June 12, 2023

Meet Our Team: Alyssa Lawther

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is proud to feature Alyssa Lawther, our Senior Research Officer!   What do you do at Funders? I started at Funders in September 2021 as a Research and Communications Officer, and am now Senior Research Officer. The main project that I work on is our Resource Tracking Report, which is an annual report examining trends, gaps, and opportunities in foundation funding for LGBTQ communities and issues. I also provide ad hoc data and research support to our organization and our partners.   What strengths do you bring to your work? I have a strong background in […]
June 1, 2023

Celebrating Pride Everyday: Cultivating A Daily Practice of Resistance

A Message from Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ President, Saida Agostini-Bostic — This month marks the fifty-fourth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings. As we move into Pride Month, I think back to my favorite Pride several years ago in Baltimore—the year Big Freedia performed in Station North—and the miles of beautiful and multigenerational Black queer and trans folks dancing up and down North Avenue, the love that shined out. We danced on streets that were sometimes brutal to us, where our blood was at risk of being spilled, and we made it completely our own. That’s what Pride has always been […]
May 16, 2023

Meet Our Team: Ollin Rodriguez-Lopez

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is proud to feature our HR & Administrative Associate, Ollin Rodriguez-Lopez!   What motivates you?  I am motivated by my goal of supporting and providing resources to my colleagues and other Human Resources, Administrative, and Operations teams in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. As anti-TGNC legislation passes and TGNC violence increases across the country, it’s essential to center BIPOC TGNC needs, undo inequities in the workplace, advance transparency, and operationalize a social justice lens to our work. I am also motivated by TGNC Black and Brown multigenerational organizing throughout the South, caregivers, and Toni Morrison’s writings.    […]
April 17, 2023

Meet Our Team: Amara Reese-Hansell

Funders for LGBTQ Issues welcomes Amara Reese-Hansell as our new Membership Engagement Officer! What do you do at Funders? In my new (!!) role at Funders as Member Engagement Officer, I’ll work directly alongside our network of 90+ philanthropic institutions to ensure that our members have ample opportunities to engage with all the impactful resources & programs Funders has to offer. I’m also excited to cultivate new members and expand our network! Additionally, I’ll manage our membership appeal process, design & implement new member engagement strategies, and work on other components of our member support offerings. Who has inspired your […]