FUNDING FORWARD 2014
Join us for the annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, March 26-28 in Philadelphia. Learn more here.
The 2012 Tracking Report
Our annual tracking report on the scale and character of U.S. foundation giving to LGBTQ communities. Click here to download the report.
Click here to see the infographic.
PHILANTHROPY IN/SIGHT: LGBTQ
A new resource developed in partnership with the Foundation Center, Philanthropy In/Sight: LGBTQ
, is a unique interactive tool designed to provide a visual overview of grantmaking to LGBTQ communities. Learn more.
March 13, 2014
The Mid-term Elections and You: An Environmental Outlook
Please join us for a webinar that will delve into a real-time analysis of environmental issues in the upcoming midterm elections, learn what groups throughout the country are doing to motivate key constituencies, and identify how environmental issues can be advanced in today's political climate. Speakers will explore how environmental causes can be an effective organizing tool for expanding the electorate and getting voters to the polls.
June 6 - 8, 2014
The Joint Affinity Groups Unity Summit
This summer JAG will bring together a national network of more than 2,500 members and more than 20,000 philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate professionals of all ages: AAPI, Black, Latino, Native, women, men, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities to work together to eliminate disparities across race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
OUR LATEST NEWS
The Top 10 Funders of African American LGBTQ Communitites
In honor of Black History Month, we thought we’d take a closer look at the $5.9 million awarded specifically for African American LGBTQ communities between 2011-2012.
FLGBTQI + ADAM Queer Youth Initiative Request for Matching Grant Proposals Available
The ADAM Queer Youth Initiative and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are partnering on a matching grants program to support foundations that serve or address the needs of LGBTQ youth and involve youth in grantmaking decisions.
The Philanthropy Track at Creating Change!
Like many LGBTQ leaders, the staff, board members, and members of Funders for LGBTQ Issues are packing their bags and headed to Houston this week for the annual Creating Change conference! A number of sessions at this year's conference focus specifically on philanthropy or fundraising, and even more sessions will provide valuable opportunities for movement leaders and funders to connect, learn from each other, and share strategies for building a stronger LGBT movement. Below is a short guide to the sessions and events related to philanthropy, as well as those that feature Funders for LGBTQ Issues members and partners. Be sure not to miss our new Funder Meet & Greet
on Friday evening at 8:30pm!
2012 Tracking Report finds domestic funding for LGBTQ issues exceeds $100 million for the first time
Funders for LGBTQ Issues has released the 2012 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking
by U.S. Foundations. This year's report finds that domestic foundation funding for LGBTQ issues exceeded $100 million for the first time while overall LGBTQ funding was largely stable in 2012.
Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday and get on board with #GivingTuesday
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In recent years, retailers have sought to spur holiday shopping immediately following turkey day with huge retail sales on Friday (Black Friday), small business efforts on Saturday (Small Business Saturday), and big online discounts on Monday (Cyber Monday). But maybe it's time to encourage people to not only shop, but also to give.
Spirit Day: The Top Ten Funders of Education and Safe Schools for LGBTQ communities
In honor of Spirit Day, which we observe to spotlight and support LGBTQ youth who are still bullied on a daily basis, we’re counting down the top ten grantmakers who fund education and safe schools for LGBTQ communities.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues Hires New Director of Engagement
I am pleased to announce that Kristina Wertz has joined the staff as our new Director of Engagement.