JUNE 2019
This year marks the 50th anniversary since the Stonewall Riots. To honor the anniversary, we are taking a look back at the top 10 funders of LGBTQ issues since Stonewall. Click here to check out the full list!
We have a long history of tracking and analyzing funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues. If your foundation has awarded any grants supporting organizations or programs that specifically focus on an LGBTQ population or issue in the calendar year 2018,  we would love to hear from you!
July 1, 2019 (Online)
Join the philanthropic community for a post-decision discussion with national organizations leading the response.
July 2, 2019 (Online)
It is our pleasure to invite you to an upcoming webinar to learn more about the Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Pledge
November 18-22, 2019 (Seattle, WA)
The Unity Summit will host over 800 participants to expand its individual and institutional practice in order to advance equity with an intersectional lens, and build community. Click here to learn more!
This year, the annual Out In The South (OTS) Grantee Convening took place in Durham, NC. Grantees spent time together strategizing about how to best grow resources for LGBTQ justice in the South .

The GUTC Pledge added even more signatories this month, with more than 40 grantmakers committing to expand and deepen the ways they support binary and non-binary trans and gender non-conforming communities. Click here to learn more about signing the GUTC Pledge.
And these are just the highlights! Stay tuned for more updates from our network in action in the next edition of Q Notes!

The Colorado Health Foundation recently released a new issue brief which shares the perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans on matters impacting their health and quality of life.

Juan Franco shares thoughts about the work that remains undone to achieve equality for the LGBTQ community with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Alexander Lee, Grantmakers United for Trans Funding (GUTC) Project Director, talks to NPR's Marketplace morning show about trans funding.

Review examines research on mentoring for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC).

New Closing The Gap Report highlights opportunities and challenges for LGBTQ health equity in Colorado.

The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a major change to its global manual of diagnoses that will greatly benefit transgender people around the world.

The Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, allowing school districts to continue to support transgender students by allowing them to use restrooms that match their gender identity.

The Trevor Project published the results of its national survey on LGBTQ youth mental health.


Each year SQS members award one or more grants to advance programming and services that directly benefit LGBTQ New Yorkers .
Application deadline is August 1.


The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative that centers on the leadership of trans-led organizations.

Greater Boston’s first endowed LGBTQ+ fund announces support for 26 organizations in its largest grantmaking docket to date.

J. Bob Alotta
J. Bob will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice in the near future. Thank you, and good luck on your new endeavors Bob!
Ebony Harper
Current GUTC Fellow Ebony Harper has left the California Endowment and was elected Grand Marshall of the Sacramento Pride, where she participated to raise the visibility of the epidemic of violence against black transgender women. Way to go Ebony!
Gunner Scott
Gunner is leaving his role as Director of Programs at Pride Foundation. Thank you Gunner for your bold leadership!
Rebecca Wisotsky
 Rebecca will be part of the 2019 Lideres Fellowship with Hispanics In Philanthropy (HIP). Congratulations Rebecca on this achievement!
Jim Bryson
James H. Bryson, 84, advocate for gay rights and a philanthropist who helped LGBTQ youth in the Philadelphia area, died Monday, June 10. Thank you for your leadership; you will be missed.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
(New York, United States)

National Network of Abortion Funds
(United States)

Borealis Philanthropy
(United States)

Rickke Mananzala, Chair (Borealis Philanthropy)
Jason McGill, Vice Chair (Arcus Foundation)
Kristine Stallone, Treasurer (American Jewish World Service)
Rebecca Fox, Secretary (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
Alfredo Cruz (Foundation for Louisiana)
Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Women's Foundation of California)
Cynthia Renfro (Civis Consulting, LLC)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
Rye Young (Independent Consultant)
Ben Francisco Maulbeck
Lyle Matthew Kan
Vice President Of Research & Communications
Marvin Webb
Vice President Of Finance & Administration
Kristina Wertz
Vice President Of Engagement & Philanthropic Outreach
Rebecca Wisotsky
National Director Of Philanthropic Outreach
Alexander Lee
Project Director, Grantmakers United For Trans Communities
Chantelle Fisher-borne
Project Director, Out In The South Initiative
Andrew Wallace
Research & Communications Officer
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
Nicole Fernandes
Executive & Operations Assistant
American Jewish World Service
Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
Andrus Family Fund
Arabella Advisors
Arcus Foundation
Arizona Community Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baltimore Community Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
Calamus Foundation, DE
The California Endowment
California Wellness Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
Cleveland Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cream City Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for Louisiana
Foundation for the Carolinas
Freeman Foundation
Gilead Sciences
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
The Edward W. Hazen Foundation
Henry van Ameringen Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Horizons Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Kicking Assets Fund
Kresge Foundation
LA84 Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
M.A.C. AIDS Fund
MacArthur Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Masto Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Mukti Fund
New York Women's Foundation
NEO Philanthropy: Four Freedoms Fund
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
The Palette Fund
Parsons Foundation
PFund Foundation
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
Simmons Foundation
Small Change Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Washington Grantmakers AIDS Partnership
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wild Geese Foundation
Women's Foundation of California