On September 29, 2022, Funders for LGBTQ Issues gathered its network— in person and virtually— for its third Pride in Philanthropy Awards held at the rooftop event center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library.
The awards honored five individuals and institutions that have led the way in funding the advancement of equality, social justice, and better lives for LGBTQ communities. With the event itself also serving as a 40th Anniversary celebration for the organization.
This tremendous celebration and reflection on where we are in a long history of resourcing our movement would not have been possible without such a thoughtful and engaged network of philanthropic leaders so dedicated to social change.
Thank You for Celebrating 40 Years of Funding LGBTQ Movements With Us!
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Tribute to Urvashi Vaid
Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ moves forward in its mission keeping the memory and legacy of Urvashi Vaid alive in its work.
Urvashi was posthumously awarded the Paul Rapoport Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBTQ Philanthropy at the 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Awards in honor of her profound legacy within the philanthropic sector; an impact that can never truly be measured. Urvashi’s thought leadership and deep commitment to centering the diverse intersections of LGBTQ people’s lives continues to transform our sector.
We invited members of Urvashi’s family, friends and colleagues to reflect on her impact for the 2022 Awards Ceremony, these are their reflections.
2022 Award Recipients, Sponsors and Host Committee
Funders for LGBTQ Issues congratulates the recipients of the 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Awards.
- Urvashi Vaid was presented posthumously with the Paul Rapoport Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBTQ Philanthropy to honor her profound legacy within the philanthropic sector. Urvashi’s thought leadership and deep commitment to centering the diverse intersections of LGBTQ people’s lives continues to transform our sector.
- Tzedek Social Justice Fund was recognized with the Out in the South Leadership Award for its legacy of thoughtful leadership and impactful grantmaking in LGBTQ Southern communities.
- Kiyomi Fujikawa received the Reed Erickson Award for Trailblazing Philanthropic Leadership in honor of her leadership in furthering trans issues and grantmaking in philanthropy, including supporting the launch of the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy.
- Foundation for a Just Society was recognized with the Out for Impact Award for its significant commitment to LGBTQ Issues as a non-LGBTQ funder.
- Black Trans Fund was honored with the Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leadership Award. The first national fund dedicated to Black Trans organizing, the Black Trans Fund has transformed the field of philanthropy to draw funder attention to an incredibly under-resourced part of the LGBTQ community.
The 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Awards were made possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors.
Third Wave Fund
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
New York Foundation
Funders for LGBTQ Issues would like to thank the 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Awards host committee for their work in ensuring a successful celebration.
Aaron Dorfman, Alli Jernow, Ana Marie Argilagos, Bia Vieira, Brad Clark, Cathy Kapua, Cecilia Garza, Cindy Rizzo, Desiree Flores, Erik Stegman, Hez Norton, Jennifer Ching, Jonathan Jayes-Green, Judy Yu, Katie Carter, Kelli King-Jackson, Kristina Wertz, Lane Harwell, Lyle Matthew Kan, Matthew “Matty” Hart, Naa Hammond, Namita Chad, Neill Coleman, Paul DiDonato, Rebecca Fox, Richard Burns, Rickke Mananzala Roger Doughty, Ryan Li Dahlstrom, Rye Young, Storme Gray, Surina Khan, and Susan Taylor Batten.