APRIL 2019
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is thrilled to announce the second cohort of fellows in our unique leadership development program for trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary people in philanthropy. Click here to meet the newest GUTC Leadership Fellows!
April 30, 2019 (Miami Beach, FL)
Are you attending the Council of Foundations 2019 conference in Miami Beach next week? If so, come to Out @ COF - a special reception for funders committed to LGBTQ issues. All LGBTQ and allied grantmakers are welcome! Click here to learn more!
May 10, 2019 (Online)
Funders for LGBTQ Issues invites you to a webinar on the national and regional landscape of LGBTQ funding, highlighting current funding levels in New Mexico as well as challenges and opportunities facing local LGBTQ groups. Click here to learn more!
November 18-22, 2019 (Seattle, WA)
The Unity Summit will host over 800 participants to expand their individual and institutional practice in order to advance equity with an intersectional lens, and build community. Click here to learn more!
Panelist during the Lessons from the Border: Black and Latinx Trans Migrant Organizing for Collective Liberation Plenary at Funding Forward 2019 . From left to right: Karolina Lopez (Mariposas Sin Fronteras), Aldo Gallardo (Borealis Philanthropy), Ola Osaze (Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project), Marisa Franco (Mijente) and, Alisha William s (Arcus Foundation)
  • In March we gathered for Funding Forward 2019 in Tucson, Arizona to learn together and highlight pressing issues facing our movement. Plenaries covered topics including immigration, conversion therapy, and sex worker rights, and a special ceremony for the 2019 Pride in Philanthropy Awards offered an opportunity to celebrate inspiring leaders in our sector.

  • In partnership with the Global Philanthropy Project and ILGA World, we co-led a Spanish language webinar to share findings from the 2015-2016 Informe de Recursos Globales with leaders from philanthropy and civil society throughout Latin America.

And these are just the highlights! Stay tuned for more updates from our network in action in the next edition of Q Notes!

Following the launch of the GUTC Pledge, Inside Philanthropy takes a closer look at the trans funding landscape and how our campaign hopes to transform the sector.

A new initiative from the Amalgamated Foundation calls for DAF providers to adopt proactive policies to ensure that funds do not flow to organizations that promote hatred.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues publishes the 16th edition of the annual tracking report, 2017 Tracking Report, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations.

Coinciding with the launch of the GUTC Pledge, Dr. Robert Ross of the California Endowment, Alexander Lee and Ben Francisco Maulbeck of Funders for LGBTQ Issues collaborated on an op-ed published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Give OUT Day, the national day of giving for the LGBTQ community hosted by Horizons foundation, raises over $1.1 million for more than 475 LGBTQ nonprofits.

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) updates Where We Call Home, a report examining the structural differences in rural life and their unique impact on LGBT people in rural areas.

Nichelle Brunner, Program Associate for the Transforming Movements Fund at Borealis Philanthropy shares reflections after attending Funding Forward 2019 in Tucson.

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) re-release Kids Pay the Price with a fresh look at the disparities in America's foster care system.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) releases the 16th edition of the annual state profiles, a comprehensive report on sexuality education in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the outer U.S. territories.

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up cases that hinge on federal discrimination laws and whether they protect LGBTQ workers when its new term begins in October.

Nico Calvo Rosenstone (former GUTC Fellow) writes an op-ed in The Stanford Social Innovation Review with advice on what organizations can do to make the workplace transgender inclusive .


The Andrus Family Fund supports organizations that advance social change and improve the outcomes for vulnerable youth ages 16-24 in the United States. Application deadline is May 17.

Change Philanthropy announces open call for UNITY Summit session proposal ideas. Application deadline is April 30.

The Key to Community program at the Philadelphia Foundation aims to accelerate the impact of nine solutions that are working and can be scaled and sustained to meet a significant community need or opportunity. Application deadline is April 29.

NOLOSE offers grants of $100 - $1,000 to support projects that expand the reach of fat queer and trans activism. Application deadline is May 31.

The Point Community College Program was created for LGBTQ Students interested in attending a four-year college or university. Application deadline is May 1.

The Texas Pride Impact Funds (TPIF) supports the work of nonprofit organizations whose mission focuses on securing the future of the LGBTQ community in Texas. Application deadline is May 10.

The ACCELERATE Community Grant supports the development of sustainable systematic services for Black gay men in Jackson, MS, and Baltimore, MD. Application deadline is June 28.


24 recipients of the 2019 Boston Pride Community Fund have received a total of $43,610, a record level of grantmaking for the fund.

Fertile Ground Fund at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, a fund that provides flexible funding based on the shifting needs and desires of grantee partners, announced its latest awards.

The Transforming Movements Fund (TMF) at Borealis Philanthropy awarded $970,000 in general operating, organizational development, and leadership development support to eight organizations across the country.

The fund awarded 16 grants totaling $55,050 to local nonprofit organizations with programs that positively impact the local LGBTQ+ community bringing its cumulative grantmaking total to $530,000 since the fund was established in 2001.

Mahida Guadalupe
Mahida Guadalupe is joining Borealis Philanthropy as their new Fund for Trans Generations (FTG) Program Associate. Congratulations, Mahida!
Joselyn Harris
Joselyn Harris is joining the San Diego Humanity Foundation as the new President and CEO. Congrats, Joselyn!
Paulina Helm-Hernandez
Paulina will receive the Lives of Commitment Award from Auburn Seminary. Congratulations, on this achievement Paulina!
Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez
Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez is joining the Edward W. Hazen Foundation as the new Program Officer. Congratulations, Isabel!
Groundswell Fund
(United States)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
(New York, NY) 

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)
(New York, NY) 

Borealis Philanthropy
(United States)

Rickke Mananzala, Chair (Borealis Philanthropy)
Jason McGill, Vice Chair (Arcus Foundation)
Kristine Stallone, Treasurer (American Jewish World Service)
Rebecca Fox, Secretary (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)
Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Women's Foundation of California)
Brandie Balken (Hopewell Fund)
Cynthia Renfro (Civis Consulting, LLC)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project)
Rye Young (Independent Consultant)
Ben Francisco Maulbeck
Lyle Matthew Kan
Vice President Of Research & Communications
Marvin Webb
Vice President Of Finance & Administration
Kristina Wertz
Vice President Of Engagement & Philanthropic Outreach
Rebecca Wisotsky
National Director Of Philanthropic Outreach
Alexander Lee
Project Director, Grantmakers United For Trans Communities
Chantelle Fisher-borne
Project Director, Out In The South Initiative
Andrew Wallace
Acting Vice President of Research & Communications
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
Nicole Fernandes
Executive & Operations Assistant
American Jewish World Service
Andrus Family Fund
Arcus Foundation
Arizona Community Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baltimore Community Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
The Boston Foundation
Calamus Foundation (Delaware)
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
The Cleveland Foundation
The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cream City Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for Louisiana
Foundation for the Carolinas
Freeman Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Gilead Sciences
Gill Foundation
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Horizons Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Kicking Assets Fund
The Kresge Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
Meyer Memorial Trust
Mukti Fund
NEO Philanthropy: Four Freedoms Fund
New York Women’s Foundation
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
PFund Foundation
The Palette Fund
The Philadelphia Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Pride Foundation
Proteus Fund, Inc.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rosenberg Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
The Simmons Foundation
Small Change Foundation
Southern Vision Alliance
Stonewall Community Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Surdna Foundation
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
H. van Ameringen Foundation
Washington Grantmakers AIDS Partnership
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wild Geese Foundation
Women’s Foundation of California