Vital Funding – Part One

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Investing In LGBTQ Health And Wellbeing


Published: January 26, 2015

Author(s): Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Justin Brown

Topic(s):  HIV/AIDS, Health




LGBTQ communities face stark health disparities ranging from high rates of HIV/AIDS and cancer to disproportionate levels of substance use and mental health challenges. This report assesses the scale and character of foundation funding addressing the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities. Between 2011 and 2013, domestic foundation funding for LGBTQ health totaled $50.4 million. In a rapidly changing landscape for both health policy and LGBTQ issues, funders now have several unique opportunities to achieve lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities.

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