Funding Forward is the annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues organized by the affinity group Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
Funding Forward provides an exciting opportunity for funders to
- connect with one another
- learn from each other
- coordinate efforts
- and maximize impact
Yes! This year’s program promises to be filled with dynamic, engaging and interactive sessions, however, there will also be ample time set aside for networking with Funding Forward attendees who are committed to LGBTQ issues.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of foundations and corporations working to increase funding for LGBTQ communities.
We provide three key services for the field, as we:
- Connect and create spaces for LGBTQ funders to coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact
- Expand the scale and reach philanthropic resources for LGBTQ communities and social justice by building relationships with a wide range of foundations, corporations, and other partners
- Provide up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader LGBTQ movement
Registration is open to representatives from any grantmaking entity or philanthropic infrastructure organization (i.e., board members, staff, grant advisory committee members, etc.). If you have a specific question about your own eligibility please contact Marvin Webb, Director of Finance and Administration at [email protected].
Funding Forward 2018 will take place in New Orleans, LA. The majority of Funding Forward conversations, events and meetings will take place at the Loewes New Orleans Hotel (300 Poydras Street New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130)
Visit our accommodations page for information about booking a room at the Loewes.
The registration fee for Funding Forward is as follows:
|Early Bird (before Wednesday 1/31/18)||Regular (after Sat.2/12/18)|
The registration fee covers admission to Funding Forward conversations and several meals. Hotel accommodation is not included.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a social justice organization committed to making Funding Forward accessible to all eligible and interested parties regardless of their economic means. While we currently have no formal scholarship program, if you would like to attend but financial circumstances make your attendance difficult please email us and we’ll see what we can do.