About & Mission


Funders for LGBTQ Issues educates and organizes funders, and supports power-building to create an abundance of resources for the justice and liberation of all queer communities.



We envision a world where all queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people are liberated, loved, valued, respected, and thriving.


Who We Are

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of more than 100 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than $1 billion annually, including approximately $200 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues.

What We Do



Funders for LGBTQ issues has a long history of reporting on LGBTQ grantmaking by both U.S. foundations and international institutions. We produce an annual tracking report and other special reports to monitor the character of LGBTQ funding and identify trends, gaps, and opportunities. Our reports on domestic and global LGBTQ funding are considered the field’s most reliable and useful source of data on resource flows to LGBTQ communities. Our reports have been cited by academic journals, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, newspapers, blogs, and other media.


Training and Support Services

Funders for LGBTQ Issues provides individualized training and advising for funders new to LGBTQ issues. We collaborate with funders to help them identify how LGBTQ issues intersect with a range of grantmaking priorities. We connect with allies in foundations not yet funding LGBTQ issues and support them in building institutions that are more inclusive and responsive to LGBTQ communities.


Convening and Collective Action

Funders for LGBTQ Issues regularly convenes grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues so that they may connect with one another, learn from each other, coordinate their efforts, and maximize their impact. We host working groups and initiatives on specific topics to help funders shape funding strategies and leverage opportunities for new philanthropic partnerships. Through participation in other philanthropic conferences and partnerships with other funder networks, we also broaden our reach and ensure LGBTQ voices are present in vital funding conversations.