March 22, 2017
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What to Read Before Funding Forward 2017

Funding Forward 2017 is just around the corner and we are eager to welcome over 200 funders and movement leaders to Seattle – our largest convening yet!  As we put the finishing touches on a full program of plenaries and workshops we wanted to give you a taste of some of the issues featured this year. Check out these links for articles, videos, and other content submitted by FF17 presenters. Enjoy! LGBTQ Assets And Opportunities In The Northwest Check out our latest infographic detailing LGBTQ funding in the region. Tribal Equality Toolkit 2.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two-Spirit […]
February 27, 2017
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Members Respond to the Trump Administration

The weekend of January 20th saw the inauguration of a President who had promised to curtail the rights of immigrants, LGBTQ people, people of color, and women. As the new administration began taking steps to fulfill that regressive agenda, millions of people around the world took to the streets to oppose hate, bigotry, greed, and misogyny. A number of philanthropic leaders and institutions have responded with bold statements and actions, standing up against the Trump administration and taking innovative steps to support rapid-response resistance and long-term movement building for social change. Below are highlights of how members of Funders for […]
February 24, 2017
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Get to Know Our Newest Board Members!

  We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Funders for LGBTQ Issues Board of Directors: Karina Claudio Betancourt (Program Officer, Open Society Foundations), Rickke Mananzala (Director of Programs, Borealis Philanthropy), and Jason McGill (Co-Executive Director, Arcus Foundation). Funders for LGBTQ Issues also bid fond farewell to two board members after six years of service: Cindy Rizzo of the Arcus Foundation and Mitchell Singer of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. In addition, the board recently elected its new executive committee, which includes Rebecca Fox of Wellspring Advisors, elected to a second term as chair; Brandie Balken of the Gill Foundation, […]
February 22, 2017
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Funders for LGBTQ Issues Opposes Reversal of Protections for Trans Students

This evening, the Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender youth from discrimination in schools, based on the Title IX laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex. This decision sends a clear message that the Trump administration is no friend to LGBTQ people and will not protect the most vulnerable among us. Funders for LGBTQ Issues stands alongside many of our members and partners in firm opposition to this decision. It is important to note that the decision does not change the law itself – Title IX still prohibits discrimination based on sex, and trans youth have the Constitution on their […]