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May 2016
Foundations and corporations can respond to this wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation in a number of ways - and many are already doing so. Here are a few of the ways that funders are standing up for LGBTQ rights in the face of a new wave of backlash ...  Click here to read more.
Tuesday, June 21st (Webinar) 
How TRANSformational Is Your Work?
NCRP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are hosting a webinar for funders new to trans work that are interested in learning more about transgender communities, their needs, and how to better support diverse trans leaders on the frontlines of change.  Click here to learn more and register!
Thursday, September 8th - Friday, September 9th (Ohio) 
Building on the momentum of the Cleveland Foundation's sponsorship of the Gay Games, Funders for LGBTQ Issues invites you to a learning tour on LGBTQ issues in Ohio. This learning tour will foster cross-learning between national LGBTQ funders and local Ohio-based funders, providing a vehicle for engaging and educating new Ohio-based funders around LGBTQ issues while allowing national funders to learn in depth about the needs and opportunities in a specific state. If you are interested, please contact Kristina Wertz at kristina@lgbtfunders.org.
Tuesday, December 6th (Washington, DC) 
Funding Across Networks to Build Health Equity in the US
The challenges of overcoming health disparities and building true health equity in the US are too big a challenge for any funder, or even any funders' network to face alone.  Join Grantmakers in Health (GIH), Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights (Funders Network), Funders for LGTBQ Issues, and Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) for a day-long meeting on health equity.  Registration opens in September.  If you have questions, please contact Horacio Oliveira at horacio@fcaaids.org.
Research, Resources and Updates 
Requests for Proposals
  • The Out in the South Fund has released its first request for proposals from LGBTQ-focused funds based in the U.S. South.  As part of Funders for LGBTQ Issues' ongoing efforts to increase sustainable grantmaking for Southern LGBTQ communities, the Out in the South Fund is a collaborative fund that will provide matching dollars and planning grants for LGBTQ-focused community funds in the South.  Through this partnership, local funds will then be able to provide funding to help build the capacity of community-based organizations working to improve the lives of LGBTQ Southerners through advocacy,  culture change efforts and effective service provision.  The deadline for submissions is June 1st.  For more information and to submit an application, please click here.  
  • The American Psychological Foundation has announced its 2016 Drs. Rosalee G. And Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grant, which supports innovative research, education, and intervention efforts that advance psychological knowledge and application in understanding the connection between behavior and health; reducing stigma and prejudice; understanding and preventing all forms of violence; and addressing long-term psychological needs in the aftermath of disaster. The deadline for application is September 15th.  For more information and to apply,  click here.
  • The American Psychological Foundation has announced its David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant that supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers. The deadline for application is September 15th.  For more information and to apply,  click here.
  • The American Psychological Foundation has announced its 2017 Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant, which seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans. The deadline for application is November 1st.  For more information and to apply,  click here.
  • The American Psychological Foundation has announced its Division 42 Next Generation Fund Practice Innovation Grants that provides two $2,000 grants for unpublished manuscripts on clinical, practical or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices and methods in psychological practice, to be presented at the APA convention. The deadline for application is September 30th, 2017.  For more information and to apply,  click here.
  • Groundswell Fund has launched a Rapid Response Fund, a funding vehicle dedicated to moving resources quickly and strategically for unforeseen needs and opportunities. There will be no deadline or formal grant cycle for Rapid Response Fund grants. Grant requests may range from $5,000 -$30,000. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted.  For more information about the 2016 grants and to apply,  download the RFP here.
  • Pride Foundation has announced its community grants program that invests in organizations, projects, programs, innovative ideas, and/or strategies that align with our priorities-expanding opportunities and advancing full equality for LGBTQ communities in the Northwest. The deadline for application is July 1st For more information and to apply,  click here.
  • The Gene and John Athletic Fund of StonewallCommunity Foundation awards scholarships to LGBTQ individuals whose athletic achievements demonstrate what is possible when one is courageous and strives hard in pursuit of their dreams. Ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, these scholarships lend critical financial support to athletes, recognize them as community leaders, and celebrate their efforts to bring visibility to LGBTQ people in sports. The deadline for application is June 8th For more information and to download the application,   click here.
  • The Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants was established to help support undocumented immigrants pursuing higher education in New York City who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, 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. The deadline for application is June 22ndFor more information and to download the application,  click here.
  • The New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes was created to support student athletes who self-identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI), or are demonstrated and committed allies.  Awardees will receive a one-time scholarship, paid directly to their college, to cover tuition and fees.  Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded in Summer 2016. The deadline for application is July 12thFor more information and to download the application,  click here.
  • ViiV Healthcare is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity - Organizing and Engagement Grants to Boost Empowerment and Nurture Networks - the first of its ACCELERATE! Initiative. ACCELERATE! is a four-year, $10 million commitment to fund innovative and promising projects that support the health and well-being of Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in two cities hardest hit by HIV - Baltimore, Maryland, and Jackson, Mississippi.  For more information and to apply,  click here.
Recent Grant Award Announcements
  • David Bohnett Foundation
    The David Bohnett Foundation and the Victory Fund have announced the 2016 class of David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellows.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Darren Walker
Darren has been named by Elton John as one of TIME Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People for his role of charting a radical goal of conquering inequality as president of the Ford Foundation. Congratulations, Darren!

Rebecca Wisotsky
Rebecca has been promoted to  Director of Philanthropic Outreach of Funders for LGBTQ Issues! In this new role,  Rebecca  will take on even more leadership for philanthropic outreach, development, and membership cultivation. Congratulations, Rebecca!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

*** We're hiring a new part-time position! ***
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
(New York, NY)
*** Help us find an exceptional candidate! ***

(San Francisco, CA)

California Community Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

California Community Foundation 
(Los Angeles, CA)
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 -  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 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. -  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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