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February 26, 2018

Meet the Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leadership Development Fellows!

January 30, 2018

How Many LGBTQ People Work in Philanthropy?

Sadly, we don’t know how many LGBTQ people work in philanthropy. However, with our new Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, we’re hoping to find out! The DAPP Survey is an effort aimed at helping the philanthropic community better understand its workforce and leadership. For institutions seeking to reflect the communities they serve, sexual orientation and gender identity are important aspects of diversity. Like other minorities, LGBTQ people face disparities in economic status, health, and other outcomes, which makes it especially relevant to develop a better understanding of the demographic representation of LGBTQ people in the sector. Collecting data on the sexual orientation and […]
December 20, 2017
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ALERT: Phishing Scam for Financial Information from LGBTQI Nonprofits and NGOs

  It has come to our attention that someone is fraudulently posing as Funders for LGBTQ Issues in a nefarious phishing email campaign. They have sent emails to LGBTQI nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) claiming that Funders is giving them a grant and asking for sensitive financial information. These emails are not from Funders for LGBTQ issues. We are outraged by this egregious attempt to prey on LGBTQI activists and organizations on the frontlines of our movement, and we are taking action to ensure this activity is stopped immediately. If you or anyone in your network receives any communication promising […]
December 18, 2017

Meet Alex and our newest initiative – Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC)!

    This November, we were thrilled to welcome Alexander Lee to the Funders for LGBTQ Issues team as the inaugural Project Director of our newest initiative, Grantmakers United for Trans Communities or GUTC (pronounced “gutsy”). GUTC, an initiative born of the Trans Funding Working Group, aims to inspire a philanthropic culture that is inclusive and supportive of trans people through grantmaking and decision-making. The initiative will work to: Increase the scale and scope of philanthropic resources supporting the wellbeing of trans communities. Elevate the dialogue regarding trans funding, by providing information and research to the field of philanthropy, and […]