Each year we dive into our feed to compile a list of inspiring colleagues active on the platform. Check out our 8th annual list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! Click here to read more.
If your foundation has made any grants supporting organizations or programs that specifically focus on an LGBTQ issue in the calendar-year 2019, there is still time to submit your 2019 grants data! Click here to read more.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 3:00 ET, 2:00 CT
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to partner with Funders Together to End Homelessness on this timely call where we will share tools for foundations take action to oppose the proposed rule change and share strategies for supporting LGBTQ communities in the face of ongoing attacks from this administration. Click here to learn more!
  • On June 22, 2020, Rebecca Wisotsky, Lyle Mathew Kan, and Alexander Lee facilitated a training on transgender inclusion at the Open Society Foundation. The virtual session shared key themes in LGBTQ history and impacts on educational and employment opportunities for transgender, GNC, and NB people, with a particular emphasis on trans people of color. Over 95 OSF staff attended the training from many of the OSF offices around the world.

  • On August 5th we hosted the first of two virtual healing justice workshops for a cohort of LGBTQ COVID-19 rapid response funds. Planned at the request of this group of funders, the sessions aim to identify practices that will fortify practitioners - especially LGBTQ people of color and allies - for the long haul. The workshops are being led by healing justice practitioner, healer, and facilitator, Amadeo Cruz Guiao.

Alice Y. Hom, Director of Equity and Social Justice at Northern California Grantmakers shares key learnings from the 2020 Forum Virtual Conference.  

Ryan Li, Senior Program Officer at Borealis Philanthropy, offers his perspective on the inspiring movement rising up for Black Trans Lives.

With the administration’s latest attack on LGBTQ people, these proposed changes to an existing HUD rule would threaten access to shelter for transgender people.

Edgar Villanueva argues that it is time to increase transparency and payout requirements for donor-advised funds (DAFs) and to address old structures that uphold white supremacy.

Michael Seltzer, a co-founder of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, explores lessons for funders in today's COVID-19 pandemic, drawing on what we learned from the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Surina Khan, CEO of the Women's Foundation of California, shares thoughts on Adapting Organizational Policies, Practices, and Programs in the Time of COVID.

The Campaign for Southern Equality, Equality Federation, and Movement Advancement Project released a new report that examines the experiences and advocacy strategies of LGBTQ people in the U.S. South.


MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Inc's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, announced donations totaling $1.7 billion in the past year to a range of progressive causes, including $46,000,000 for LGBTQ equity. The Fund for Trans Generations, Lambda Legal, Transgender Law Center, and others are among the recipients.

Arcus announces its second cohort of 2020 grants to support work for LGBTQ equality and protection of the world’s great apes and gibbons.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announces that five key LGBTQ+ organizations have received grants totaling $200,000.

Mr. Soros’s group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups.

Gill Foundation announces it will match contributions up to $250,000 to protect Stonewall Inn, which is on the brink of closure due to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

The Laughing Gull Foundation has increased its annual payout by $250,000 to the LGBTQ Equality Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LEAGUE Foundation announces its 2020 Scholarship 15 recipients.

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund announces $72,000 in grants.

Third Wave’s Mobilize Power Fund (MPF) announces that more than $460,000 went to 52 groups organizing mutual aid, building their bases, and mobilizing for just recoveries.


The Funding Queerly Giving Circle
Deadline: July 20, 2020

Texas Pride Impact Funds and Equality Texas
Deadline: August 18, 2020

The Maine Community Foundation
Deadline: September 15, 2020

Kelli Begay
Kelli Begay was appointed Executive Project Officer at Native Americans In Philanthropy (NAP). Congratulations, Kelli!
Frank Baiocchi
Frank Baiocchi was recently appointed Executive Director of the Hunter Family Foundation
. Congratulations, Frank!
Richard D. Burns
Richard Burns was recently elected to serve as Interim Executive Director at the Johnson Family Foundation (JFF). Congratulations on your new role, Richard!
Andrés Cano
Andrés Cano was recently appointed Director of the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund. Congratulations, Andrés!
Dylan Hoos
Dylan Hoos was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Johnson Family Foundation. Congratulations on your promotion, Dylan!
Jonathan Jayes-Green
Jonathan Jayes-Green was recently named Vice President of Programs at the Marguerite Casey Foundation. Congratulations, Jonathan!
Joseph Ironhawk Little
Joseph Ironhawk Little joins Native Americans In Philanthropy (NAP) as Indigenous Philanthropy Fellow. Congratulations, Joseph!
Lyle Matthew Kan
Lyle Matthew Kan will be joining AAPIP as Interim Vice President of Programs and CHANGE Philanthropy as Senior Fellow. Congratulations, Lyle!
Jamison Lerner
Jamison Lerner was recently promoted to Program Officer at the Johnson Family Foundation. Congratulations on your promotion, Jamison!
Aria Sa’id 
Aria Sa’id was recently named a board member of the Women’s Foundation of California Foundation. Congratulations, Aria!
Toni Sanchez
Toni Sanchez joins Native Americans In Philanthropy (NAP) as Engagement & Communications Coordinator. Congratulations, Toni!
LaSaia Wade
LaSaia Wade was recently named a board member of the Chicago Foundation for Women. Congratulations, LaSaia!
Raquel Willis
Raquel Willis is joining the Ms. Foundation as the new Communications Director. Congratulations, Raquel!
Borealis Philanthropy
(Remote, United States)

International Trans Fund
(Remote, United States)

Robin Hood
(New York, New York)

Rickke Mananzala, Chair (Philanthropic Consultant)
Cynthia Renfro,Vice Chair (Civis Consulting, LLC)
Kristine Stallone, Treasurer (Philanthropic Consultant)
Rye Young, Secretary (Philanthropic Consultant)
Karen Appelbaum (Northwest Area Foundation)
Namita Chad (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice)
Alfredo Cruz (Philanthropic Consultant)
Paulina Helm-Hernandez (Foundation for Just Society)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
Jason McGill (Philanthropic Consultant)
William (Bill) Smith (Santa Fe Community Foundation)
Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Women's Foundation of California)
Judy Yu (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
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
Director of Research & Communications
April Bethea
Development & Membership Associate
Nicole Fernandes
Finance and Administrative Associate
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
American Jewish World Service
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baltimore Community Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
California Wellness Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
Cleveland Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cornerstone Capital Group
Cream City Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Edward W. Hazen Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for the Carolinas
Gay Community Endowment Fund
Gilead Sciences
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell FundHartford
Foundation for Public Giving
Henry van Ameringen Foundation
Horizons Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Kicking Assets Fund
Kresge Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Libra Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Mukti Fund
Nathan Cummings Foundation
NEO Philanthropy
New York Women's Foundation
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
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
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The California Endowment
The Collins Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Palette Fund
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Tzedek Social Justice Fund
Wallace Foundation
Washington Grantmakers AIDS Partnership
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wild Geese Foundation
William Blair
Women's Foundation of California