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January 2017
Creating Change 2017 is almost here! Thousands of LGBTQ activists are due to converge in Philadelphia this week for the annual national conference for LGBTQ leaders and organizers. To help you get the most out of your time at the conference, we've compiled a list of the sessions that focus specifically on philanthropy, fundraising and financial management. We prepared a short guide to these sessions, as well as those that feature our members, board, staff and partners.  Click here to read more.

Wednesday, March 29th - Friday, March 31st (Seattle, WA) 
Funding Forward 2017
Now more than ever, it seems important for grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues to come together in community to address the many challenges we face.  We hope you'll join us in Seattle for Funding Forward 2017.  Early-bird registration ends January 31st. Click here for more details.  Click here to register.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • U.S. middle and high schools remain hostile environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students, according to GLSEN's National School Climate Survey. However, the report, which documents school climate, its effects on student outcomes and the availability and benefits of school-based supports for LGBTQ students, also shows significant signs of improvement in these areas since 2001. Read more about the report here.
Requests for Proposals
  • The Trans Justice Funding Project recently announced a call for applications for the 2017 grant cylce. This grant supports grassrots trans justice organizations run by and for trans people. The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2017Additional information about eligability and application instructions  available here
  • The Arcus Foundation has announced limited funding that will help grantees address specific, short-term needs and pressures they are experiencing in light of new external realities at the U.S. federal level. These one-time, non-renewable awards will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The application can be found here Application deadline is January 20, 2017.
  • The Fund for Trans Generations is offering two funding opportunities for trans-led projects and organizations. Rapid Response funding to support timely and strategic opportunities facing trans communities will be offered on an ongoing basis. Additionally, the fund will offer g eneral operating support funding  for trans-led organizing and movement building. Rapid response funding is available on an ongoing basis. More information on both funding opportunities is available here

Recent Grant Announcements
  • The U.S. Department of Interior announced on Thursday that it has awarded the D.C. Office of Historic Preservation a $50,000 grant to help identify LGBT-related sites of significance in the District that would be eligible for being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the full article here
  • The Johnson Family Foundation earlier this month awarded separate $25,000 grants to the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community and the D.C. LGBT youth services organization SMYAL for the purpose of "increasing the variety and quality of mental health services they provide." Read more here
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Paul Di Donato
Paul Di Donato was recently appointed to President of the Proteus Fund. Paul is stepping into this role after leading Proteus' successful Civil Marriage Collaborative for eight years. Congratulations on this great news, Paul!

Jennie Lehua Watson , formerly the Fund's vice president of special initiatives and communications, will serve as interim president of the Fund for the next two years.  Cathy Cha , formerly program director for immigrant rights, is now vice president of programs and will become president of the Fund in 2019. Congratulations Jennie and Cathy! 

Paul Moore
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers recently announced the appointment of
Paul Moore as Co-Chair of the national CenterLink board of directors.  Moore is the Program Officer of the Los Angeles based David Bohnett Foundation.  Cece Cox,  CEO of Resource Center in Dallas, TX, was also named as Co-Chair. Congrats, Paul and Cece!

Marvin Webb
Marvin Webb , Director of Finance and Administration here at Funders, was appointed Treasurer of th e national CenterLink board of directors.   Congratulations Marvin!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

OUT Miami Foundation 
(Miami, FL)

TCC Group 
(New York, NY)

TCC Group 
(New York, NY)

North Star Fund
(New York, NY)

Proteus Fund
(New York, NY)

The California Community Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Ford Foundation
(New York, NY)

Gill Foundation
(Denver, CO)

The New York Women's Foundation
(New York, NY)

The Kresge Foundation 
(Detroit, MI)

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 Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (Philanthropic Consultant) ·  Brandie Balken  (Gill Foundation) 
· Rohit Burman 
(M.A.C. AIDS Fund) ·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Cindy Rizzo (Arcus Foundation)  ·  Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  · Rye Young (Third Wave Fund)
Institutional Members

11th Hour Project -  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 -  Jeff Chartrand Advised Fund - Civil Rights Defenders -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Equity Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund -  John Larsen 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 -  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 -  Polk Bros. Foundation -  Pride Foundation -  Proteus Fund, Inc. - Richmond Memorial Health Foundation -  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors -  Rosenberg Foundation -  San Diego Human Dignity Foundation -  San Francisco AIDS Foundation -  Santa Fe Community Foundation -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation -  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership -  Wells Fargo Bank -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project -  Women's Foundation of California

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