February 6, 2019

New Plan, New Goals, New Structure!

January 31, 2019

Funders for LGBTQ Issues Elects First Trans Chair, Two New Board Members Rooted in the South

With the new year upon us, Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce the election of new officers, including new board chair, Rickke Mananzala of Borealis Philanthropy, and of two new board members with extensive experience working in Southern philanthropy, Kelli King-Jackson of the Simmons Foundation and Cynthia Renfro of Civis Consulting. The election of Rickke Mananzala represents a historic step for the organization as the first transgender chair of the board of directors. He brings to the role extensive experience in both philanthropy and social justice leadership. Rickke currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Programs at […]
December 17, 2018

Announcing Recipients of the 2019 Pride In Philanthropy Awards

Andrew Wallace December 19, 2018 As a community of funders dedicated to creating a more inclusive world for LGBTQ communities and other marginalized communities we spend much of our time focused on the challenges ahead of us. In this political moment, when the forces of hate and repression wield immense power and often dictate the news we consume and the conversations we have, it is easy to lose hope. One way to combat this malaise is to recognize the the inspiring leadership – from institutions as well as individuals – leading the path for philanthropy to be more impactful and […]
November 15, 2018

Top 10 Funders Addressing Violence, Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Tragically, we are bombarded with news of a mass shootings all too frequently in the U.S. As recently as the summer of 2016, our community experienced the most violent attack targeting the LGBTQ people in our history. A gunman attacked Pulse Nightclub, a gay club in Orlando Florida, taking 49 lives and wounding 68 others. It was Latin Night, and the majority of the victims and survivors were LGBTQ and Latinx. At the time, the Pulse Nightclub Massacre was the worst mass shooting since Wounded Knee. Since then, that record has again been shattered, and in the last 30 days […]