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APRIL 2015
Who's on Twitter? 20 LGBTQ Philanthropoids To Follow

Who are you following on Twitter? Get in the know and check out this year's list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! 

Featuring both established and emerging leaders in the field of philanthropy, these leaders' Twitter accounts tackle many issues, including politics, HIV, feminism, foodie-musings, environmental justice, and social justice philanthropy. ... click here to see who made the list!


 Monday April 27, 2015
(San Francisco, CA):
Are you attending Council on Foundation's conference? Are you a Bay Area grantmaker committed to LGBTQ  issues?  Come out with Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a fun reception for  LGBTQ and allied grantmakers! Catch up with old friends, mingle with  local LGBTQ movement leaders, and make some new connections. Learn  about the exciting things happening in LGBTQ philanthropy! ... click here for more information. 
Research, Resources and Updates 
Requests for Proposals
  • The Adam Foundation 
    The Adam Foundation has released an RFP for LGBTQ programs and organizations in Forsyth County and counties in North Carolina. The deadline is April 30, 2015. To apply, click here.
  • LEAGUE Foundation LGBT Scholarship Program 
    The LEAGUE Foundation LGBT Scholarship Program is now open for high school senior student applicants online. The application deadline for scholarships is April 30, 2015 and awards will be dispersed in the summer of 2015. For more information, click here.
  • New York Community Trust
    The 2015 NonProfit Excellence Awards program gives organizations a FREE 360-degree review of their key management strategies. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2015. For more information and to apply,  click here.

Recent Grant Award Announcements

  • CDC Announces $185 million to fight HIV GBT people
    The CDC announced more than $185 million in funding to fight HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people - particularly among African Americans and Latinos.
  • OSF Announces Documentary Photography Project Recipients
    The Documentary Photography Project of the Open Society Foundations has announced five photographers as grant recipients, including Shahria Sharmin who portraits Bangladeshi hijras-who identify as either "third gender" or transgender women.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Will Cordery

Will Cordery is the new Program Officer for the Strong Local Economies program at Surdna Foundation. Previously, Will was a Program Officer at Marguerite Casey Foundation. Congratulations Will!


John Feather

Congratulations to John for receiving the American Society on Aging (ASA) Award! To read more about this award and John's dedicated leadership on aging issues, please click here.


Gabriel Foster

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is delighted to welcome Gabriel Foster to our Board of Directors. Gabriel is the Director of the Trans Justice Funding Project and brings years of experience in organizing within transgender communities. Additionally, we wish you warm congratulations on being named the Community Builder Award Honoree at the National Center for Transgender Equality.


Jason Franklin

Jason Franklin is the new W.K. Kellogg Chair of Community Philanthropy. Jason brings years of experience in philanthropy, most recently as the Executive Director of Bolder Giving. Jason was recently named by the Observer as one of the The Top 20 Philanthropists Under 40! 

Many congratulations, Jason!


Cora Mirikitani

Cora Mirikitani is the new Executive Director of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Previously, Cora served as President and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles. Congratulations Cora! Funders for LGBTQ Issues is delighted to welcome you into the Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) family!


Brian Schultz

Congratulations to Brian who was recently promoted to Program Associate at the Foundation Center!


Edgar Villanueva

The NC Ribbon Service Awards has named its prestigious HIV Funding Award after Edgar Villanueva! The Edgar Villanueva "HIV Funding" Award will be presented to organizations that display dedication and commitment to funding local organizations that make a difference in the lives of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. Congratulations Edgar! 


Rye Young

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is delighted to welcome Rye Young to our Board of Directors. Rye is the Executive Director of Third Wave Fund and brings years of experience in reproductive and gender justice philanthropy and social justice organizing to the role. 

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Senior Administrative Assistant

The California Endowment

(Los Angeles, CA)


Learning Network Program Associate

Philanthropy Northwest

(Seatlle, WA)


Online Communications Intern    

Arcus Foundation

(New York, NY)


Executive Director

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)

(New York, NY)


Executive Director

Bolder Giving

(New York, NY)


Managing Director

Mission Investors Exchange

(Seattle, WA)


 Associate, Impact Investing

Arabella Advisors

(Washington, DC)


Program Officer

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

(Atlanta, GA)


Senior Director

Arabella Advisors

(San Francisco, CA)


Opportunity Fellow

Oregon Community Foundation

(Portland, OR)


Environment Program Fellow

Meyer Memorial Trust

(Portland, OR)


Housing Program Fellow

Meyer Memorial Trust

(Seatlle, WA)


HIV/AIDS Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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 Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service) ? Secretary Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (Philanthropic Consultant) ?  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) ?  Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California)  ? Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  ?   Patricia St. Onge (Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching)  ?   Nathaniel "Toby" Thompkins  (Tides 21st Century) ? Rye Young (Third Wave Fund)
Institutional Members

11th Hour Project   ?   American Jewish World Service   ?   Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund   ?  Anonymous  Arcus Foundation ?  Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice   ?   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 ? Elton John AIDS Foundation ? Equity Foundation ? Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund ? Ford Foundation ? Foundation for the Carolinas ? Foundation for Louisiana ? Freeman Foundation ? GE Foundation ? Gill Foundation ? Gilmour-Jirgens Fund ? 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 ? Kicking Assets Fund ? Laughing Gull Foundation ? Levi Strauss 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 ? Polk Bros. Foundation ? Pride Foundation ? Proteus Fund, Inc. ? Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors ? Rosenberg Foundation ? Tides 21st Century ? 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 ? Wild Geese Foundation ? The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ? Women's Foundation of California

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