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The Top 10 Funders of Trans Issues
Tomorrow is Trans Day of Remembrance, the annual observance of those whose lives were tragically lost to anti-transgender violence. This somber day reminds us of the critical need to provide support to trans communities. Since 2002, funding for transgender communities has increased more than seven fold, twice the rate of growth for LGBTQ funding in general. ... click here to see the full list!!
Thursday, December, 9th (San Francisco, CA):
2014 Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party 
Northern California Grantmakers is hosting its annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 9th at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Funders for LGBTQ Issues is thrilled to be one of the co-sponsors. We hope you'll join us! For more information and to register, please click here.
January 27-28, 2015 (New York, NY):
The LGBT Health Funding Summit
Co-sponsored by FCAA, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Grantmakers In Health, and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the summit will bring together funders in the fields of health, HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ rights to interact with experts from the field, build relationships with like-minded funders, and develop funding strategies for increased impact in LGBT health. Click here for more information.
March 18-20, 2015 (Atlanta, GA):
Have you registered for Funding Forward 2015 yet? Don't miss out on our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues. Register now to join us in Atlanta and secure your early bird rate. For more information about the conference, including information about booking accommodations, click here.
Research, Resources and Updates 
Requests for Proposals
  • American Psychological Foundation 
    American Psychological Foundation has released a call for proposals for its $15,000 Wayne F. Placek Grants to support empirical research on any topic related to lesbian, gay or bisexual issues within the fields of behavioral and social sciences.  The deadline is March 1, 2015. For more information, click here.

Recent Grant Award Announcements

People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Brandie Balken
Brandie is a new Program Officer at the Gill Foundation. Previously, Brandie served as the former Executive Director of Equality Utah. Many congratulations, Brandie!

Sangeeta Budhiraja
Sangeeta is the new Director of Institutional Partnerships at Astraea Foundation. 
Congratulations, Sangeeta!

Sarah Gunther
Congratulations Sarah on your new role as Director of Programs at Astraea Foundation!

Aditi Hardikar
Aditi is the new LGBT Liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Congratulations, Aditi!

Denay Patterson
Denay is the new Program Assistant for Gill Foundation. Welcome, Denay!

Gautam Raghavan
Gautam is the new Vice President of Policy of the Gill Foundation and previously served as President Barack Obama's liaison to the LGBT community and the Asian American & Pacific Islander community. 
Congratulations, Gautam!

Luis Vivaldi

Luis is the new Program Associate for Foundation for a Just Society. Congratulations, Luis!

Jace Woodrum
Jace joins Gill Foundation as the new Director of Communications. Prior to joining Gill Foundation, Jace was Director of Communications at Equality Federation. Many congratulations, Jace!

Welcome to the new staff of Astraea Foundation
Welcome to three new staff at Astraea Foundation: Gina Taglieri, Director of Development, Janhavi Pakrashi, Communications Associate, and Brenda Salas Neves, Grants Manager. Congratulations!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


  Director of Donor Development

Our Fund

(Wilton Manors, FL)


  Deputy Director of Resources and Strategy

North Star Fund

(New York, NY)


 President and CEO

Women's Funding Network

(San Francisco, CA)

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)  Rohit Burman (M.A.C. AIDS Fund)  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) � Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Philadelphia Foundation)
Institutional Members

11th Hour Project  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 for Northeast Florida Community Foundation Santa Cruz County  Con Alma Health Foundation � Cream City Foundation  The David Bohnett Foundation  Driscoll's Charitable Fund  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund  Elton John AIDS Foundation � Equity Foundation  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Ford Foundation Foundation for the Carolinas  Foundation for Louisiana  Freeman Foundation  GE 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  M.A.C. AIDS Fund 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  San Francisco AIDS 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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