2018’s Top Philanthropoids on Twitter

2018’s Top Philanthropoids on Twitter

By: Andrew Wallace on May 31, 2018

Each year we dive into our Twitter feed to compile a list of inspiring LGBTQ philanthropoids. Check out our 6th annual list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! Who are you following? You can check out our 2017 list here.

Vance Blackfox

Vance Blackfox


As Communications Director at Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) Vance Blackfox leads communications and public relations for NAP and tweets on issues ranging from philanthropy news to native youth activism.

Eliza Byard

Eliza Byard


Executive Director of GLSEN, Bayard recently joined the board of the Gill Foundation and tweets about civil rights, youth activism, education, and more!

Aldo Gallardo

Aldita Gallardo


Aldita Gallardo works as a Program Associate for the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy. She has been organizing at the intersections of racial and gender justice, trans/queer liberation, immigrant rights, and youth leadership development for over a decade and her tweets are dispatches from the trenches of social justice philanthropy.

Storme Gray

Storme Gray


Storme Gray is the Director of Programs for @EPIPNational where she leads EPIP’s professional and leadership development portfolio. Her twitter feed is filled with updates in insights on issues including women’s rights, racial justice, and pop culture.

Gulliver Garcia Tanya

Tanya Gulliver-Garcia


Tanya Gulliver-Garcia is the Associate Director of Programs and Planning at the Foundation for Louisiana where she helps the foundation strengthen its capacity to manage various programmatic initiatives while also building an effective evaluation practice.

Paulina Helm-Hernández

Paulina Helm-Hernández


This year Paulina joined the team at @FJS as the Program Officer for the U.S. Southeast following an eleven year tenure as co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG). Her twitter feed is filled with updates from the ground in the fight for racial justice and liberation, particularly in the south.

Rachel Korberg


Rachel Korberg is an Associate Director at @RockefellerFdtn where her work focuses on economic opportunity in the United States. Her feed is filled with insights on philanthropy’s response to a changing economy.

Aaron Nelson


A self-described “queer nerd working in a philanthropic world,” Aaron shares updates from his work at the Meyer Memorial Trust as well as updates on local issues in the Pacific Northwest. Aaron also recently shared reflections on his first time at Funding Forward in this blog post.

Christopher Punongbayan


Christopher Punongbayan is the Director of Equity and Social Justice @NorCalGrant where he leads efforts to advance equity and social justice in the NCG community. Chris covers current trends in racial justice organizing, economic justice, and more.

Nicolas Calvo Rosenstone


Nicolas Calvo Rosenstone is the Communications Officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund where he manages the Fund’s digital communications. His feed is filled with updates from the frontlines of the fight for LGBTQ equality, immigration justice, and more. He is also a 2018 GUTC Leadership Development Fellow!

Mayra Hidalgo Salazar

Mayra Hidalgo Salazar


Mayra Hidalgo Salazar is the Hudson Valley Program Officer at North Star Fund where she leads grantmaking and donor organizing in the Hudson Valley. Her journey through high school and college as an undocumented immigrant laid the groundwork for her commitment to social justice, and her twitter feed is rich with posts related to immigration justice as well as updates from the Hudson Valley.

Loan Tran

Loan Tran


Loan currently works as the Director of Special Projects at the Southern Vision Alliance and Co-Director for SVA’s core high school youth leadership program, the Youth Organizing Institute. Loan’s feed is a source for updates on local activism, social justice, and a healthy dose of cute animal pics. Loan is also a 2018 GUTC Leadership Development Fellow!

Alfred Walking Bull

Alfred Walking Bull


Alfred Walking Bull is the Communications Manager at @PFundFoundation where he landed following his tenure as Managing Editor of The Circle News in Minneapolis, a non-profit community newspaper serving the Minneapolis American Indian community. He tweets on issues in philanthropy and current events.

Shannon Wyss

Shannon Wyss


Shannon Wyss is the program manager for the Transgender Leadership Initiative and Connecting to Care portfolios at AIDS United. Shannon covers a range of social justice related topics on Twitter in addition to updates from AIDS United.

Image note: Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash

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