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October 2016
As our Southern work has moved forward, the landscape has changed dramatically over the past three years. Between 2013 and 2014, the top ten funders in the region shifted some - with the notable additions of Foundation for a Just Society and the Gill Foundation, neither of which appeared in the top twenty list from the 2011-2012 report. 
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Tuesday, December 6th (Washington, DC) 
Funding Across Networks to Build Health Equity
Join ABFE, FCAA, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Grantmakers in Health, for a series of conversations on intersectional approaches to building health equity, spotlighting critical points of intersection, such as women of color, protections of and barriers to care, and placed-based challenges to equity. Click here for more details.  Click here to register. 
Tuesday, December 13 (San Francisco, CA) 
Save the Date! Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party
Northern California Grantmaker members and philanthropy peers are invited to celebrate the holidays at the Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party. Funders for LGBTQ Issues is happy to again co-sponsor this fun event with Northern California Grantmakers. We hope to see you there!  Click here for more details.  Click here to register.  
Wednesday, March 29th - Friday, March 31st (Seattle, WA) 
Funding Forward 2017
Now more than ever, it seems important for grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues to come together in community to address the many challenges we continue face - some of which we have painfully been reminded of this summer.  While many of the details will be forthcoming, we hope you'll join us in Seattle for Funding Forward 2017. Click here for more details.  Click here to register.
Research, Resources and Updates 
  • When religion can be used as a weapon to limit the rights of women, young people, and LGBT Americans, or when religious minorities come under attack, true religious liberty is at stake. This issue brief from the Center of American Progress details the challenges to the true notion of religious freedom posed by overly broad and discriminatory versions of religious liberty, as well as the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry. 
  • The National Institute of Health announced the formal designation of sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) as a health disparity population for NIH research. The term SGM encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations, as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, or reproductive development varies from traditional, societal, cultural, or physiological norms.
  • The Center for American Progress shares these resources about two spirit/ Native American LGBT people. This article offers guidance for supporting and affirming two-spirit people through policy and action and this interactive resource takes a closer look at two spirit communities and organizations in the U.S. 


Requests for Proposals
  • The Fund for Trans Generations is offering two funding opportunities for trans-led projects and organizations. Rapid Response funding to support timely and strategic opportunities facing trans communities will be offered on an ongoing basis. Additionally, the fund will offer g eneral operating support funding  for trans-led organizing and movement building. Request for Letters of Inquiry will be available in early November, and informational webinars held in later in the month. More information on both these funding opportunities is available here
  • Equity and Health Fellows are invited to participate in a nine-month experience to share learning and knowledge about addressing social, economic, and structural challenges and achieving equity and health. Senior leaders from local government and nonprofit organizations actively working to foster equity and health in the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan are invited to apply. Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Additional information is available here 



People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Ryan Li Dahlstrom
Ryan Li Dahlstrom joined Borealis Philanthropy as the Program Officer overseeing The Fund for Trans Generations. Dahstom brings more than 15 years of professional experience, most recently as a consultant with us at Funders for LGBTQ Issues where he worked closely with the Trans Funding Working Group. Congratulations, Ryan! 

Kiyomi Fujikawa
Also joining Borealis, Kiyomi Fujikawa assumed the role of Program  Associate to support the Fund for Trans Generations. Fujikawa most recently served as the Queer Network Program Coordinator at API Chaya, focused on the prevention and response to intimate partner violence. Congratulations, Kiyomi! 

Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

California Community Foundation 
(Los Angeles, CA)

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)
(San Francisco, CA) 

The MacArthur Foundation  
(Chicago, IL)

The California Endowment
(multiple locations, CA)

Norther California Grantmakers (NCG)
(Philadelphia, PA)

The Kresge Foundation 
(Detroit, MI)

The California Endowment 
(Fresno, CA)

The Ford Foundation 
(New York, NY) 

The Kresge Foundation 
(Detroit, MI) 

Neighborhood Funders Group 
(Oakland, CA)  

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 Surina Khan (The Women's Foundation of California) · 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) ·  Cindy Rizzo (Arcus Foundation)  ·  Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  · 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

Have a content idea for Q Notes?  Contact Andrew Wallace at andrew@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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