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The Top Ten Corporate Funders of LGBTQ Issues
Corporate funders have increased their investment in LGBTQ issues by more than fifteen fold in the last decade. Going from approximately $575,000 in 2003 to $8.7 million in 2012, corporate foundation support for LGBTQ issues has grown exponentially. Even though corporate funding constitutes a small portion of LGBTQ funding overall, at roughly 7 percent in 2012, it is growing at the fastest clip. ... click here to see the full list!!
Thursday, November, 6th (San Francisco, CA):
Maximizing Corporate Resources for LGBTQ Communities 
We're proud to be co-sponsoring a panel at the 2014 Out and Equal Workplace Summit with Goldman Sachs on how corporate foundations and employees can best engage and enhance the work of LGBTQ nonprofits. For more information, click here.
March 18-20, 2015 (Atlanta, GA):
Registration is now open for Funding Forward 2015! Save the date for our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues in Atlanta. Register now to join us in Atlanta. Click here for more information.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • LGBTQ Youth and School Pushout
    GSA Network released reports that find that compared to their peers, LGBTQ youth, gender nonconforming youth, and youth of color are face disproportionate levels of harsh school discipline, policing , and blame for their own victimizationRead the reports here.
Requests for Proposals
  • San Diego Pride
    The application deadline for San Diego Pride's 2014 community grants for organizations serving the LGBT community is October 31. For more information, click here.
  • Surdna Foundation
    The Surdna Foundation has issued a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts organizations to support projects developed in response to communities' specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly "activist." The deadline is November 12. For more details, click here.

Recent Grant Award Announcements

People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy


LaTosha Brown

LaTosha, is the first full-time Project Director for Grantmakers for Southern Progress. 
Congratulations LaTosha! 

Rohit Burman
Congratulations Rohit on your new role in The Est�e Lauder Companies designing and implementing a global corporate citizenship strategy for the corporation!

Terri Coughlin

 Terri has been named the new Interim Executive Director of CREAM City Foundation. Congratulations, Terri!

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


 Deputy Director of Development

Liberty Hill Foundation

(Los Angeles, CA)


  Director of Donor Development

Our Fund

(Wilton Manors, FL)


  Program Officer

Ford Foundation

(New York, NY)


 Project Accountant

Arabella Advisors, LLC

(Washington, DC)

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

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  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  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

Have a content idea for QNotes?  Contact Lyle Matthew Kan at lyle@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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