We invite you to join us at the 2019 UNITY Summit in Seattle . This is the third Unity Summit and it promises to be the largest one yet! With more than 800 expected attendees, this is the largest gathering of progressive grantmakers in the country. Click here to read more and check out just a few of the events where you can find us.
November 18-22, 2019 (Seattle, WA)
The Unity Summit will host over 800 participants to expand individual and institutional practice to advance equity with an intersectional lens, and build community. Click here to learn more!
In the photo above from left to right: Chris Smith, Kim Hunt, Kristina Wertz, Mary Morten, Hector Torres, and LaSaia Wade, speakers of the Chicago Funder Briefing.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues joined in welcoming Patricia Eng as the President and CEO of AAPIP. 
In the photo above from left to right: Kiyomi Fujikawa, Dr. Stellah Wairimu Bosire, and Andrew Wallace.
  • Funders for LGBTQ IssuesThe Chicago Community Trust, and Forefront joined to host a funder briefing on LGBTQ philanthropy in Chicago and the Midwest in early October, bringing together over 30 Chicago area funders to learn about the current state of LGBTQ funding in the region and imagine opportunities for greater impact. It was a wonderful preview of what’s to come at Funding Forward 2020 in Chicago!
  • Members of our team joined the AAPIP New York Chapter at a festive event at the Ford Foundation to welcome Patricia Eng as the President and CEO of AAPIP. Welcome, Patricia!

  • Andrew Wallace, Research and Communications Officer attended the FCAA 2019 Summit, a conference for grantmakers interested in HIV/AIDS and social justice-related philanthropy. This year FCAA recognized members and partners that support the organization's research projects, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues was recognized as the "best data collection partner!" Third Wave and UHAI were also recognized.
And these are just the highlights! Stay tuned for more updates from our network in action in the next edition of Q Notes!

This recent analysis from the Center for American Progress demonstrates the importance of separating out data by race and ethnicity when studying the experiences of bi+ people.

This CAP research highlights the serious risks faced by LGBTQ DACA recipients, based on national survey.

PRRI's data finds that while most Americans falsely believe that there are federal nondiscrimination protections in place for LGBT Americans, a majority of Americans also show broad support for protections.

The Global Philanthropy Project (GPP), American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) launch two new briefs on the state of funding for trans and intersex communities.

A new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) examines the unique challenges of LGBT people of color in rural America.


Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice announces the awardees of the 2nd Acey Social Justice Feminist Award.

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) announces the approval of grants to be awarded in 2019 to twenty-nine organizations supporting the LGBTQ community in the U.S. South.

Meet this year’s 26 MacArthur Fellows.

The $2 million award to Spellman College will support the first-ever chair of its kind and will be named after celebrated poet and civil rights activist Audre Lorde.

Recent grant from the Gay Community Endowment Fund helped launch a new clinic for transgender youth.

Eight nonprofit organizations serving LGBTQ Rhode Islanders will share $53k in grants through the Equity Action Fund at the RI Foundation.


Third Wave Fund
Application Deadline is December 3

Application Deadline is December 6

Manuela Arciniegas
Manuela Arciniegas was recently appointed as Andrus Family Fund new Executive Director. Congratulations on your promotion, Manuela!
Kyli Kleven
Kyli Kleven was recently appointed as Grants Management at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Congrats on this new role, Kyli!
Dondy Marie Moreland
Dondy Marie Moreland joins the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as their new Director of Individual Giving & Special Events. Congrats on this new role, Dondy!
Sandra Nathan
Sandra Nathan was Appointed Interim Executive Director of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Congrats on this new role, Sandra!
Cara Page
Cara Page was recently awarded the Soros Equality Fellowship
from the Open Society Foundations.
Congrats on this accomplishment, Cara!

Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY)

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)

Native Americans in Philanthropy
(Los Angeles, CA)

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)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
Cynthia Renfro (Civis Consulting, LLC)
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
April Bethea
Development & Membership Associate
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
Nicole Fernandes
Executive & Operations Assistant
American Jewish World Service
Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
Andrus Family Fund
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Arizona Community Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baltimore Community Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
Calamus 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
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
Gay Community Endowment Fund
Gilead Sciences
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
Hartford 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
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
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 Colorado Health Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Edward W. Hazen Foundation
The Palette Fund
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
William Blair
Women's Foundation of California