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March 2017
Funding Forward 2017 is just around the corner and we are eager to welcome over 200 funders and movement leaders to Seattle - our largest convening yet!  As we put the finishing touches on a full program of plenaries and workshops we wanted to give you a taste of some of the issues featured this year. Check out these links for articles, videos, and other content submitted by FF17 presenters. Enjoy! Click here to read more.  
Wednesday, March 29th - Friday, March 31st (Seattle, WA) 
Funding Forward 2017
Now more than ever, it seems important for grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues to come together in community to address the many challenges we continue face. So we hope you'll join us in Seattle for Funding Forward 2017, to connect, learn, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact. Click here to view the full schedule.  Click here to register.
Research, Resources, and Updates 
  • Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate around the United States. The project is made possible by support from the Open Society Foundations.  
  • MAP and the Center for American Progress released an analysis of the 2015 version of FADA and what it could mean for 10 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, along with millions of others including women, single parents, unmarried couples, and children raised by LGBT parents and unmarried parents.
Requests for Proposals
  • Moving Walls 24: Exhibition and Grant 

    The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping our societies. Selected projects will be exhibited in the next installment of our ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in October 2017 at the Open Society Foundations-New York. Selected artists will also receive a grant of $20,000-$30,000 to support ongoing or future work on these themes. Applications must be submitted online by Friday, April 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST.
  • The Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF) is a national fund whose goal is to ensure that the nation's immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. In 2017, ILF's funding will prioritize litigation that focuses on immigrants who will likely be targeted, especially those who are labeled "criminals" and others who will be considered top priorities in removal efforts. For its first phase of grantmaking, ILF will be accepting applications for funding beginning April 1, 2017 and ending August 15, 2017 and requests will be accepted on the 1st and 15th of each month during that period.
Recent Grant Announcements
  • 2017 Global Arts Fund Grantees Announced 
    The Global Arts Fund at the Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice awarded grants to 15 artists and arts collectives responding to criminalization and militarization in their local contexts, exploring questions of survival, freedom and possibility.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Steven Lawrence
Steven Lawrence, former Funders for LGBTQ Issues Board Member, has joined TCC Group as a Senior Research Affiliate.  Congratulations on this new role!

Gautam Raghavan
After a successful tenure at Gill Foundation, Gautam Raghavan   will be moving on to provide consulting services for a number of projects. Best of luck on your new endeavors!  

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

California Community Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 
(New York, NY)

The Libra Foundation 
(San Francisco, CA)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 
(New York, NY)

Philanthropy Northwest
(Various Locations)

TCC Group
(New York, NY)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 
(New York, NY)

(New York, NY)

Program Manager, Communications & Development
International Human Rights Funders Group
(New York, NY)

International Human Rights Funders Group
(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 (Philanthropic Consultant) ·  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

11th Hour Project -  American Jewish World Service -  Andrus Family Foundation -  Anonymous -  Arcus Foundation -  Arizona Community Foundation -  Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice -  The David Bohnett Foundation -  Borealis Philanthropy Boston Foundation -  The Calamus Foundation (Delaware) -  The California Endowment -  The California Wellness Foundation -  Jeff Chartrand Advised Fund - Civil Rights Defenders -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Equity Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund -  John Larsen 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 -  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 -  Polk Bros. Foundation -  Pride Foundation -  Proteus Fund, Inc. - Richmond Memorial Health Foundation -  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors -  Rosenberg Foundation -  San Diego Human Dignity Foundation -  San Francisco AIDS Foundation -  Santa Fe Community Foundation -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation -  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership -  Wells Fargo Bank -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project -  Women's Foundation of California

Have a content idea for Q Notes?  Contact Andrew Wallace at andrew@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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