August 27, 2020

My Final Message as President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Dear friends, My heart is a tangle of emotions as I approach my last day as President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues this Friday, August 28. Even though I’ve had a year of planning to prepare for this transition, it’s still hard to move on from the most fulfilling job of my career. Our Leadership Transition Committee and our consultants from Strategies for Social Change have been hard at work on our executive search these past several months. As you can imagine, the search is taking longer than expected given the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges. Our […]
August 5, 2020

2020’s Top LGBTQ Philanthropoids to Follow on Twitter

July 15, 2020

Big Changes at Funders for LGBTQ Issues

It is with mixed emotions I share with you a staffing update from Funders for LGBTQ Issues. After more than seven and a half years of service, Funders for LGBTQ Issues is saying goodbye to Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, on August 7th.  Starting August 10th, Lyle will begin a Senior Fellowship with CHANGE Philanthropy and work with Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) as the Interim Vice President of Programs. In this critical moment of overdue societal transformation, Lyle will be bringing his expertise to the broader field of social justice philanthropy, working to advance […]
July 13, 2020

How Much Funding Went to LGBTQ Communities in 2019? Help Us Find Out!

For more than a decade, we have tracked and analyzed funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues. Our annual tracking report raises the visibility of LGBTQ issues in philanthropy by highlighting funding trends over time and helping grantmakers identify opportunities, gaps, and partners to strengthen their work in strategic ways. In the face of the enormous uncertainty our movements and our sector face in the months and years ahead, we are more committed than ever to continue our resource tracking efforts. However, we cannot do this work without your participation. Each summer, we launch an appeal for […]