October 22, 2018

How Philanthropy Can Make Sure Trans People Are Not Erased

As more than 1.4 million transgender Americans are threatened with being written out of federal recognition by the Trump Administration, Funders for LGBTQ Issues wants to reassure trans people in philanthropy and across the country that no administration has the power to make them disappear. Moreover we will push back against this administration and we will always support transgender communities whenever, wherever, and however we can. We invite our members and philanthropic partners to join us in denouncing this dangerous plan devised by the Trump Administration. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration’s Department of Health […]
September 27, 2018

Top 10 Funders of LGBTQ Children & Youth

August 9, 2018

Who Made the 2016 Trans Funding Honor Roll?

In 2016, 115 U.S.-based foundations awarded nearly $17 million dollars to trans communities in the United States, representing a 22 percent increase from 2015 and a record high mark in funding for trans communities. Acknowledging that of every $100 dollars awarded by foundations less than 3 cents benefits trans communities, there are still several funders who we would like to applaud for significantly stepping up their support for trans communities.   The following 41 grantmakers increased their funding of trans issues by 25 percent or more in 2016:   Akron Community Foundation* Arcus Foundation* Bread and Roses Community Fund Brother […]
June 27, 2018

How LGBTQ Philanthropy Can Respond to the Ongoing Attack on Immigrants

Funders for LGBTQ Issues joins the chorus of voices in denouncing the Trump Administration’s inhumane and unjustifiable separation and detention of families at the United States border and the blatantly discriminatory ban on Muslim immigrants. We encourage our network of funders to help fill the moral void that is being left by a government that either cannot or will not act to resolve this unacceptable situation. We recognize that immigration is an LGBTQ issue. More than 70 countries around the world criminalize the existence of LGBTQ people. Immigration to the United States and other LGBTQ-friendly countries through asylum has often been the […]