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 […]
June 20, 2018

It’s Time to Share Your LGBTQ Grants Data!

As temperatures rise and summer descends, tracking season is upon us! Each summer we begin our outreach campaign to request LGBTQ grantmaking data from hundreds of funders across the U.S., compiling the data set that will form the bedrock of our annual Tracking Report series. Our most recent edition of the report, covering calendar year 2016 analyzed 6,032 grants from 348 foundations.  This report would not be possible without the collaboration of grantmakers like you! Can you help us report on even more grants in our next edition of the report? If your foundation has made any grants supporting organizations or […]
June 20, 2018

Pride Month Special: The Top 10 Funders of LGBTQ Visibility