our community,
our heart

"The Leather Heart Foundation really does run on our passion and heart for the communities we serve." - Khiki Cavannarro, President

who we are

The Leather Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 2009 whose mission is to provide charitable assistance in times of financial hardship to individuals of all sexual orientations in the Leather, BDSM, M/s and fetish communities.

how we help

emergency assistance funds

The Foundation may provide financial assistance to members of our communities in times of hardship. These may include: uninsured health expenses, loss of employment (accident or illness), and financial hardships for other reasons. At this time, funds cannot be dispersed for financial hardships resulting from a "life choice" (paying for post-secondary education, business startup expenses, etc.). In the future LHF does hope to be able to assist with financial hardships due to life choices.

other hardships

The Foundation may also provide financial assistance to other organizations that provide charitable or educational benefits to our communities.

what we stand for

We stand behind our communities and exist to serve our communities. We believe in transparency in all matters. Our books, minutes and corporate documents are available upon request. All disbursed funds and grants are approved by the Board of Directors. LHF never disperses funds to individuals. All funds are sent directly to business creditors. Personal loans cannot be paid with funds from LHF.

Leather Heart is 100% volunteer - we have NO paid employees and our overhead is incredibly low, consisting mainly of printing, postage, and our PO box (our web hosting and domain registration also donated).

Your privacy matters to us. The Leather Heart Foundation maintains strict confidentiality requirements and practices throughout the application, verification, and assistance processes in order to protect the privacy of its applicants.

contact us!

  • Khiki Cavannarro

    Khiki Cavannarro

    (International Master 1999) is the current President of LHF.

  • Daddly Jim

    Jim Gigliello

    (better known as Daddy Jim) is the current Vice President of LHF.