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JUNE 2013
Funding in the US South
Where is LGBT funding in the South?
In 2011 we saw a record-breaking $123 million in grants awarded to LGBTQ issues. However, the U.S. South saw less than $4 million of that historic sum. In fact, the U.S. South barely saw 3% of the funding despite the fact that over a third of the U.S. population lives in the 13 states we have collectively defined as the South. ... Click here to see where funding stands in the 13 Southern States. 
Matty Hart
A Parisian's take on Philanthropy's Future
By: Matty Hart
I am a love exile. I fell in love with a gay French man and everything in my life changed. There was no way to stay in Philadelphia with DOMA firmly in place. The only way we could stay together was if one of us had a complete and radical change to both our professional and public life. ... click here to read the rest.
Danilo and Lyle
Funders for LGBTQ Issues Annouces New Staff!

Announcement by: President Ben Francisco Maulbeck 

I am pleased to announce several staffing changes at Funders for LGBTQ Issues.  First, Lyle Matthew Kan, who has been working with us as our strategic communications consultant since February, has now joined us on a full-time basis as our Director of Communications and Education ... click here to continue reading.


LGBT Southern Funding Project
Monday, July 29th - Tuesday, July 30th:
The LGBT Southern Funding Project: First Summit
In partnership with several LGBT and Southern funders, on July 29th and July 30th, we will convene a summit of foundations and other donors. The purpose of this summit will be to assess assets, gaps, and opportunities for funding LGBTQ issues in the Southeast. ... Learn more here.

Requests for Proposals

  • Matthew Shepard Foundation
    The Matthew Shepard Foundation is accepting nominations for the "Spirit of Matthew Award" presented at their annual Bear to Make A Difference Gala.  Nominations are due August 30. 
Recent Grant Award Announcements
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
    The Elton John AIDS Foundation has announced its May 2013 Grantees, which include: $300,000 for AIDS United; $250,000 for HaborPath Common HIV Patient Assistance Program Portal; $75,000 for SERO Project; $125,000 for the How to Survive a Plague Engagement Campaign; and $100,000 for the New York City AIDS Memorial.  
Research, Resources and Updates
People on the Move in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Courtney Cuff   

Courtney, co-founder and CEO of the Western Conservation Foundation, has been named the new President and CEO of the Gill Foundation.  To read more about announcement, click here.  Best of luck, Courtney!


Trista Harris   

Trista, former Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice in Minneapolis and Chair of national board of advisors of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), has been appointed as the next President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Congratulations, Trista!


Lyle Matthew Kan   

Lyle, previously a strategic communications consultant at Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the acting Director of Development and Communications at Stonewall Community Foundation, has been hired on a full-time basis as the new Director of Communications and Education at Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Great to have you on board, Lyle! 


Danilo Machado    

Danilo, a rising sophomore at University of Connecticut-Stamford, has joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as a new Immigrant Rights Intern. We're happy to have you, Danilo!


Janet Mock

Janet, a prominent writer and activist, has joined the Arcus Foundation Board of Directors.  Best of luck, Janet!


Jobs in LGBTQ Philanthropy


Director of Engagement

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
(New York, NY)


Director of Philanthropy

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

(San Francisco, CA)


Executive Director

Rainbow Research, Inc.

(Minneapolis, MN)


Program Officer

Polk Bros. Foundation

(Chicago, IL)


Vice President, Network

Council on Foundations

(Arlington, VA)


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 Andy Lane (Johnson Family Foundation)  Vice Chair Cindy Rizzo (The Arcus Foundation)  Treasurer Jesse King (Fulcrum Advisors)  Secretary Mitchell Singer (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)  Maria Cadenas (Driscoll's)  Rebecca Fox (Wellspring Advisors)  Judy Patrick (Women's Foundation of California)  Patricia St. Onge (Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching)
Institutional Members

Anonymous  Arcus Foundation  Astraea Foundation  Blanchford-Cooper Foundation, Inc.  Boston Foundation  The California Endowment  California Wellness Foundation  Community Foundation Santa Cruz County  Cream City Foundation  Driscoll's Charitable Fund  Dwight Stuart Youth Fund  Equity Foundation  Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Foundation  Foundation for the Carolinas  Ford Foundation  Freeman Foundation  Gill Foundation  Gilmour-Jirgens Foundation  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  Kevin J. Mossier Foundation  Kicking Assets Fund  Levi Strauss Foundation  Liberty Hill Foundation  Marguerite Casey Foundation  Mukti Fund  North Star Fund  Our Fund, Inc. � Overbrook Foundation  The Palette Fund  Philanthrofund Foundation � Paul Rapoport Foundation  Polk Bros. Foundation  Pride Foundation  Proteus Fund, Inc.  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors  Rosenberg Foundation  San Diego Human Dignity Foundation  Santa Fe Community Foundation � Small Change Foundation  Stonewall Community Foundation  Vermont Community Foundation � Wells Fargo Bank  Women's Foundation of California

Have a content idea for QNotes?  Contact Lyle Matthew Kan at lyle@lgbtfunders.org or 212.475.2930.

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