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Created to respond to the urgent unmet need for leadership development and support for trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary staff in philanthropy, GUTC's Leadership Development Fellowship will provide ongoing support, peer networking, and professional development to its fellows over a 12-month period, beginning in April 2018. Click here to meet the inaugural cohort!  
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!
Survey now open!  
The Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey will help the philanthropic community better understand who comprises its workforce and leadership (staff and board). Read more about the DAPP survey here and please email Rebecca Wisotsky, Director of Philanthropic Outreach, at rebecca@lgbtfunders.org to learn how your institution can be involved. 
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • Trulia, the online real estate search service, partnered with MAP to release a first-of-its-kind feature that allows people searching for housing to better understand the level of protections for LGBT people.
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues board member and CEO of the Women's Foundation of California, Surina Khan, published this recent piece in collaboration with Senator Holly Mitchell advocating for philanthropic support of policy advocacy that advances gender, racial, and economic justice.
Requests for Proposals
  • Funding Opportunities from the New York Women's Foundation

    The New York Women's Foundation announced a call for applications in the areas of Civic Engagement, Early Investment, and the Girls IGNITE! Grantmaking initiative. These three grantmaking programs will support improving civic engagement in New York City, building leadership and supporting community-based solutions, and investing in girls, young women, and gender fluid youth. Full grant guidelines and application instructions are available here.
  • The Women's Foundation of California is seeking applications for the Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute, a unique opportunity to engage with California's most prominent leaders working for progressive policy change, including 2018 PPPI Chair State Senator Holly J. Mitchell. All participants will be invited to the Women's Policy Institute Legislative Reception which celebrates the accomplishments of our WPI fellows and offers the opportunity to speak with some of California's leading legislators and community advocates. Applications are due February 27, 2018.
  • ViiV Healthcare announced the opening of the Positive Action Community Grants 2018 funding cycle for organizations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, part of ViiV Healthcare's ongoing commitment to supporting community organizations that work to address HIV/AIDS disparities in the U.S. and close the gaps in care for those most affected. More information and application material is available here.
Recent Grants Awarded
  • Chicago-based SHE100 Announces New Grants Round

    SHE100, a Chicago-based LGBTQ giving circle announced a new round of grants at a ceremony at Center on Halsted Jan. 28. Grantees in this recent grant cycle included Masjid al-Rabia , Quare Square Collective, and Changing Worlds.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Kris Hermanns announced she will step down from her position as CEO of the Pride Foundation. We thank you for all you've done to advance LGBTQ philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest and wish you the best of luck in this transition! Read the full announcement here.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to welcome Luis Ramirez as our Executive and Operations Assistant. Welcome, Luis! We are so happy to have you join the team.  
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Astraea Foundation for Justice
(New York, NY)

Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY)

The Stolte Family Foundation
(Seattle, WA)

Arabella Advisors
(Washington, DC)

The ELMA Philanthropies Services
(New York, NY)

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
(Winston-Salem, NC)

The Colorado Health Foundation
(Denver, CO)

Senior Consultant
(Multiple Locations)

Senior Consultant, Strategic Learning and Evaluation
(Multiple Locations)

Arabella Advisors
(Chicago, IL)

Arabella Advisors
(Multiple Locations)

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 - 

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