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 or nonprofit management this year. Click here to read more.
Late last year the Out in the South Fund awarded a total of $400,000 to 11 groups to catalyze locally-driven Southern funds that address the needs and strengthen the assets of LGBTQ communities in the South. Click here to see 2019 grantees.
In the photo above staff members from left to right: Andrew Wallace, C hantelle Fisher-Borne, Alexander Lee, Kristina Wertz, Rebecca Wisotsky, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Lyle Matthew Kan, April Bethea, Marvin Webb and Luis R. Ramirez.
In December, Funders for LGBTQ Issues staff came together for our annual Winter Staff retreat. The retreat was filled with celebrations, fun, food, and productive trainings.
Transgender equity consultants , Cyd Nova and Cecilia Gentili joined us at our 2019 Winter staff retreat for an interactive training to help us e stablish genuine equity at Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

In case you missed it, check our our 2019 Year in Review page on our website for highlights of all we accomplished last year. We are looking forward to accomplishing so much more with you in 2020!

And these are just the highlights! Stay tuned for more updates from our network in action in the next edition of Q Notes!

5 Things You Should Know About The Williams Institute Report on Poverty in the LGBTQ+ Community.

According to a new analysis by The Williams Institute of UCLA School of Law, over 150,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S.

This report examines revenue and expenses, and other indicators of financial health for LGBTQI social justice organizations.


Laughing Gull Foundation Awards Nearly $1.7 Million in Grants
to Organizations Supporting Higher Education in Prison in 2019

The Arcus Foundation announces new list grantees working across Africa and the Americas to protect the dignity & advance the rights of LGBTQ peoples.

The Amida Care Fund at Stonewall Community Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Awards for HIV/AIDS Initiatives at NYC Community Organizations


Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Application Deadline is February 3

Trans Club of New England
Application Deadline is January 21

North Star Fund
Application Deadline is February 14

Ellen LaPointe
Ellen LaPointe, Northern California Grantmakers’ President and CEO will leave the organization to become the CEO of Fenway Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Thank you Ellen for your bold leadership!

Robert Sagastume
Robert Sagastume recently joined The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis as Student Advisor. Congrats on this new role Robert!

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF)
(Durham NC)

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
(Winston Salem, NC)

Borealis Philanthropy

Rickke Mananzala, Chair (Borealis Philanthropy)
Jason McGill, Vice Chair (Arcus Foundation)
Kristine Stallone, Treasurer (American Jewish World Service)
Rebecca Fox, Secretary (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)
Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Women's Foundation of California)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
Cynthia Renfro (Civis Consulting, LLC)
Rye Young (Independent Consultant)
Ben Francisco Maulbeck
Lyle Matthew Kan
Vice President Of Research & Communications
Marvin Webb
Vice President Of Finance & Administration
Kristina Wertz
Vice President Of Engagement & Philanthropic Outreach
Rebecca Wisotsky
National Director Of Philanthropic Outreach
Alexander Lee
Project Director, Grantmakers United For Trans Communities
Chantelle Fisher-borne
Project Director, Out In The South Initiative
Andrew Wallace
Research & Communications Officer
April Bethea
Development & Membership Associate
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
Nicole Fernandes
Executive & Operations Assistant
American Jewish World Service
Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
Andrus Family Fund
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Arizona Community Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baltimore Community Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
Calamus Foundation
California Wellness Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
Cleveland Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cornerstone Capital Group
Cream City Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Edward W. Hazen Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for Louisiana
Foundation for the Carolinas
Freeman Foundation
Gay Community Endowment Fund
Gilead Sciences
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Henry van Ameringen Foundation
Horizons Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Kicking Assets Fund
Kresge Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Mukti Fund
Nathan Cummings Foundation
NEO Philanthropy
New York Women's Foundation
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
PFund Foundation
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
Simmons Foundation
Small Change Foundation
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The California Endowment
The Colorado Health Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Edward W. Hazen Foundation
The Palette Fund
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Washington Grantmakers AIDS Partnership
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wild Geese Foundation
William Blair
Women's Foundation of California