has over 21K members nationwide. Its mission is to accelerate the growth of the LGBTQ+ community to drive its economic empowerment, building a world where every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has equal access to lead, succeed and shape the workforce of the future. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs start new companies, supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide. For more information, please visit

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