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Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce the election of new officers, including new board chair, Rickke Mananzala of Borealis Philanthropy, and of two new board members with extensive experience working in Southern philanthropy, Kelli King-Jackson of the Simmons Foundation and Cynthia Renfro of Civis Consulting. Click here to read more!  
April 9th, 2019 (Ford Foundation, N.Y.)
Spring Funder Forum
Sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the FCAA Advocacy Network and the Global Philanthropy Project, this in-person Spring Funder Forum will offer a two-part discussion to help contextualize current threats to HIV, health and human rights, with one session focusing on FOSTA-SESTA legislation and the other looking at the rise of religious conservatism. This will be a funder only event. Agenda, speaker and registration coming soon!
March 20th - 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 have already announced some powerful plenaries and the full conference schedule!
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • The Williams Institute released their 2018 Data in Review 2018 report detailing findings over the past 12 months and how they relate to the year in LGBT news.
  • GLSEN released their Supporting Safe and Healthy Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students: A National Survey of School Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists.
Requests for Proposals
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues is accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 GUTC Leaders Fellowship. The GUTC Leaders Fellowship provides ongoing support, peer networking, and leadership and professional development to a cohort of 6 trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary professionals in philanthropy over a 12-month fellowship period,beginning in March, 2019. Applications are due by February 4th, 2019
  • The Youth Service Improvement Grants (YSIG) program at the William T Grant Foundation supports activities to improve the quality of direct services for youth New York City's five boroughs. The long-term goal of YSIG is to strengthen existing services by helping youth-serving nonprofit organizations address challenges or remedy problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact.
Recent Grants Awarded
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Carlie Steen is joining the New York's Women's Foundation as the new Director of Programs, Congratulations on your new role.
Cathy Cha was recently appointed as President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Congrats on this new role, Cathy!
David Jobin, Executive Director of Our Fund, was named Local Person of the Year by South Florida Gay News. Congratulations on your achievement!
Katherine Grainger was recently promoted to partner Civitas Public Affairs Group. Congrats, Katherine!
Marco Antonio Quiroga recently elected to join the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Board of Directors. Congrats on this new role, Marco!
Maryse Mitchell-Brody joins the Third Wave Fund at the New Sex Worker Funding Officer. Congratulations Maryse on your new role!
Rachel Korberg recently joined the Future of Work team at The Ford Foundation. Congrats on this new endeavor, Rachel!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
(New York, NY, Kenya, or Uganda, United States)

Native Americans in Philanthropy
(Los Angeles, California)

Visit our Jobs Board for more listings!
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  Rickke Manazala(Borealis Philanthropy)  · Vice Chair Jason McGill (Arcus Foundation) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors) ·   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 and The Calamus Foundation, DE) · 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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