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November 6, 2016
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2011 Grantmakers Retreat JAN 18th – JAN 20th

Advancing an LGBTQ Justice Movement through Research, Policy, and Community Engagement Palm Springs, California SPEAKERS Katherine Acey • Trishala Deb • Sam Finkelstein • Jeana Frazzini • Marielena Hincapié • Mara Keisling • Surina Khan • Barry Knight • Andrew Lane • Ineke Mushovic • Judy Patrick • Eveline Shen • Kimberleigh J. Smith, MPA • Tim Sweeney • Beth ZemskyAGENDA Tuesday, January 18th 12:00–2:00pm • Meeting of LGBTQ Public and Community Foundations 1:00–3:00pm • Registration 3:00–5:30pm • Opening/Community building 6:30–7:00pm • Reception 7:00–8:00pm • Dinner 8:00–9:30pm • Opening Panel Wednesday, January 19th 8:00–9:00am • Breakfast 9:15am–12:30pm • Conversation One: […]
November 6, 2016
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Funders for LGBTQ Issues Joins Arizona Boycott

On Friday April 23rd Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law. Funders for LGBTQ Issues immediately decided to pull our January 2011 funders retreat (Seizing the Moment: Advancing an LGBTQ Justice Movement Through Research, Policy, and Community Engagement) from Tucson and relocate to another state. In significant ways the Arizona bill is merely the logical extension of a racist discourse on immigration that has grown increasingly hostile and dangerous in recent years. It is a deepening of, not a departure from, other policies and practices that encourage, even demand racial profiling and give local law enforcement agents the […]
November 6, 2016
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Funders for LGBTQ Issues Releases New Reports on Grantmaking

NEW REPORT SHOWS MAJOR INCREASE IN FUNDING TO LGBTQ COMMUNITY BEFORE RECESSION HIT Focus of funding is on children and youth, advocacy, and human rights. (New York, NY – April 9, 2010) A new report just released by Funders for LGBTQ Issues shows that, in 2008, U.S. foundations awarded $107.2 million to organizations explicitly serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. That figure represents a 39% increase over the previous year. The publication of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations (Calendar Year 2008)” marks the seventh year that Funders for LGBTQ Issues has studied […]
November 6, 2016
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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Features Funders for LGBTQ Issues in National Blog

Read the full story at: http://www.ncrp.org/blog/2009/11/flash-bulbs-flood-their-subjects-with.html Flash bulbs flood their subjects with light, reveal the necessary detail BY ROBERT ESPINOZA At Funders for LGBTQ Issues, a national philanthropic group that studies US foundation giving to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities, a flash bulb in our annual research shed light on a lingering disparity. In 2007, our research tracked 71 foundations in the US that gave roughly $3.6 million to organizations explicitly serving LGBTQ people of color. Considering that the broader philanthropic portrait contains more than 72,000 foundations giving nearly $43 billion, support for LGBTQ people of color […]