Which 62 Foundations made the 2016 Honor Roll?

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Our 2016 Tracking Report noted that foundation funding for LGBTQ issues surpassed $200 million for the first time ever. While the increase was largely driven by philanthropic support addressing the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in Orlando, a number of foundations also helped contribute to that increase by significantly stepping up their investments in LGBTQ communities.

In 2016, 91 foundations increased their LGBTQ grantmaking and 109 foundations decreased their LGBTQ grantmaking. A noteworthy 62 foundations increased their LGBTQ grantmaking by 25 percent or more – and those foundations make our honor roll (with the Andrus Family Fund posting the biggest percentage increase)!

Andrus Family Fund*
Anonymous Donors
Arizona Community Foundation*
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Borealis Philanthropy
Bread and Roses Community Fund*
Otto Bremmer Foundation*
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Campaign for Southern Equality*
The Campbell Foundation*
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Chicago Community Trust
The Cleveland Foundation
COIL Foundation*
The Collins Foundation*
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Cone Health Foundation*
Cream City Foundation
Crossroads Fund*

David Bohnett Foundation
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA)
Julius N. Frankel Foundation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Gilead Sciences*
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Global Fund for Women*
Groundswell Fund*
Walter and Elise Haas Fund*
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Keith Haring Foundation
Headwaters Fund for Justice*
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation*
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation*
Susan G. Koman Foundation
John Larsen Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
LEAGUE Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation*
Grace R. and Alan D. Marcus Foundation
MetLife Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust*
Miami Foundation
Minneapolis Foundation
Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund*
Ms. Foundation for Women
New York Women’s Foundation
Open Meadows Foundation*
Open Society Foundations
Oregon Community Foundation*
Polk Bros. Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation*
Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation*
Donald and Shelley Rubin Foundation*
San Diego Foundation*
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Siragusa Foundation
Social Justice Fund Northwest
Third Wave Fund*
Trans Justice Funding Project*
Urgent Action Fund
Wells Fargo
The Women’s Foundation of California

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NOTE: Twenty-seven of the foundations in our list more than doubled their LGBTQ funding from 2015 to 2016. (Those foundations are identified with an asterisk.)

Included in this list are all types of funders – community foundations, corporate funders, LGBTQ private foundations, non-LGBTQ private foundations, LGBTQ public foundations, and non-LGBTQ public foundations.

Of course, every cent matters and makes a difference – so a big thank you to every foundation that supported LGBTQ issues in 2016 and is featured in the 2016 Tracking Report.

To make sure you are counted in the 2017 Tracking Report, please submit your grantmaking data to [email protected]  And please contact our Research & Communications Associate, Andrew Wallace, at [email protected] if you have any questions about what information you

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