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September 2016
Can a $250,000 Grant Unite a Growing Intersex Movement?
The first ever intersex-specific grant from the U.S. State Department Global Equality Fund will support The Intersex Human Rights Fund at the Astraea Foundation. The fund represents an important acknowledgment of a growing global movement, as intersex people around the world continue to face unacceptable violence and discrimination. Click here to read more.

Meet our New Staff
We're thrilled to welcome Terry Boggis and Andrew Wallace to the Funders for LGBTQ Issues team. We are pleased to congratulate them as well as Rebecca Wisotsky, who was recently promoted to the newly created position of Director of Philanthropic Outreach. As we head into the fall, we're excited for all our members and partners to meet the newest additions to our family. Click here to read more.

Friday, September 30th (Seattle, WA) 
LGBTQ Philanthropy in the Northwest: The Grantmaking Trends, Gaps, and Opportunities
How are LGBTQ communities fairing in the Northwest? Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Philanthropy Northwest, Pride Foundation, and Raikes Foundation for an important conversation about the regional landscape of LGBTQ funding and how to support LGBTQ people within your current funding priorities. Click here for more details Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 18th (New York, NY) 
Funder Briefing on Poverty in the LGBTQ Community
If you are a funder committed to addressing poverty, food insecurity, housing and homelessness, or other issues facing Americans who are poor, please join Funders for LGBTQ Issues and our partners for a briefing on poverty in the LGBTQ community. Click here for more details.  Click here to register. 
Tuesday, December 6th (Washington, DC) 
Funding Across Networks to Build Health Equity
Join ABFE, FCAA, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Grantmakers in Health, for a series of conversations on intersectional approaches to building health equity, spotlighting critical points of intersection, such as women of color, protections of and barriers to care, and placed-based challenges to equity. Click here for more details.  Click here to register. 
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 - some of which we have painfully been reminded of this summer.  While many of the details will be forthcoming, we hope you'll join us in Seattle for Funding Forward 2017. Click here for more details.  Click here to register.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • In an Op-ed in the Congressional Policy blog The Hill, titled "Policymakers Should Take Seriously the Need to Make all LGBT Stories Visible Through Data," Laura E. Durso, Ph.D. and M.V. Lee Badgett, Ph.D. argue the need for data centered research about LGBTQ peple.
  • John Barnes, Executive Director of Funders Concerned About AIDS, reflects on the role of philanthropy in the ongoing effort to end AIDS and the need for further collaboration between the philanthropic and public sectors to "drive robust, coordinated funding and to reach the populations most at risk."
Requests for Proposals
  • AIDS United has announced the opportunity for grant support through the Southern Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS (REACH) initiative. This initiative aims to address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States by supporting community based organizations (CBOs) to expand their local advocacy infrastructures through voter engagement, the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in policy-making, and the integration of HIV into key social and racial justice frameworks. Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on October 7, 2016. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • CenterLink is accepting LOIs for capacity-building projects designed to expand the variety, quality, and accessibility of mental health services offered at LGBT community centers. A total of $150,000 will be awarded to centers with grants ranging from $10,000 - $25,000. Applicants should first submit a letter of interest by October 16, 2016. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • The Red Envelope Giving Circle is accepting inquiries and applications for grants to those launching or continuing an API-LGBTQ led project. Organizations can apply for a Red Envelope Giving Circle (REGC) grant of up to $3,000. Proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2016All inquiries should be directed to REGCgrantcommittee@gmail.com.
  • The Stonewall Community Foundation is now accepting proposals to fund organizations and projects that are addressing challenges to service provision for LGBTQ youth in New York City in unique and novel ways. One-year grants for up to $4,000 will be awarded in November. Completed proposals are due by no later than   noon   on  October 20th, 2016For more information and to apply,  click here.  
Recent Grant Award Announcements
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Kristi Andrasik
Kristi, Program Officer at the Cleveland Foundation, was the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's 2016 Cleveland Choice Award. You can see her speech upon accepting the honor at the 2016 HRC Cleveland Gala, here. Congratulations, Kristi! 

Terry Boggis
Terry, former Director of the Ettelbrick Family Project at Stonewall Community Foundation and Director of Family Programs at the LGBT Community Center of New York, has joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as Executive and Operations Assistant.  Welcome to the team, Terry! 

Andrew Wallace
Andrew, former Program Manager at StoryCorps leading the Outloud initiative, has joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as Research and Communications Associate.  Please join us in welcoming him to the team.  Congratulations, Andrew!

Judy Yu
 Judy has been hired as a new program officer in Wellspring Advisors' Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Program. Judy has a background in LGBT advocacy, youth services, and criminal justice reform, serving most recently as Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York. Congratulations and welcome, Judy!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Philanthropy Northwest
(Seattle, WA)

Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY) 

Leeway Foundation 
(Philadelphia, PA)

California Community Foundation 
( Los Angeles, CA)

Leeway Foundation 
(Philadelphia, PA)

Northstar Fund 
(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 Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (Philanthropic Consultant) ·  Rohit Burman (M.A.C. AIDS Fund) ·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Cindy Rizzo (Arcus Foundation)  ·  Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  · 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

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