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FCAA's First-Ever List of the Top Ten Funders of LGBTQ-Inclusive HIV/AIDS Work
By Sarah Hamilton, Program and Communications Director at FCAA
While the media and public perception of AIDS as a crisis seems to have lessened, the epidemic still rages among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. In the United States gay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2% of the population, yet more than half of all people living with HIV/AIDS. ... click here to read more!
January 27-28, 2015 (New York, NY):
The LGBT Health Funding Summit
Next month, FCAA, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Grantmakers In Health, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host a summit to bring together funders in the health, HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ rights fields to interact with experts from the field, build relationships with like-minded funders, and develop funding strategies for increased impact in LGBT health. Click here for more information.
March 18-20, 2015 (Atlanta, GA):
Funding Forward 2015 is a few months away. Early bird registration is still open for our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues. Register now to join us in Atlanta next March. For more information about the conference and information about booking accommodations, click here.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • What is America's Giving Style?
    On the heels of Giving Tuesday, take a look at Bolder Giving and WiserGiving's first annual report analyzing donors' strategies and approaches in solving complex problems through their charitable giving. The full report can be read here.
  • The HOPE Fund: 20 Years of LGBTQ Support
    The HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan celebrates its 20th year this year by launching a matching gift program. Click here to read about the plan to match donations to the fund from first-time and lapsed donors until year's end. Read more about the fund's origin in 1994 - due in part to Funders for LGBTQ Issues' national partnerships initiative.
Requests for Proposals
  • American Psychological Foundation 
    American Psychological Foundation has released a call for proposals for its $15,000 Wayne F. Placek Grants to support empirical research on any topic related to lesbian, gay or bisexual issues within the fields of behavioral and social sciences.  The deadline is March 1, 2015. For more information, click here.

Recent Grant Award Announcements

People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Brad Clark
Brad Clark has been named the new Vice President of Partnerships at the Gill Foundation. Brad comes to Gill from the Human Rights Campaign. Congratulations, Brad! To read the full press release, click here. 

Trina Olsen
Trina is the new Executive Director of PFund. Trina comes to her role from Immigration Equality where she served as both the Deputy Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. Welcome, Trina!  
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Associate, Culture and Talent

Arabella Advisors

(Chicago, IL)


Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

American Jewish World Service

(New York, NY)


 Executive Assistant 

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

(New York, NY)


 Executive Director

FreeState Legal Project

(Baltimore, MD)


 Grants Manager

New York Women's Foundation

(New York, NY)


Human Resources Manager, Managed Organizations

Arabella Advisors

(Washington, DC or Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA)


Human Resources Manager, Managed Organizations

Arabella Advisors

(Washington, DC) 


Learning and Knowledge Manager

International Human Rights Funders Group

(New York, NY)


President and CEO

Women's Funding Network

(San Francisco, CA)


 Senior Analyst

Arabella Advisors

(New York, NY)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice

Board of Directors:

Chair Cindy Rizzo (The Arcus Foundation)  Vice Chair Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors)  Treasurer Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  Secretary Patricia St. Onge (Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching)  Rohit Burman (M.A.C. AIDS Fund)  Maria Cadenas (Driscoll's)  Matthew "Matty" Hart (The Calamus Foundation, DE)  Surina Khan (California Women's Foundation) � Andrew Lane (Johnson Family Foundation)  Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service)  Nathaniel "Toby" Thompkins (Tides 21st Century) � Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Philadelphia Foundation)
Institutional Members

11th Hour Project  American Jewish World Service  Anonymous  Arcus Foundation  Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice   Blachford-Cooper Foundation  Boston Foundation  The Calamus Foundation, DE  The California Endowment  California Wellness Foundation  The Cleveland Foundation  Community Foundation for Northeast Florida Community Foundation Santa Cruz County  Con Alma Health Foundation � Cream City Foundation  The David Bohnett Foundation  Driscoll's Charitable Fund  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund  Elton John AIDS Foundation � Equity Foundation  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Ford Foundation Foundation for the Carolinas  Foundation for Louisiana  Freeman Foundation  GE Foundation  Gill Foundation  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation  Groundswell Fund  Guilford Green Foundation  Henry van Ameringen Foundation  Horizons Foundation �  Jeff Chartrand Advised Fund  John Larsen Foundation  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  Johnson Family Foundation  Kevin J. Mossier Foundation  Kicking Assets Fund  Laughing Gull Foundation  Levi Strauss Foundation  Liberty Hill Foundation  M.A.C. AIDS Fund Marguerite Casey Foundation  Mukti Fund  New York Women's Foundation  North Star Fund  Our Fund, Inc. � Overbrook Foundation  The Palette Fund  Philanthrofund Foundation � Paul Rapoport Foundation  Polk Bros. Foundation  Pride Foundation  Proteus Fund, Inc.  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors  Rosenberg Foundation The Samuel S. Fels Fund � San Diego Human Dignity Foundation  San Francisco AIDS Foundation  Santa Fe Community Foundation � Small Change Foundation  Stonewall Community Foundation  Vermont Community Foundation � Wells Fargo Bank  Wild Geese Foundation  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  Women's Foundation of California

Have a content idea for QNotes?  Contact Lyle Matthew Kan at lyle@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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