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JUNE 2018
June is Pride Month, which provides an opportunity for LGBTQ people to celebrate and share their history and culture with the world as well as recommit themselves to the work that remains in our quest for true liberation. We take a look at foundation funding for LGBTQ visibility in this pride month data brief.     
Click here to read more!    
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to welcome Luis Rey Ramirez to the team and announce that our President, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, will be enjoying a well-deserved sabbatical this summer. In his absence, Kristina Wertz will be Acting President.
As temperatures rise and summer descends, tracking season is upon us! Each summer we begin our outreach campaign to request LGBTQ grantmaking data from hundreds of funders across the U.S., compiling the data set that will inform our annual tracking report series. We need your help to make our research possible!
Wednesday, March 20th-Friday, March 22nd, 2019 (Tucson, AZ.)
Funding Forward 2019
Our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues will take place March 20th-22nd, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona! We are already planning another great gathering and hope you will consider joining us!
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am (San Francisco, CA)
Join a learning community for donors to better understand the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities with the latest funding data. Panelists will present their key investments in LGBTQ AAPI communities at the local, state, and national levels.
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • A new report from the Boston Foundation in partnership with Boston Indicators and the Fenway Institute seeks to advance the overall health and prosperity of LGBT youth and adults in Massachusetts.
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released the fifth and final report in the As The South Grows series. This latest report is a powerful roadmap for funders to invest fairly and effectively in Southerners on the frontlines of change.
  • In honor of pride month, Elton John AIDS Foundation is amplifying the voices of a few of the amazing activists and advocates on the front lines of the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • Center for American Progress finds that ICE's rejection of policies meant to protect vulnerable populations puts LGBTQ immigrants at risk.
  • In an Op-ed in the Advocate, Michael Adams of SAGE highlights the vulnerabilities older LGBT Americans face without federal nondiscrimination protections and highlights a new ad from MAP.
  • MAP and the Family Equality Council released a new report, Putting Children at Risk: How Efforts to Undermine Marriage Equality Harm Children, exploring how attacks on marriage equality threaten the safety and security of children raised by same-sex couples.
Requests for Proposals
  • The Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy at the Arizona Community Foundation will award $45,000 in grants to organizations serving the LGBTQ community in Arizona. Organizations who serve the LGBTQ community with a focus on health and aging, nondiscrimination, and transgender rights are encouraged to apply. The grant cycle will open to applicants on Monday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. Completed applications must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13 to be considered.
  • The Sex Worker Giving Circle is the first-ever sex worker-led fund housed at a U.S. foundation and will provide one-year grants to groups led by and for current and former sex workers. In this pilot year, the SWGC plans to make ten to twelve one-year, non-renewable grants to sex worker-led organizations or groups with budgets of under $250,000. Applications are due by Wednesday, June 27 at midnight.
  • The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant, which seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.
Recent Grants Awarded
  • Fund for Trans Generations Announces First Round of Renewal Grants

    Borealis Philanthropy announced the Fund for Trans Generations (FTG) first round of renewal grants to 42 organizations across the United States, totaling $658,500. Launched in 2016, the FTG works in solidarity with activists and organizations for a future where trans and gender non-conforming people live with freedom, safety, self-determination, and participation in public and social institutions, and are recognized, valued and supported by families, communities and society.
  • The Guilford Green Foundation Announces 2018 Grantees

    Guilford Green Foundation, the LGBTQ foundation based in Greensboro, NC, recently announced $30,000 in grants to six nonprofits to fund special programs for LGBTQ youth, domestic violence awareness, a conference and a mural.
  • Trans Justice Funding Project Announces 2018 Grantees

    The Trans Justice Funding Project recently announced its 2018 grantee cohort, distributing over $650,000 in awards. Grants were awarded in the amount of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000 to 182 groups trans-led, grassroots groups and projects from around the country.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
The Arcus Foundation will welcome Alisha Williams as the new Program Officer on the Social Justice team. Congratulations, Alisha!

Chris Punongbayan will leave his current role at Northern California Grantmakers to become the Executive Director of California ChangeLawyers. Congratulations, Chris!

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Pride Foundation 
(Seattle, WA)

Kresge Foundation
(Troy, MI)

Philanthropy Northwest
(Seattle, WA)

Third Wave Fund
(Brooklyn, NY)

Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Trinity Wall Street
(New York, NY)

Evelyn and Walter A. Haas, Jr. Fund
(San Francisco, CA)

Visit our Jobs Board for more listings!
Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice

Board of Directors:

Chair  Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors)  · Vice Chair Brandie Balken (Gill Foundation) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (GCIR) ·  Karina Claudio Betancourt  (Open Society Foundations)
·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California)  ·  Rickke Manazala (Borealis Philanthropy)  · Jason McGill (Arcus) · Rye Young (Third Wave Fund)
Institutional Members

AIDS United - American Jewish World Service -  Andrus Family Foundation -  Anonymous -  Arcus Foundation -  Arizona Community Foundation -  Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice -  The David Bohnett Foundation - Baltimore Community Foundation - Borealis Philanthropy - Boston Foundation -  The Calamus Foundation (Delaware) -  The California Endowment -  The California Wellness Foundation -  Civil Rights Defenders -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County - Community Foundation for Southern Arizona -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation - FSG - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund - Hartford Foundation for Public Giving -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund - LA 84 Foundation -  Laughing Gull Foundation -  Levi Strauss Foundation -  M.A.C. AIDS Fund -  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -  Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund -  Marguerite Casey Foundation - Masto Foundation -  Mukti Fund -  New Venture Fund -  New York Women's Foundation -  North Star Fund -  Northwest Area Foundation -  Our Fund, Inc. -  Overbrook Foundation -  The Palette Fund -  Pfund Foundation - The 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 -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation - Dwight Stuart Youth Fund - Surdna Foundation -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership - Washington Area Women's Foundation -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project - Women's Foundation of California


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