Announcing the 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Award Recipients

Announcing the 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Award Recipients

By: Funders for LGBTQ Issues Staff on August 3, 2022

Funders for LGBTQ Issues will honor philanthropic trailblazers and change-makers at the Pride in Philanthropy Awards Ceremony and 40th-anniversary celebration.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues was founded 40 years ago in 1982 at the annual conference of the National Network of Grantmakers, when a small group of funders met to discuss how philanthropy could better support lesbian and gay issues. We are now a network of more than 80 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than one billion dollars annually, including more than $100 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues. When Funders for LGBTQ Issues was founded, foundation funding for LGBTQ issues totaled $214,962. In 2020, grantmakers awarded more than $201 million to support our communities.

The Pride in Philanthropy Awards honors the philanthropic leadership that has brought LGBTQ funding to this moment, celebrating five individuals and institutions that have led the way in funding the advancement of equality, social justice, and better lives for LGBTQ communities.

Funders for LGTBQ Issues is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Pride in Philanthropy Awards:

  • Urvashi Vaid will be honored with the Paul Rapoport Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBTQ Philanthropy. This award will be presented posthumously to Urvashi 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 will be recognized with the Out in the South Leadership Award for its legacy of thoughtful leadership and impactful grantmaking in LGBTQ Southern communities.
  • Kiyomi Fujikawa will receive the Reed Erickson Award for Trailblazing Philanthropic Leadership. This award honors Kiyomi’s 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 will be recognized with the Out for Impact Award for its significant commitment to LGBTQ Issues as a non-LGBTQ funder. FJS is now one of the largest grantmakers nationally and internationally of LGBTQ Issues.
  • Black Trans Fund will be honored with 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 award recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted in New York City on September 29, 2022. Click here to learn more about the awards and register for the event.

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