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In honor of the Pope's visit to the United States, we decided to explore LGBTQ funding for religious issues.   LGBTQ funding for religion runs the gamut from funding to foster welcoming and affirming faith-based communities, to funding to support the work of multi-faith LGBTQ and ally coalitions and leaders, to funding that supports advocacy efforts to push back harmful religious exemptions legislation ...  Click here to see the top ten list.
Greetings from Durham, North Carolina! As the Project Director for the Out in the South Initiative I have had a great time getting to know many of you over the past two months. I'm excited about the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of LGBTQ Southerners through this work.....   Click here to read more.
Tuesday, October 13 (New York, NY)
Join the Arcus Foundation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Wellspring Advisors for a frank discussion about the many opportunities and challenges involved in funding LGBTQ progress via a cross-issue approach.  And, a fter the salon, we hope you're stay for our first Funders for LGBTQ Issues happy hour of the fall.  ...  Learn more here.
Friday, November 20 (San Francisco, CA)
The Summit builds on our historic LGBT Health Funding Summit in New York this past January and will bring together a diverse array of funders committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities to interact with experts from the field, build relationships with like-minded funders, and develop funding strategies for increased impact in LGBT health. ...   Learn more here.
Wednesday, March 30 - Friday, April 1 (Minneapolis, MN)
Funding Forward 2016 is coming to Minneapolis, Minnesota!  Our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues is a great opportunity for like minded funders to connect with one another, learn from each other, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact. Register now and take advantage of the early bird rate!  For more information, click here.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • Human Rights Watch Honors Nisha Ayub
    Human Rights Watch honors Nisha Ayub for challenging the discriminatory laws that prevent transgender people in Malaysia from living free of violence, fear, and oppression.
  • LGBT Issues and Immigration
    Matt Foreman, of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, discusses the issues at the intersection of immigrant and LGBT Rights.
  • Nepal Approves Pro-LGBT Constitution
    On September 20th, Nepal's new constitution, overwhelming approved by the Parliament, will contain three major articles that serve to further protections of LGBTQ people. 
Requests for Proposals

Recent Grant Award Announcements

  • LGBT Fund Awarding $282K to Local Groups
    The LGBT Community Fund at the Chicago Community Trust has selected a range of organizations to receive grants ranging in scope from $10,000 to $150,000. The cycle will begin later this year. 
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Gabriel Foster
Gabriel Foster, our board member and Director of the Trans Justice Funding Project, has been selected as one of this year's ABFE's Connecting Leaders Fellows. Congratulations, Gabriel! 

Lia Parifax
Lia has joined the Arcus Foundation as the new Executive Initiatives Director.  She was previously Managing Director of Global Initiatives at Out Leadership.  Best of luck, Lia!

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres has been appointed Program Associate for the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Congratulations, Rafael!
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
(Washington, D.C.)

North Star Fund
(New York, NY)

The California Endowment
(Los Angeles, CA)
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

Have a content idea for Q Notes?  Contact Naa Hammond at naa@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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