The strength and vibrancy of local LGBTQ communities depends upon adequate and consistent resources, but we know that getting mainstream local foundations to come together and fund LGBTQ issues is
The strength and vibrancy of local LGBTQ communities depends upon adequate and consistent resources, but we know that getting mainstream local foundations to come together and fund LGBTQ issues is difficult, particularly in underfunded areas like the Midwest, the South, and the Mountain states. We also know that we need those funders at the table – we can’t assume that national foundations can meet the needs of every community.
So what can we do?
Join as we dive into some of the strategies that have been effective in bringing together local foundations around LGBTQ issues to increase the amount of money going to local LGBTQ initiatives, programs, and people, and changing mindsets to be more inclusive of LGBTQ employees and grantseekers. We’ll take a brief look at a few national, state, and regional models – what’s worked, where challenges have been, what it’s taken to get where we are.
Then it’ll be our time to brainstorm. What are the challenges to building LGBTQ philanthropy in your region/state/communities? Where have you seen success? What learnings can be taken from Out in the South, BEtter OUTcomes, the Cleveland Foundation and Pride Foundation? What are the ways we can learn from you?
BEtter OUTcomes Initiative
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