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MARCH 2014
The 7 Best Reads Before Funding Forward 2014
We have an amazing slate of speakers lined up for this year's Funding Forward.  To help get you ready for our annual conference of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, we thought we're compile some of the best pre-reading available.  ... click here to see the 7 best reads before funding forward.
Wednesday, March 26th - Friday, March 28th (Philadelphia, PA):
Funding Forward 2014
It's not too late to register for Funding Forward 2014!  The annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues provides an exciting opportunity for funders to connect with one another, learn from each other, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact. ... Learn more here. ... Register here!
Friday, June 6th - Sunday, June 8th (Washington, DC):
Joint Affinity Groups Unity Summit
This summer JAG will bring together a national network of more than 2,500 members and more than 20,000 philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate professionals of all ages: AAPI, Black, Latino, Native, women, men, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities to work together to eliminate disparities across race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. ... Learn more here.
***NEW DATE*** Wednesday, June 25th (New York, NY):
The Power of Two: Funding at the Nexus of LGBT Rights and Repro Rights/Repro Justice
These two movements work principally on separate tracks, while sharing core values and common adversaries. How can the power at this intersection be leveraged for the greatest effect? How can funders, often constrained by institutional structures that favor discrete issues, support intersectional alliances?  ... Learn more here.
Research, Resources and Updates 
Requests for Proposals
  • New York Community Trust
    Applications are now available for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Applications are due May 2.
  • Ford Foundation
    The Ford Foundation is taking a survey their Out for Change Transformative Media Organizing Project.  The survey hopes to focus on the media & communications strengths, needs, and opportunities of groups working with the LGBTQ community.  The deadline for survey participation is March 31.
  • FLGBTQI + ADAM Queer Youth Initiative
    The ADAM Queer Youth Initiative and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are once again partnering on a matching grants program to support LGBTQ public foundations and community foundations with active LGBTQ field of interest funds that serve or address the needs of LGBTQ youth and involve youth in grantmaking decisions. Proposals are due April 14.
  • The Adam Foundation
    The Adam Foundation will start accepting grant applications for its 2014 grants cycle on February 28.  AF is looking for projects both big and small that will impact the Triad LGBTQ community.  The deadline for submitting is April 30.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Rachel DeCruz

Rachel, former Communications Director at Washington Community Action Network, has joined Pride Foundation as the new Communications Manager. Congratulations, Rachel!


Karen Mudd

Karen, former Executive Director of Equality South Dakota, has joined Pride Foundation as Interim Development Director. Best of luck, Karen!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Communications Director 

Gill Foundation

(Denver, CO)


Director, Program Related Investments

The California Endowment

(Los Angeles, CA)


Grants and Knowledge Manager 

Arcus Foundation
(New York, NY)


IT Systems Administrator 

Arcus Foundation

(New York, NY)


President & CEO 

Community Initiatives 

(San Francisco, CA)


Vice President, Programs

The New York Women's Foundation
(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)  Maria Cadenas (Driscoll's)  Matthew "Matty" Hart (The Lafayette Practice)  Andrew Lane (Johnson Family Foundation)  Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service)  Nathaniel "Toby" Thompkins (Tides 21st Century) 
Institutional Members

American Jewish World Service  Anonymous  Arcus Foundation  Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice   Blachford-Cooper Foundation  Boston Foundation  Calamus Foundation, DE  The California Endowment  California Wellness Foundation  Cleveland Foundation  Community Foundation Santa Cruz County  Con Alma Health Foundation � Cream City Foundation  Driscoll's Charitable Fund  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund  Equity Foundation  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Ford Foundation Foundation for the Carolinas  Foundation for Louisiana  Freeman 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  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  Santa Fe Community Foundation � Small Change Foundation  Stonewall Community Foundation  Vermont Community Foundation � Wells Fargo Bank  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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