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?
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.