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June 2017
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to invite you to join us and our CHANGE partners for the 2017 UNITY Summit, a gathering of over 500 partner members and sector allies to explore philanthropic equity strategies. In anticipation of the gathering, CHANGE Philanthropy recently launched the #Unite4Equity campaign to raise awareness and share tools for advancing equity in the field.
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Wednesday, March 14th - Friday, March 16th (New Orleans, LA) 
Funding Forward 2018
We are pleased to announce that Funding Forward 2018 will take place from March 14th - 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues promises to bring together more than 200 of the most influential people in LGBTQ philanthropy, so we hope to see you there!  Click here to learn more. Click here to register.
Research, Resources, and Updates 
  • New York City Anti-Violence Project recently released the 2016 edition of this annual report. The report analyzes the experiences of 1,036 survivors of hate violence that reported to 12 NCAVP member programs in 2016.
  • The Astraea Foundation's Acey Award recognizes lesbian and trans women of color over the age of 62 who have made under-recognized contributions to our movements and often have unmet financial needs as they age. The Award was created in honor of Astraea's Executive Director Emerita Katherine Acey.
  • The Arcus Foundation announced the selection of 12 executive directors to participate in the Arcus Leadership Fellowship, an 18-month-long program established to support early-stage executive directors of LGBT and allied nonprofit organizations based in the United States.
  • Rolling Stone magazine published an in depth profile of Tim Gill's commitment to LGBTQ philanthropy and his impact on the LGBTQ movement.
Requests for Proposals
  • Amida Care Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation

    The Amida Care Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation is now accepting proposals aimed at funding programs and projects on the cutting edge of HIV prevention and services in New York City. Multiple grants ranging between $2,000 and $5,000 will be awarded in December. Completed proposals are due by no later than Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.
  • The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Utah and aims to strengthen Utah's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community by awarding grants for programs that enhance the lives of LGBTQ people in Utah. Grants are available for nonprofit organizations that support Utah's LGBTQ community. Applications are due by June 30th, 2017.
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce the inaugural 2017 Pride in Philanthropy Awards, celebrating 35 years of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and honoring four individuals and institutions that have led the way in funding the advancement of equality, social justice, and better lives for LGBTQ communities. Nominations for multiple awards will be accepted from members through Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Please save the date for an awards ceremony to take place in New York City on November 2, 2017.
  • The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy seeks nominations for its 2017 NCRP Impact Awards. The annual awards recognize U.S.-based private foundations, family foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations and other grantmaking charities of all shapes and sizes that exemplified high-impact, social justice domestic giving. This year, NCRP is seeking nominations for four new categories: "Smashing Silos" Award, "Get Up, Stand Up" Award, "Changing Course" Award and "Mover and Shaker" Award. Deadline for nominations is July 10, 2017.
  • The Third Wave Fund recently announced the Own Our Power Fund, a new fund offering capacity-building grants for grassroots organizations to own their own work. The Own Our Power Fund will make one and two-year capacity-building grants of up to $25,000 for projects that seek to increase the agency communities have over their organizations by supporting leadership, sustainability and self-representation. Application deadline is July 25th at midnight.
Recent Grant Announcements
  • Google Awards $1 Million for Stonewall History Project
    Google awarded $1 million to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City to preserve oral histories of people who participated in the 1969 Stonewall uprising and create a curriculum about the event with the National Park Foundation.
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Michael Arnst, Program Associate at the Blaustein Philanthropic Group, recently joined the board of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers. Congratulations , Michael, on this new leadership role!

Will Cordery

Will Cordery Joins Wellspring Advisors as a Program Officer with the Racial Justice Program. Congratulations on this new role, Will! 
 Sarah Gunther
Sarah Gunther will be stepping into a new role at the Astraea Foundation, transitioning from her position as Director of Programs to become Director of Philanthropic Partnerships. Congrats, Sarah!

Efrain Gutierrez
Efrain was promoted to Associate Director of Equity Partnerships at FSG. In this position, he will be developing strong partnerships with organizations doing equity work in the social sector. Congrats, Efrain, on this new role!
Justin Hashimoto
Justin Hashimoto joins Wellspring Advisors as the Program Associate for the SOGI program. Congrats on this new role, Justin! 

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

The Collins Foundation
(Portland, OR)

tcc Group
(New York, NY)

The Kresge Foundation
(Troy, MI)

Florida Bar Foundation
( Maitland, FL)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues 
(New York, NY)

tcc Group
(New York, NY)

The Kresge Foundation
(Troy, MI)

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 (Philanthropic Consultant) ·  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

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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