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How Many LGBTQ People Work in Philanthropy?
Sadly, we don't know. However, with our new Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, we're hoping to find out! The DAPP Survey is being launched February 15th to help the philanthropic community better understand its workforce and leadership, and luckily there is still time to participate!  Click here to read more about the DAPP and sign up your institution for participation.  
Wednesday, March 14th - Friday, March 16th (New Orleans, LA) 
Funding Forward 2018
We are pleased to announce that Funding Forward 2018 will take place from March 14th-16th in New Orleans! Our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues promises to bring together more than 200 of the most influential people in LGBTQ philanthropy!
Early-bird rates end tomorrow - so 
Thursday, February 8th  
The Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey will help funders and the philanthropic community better understand who comprises its workforce and leadership (staff and board). It will establish baseline figures for measuring the philanthropic community's progress towards diversity and inclusion in the years to come. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.
Monday, February 12th - Tuesday February 13th (Oakland, CA)  
This joint funder briefing - hosted by over 20 affinity partners - is a unique opportunity to break bread and interact with funders across multiple sectors. This day will include speeches from incredible thought leaders, funders and fellow activists as well as facilitated workshops in order to share strategies to defend and move forward efforts to protect people, place and planet. Click here to learn more.
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • In December, MAP released the annual report examining revenue and expenses, fundraising and fundraising efficiency, and other indicators of financial health for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) social justice advocacy, issue, legal, research and public education organizations.
  • MAP, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, Freedom for All Americans, and the National Center for Transgender Equality launched a new report providing a comprehensive overview of the gaps in nondiscrimination laws for LGBT people in public spaces.
Requests for Proposals
  • Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leadership Development Fellowship Program

    The GUTC Leadership Development Fellowship Program will provide 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 April 2018. The fellowship is open to all trans-identified, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons who are currently employed full- or part-time with a philanthropic entity based in the United States. The deadline to apply is 9AM, Monday, February 5th, 2018.
  • Trans Justice Funding Project is currently accepting applications for the 2018 grant cycle. Grassroots, social justice groups run for and by trans people are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to by a 501c3 nonprofit or have a fiscal sponsor to be eligible. Applications are due by midnight EST on February 15th, 2018. More information is available here.
Recent Grants Awarded
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Awards $1.6 Million

    In late 2017 the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced nearly $1.6 million in grants to 26 organizations addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This final grant cycle brings EJAF's total investments for 2017 to almost $9.5 million
  • Southern Equality Fund Announces HIV/AIDS Grantees

    The Southern Equality Fund at the Campaign for Southern Equality announced four organizations that selected through the fund's HIV/AIDS Contest Grant Round. Each organization is receiving a $2,500 grant to support an innovative project promoting HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the LGBTQ South.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN, has been appointed to the Gill Foundation's board of directors.
Paulina Helm-Hernandez, former co-director of Southerners on New Ground, will join Foundation for a Just Society as a Program officer focusing on the US Southeast. Congratulations, Paulina!
Longtime Director of The National LGBTQ Taskforce Creating Change Conference, Sue Hyde, will depart her role this spring. Sue will assume the role of Executive Director of the Wild Geese Foundation. Congratulations on this transition!

Chong Moua

Chong Moua has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director of the PFund Foundation. Welcome, Chong!
Jennifer Ruppe
Jennifer Ruppe will join the Guilford Green Foundation as its next executive director. Congratulations, Jennifer!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Arabella Advisors
(Washington, DC)

Arabella Advisors
(Chicago, IL or New York, NY)

Groundswell Fund
(Location Flexible)

Group Health Foundation
(Seattle, WA)

Group Health Foundation
(Seattle, WA) 

Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY)

California Community Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Executive Director
Chinook Fund
(Denver, CO)

Grants Management Associate
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
(New York, NY)

Arabella Advisors
(Washington, DC)

Arabella Advisors
(Chicago, IL or Washington, DC)

Emerson Collective
(Palo Alto, CA)

Group Health Foundation
(Seattle, WA)

Arabella Advisors
(Chicago, IL)

Groundswell Fund
(New York, NY preferred but flexible)

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  Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors)  · Vice Chair Brandie Balken (Gill Foundation) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (GCIR) ·  Karina Claudio Betancourt  (Open Society Foundations)
·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California)  ·  Rickke Manazala (Borealis Philanthropy)  · Jason McGill (Arcus) · 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 -  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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