Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) develops trans leadership in philanthropy to strengthen the pipeline of trans professionals in the field, with the long-term goal of increasing the number of trans people working and taking leadership in philanthropy. Click here to read more and apply.
Mark your calendars for Funding Forward 2022, May 24 - 26th, 2022!
This year's virtual Funding Forward will be a grantmaker retreat with a focus on building the practical tools funders need to meet the pressing needs of LGBTQ communities.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to keep us on our toes, our 2022 conference will be fully virtual. However, we are holding out hope for opportunities to gather safely in person later in the year. Be on the lookout for more details soon!
CHANGE Philanthropy is inviting foundations to participate in the 2022 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) survey! 

The third edition of the DAPP Survey will help the philanthropic community better understand its workforce and leadership by illuminating the experiences of the philanthropic workforce across a diverse array of identity frames: race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, religious affiliation, and more. Click here to learn more and sign up by March 11, 2022.

The second of two reports, Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity: A Roadmap to Measure and Advance Health Equity, provides details about race and ethnicity data collection in federally administered health programs and an expanded list of recommendations for improving the data.

The Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) new report explores online search algorithms that allow access to anti-LGBTQ+ conversion therapy providers and other harmful materials, especially in non-English languages.

The second track of Abortion Access Roadmap from The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), calls on funders to support the abortion access needs of transgender and gender-expansive patients.

A new poll released by the Trevor Project shows that over two-thirds of LGBTQ youth said recent debates over state laws that target transgender people have negatively impacted their mental health.

The National Center for Transgender Equality announced that it is collecting data for a new 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). After two years of delays, work on the only comprehensive study of transgender life has restarted.

The Building Movement Project has released Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Race to Lead Report on Nonprofit Executives of Color, which focuses on the experiences and challenges of nonprofit leaders of color who have attained the top position in their organizations.

In this news post, The Urgent Action Funds shares their Sisterhood Feminist Principles of Philanthropy, a distillation of their collective learning and visioning.

This new project from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), provides both a democracy tally rating and a detailed democracy profile for each state, making it easy to see the states that are ensuring democracy thrives and the states that are falling short.

Lambda Legal reviews the progress made (or not) on ten asks from a year ago to rectify the harms done by the Trump administration and to address the ongoing inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV.


The LGBTQ Community Fund for Northeast Florida approved $107,000 in grants to five local nonprofits in its continuing quest to build a community that welcomes and supports all people.

Borealis Philanthropy shares highlights from 2021, grantee and funds breakdown, and much more in their 2021 annual report.

In the final quarter of 2021, Arcus’ Social Justice Program awarded grants to organizations working to advance rights, promote social justice, and create more inclusive societies for LGBTQ people around the world. 

The International Trans Fund’s (ITF) 5th grantee cycle supports 50 trans-led organizations in 40 countries.


Transgender Strategy Center
Deadline: February 4, 2022

The Visibility Impact Fund
Deadline: February 1, 2022

William T. Grant Foundation
Deadline: March 10, 2022

Notable promotions, transitions, and career updates from LGBTQ people
in philanthropy and allies.
Todd Cox
Todd Cox has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Programs (VPP) at Wellspring. Congratulations, Todd!
Luca Lukina
Luca Lukina joins the International Trans Fund (ITF) as the New Communications Associate. Congratulations, Luca!
Ramya Rauf
Ramya Rauf joined the Northwest Area Foundation as Vice President of Finance and Administration and CFO. Congratulations, Ramya!
Congratulations and welcome to all the new members of the Borealis family! 

Congrats and welcome to the CHANGE family! 
The Kresge Foundation 
Troy, MI

Horizons Foundation
San Francisco, CA

California Community Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Groundswell Fund 

Rickke Mananzala, Chair (New York Foundation)
Cynthia Renfro, Vice-Chair (Civis Consulting, LLC)
Jason McGill, Treasurer (Philanthropic Consultant)
Rye Young, Secretary (Philanthropic Consultant)
Karen Appelbaum (Northwest Area Foundation)
Namita Chad (Philanthropic Consultant)
Paulina Helm-Hernandez (Foundation for Just Society)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
William (Bill) Smith (May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust)
Judy Yu (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
Saida Agostini-Bostic
April Bethea
Development & Membership Officer
Nicole Fernandes
Finance and Administrative Associate
Chantelle Fisher-borne
Project Director, Out In The South Initiative
Alyssa Lawther
Research & Communications Officer
Alexander Lee
Project Director, Grantmakers United For Trans Communities
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
Andrew Wallace
Vice President of Research & Communications
Marvin Webb
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
Kristina Wertz
Senior Vice President of Engagement and Philanthropic Outreach
Rebecca Wisotsky
National Director Of Philanthropic Outreach
American Jewish World Service
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Baltimore Community Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
California Wellness Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
Cleveland Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Community Foundation of Northeast Florida Con Alma Health Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Edward W. Hazen Foundation
Excelerate Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for the Carolinas
Foundation for Louisiana
Gilead Sciences
Gill Foundation
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Henry van Ameringen Foundation
Horizons Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 
Kicking Assets Fund
Kresge Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
The Leonard-Litz LGBTQ+ Foundation
Libra Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Masto Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Ms. Foundation For Women
Mukti Fund
Nathan Cummings Foundation
NEO Philanthropy
New York Women's Foundation
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
PFund Foundation
Philadelphia Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Pride Foundation
Proteus Fund, Inc.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rosenberg Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Simmons Foundation
Small Change Foundation
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Stupski Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The California Endowment
The Collins Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Palette Fund
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Transgender Strategy Center
Tzedek Social Justice Fund
Wallace Foundation
Washington Grantmakers AIDS Partnership
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wild Geese Foundation
Women's Foundation of California