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As part of Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ overall strategy to engage more philanthropic resources for LGBTQ communities in the U.S. South, the organization is conducting a landscape scan of current work in the South. The overall purpose is to create a picture of current work, build momentum for future funding and illustrate the range of opportunities for investment. The project will include a broad capacity audit of nonprofit organizations and other entities serving LGBTQ communities in 14 states as well as an in-depth analysis of the field. The final report will lift up current capabilities and promising practices already making a difference for LGBTQ people in the South while also illuminating places where additional capacity building would make a significant difference in impact.


Who are we including?

We are interested in finding all the organizations and informal groups that are working on LGBTQ issues, whether through direct service, organizing, advocacy/policy, education, community support, cultural work and more. This includes formal 501c3 organizations, chapters of national organizations located in the region, organizations primarily focused on LGBTQ communities and allied organizations that are doing significant work on LGBTQ issues and informal groups.


How can you help?

Please forward the link for the survey to any of the above-mentioned entities you know of who are working in the South. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2P6BZ86

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, May 16th.


What counts as “the South?”

We are including 14 states in this scan: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.