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March 26, 2020

Infographic: 2018 Tracking Report

The 2018 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations (2020) explores the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the calendar year 2018. This 17th edition of the tracking report finds that foundation funding for LGBTQ issues hit a record high of $209.2 million — surpassing the $200 million mark for only the second time. The first was reported in 2016, when the philanthropic response to the Pulse Nightclub massacre drove annual funding to $202.3 million. The report finds the overall field of LGBTQ philanthropy widening, identifying a record number of grantmakers awarding […]
March 26, 2020

2018 Tracking Report

November 19, 2019

The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors – Infographic

This infographic distills findings from The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors. Produced in partnership with CHANGE Philanthropy and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), both the report and infographic explore diversity in the philanthropic workforce. Overall, we found a statistically significant difference between funders with a social justice focus and all other funders. Social justice funders were much more likely to have higher representation of LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities. This infographic notes: People of color accounted for 37.8 percent of people on the staff or board of participating foundations. However, the percentage varied […]
November 18, 2019

The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors

In 2018, Funders for LGBTQ Issues set out to survey the board and staff of foundations in order to identify how many LGBTQ people worked in philanthropy — which resulted in The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy. In the designing the survey, we realized that we had an opportunity to not only ask about sexual orientation and gender identity but also to inquire about a range of personal identifiers. With the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, we asked participants to identify their role within their foundation, their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability status. […]
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