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MARCH 2018
Next week we will gather in New Orleans with colleagues from across the philanthropic sector for three days of learning and sharing. As you prepare to join us in New Orleans, we want to share a selection of readings and resources highlighting some of the content you can expect to encounter at Funding Forward. The links and articles below were submitted by session organizers and should give you a taste of what we have in store for you. Click here to read more!     
Wednesday, March 14th - Friday, March 16th (New Orleans, LA) 
Funding Forward 2018
Our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues is right around the corner, March 14th-16th in New Orleans! This year's Funding Forward promises to bring together more than 200 of the most influential people in LGBTQ philanthropy!
Survey now open!  
The Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey will help the philanthropic community better understand who comprises its workforce and leadership (staff and board). Read more about the DAPP survey here and please email Rebecca Wisotsky, Director of Philanthropic Outreach, at rebecca@lgbtfunders.org to learn how your institution can be involved. 
Research, Resources, and Updates
  • The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) recently released the latest report in the As the South Grows series. The report highlights Southern movements for racial, LGBTQ, and immigrant justice and includes a spotlight on Southerners on New Ground (SONG).
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues board member and CEO of the Women's Foundation of California, Surina Khan, published this recent piece in collaboration with Senator Holly Mitchell advocating for philanthropic support of policy advocacy that advances gender, racial, and economic justice.
Requests for Proposals
  • ViiV Healthcare announced the opening of the Positive Action Community Grants 2018 funding cycle for organizations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, part of ViiV Healthcare's ongoing commitment to supporting community organizations that work to address HIV/AIDS disparities in the U.S. and close the gaps in care for those most affected. More information and application material is available here.
Recent Grants Awarded
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy
Leah Pryor-Lease joins Proteus Fund as the new director of the Faith, Rights, and Democracy Collaborative. Congratulations on this new role! 
Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy

Astraea Foundation for Justice
(New York, NY)

Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY)

The Stolte Family Foundation
(Seattle, WA)

Arabella Advisors
(Washington, DC)

The ELMA Philanthropies Services
(New York, NY)

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
(Winston-Salem, NC)

The Colorado Health Foundation
(Denver, CO)

Senior Consultant
(Multiple Locations)

Senior Consultant, Strategic Learning and Evaluation
(Multiple Locations)

Arabella Advisors
(Chicago, IL)

Arcus Foundation
(New York, NY)

Visit our Jobs Board for more listings!
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 (GCIR) ·  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

AIDS United - 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 -  Civil Rights Defenders -  The Cleveland Foundation - Community  Foundation for Northeast Florida - Community  Foundation Santa Cruz County - Community Foundation for Southern Arizona -  Con Alma Health Foundation -  Cream City Foundation -  Elton John AIDS Foundation -  Ford Foundation -  Foundation For The Carolinas - Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg - Foundation for a Just Society -  Foundation for Louisiana -  Freeman Foundation - FSG - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -  Gilead Sciences -  Gill Foundation -  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation -  Groundswell Fund -  Guilford Green Foundation -  Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund - Hartford Foundation for Public Giving -  The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -  Horizons Foundation -  Johnson Family Foundation -  Kicking Assets Fund - LA 84 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 - Masto 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 - The 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 -  Small Change Foundation -  Stonewall Community Foundation - Dwight Stuart Youth Fund - Surdna Foundation -  H. van Ameringen Foundation -  Vermont Community Foundation -  Washington AIDS Partnership - Washington Area Women's Foundation -  Wild Geese Foundation -  Third Wave Fund -  Tides Foundation -  Trans Justice Funding Project - 

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

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