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Exciting New Changes for Funders for LGBTQ Issues
It has been a busy summer at Funders for LGBTQ Issues.  Naa Hammond has joined the staff as our new Research & Communications Associate, Rohit Burman of the M.A.C. AIDS Fund and Beatriz "Bia" Vieira of the Philadelphia Foundation have joined our Board of Directors, and, on top of all that, we moved offices! ... click here to read more about the exciting new changes at Funders for LGBTQ Issues!
Joint Affinity Groups Respond in Unity to "Original Americans Foundation"
In recent months, Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington football team, established the "Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation." Unfortunately, his laudable philanthropic goals are undermined by the continued use of a racist slur in the name of the foundation and the franchise that founded it. ...click here for the joint statement from ABFE, AAPIP, EPIP, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, HIP, NAP, and WFN.
Monday, September 22nd (New York, NY):
Funders for LGBTQ Issues House Warming Party
We moved!  Come see our new home and help us celebrate all the exciting things happening in LGBTQ philanthropy. ... RSVP for the party here.
March 18-20, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • "Pathways Forward: Foundation Funding For LGBTQ Immigration Issues"
    Funders for LGBTQ Issues has released a new report providing detailed data on the current scope and character of foundation funding at the intersection of LGBTQ and immigrant rights. The report also includes an infographic, which can be seen here. Pathways Forward Co-Author, Danilo Machado, also penned an op-ed in The Advocate about what it means to live at the intersections of queer and undocumented.  The op-ed can be read here.
Requests for Proposals
  • North West Health Foundation
    The North West Health Foundation has announced its Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Organizing Grant RFP to help up to 30 communities improve health, from birth to high school. The deadline is October 3.
  • American Psychological Foundation
    The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants of $12,000 for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy.  The deadline is November 1.

Recent Grant Award Announcements

  • Arcus Foundation 
    Arcus Foundation announces its summer social justice grants to 27 organizations.  In addition, the Arcus Foundation has announced 9 grants for LGBT documentaries, which can be viewed here
  • Equity Foundation
    The Equity Foundation has awarded $59,000 to 21 LGBTQ organizations across Oregon. 
  • The Paul Rapoport Foundation 
    The Paul Rapoport Foundation announced an increase of its endowment of the Paul Rapoport Fellowship to $1,008,000 for new LGBT lawyers of color in New York.
  • The Adam Foundation 
    The Adam Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and sponsorships to 17 organizations.
  • Big Lottery Fund (UK)
    The Big Lottery Fund issued a �473,123 grant to support the reduction of bullying, homphobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools and youth clubs in the UK.
  • Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation
    The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation has awarded a $500,000 matching grant to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland to establish an endowment over the next two years. 
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Tony Bowen
Tony, former Manager of Administration & Philanthropic Partnerships Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will join the Democracy Fund, as its first Manager of Operations & Grants Management. Congratulations, Tony!


Naa Hammond
Naa, former Director of Development at FIERCE, has joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as the new Research & Communications AssociateThrilled to have you on the team, Naa!


Surina Khan

Surina, former Director in the Democracy, Rights and Justice Program at the Ford Foundation, has been named the next CEO of the Women's Foundation of California.  Click here to read the official announcement.  Congratulations, Surina!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Program Manager

Stonewall Community Foundation

(New York, NY)


Communications Manager

Philanthropy Northwest/Mission Investors Exchange

(Washington, DC)


Director of Finance and Administration

The National Center for Family Philanthropy

(Washington, DC)


 Program Officer

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

(Battle Creek, MI)


Network Manager

Council on Foundations

(Dallas, TX)


Assistant to the President

National Center for Family Philanthropy

(Washington, DC) 

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 Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  Secretary Patricia St. Onge (Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching)  Rohit Burman (M.A.C. AIDS Fund)  Maria Cadenas (Driscoll's)  Matthew "Matty" Hart (The Calamus Foundation, DE)  Andrew Lane (Johnson Family Foundation)  Kristine Stallone (American Jewish World Service)  Nathaniel "Toby" Thompkins (Tides 21st Century) � Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Philadelphia Foundation)
Institutional Members

American Jewish World Service  Anonymous  Arcus Foundation  Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice   Blachford-Cooper Foundation  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  Equity Foundation  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Ford Foundation Foundation for the Carolinas  Foundation for Louisiana  Freeman Foundation  Gill Foundation  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation  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  Kevin J. Mossier Foundation  Kicking Assets Fund  Laughing Gull Foundation  Levi Strauss Foundation  Liberty Hill 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 � Paul Rapoport Foundation  Polk Bros. Foundation  Pride Foundation  Proteus Fund, Inc.  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors  Rosenberg Foundation 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 Bank  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  Women's Foundation of California

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