August 3, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Pride in Philanthropy Award Recipients

Funders for LGBTQ Issues will honor philanthropic trailblazers and change-makers at the Pride in Philanthropy Awards Ceremony and 40th-anniversary celebration. Funders for LGBTQ Issues was founded 40 years ago in 1982 at the annual conference of the National Network of Grantmakers, when a small group of funders met to discuss how philanthropy could better support lesbian and gay issues. We are now a network of more than 80 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than one billion dollars annually, including more than $100 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues. When Funders for LGBTQ Issues was founded, foundation […]
July 15, 2022

We are Each Other’s Wealth

I am writing to share some important changes afoot at Funders for LGBTQ Issues. After long tenures at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Andrew Wallace and Rebecca Wisotsky will transition out of the organization in early August and late July, respectively. Rebecca will join Wellspring Philanthropic Fund as a Program Officer. While Andrew is stepping out of his role leading our Research and Communications team, he will continue on with us in a consulting capacity until the end of the year as a senior advisor, providing support in our research activities, helping to onboard our new communications officer, and participating in […]
July 15, 2022

Departures and New Leadership

May 17, 2022

We Honor the Life and Legacy of Urvashi Vaid

Funders for LGBTQ Issues mourns the passing of Urvashi Vaid. We honor her legacy and are committed to carrying on her vision for justice. An activist, lawyer, and author, Vaid championed an intersectional vision of liberation that profoundly shaped American LGBTQ movement-building spanning decades. Whether marching for abortion rights or demanding our country reckon with its silencing of people with AIDS, Urvashi Vaid was a connector of movements and a leader whose impact is difficult to overstate. “Urvashi was a mentor and friend to me and so many of us, especially queer and trans people of color,” reflected Rickke Mananzala, […]