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MAY 2018
Each year we dive into our Twitter feed to compile a list of inspiring LGBTQ philanthropoids. Check out our 6th annual list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! Who are you following?
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Last week the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, drastically changing how organizations and corporations use and manage personal data. In light of these new regulations, we have updated our privacy policy to clarify how we use your personal information as well as the steps we take to protect it. We encourage you to read the policy and contact us with any questions.     
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Wednesday, March 20th-Friday, March 22nd, 2019 (Tucson, AZ.)
Funding Forward 2019
Our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues will take place March 20th-22nd, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona! We are already planning another great gathering and hope you will consider joining us!
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • Inside Philanthropy explores the state of LGBTQ funding, highlighting key data from our recently released 2016 Tracking Report and 2015-2016 Global Resources Report.
  • In partnership with the University of Connecticut, the HRC Foundation surveyed more than 12,000 LGBTQ teens across the nation for the 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report.
  • MAP's latest report, The Power of State Preemption: Preventing Progress and Threatening Equality, shines a light on state Preemption efforts and their disproportionate impact on LGBT people.
Requests for Proposals
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) released its annual open request for proposals (RFP). In addition to a general open RFP, the Foundation has also released a special RFP for projects focused on addressing the HIV-related needs of Black gay and bisexual men and transgender people. Requests are open to any non-profit organization regardless of whether they have applied or received funding from EJAF in the past. EJAF will consider both general operating support and project-specific funding requests. Letters of Inquiry will be accepted through June 30th, 2018. For more information and application materials for both RFPs, click here.
  • The New York City Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color released its Fall 2018 Grant Guidelines. The Fund seeks applications from organizations that: are led by and for young cis- and trans women of color; advance the collective leadership of young women, transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color toward broad based change; use strategies of advocacy, community organizing, and long-term active participation in community and civic life; and specifically address systemic causes of racial, gender, and economic disparities faced by young women, transgender, and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth of color. The deadline for submitting Letters of Inquiry is noon on June 12th, 2018.
  • The New York Community Foundation seeks applications for grants to support community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard in New York City. The next deadline to submit an initial funding request is July 1st. More information and application material is available here.
  • Stonewall Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants. The Levin-Goffe Scholarship was established to help support undocumented immigrants pursuing higher education in New York City who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI). The scholarship will help offset some of the financial burdens immigrant students may face, while investing in the future of the LGBTQI community. Applications are due by noon on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.
  • Pride Foundation's Community Grants Program invests in organizations, projects, programs, and strategies that expand opportunities and advance equity for LGBTQ communities in the Northwest. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:00pm AKST/5:00pm PST/6:00pm MST.
  • Stonewall Quarter Share (SQS) is a network of young donors who, through organized philanthropy and volunteer service, support LGBTQ causes throughout New York City. Each year, SQS members award one or more grants to advance programming and services that directly benefit LGBTQ New Yorkers. Stonewall will hold an informational conference call to answer questions related to the RFP on Thursday, June 7th at 2pm EDT. You can join the call by dialing (515) 604-9350, Access code: 483625. Completed proposals are due by no later than noon on July 12th, 2018.
Recent Grants Awarded
  • Our Fund Announces Spring 2018 Grantees

    Our Fund will announce awards of $112,500 in grants to 18 agencies advancing LGBT issues in South Florida at its June 20 grant reception held at Stonewall Gallery on Wilton Drive.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Patricia Eng will be departing her role at the New York Women's Foundation. Thank you for your contributions to the field and best of luck on your future endeavors!

Neil Coleman recently joined Trinity Church Wall Street as the Chief Philanthropy Officer. Congratulations on this new role, Neil!

Mitchell Singer, long-time member and former board member of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, has taken on a new role as the principal of Singer Philanthropy, a philanthropic consulting services organization. Congratulations, Mitch, and best wishes in your exciting new venture!

After five years leading Third Wave Fund, Funders for LGBTQ Issues board member Rye Young will be stepping down as Executive Director at the end of 2018. We thank you for your inspiring leadership and are excited for your next adventure!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

The Women's Foundation of California
(Oakland, CA)

Third Wave Fund
(New York, NY)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice

Board of Directors:

Chair  Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors)  · Vice Chair Brandie Balken (Gill Foundation) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (GCIR) ·  Karina Claudio Betancourt  (Open Society Foundations)
·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California)  ·  Rickke Manazala (Borealis Philanthropy)  · Jason McGill (Arcus) · Rye Young (Third Wave Fund)
Institutional Members

AIDS United - American Jewish World Service -  Andrus Family Foundation -  Anonymous -  Arcus Foundation -  Arizona Community Foundation -  Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice -  The David Bohnett Foundation - Baltimore Community Foundation - Borealis Philanthropy - Boston Foundation -  The Calamus Foundation (Delaware) -  The California Endowment -  The California Wellness Foundation -  Civil Rights Defenders -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County - Community Foundation for Southern Arizona -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation - FSG - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund - Hartford Foundation for Public Giving -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund - LA 84 Foundation -  Laughing Gull Foundation -  Levi Strauss Foundation -  M.A.C. AIDS Fund -  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -  Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund -  Marguerite Casey Foundation - Masto Foundation -  Mukti Fund -  New Venture Fund -  New York Women's Foundation -  North Star Fund -  Northwest Area Foundation -  Our Fund, Inc. -  Overbrook Foundation -  The Palette Fund -  Pfund Foundation - The 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 -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation - Dwight Stuart Youth Fund - Surdna Foundation -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership - Washington Area Women's Foundation -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project - Women's Foundation of California


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