2013 q notes header
APRIL 2018
Our 2016 Tracking Report noted that foundation funding for LGBTQ issues surpassed $200 million for the first time ever. While the increase was largely driven by philanthropic support addressing the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in Orlando, a number of foundations also helped contribute to that increase. In 2016, 91 foundations increased their LGBTQ grantmaking and 109 foundations decreased their LGBTQ grantmaking. Click here to read more!      
Funders for LGBTQ Issues in collaboration with Global Philanthropy Project is pleased to release the 2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic & Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities, a comprehensive report on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. The report finds a 35% increase in number of reported grants and shows that global LGBTI funding grew by 23%, or $100 million (USD), since the last reporting period. Click here to read the full report!     
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!
Thursday May 10th and Monday May 14th    
Survey now open!  
The Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey will help the philanthropic community better understand who comprises its workforce and leadership (staff and board). Read more about the DAPP survey here and please email Rebecca Wisotsky, Director of Philanthropic Outreach, at rebecca@lgbtfunders.org to learn how your institution can be involved. 
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • This new report from MAP examines the impact of religious refusals on people's health and wellbeing, and showcases the broad and dangerous implications of these refusals on LGBT people, women, people of color, low-income people, religious minorities, and more.
Requests for Proposals
  • The Gamma Mu Foundation seeks applications for the 2018-19 grants cycle. The funding this year is established at $165,000. The foundation provides funds to projects serving U.S. rural and underserved areas that offer support to persons/families with HIV/AIDS as well as to organizations meeting special needs in LGBTQ subpopulations such as youths, seniors, and victims of domestic violence. In all cases, the Foundation seeks to provide funds to U.S. organizations serving rural and underserved areas where the need is great and the resources often very limited. Application deadline is May 31, 2018.
  • Stonewall Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants. The Levin-Goffe Scholarship was established to help support undocumented immigrants pursuing higher education in New York City who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI). The scholarship will help offset some of the financial burdens immigrant students may face, while investing in the future of the LGBTQI community. Applications are due by noon on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.
  • ViiV Healthcare announced the opening of the Positive Action Community Grants 2018 funding cycle for organizations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, part of ViiV Healthcare's ongoing commitment to supporting community organizations that work to address HIV/AIDS disparities in the U.S. and close the gaps in care for those most affected. More information and application material is available here.
Recent Grants Awarded
  • Arcus Foundation Spring Grantees Announced

    The Arcus Foundation released its Spring Grantmaking Dockett, which was approved in March. Social Justice grantees receiving support were largely focused on educational and legal strategies to build acceptance and support of LGBTQ people.
  • Contigo Fund Announces Latest Round of Grantmaking

    Contigo Fund announced the latest round of awards totaling over $350,000 in grants to 13 organizations, sustaining critical recovery and intermediate rebuilding efforts while demonstrating its long-term commitment to building on the LGBTQ movement, resilience, and resistance in Orlando.
  • Third Wave Fund Announces Mobilize Power Fund Grantees

    Third Wave Fund's Mobilize Power Fund recently announced the latest round of awards. Grantees included Chocolate Soul Revival, The Iowa Coalition for Collective Change, and Brown Girl Woke. Read more about the fund, its grantees, and upcoming funding opportunities. The next Mobilize Power Fund application deadline is May 16th.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Oliver Anene joins Global Philanthropy Project as a Program Associate. Congratulations and welcome, Oliver!

Namita Chad was recently named Associate Director of Programs at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Congratulations on this new role, Namita!

Miabi Chatterji will assume a new position at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, becoming the Senior Grants Manager. Congratulations, Miabi!
Shaena Johnson joins the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund Program Officer. Congratulations on this new role, Shaena!
Courtney Okeke joins the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as a Program Associate. Congratulations on this new role, Courtney!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

The Oregon Community Goundation
(Portland, OR)

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
(New York, NY)

Evelyn & Walter 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


Have a content idea for Q Notes?  Contact Andrew Wallace at andrew@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

Join Our Mailing List