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Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce that Nicole Fernandes has accepted the position of Executive and Operations Assistant. Nicole is joining the Funders for LGBTQ Issues family and will be responsible for supporting the operations and executive branches of the organization. Click here to read more about Nicole!  
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! The full conference schedule and speaker information are now available!

April 9th, 2019 (Ford Foundation, NY)
SAVE THE DATE: Spring Funder Forum
Sponsored by the FCAA Advocacy Network, the Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, 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, speakers, and registration information will be available soon!

April 17th, 2019 (Webinar)
Seminario Web sobre el lanzamiento del Informe de Recursos Globales (en español)
Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues have collaborated to release a Spanish translation of the full 2015-16 Global Resources Report. We will host a Spanish-language launch webinar on April 17, 2019. This webinar is open to grantmakers and civil society representatives.
Research, Resources, and Updates
Requests for Proposals
  • Hudson Valley Momentum grants provide long-term funding to grassroots groups in the Hudson Valley of New York that are building power in the face of heightened racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and Muslim and Jewish religious oppression with a long-term vision to pursue structural change. Applications are due by March 29th, 2019
Recent Grants Awarded
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Anne Aslett was recently appointed Chief Executive Office at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), leading the foundation's combined UK and US programs. Congratulations on your new role!
Liam Cabal was recently promoted to the recently created role of Director of Grantmaking at AIDS United, Congratulations Liam on your new role!  
Hanna Israel also joins Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as Development Associate for Institutional Giving. Congratulations Hanna!  
Biola Odunwu joins Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as Executive Assistant. Congratulations on your new role Biola!
Loé Petit joins the Intersex Human Rights Fund at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as the new Program Associate. Congratulations Loé on this new role!
Shannon will transition from (FRE) Funders for Reproductive Equity after 16 years. Thank you Shannon for vision and leadership.
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Third Wave Fund
(Brooklyn, New York)

The Overbrook Foundation
(New York, NY)

The Overbrook Foundation
(New York, NY)

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 -  James Irvine -  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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