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APRIL 2014
The 2014 List of 20 LGBTQ Philanthropoids to Follow on Twitter 
Who are you following on Twitter? Did you know that the President & CEO of the Gill Foundation as well as the President of Ford Foundation joined the Twitterverse in the last few months? ... click here to see the 2014 list of 20 LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on twitter!
Funders for LGBTQ Issues 2013 Annual Report
Our newly released 2013 Annual Report highlights the growth of Funders for LGBTQ Issues as a network of foundations and corporations working to increase funding for LGBTQ communities. ... click here to see our 2013 Annual Report.
***NEW DATE *** Wednesday, April, 30th (Philadelphia, PA):
The Dynamics of LGBTQ Funding in Pennsylvania
Join us in Philadelphia for an overview and analysis of the landscape of LGBTQ funding nationally and in Pennsylvania. ... Learn more here.
Thursday, May, 15th (Telebriefing):
LGBTI Rights in Uganda: The Path Forward
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues, GPP, and IHRFG for a telebriefing exploring the nuances of funding civil society and SOGI-inclusive human rights advocacy in Uganda and other restrictive environments. ... Learn more 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.
March 18-20, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • A Profile of the Arcus Foundation's Andy Marra
    Andy Marra, Communications Manager for the Arcus Foundation, speaks about finding her identity as an adoptee, reuniting with her birth mother, and coming out to her birth mother as transgender.
Requests for Proposals
  • New York City AIDS Fund
    The AIDS Fund is looking to build upon its lecture series and by offering a more intensive HIV/AIDS Service Community Learning Lab.  Ten to twelve organizations will be chosen to join the Learning Lab and receive a grant of $5,000. Proposals are due April 28.
  • New York Community Trust
    Applications are now available for the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Applications are due May 2.
  • 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.

Recent Grant Award Announcements

  • Arcus Foundation
    The Arcus Foundation has announced its spring 2014 social justice grants.
  • The Jim Collins Foundation
    The Jim Collins Foundation has announced a record number of grantees for its 2014 cycle. From over 300 applicants, the Jim Collins Foundation will fund three gender-confirming surgeries for transgender individuals.  
  • San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
    San Diego Human Dignity Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $32,000 to Stepping Stone of San Diego for a nationally acclaimed residential drug-and-alcohol-addiction treatment program targeting the LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    HRC has awarded an additional $40,000 to the Russian Freedom Fund - the sum of all donations made to the "Love Conquers Hate" campaign.
  • Amazon
    Amazon has renewed a $25,000 grant to the Lambda Literary Foundation to support the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT voices.
  • Rockefeller Foundation
    The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a month-long writing residency to Dr. Scout to focus on trans health policy.
  • Groundswell Fund
    Groundswell Fund has announced more than $2 million in grants for 2014, including grant awards to several organizations working at the intersections of reproductive justice and LGBTQ issues, such as Affinity Community Services, Faith Aloud, FIERCE, New Voices Pittsburgh, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and Women with a Vision.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues wants to welcome the following new and returning members to the Funders for LGBTQ Issues family.

Thanks for joining us and helping us advocate for increased funding for LGBTQ communities!
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Mitch Singer

Mitch has been promoted from Senior Philanthropic Advisor to Director at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Congratulations, Mitch!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Director, Four Freedoms Fund

Public Interest Projects

(New York, NY)


Education Manager

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

(Boston, MA)

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 Calamus Foundation, DE)  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  The Calamus Foundation, DE  The California Endowment  California Wellness Foundation  The Cleveland Foundation  Community Foundation Santa Cruz County  Con Alma Health Foundation � Cream City Foundation  The David Bohnett 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

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