May 5, 2017
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President’s Response to Religious Freedom Executive Order and House Passage of AHCA

Dear Colleagues,   Today was a difficult day for all of us who believe that healthcare and reproductive freedom are basic human rights. President Trump signed an executive order relaxing restrictions on political activities by religious organizations and allowing for the denial of women’s contraception under the guise of “religious freedom.” Shortly after the order was signed, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), effectively moving to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would leave millions of Americans unable to access basic health care.   The Trump Administration and Congress are sending a message to […]
April 26, 2017
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2017’s Top 16 LGBTQ Philanthropoids on Twitter

Once again this spring we are taking stock of our Twitter feed to compile a list of inspiring LGBTQ philanthropoids. Check out our 5th annual list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! Who are you following? You can check out our 2016 list here.  Ruth Baldacchino Intersex Fund Program Officer, Astraea Foundation @ruthbaldacchino is‏ @ILGAWorld Co-Secretary General and a gender queer activist. Ruth’s feed is a view of global politics with a gender and LGBTQ rights emphasis. Julia Beatty Program Officer, Black-Led Movement Fund at Borealis Philanthropy @beattyful’s Twitter is on top of the trends and issues in national politics, […]
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 […]