March 28, 2024

Meet Our New Board Members

March 20, 2024

Meet Our Team: Sammy Luffy

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is proud to introduce Sammy Luffy (she/her), our new Director of Research! We asked Sammy some questions to get to know her better. What do you do at Funders and what strengths do you bring to your work? As the newest Director of Research at Funders, I manage our long-term research projects— such as the Resource Tracking Report— and collaborate with our staff, members, and other stakeholders to conduct impactful research projects that are responsive to the needs of our communities, as well as carry out our organization’s goal to create an abundance of resources for […]
March 18, 2024

Announcing the Host Partner of Funding Forward 2025: Texas Pride Impact Funds (TPIF)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce Texas Pride Impact Funds (TPIF) as the host partner for our next Funding Forward conference! Slated for the spring of 2025, Funding Forward is the largest convening of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues. The conference provides an exciting opportunity for funders to connect and learn together while coordinating their efforts to maximize the impact of their grantmaking. Last held in November 2023 in Chicago, Funding Forward brought together over 300 attendees from national and regional funders alike to learn about the funding gaps and opportunities for midwestern LGBTQ movement organizing.  As we […]
February 22, 2024

Honoring Nex Benedict

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is heartbroken by the loss of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary high school sophomore of Choctaw ancestry who died as a result of being brutally beaten at Owasso High School in Oklahoma. Nex was a straight-A student. They liked cats and Minecraft and they deserved to live a life full of joy, abundance and the most mundane aspects of everyday living.  Their death, alongside the deaths of so many trans and gender expansive folks, was preventable and directly tied to the violence of the state. Over the last several years, we’ve seen legislative attacks on trans and […]