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February 2017
We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Funders for LGBTQ Issues Board of Directors: Karina Claudio Betancourt (Program Officer, Open Society Foundations), Rickke Mananzala (Director of Programs, Borealis Philanthropy), and Jason McGill (Co-Executive Director, Arcus Foundation). We asked each of them to tell us a bit about themselves... Click here to read more.  
The weekend of January 20th saw the inauguration of a President who had promised to curtail the rights of immigrants, LGBTQ people, people of color, and women. A number of philanthropic leaders and institutions have responded with bold statements and actions, standing up against the Trump administration and taking innovative steps to support rapid-response resistance and long-term movement building for social change. We wanted to share some highlights from our members. Click here to read more.

Wednesday, March 29th - Friday, March 31st (Seattle, WA) 
Funding Forward 2017
Now more than ever, it seems important for grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues to come together in community to address the many challenges we continue face. So we hope you'll join us in Seattle for Funding Forward 2017, to connect, learn, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact. Click here to view the full schedule.  Click here to register.
Research, Resources, and Updates 
  • This report from TCC Group shares aggregate results from 54 foundations that participated in taking the FCCAT in the spring of 2016. Read more here.
  • Data from Gallup puts the portion of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.1% in 2016 from 3.5% in 2012. 
  • Impact Justice and the National Center for Lesbian Rights developed this practice guide to support California probation departments in meeting their obligation to promote the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody.
  • In LGBT DREAMers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Dr. Kerith Conron and Policy Analyst Taylor N.T. Brown, provide information on LGBT people involved with the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and those enrolled in DACA.
  • This video from Foundation from Louisiana captures footage from the statewide summit held in Baton Rouge that was funded by the Funders for LGBTQ Issues Out in the South Initiative.
  • The new report from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce explores the types and sizes of LGBT-owned businesses currently certified by the NGLCC, the number of jobs they create, their geography, and the personal narratives of successful LGBT business owners.
  • The POZ 100 list celebrates people working to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This year's list is focused on the South and highlights a diverse and inspiring group of leaders.
Requests for Proposals
  • The Arcus Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Arcus Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship is open to early-stage executive directors of LGBTQ and allied non-profit organizations based in the United States. Applications are due April 10, 2017. 
  • Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (Women's Fund from the South) is currently calling for applications for the Programme Leading From the South. This is a funding opportunity for women-led organizations (large, mid-sized and grassroots) and networks in the Global South to receive grants and technical support. Applications are due March 10, 2017.
  • Solidaire Network, Women Donors Network, and Threshold Foundation. The fund will support grassroots organizations in communities of color who are facing injustice.
  • Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship is seeking applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship year. The paid positions run from August 2017 through June 2018 and involve 30 hours per week of work at one of our six host organizations and 10 hours per week of professional development and training with Tzedek staff and local, regional and national consultants and trainers. Applications are due by April 15th, 2017
  • The Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute (PPPI) is a three-day intensive training for philanthropic leaders who want to strengthen their understanding of the most effective ways to fund policy advocacy, how they can participate in the policy advocacy process and strategies to strengthen their collaborative networks to advance shared giving priorities. Applications are due March 21, 2017.
Recent Grant Announcements

  • Brother, Help Thyself presents $75,000 to Local Groups 
    Brother, Help Thyself, the Washington DC organization that provides grants to assist local LGBTQ and HIV-related nonprofits, awarded a total of $75,170 to 30 organizations at its annual awards reception on Saturday, January 28.
  • HOPE Fund Provides New Grant to Equality Michigan 
    Equality Michigan announces the award of a new grant from the HOPE Fund of the Community Foundation of southeast Michigan to invest in the diversity and strength of the movement for LGBT equality in the state.
  • The Los Angeles LGBT Center awarded grant for $10,000 
    The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy's The Los Angeles LGBT Center awarded grant for $10,000The Los Angeles LGBT Center awarded grant for $10,000  to support an HIV prevention program tailored for LGBT youth.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Felipe  Sousa-Rodriguez
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez will be Orlando's administrator to the Orlando United Assistance Center. Congratulations, Felipe, on this new role.

Jason McGill
Jason was appointed as a co-executive director of the Arcus Foundation following the departure of Kevin Jennings. Jason will serve along side Annette Lanjouw in this new leadership role. Congratulations, Jason!  

Jennifer Ching 
Jennifer Ching  joins the North Star Fund as it's newest executive director. Congradulations, Jennifer!

Luna Yasui
Luna Yasui of the Ford Foundation joined Funders for Justice (FFJ) as a member of the co-chair team. Luna was also welcomed to the board of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR). Congradulations on these new leadership roles, Luna!

M. Theresa Mabry 
M. Theresa Mabry joins Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) as the operations and special projects associate. Congratulations on your new role! 

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 
(New York, NY)

The Libra Foundation 
(San Francisco, CA)

International Human Rights Funders Group 
(New York, NY)

Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY)

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

  International Human Rights Funders Group 
(New York, NY)

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 Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California) · Treasurer Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) · Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (Philanthropic Consultant) ·  Brandie Balken  (Gill Foundation) 
· Rohit Burman 
(M.A.C. AIDS Fund) ·  Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)  ·  Gabriel Foster  (Trans Justice Funding Project)  ·  Matthew "Matty" Hart (Global Philanthropy Project and The Calamus Foundation, DE) ·  Cindy Rizzo (Arcus Foundation)  ·  Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  · Rye Young (Third Wave Fund)
Institutional Members

11th Hour Project -  American Jewish World Service -  Andrus Family Foundation -  Anonymous -  Arcus Foundation -  Arizona Community Foundation -  Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice -  The David Bohnett Foundation -  Borealis Philanthropy Boston Foundation -  The Calamus Foundation (Delaware) -  The California Endowment -  The California Wellness Foundation -  Jeff Chartrand Advised Fund - Civil Rights Defenders -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Equity Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund -  John Larsen 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 -  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 -  Polk Bros. Foundation -  Pride Foundation -  Proteus Fund, Inc. - Richmond Memorial Health Foundation -  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors -  Rosenberg Foundation -  San Diego Human Dignity Foundation -  San Francisco AIDS Foundation -  Santa Fe Community Foundation -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation -  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership -  Wells Fargo Bank -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project -  Women's Foundation of California

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