Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Philanthropy New York are partnering to support an informal, local group of philanthropic professionals who are LGBTQ and their funder allies. We plan for this to be primarily a social networking group, but also to possibly take up issues that members consider important.
On behalf of more than 20 affinity partners, we are very excited to open registration for the Solidarity Defense & Action Funder Briefing to be held on February 12 & 13, 2018 in Oakland, CA.
The Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey will help funders and the philanthropic community better understand who comprises its workforce and leadership (staff and board). It will establish baseline figures for measuring the philanthropic community’s progress towards diversity and inclusion in the years to come.
This past September, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with all benefits to be revoked by March 2018. DACA provided nearly 800,000 immigrants with the opportunity to live, work, and thrive in their communities without fear of deportation. DACA’s cancellation will deeply disrupt the lives of the DACAmented immigrants and their families and reaches into many diverse communities.
Join us to learn more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census, and ways your foundation can support "Get Out the Count" activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees.
For our 35th anniversary, we want to celebrate and acknowledge the philanthropic leadership that has brought LGBTQ funding to this moment. We are thrilled to announce our inaugural 2017 Pride in Philanthropy Awards, celebrating 35 years of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and honoring four individuals and institutions that have led the way in funding the advancement of equality, social justice, and better lives for LGBTQ communities.
The UNITY Summit will bring together over 500 partner members and sector allies which represent diverse idealities and lived experiences to explore and examine philanthropic equity strategies. 2017 Unity Summit: Investing in Movements for Equity will highlight how philanthropy can align its investments along the themes of Resistance, Protection, and Empowerment.
Join us on June 28th to hear from advocates, funders, and researchers about how they are working to shift the public dialogue about transgender people and prevent a rollback of LGBTQ rights.
A gathering of national and local philanthropic leaders sharing lessons learned and promising practices from the response to the pulse tragedy on June 12, 2016.
Whether you are a grantmaker funding or interested in LGBTQ issues, an LGBTQ grantmaker looking for friends, or just a proud ally to LGBTQ communities, Funders for LGBTQ Issues invites you to join them for complimentary drinks and light fare. Come hear about emerging trends in LGBTQ philanthropy and get an update on the pressing issues affecting LGBTQ communities in a post-marriage equality environment. Get caught up with old friends and make new ones!
As a new Administration sets its policy agenda in motion, vulnerable communities across the country are moving to protect themselves from attack and build power across differences. Join a briefing with the coalition partners of CHANGE Philanthropy who help funders build and strengthen bridges with marginalized communities.
The election of Donald Trump poses unprecedented challenges for all those funding LGBTQ rights and other social justice issues. The new administration is wasting no time taking action on promises made during a divisive campaign that threaten the safety and livelihoods of many in our communities. As we brace for upcoming action on immigration, healthcare, civil rights issues, and more, it is more critical than ever that grantmakers committed to civil rights and social justice join together in conversation and collaboration.
Even before the November election, the LGBT landscape was shifting. With marriage equality legal nationwide, some felt that LGBT equality had been achieved, while others noted the reality on the ground told a different story, particularly given the rise in religious freedom bills which allow discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Grantmakers for Southern Progress, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are co-hosting a conference call for funders to explore the impact of this year's election results in Southern communities.
Donald Trump was elected President after a divisive campaign that intentionally stoked xenophobia and racism and was filled with base insults toward women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Funders for LGBTQ Issues pledges to do all we can to convene and support our members and other funders in developing innovative funding strategies to protect the rights of LGBTQ people and all vulnerable communities.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is proud to co-sponsor this webinar with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. ABFE Special Webinar: Gender Norms & Black Youth: Reconnecting Race, Class AND Gender will help participants reconnect race, class, and gender. Participants will learn how gender norms have specific impacts on life outcomes among youth of color. Concrete examples will be provided on integrating a gender lens into "intersectional" giving. No prior knowledge necessary, but reports will be shared to provide context.
There's a lot going on in Cleveland! After hosting the 2014 Gay Games, which was presented by the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland experienced a dramatic increase in philanthropic investment in its LGBTQ community. Still, Ohio's GDQ (grant dollars per queer) is below the national average and the Midwest as a whole has the second lowest GDQ just cents above the South. Just last year, Ohio's Obergefell case brought marriage equality to the nation; yet this state remains without non-discrimination protections. Cleveland has enacted municipal-level protections and just this summer the city passed a an ordinance ensuring that transgender people can use restrooms consistent with their gender identities.At Funders for LGBTQ Issues we are dedicated to strengthening placed-based philanthropy in support of LGBTQ communities. Place-based philanthropy is essential to building sustainable funding for local nonprofits, which are uniquely positioned to respond to the day-to-day needs of LGBTQ communities. We invite you to join Funders for LGBTQ Issues and our new Ohio Ambassadors, Kristi Andrasik of the Cleveland Foundation and Brian Schultz of the Foundation Center's Midwest Office, on September 8-9 for a deep dive into the LGBTQ landscape in Cleveland, OH.
Join us for our second teleconference in a series of calls focused on the Orlando massacre.
For funders concerned about the tragedy in Orlando and how to best respond, please join Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, GCIR, and Hispanics in Philanthropy for a national teleconference on June 22, 11 am-noon ET.
Join NCRP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a conversation with Rye Young, Executive Director of Third Wave Fund; Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center; Nakisha Lewis, Senior Strategist for Safety at Ms. Foundation for Women; and Ryan Li Dahlstrom, consultant with Funders for LGBTQ IssuesÍ Trans Funding Working Group.
Please join us for a webinar to officially launch the 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities.
In recent weeks and months, we have seen sweeping anti-LGBTQ bills moving through state legislatures with a large majority of these bills being introduced in southern states. The Out in the South Initiative and Grantmakers for Southern Progress would like to invite you to join us for a conference call to hear what's happening on the ground in southern states facing these bills.
Recent reports have heralded increases in philanthropic funding for trans populations; for example, due to a new grants-level analysis, FCAA's annual resource tracking project reported a more than $3 million increase in HIV-related funding for trans populations. Related, multiple funding organizations - ViiV Healthcare, Arcus Foundation, Third Wave Fund - have announced new priorities, portfolios, or funds focused on addressing the needs of trans populations.
Come out with Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Funders Concerned About AIDS for a fun reception for grantmakers who care about LGBTQ issues and HIV/AIDS. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Learn about the exciting things happening in LGBTQ and HIV philanthropy!
Join ABFE and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a session at the ABFE 2016 Empower Philanthropy Conference. This session is a continuation of ABFE's 2015 3rd Thursday Webinar called, "Black Out: Understanding LGBTQ Advocacy & Black Communities" and will focus on the role of advocacy and allies in finding solutions to the issues facing Black LGBTQ communities.
Please join us for a webinar especially for LGBTQ funders: Lessons from 5 Municipal Nondiscrimination Campaigns. The Gill Foundation and Funders for LGBTQ Issues will be hosting this presentation by Equality Federation and Freedom for All Americans. Two recent reports, both funded by the Gill Foundation, will be discussed: Municipal Matters: Lessons for Local Nondiscrimination Campaigns from Equality Federation Institute, and ñHouston, we have a problemî: An Evaluation of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) Campaign from Freedom for All Americans.
Potential applicants to the Out in the South Fund are invited to join us for an informational call to learn more about the fund, how to apply, selection criteria, and more.
2015 was a year of major shifts in rights and awareness for LGBTQ communities. Funders for LGBTQ Issues' Annual Tracking Report analyzes the trends, gaps, and opportunities related to LGBTQ grantmaking. Join EPIP, Funders for LGBTQ Issues staff, and young grantmakers with experience advocating internally at their organizations for increased LGBTQ funding for an important conversation.
At first glance, the possibility of funding ñLGBTQ issuesî may seem far afield from the current priorities of many funders in North Carolina. However, the critical issues facing communities in our state _ such as access to health care, education, poverty, HIV/AIDS and youth development _ impact LGBTQ North Carolinians and their families in unique ways. And even though LGBTQ Americans have made significant strides toward legal equality in recent years, these victories have not yet translated to improved quality of life for all LGBTQ people, particularly those living in communities here in North Carolina.Join us for an informative and interactive session to learn about the efforts of the Out in the South Initiative, which aims to increase philanthropic support for LGBTQ communities throughout the South.
Flipping the Script on Sex Ed: How one funder collaborative is institutionalizing sex education in Texas, West Virginia and beyond2/4/2016
Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are pleased to co-sponsor this donor-only telebriefing that will discuss how one funder collaborative is institutionalizing sex education in Texas, West Virginia and beyond. This webinar will review the funding partnership, dive into the impact of WISE on sex ed programs in Texas and West Virginia and consider the future of the partnership as well as the outlook for the work being done across the country.
This session will explore the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the Midwest.
This session will dive deep into trends, gaps, and opportunities in LGBTQ foundation funding.
Join us for an informative session focused on the current dynamics of funding trans communities in the South. WeÍll hear how funders are responding in partnership with trans communities to recent trends of increases in both visibility of and violence against trans people.
The LGBT Health Funding Summit will bring together a diverse array of funders committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities. This summit builds on our historic LGBT Health Funding Summit in New York this past January. In San Francisco, we will hone our focus in on social determinants of health for LGBTQ communities.
Black LGBT communities have always been at the intersection of racial justice and LGBT activism although they experience continued invisibility within movements. Join ABFE for a webinar, co-sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issues and The Third Wave Fund, that will examine how leaders and organizations connect racial and LGBT identity to secure social justice for LGBT people.
Attending SECF's annual meeting this year? Join us for a social reception and network lunch!
After the monumental win for marriage equality, philanthropists and foundations interested in LGBTQ issues are at an inflection point. This panel of leaders and thinkers in philanthropy will discuss a variety of issues related to the impact of this win on the greater movement, and how donors can continue to support its ongoing work.
Please join Southern California Grantmakers, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Gill Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for a timely conversation about LGBTQ philanthropy and how donors can continue to contribute to the movement.
Join the Civil Marriage Collaborative and leaders of key partner organizations for presentations and conversations with a wide array of social justice funders about the role of the CMC and philanthropy in achieving victory on marriage equality; how this level of impact was crafted; and what can or cannot be learned from it to inform, shape and drive strategy development, messaging, organizing, coalition-building, and other elements of effective campaigns on urgent rights and justice issues.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the Arcus Foundation, and Wellspring Advisors are pleased to invite you to a funder salon on intersectional funding. Join us for a frank discussion about the many opportunities and challenges involved in funding LGBTQ progress via a cross-issue approach, followed by a happy hour at Madison Square Tavern (5:30 - 7:30pm). PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from September 22nd to Tuesday, October 13th.
Join SAGE, Grantmakers in Aging, Funders Concerned about AIDS (FCAA), Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Grantmakers In Health for an informative webinar on HIV and aging. Get an overview of the changing face of HIV and aging, including how HIV manifests among older adults, with a particular emphasis on its impact on diverse racial, ethnic, and geographical communities across the country. We hope you can join us for this important conversation.
While the LGBT community is making progress on many fronts _ including a potential victory in the Supreme Court any day now _ LGBT people living outside of progressive communities face a far different reality than many of us here in California. While same-sex marriage may soon be legal in every state, in 29 of those states, LGBT have no protections against discrimination in employment or housing, and their families are often not protected under the law.
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues on Friday, June 5th at the Boston Foundation for International Funders for Indigenous Peoples' first forum on funding for global indigenous LGBTQ issues, disability rights issues, and climate change. Hear from Indigenous Peoples from Alaska, Bolivia and Central America and hear from some of the leading funders for global LGBTQ indigenous rights.
Are you attending Council on Foundation's Philanthropy Exchange in San Francisco? Are you a Bay Area grantmaker committed to LGBTQ issues?Come out with Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a fun reception for LGBTQ and allied grantmakers! Catch up with old friends, mingle with local LGBTQ movement leaders, and make some new connections. Learn about the exciting things happening in LGBTQ philanthropy!
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights for a telebriefing on "Progressive Religious Responses to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby". This telebriefing will spotlight efforts by religious leaders and people of faith to organize and advocate in support of reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and to reclaim the mantle of religious liberty from those who would use it to deny others these rights.
***UPDATE***Despite our best efforts, we were unable to control the weather and we have adjusted the schedule for the LGBT Health Funding Summit in light of the incoming blizzard. Everyone's safety is our foremost priority.The LGBT Health Funding Summit is a historic event co-sponsored by Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA),Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Grantmakers In Health. The Summit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will bring together funders in the fields of health, HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ rights to interact with experts from the field, build relationships with like-minded funders, and develop funding strategies for increased impact in LGBT health.
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues in the French Quarter for a festive cocktail reception New Orleans style to celebrate exciting new developments for the LGBT Southern Funding Project.
We're proud to be co-sponsoring a panel at the
In 2012, Washington, D.C. received more than $17 million in foundation funding for LGBTQ issues. However, only $500,000 of that targeted the local LGBTQ community. Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers is pleased to host this discussion for local grantmakers to hear from Ben Francisco Maulbeck, president of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, as he shares an overview and analysis of the landscape of LGBTQ funding nationally and in the Washington D.C. area.
Join us for a funder phone briefing on the aftermath of the Hobby Lobby decision, which undercuts a key purpose of the Affordable Care Act: ensuring contraceptive access to all. Leading law and policy advocates will brief foundations on the impact of Hobby Lobby and share strategies advocates are exploring to protect and advance reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality and gender justice in the aftermath this decision. As Tim Sweeney says, "For the purposes of LGBT equality, these broad religious exemptions can effectively eviscerate hard-won non-discrimination protections". Learn more about this funder briefing and why it's important for LGBT funders to join the conversation.
We've moved! Come see our new home and help us celebrate all the exciting things happening in LGBTQ philanthropy.
The LGBT and reproductive rights/justice movements work principally on separate tracks, while sharing core values and common adversaries. How can the power at the intersection of the two be leveraged for the greatest effect? How can funders, often constrained by institutional structures that favor discrete issues, support intersectional alliances?
This telebriefing will explore the nuances of supporting civil society and SOGI-inclusive human rights advocacy in Russia and other restrictive environments.
This summer JAG will bring together a national network of more than 2,500 members and more than 20,000 philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate professionals of all ages: AAPI, Black, Latino, Native, women, men, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities to work together to eliminate disparities across race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
This telebriefing will explore the nuances of supporting civil society and SOGI-inclusive human rights advocacy in Uganda and other restrictive environments.
Please join Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for this important conversation on grantmaking for LGBTQ communities in Pennsylvania.
Please join us for a webinar that will delve into a real-time analysis of environmental issues in the upcoming midterm elections, learn what groups throughout the country are doing to motivate key constituencies, and identify how environmental issues can be advanced in today's political climate. Speakers will explore how environmental causes can be an effective organizing tool for expanding the electorate and getting voters to the polls.
We invite you to the second Rising Tide conversation, which will explore the people, the stories, the issues, and the programs that comprise the landscape of the Ohio LGBTQ community. Whether you are interested in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice, come learn whatÍs happening related to LGBTQ programmingand the support of that programmingfrom a wealth of local experts.
Check out our slate of events at this year's Creating Change!
On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional. In response, a group of funders have formed the Shelby Response Fund to support efforts to protect voting rights in the states previously covered by the provision struck down by the Supreme Court. At this informational meeting, members of Funders for LGBTQ Issues will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading funders participating in this this new funder collaborative, to learn about emerging funding strategies to protect voting rights, and to discuss how these issues affect LGBT communities.
Much is at stake in the 2014 midterm elections. Hear from a researcher and pollster, and ballot measure experts who will provide a big-picture, nonpartisan analysis of the midterm elections, including the races and issues that will be in play and their impact on voter turnout and constituencies.
Join us for an LGBTQ breakout lunch at the AIDS Philanthropy Summit! Come be a part of the conversation and help us navigate new ways for LGBTQ and HIV funders work together!
The Bay Area philanthropic community is coming together once again this year for an annual Holiday Party.
Joint Affinity Group (JAG) of Southern California Annual Leadership Recognition and Holiday Reception12/5/2013
Please join Southern CaliforniaÍs Joint Affinity Group (JAG) to celebrate the season and recognize the 2013 Special Leadership Award Recipient: Michael Fleming, Executive Director of the David Bohnett Foundation.
Want to feel informed and confident about your 2014 funding? This sessionfor both private and public foundationswill cover the essential dos and donÍts of funding election-related activities by 501(c)(3) organizations including voter engagement and registration work, issue advocacy, and ballot measures.
In celebration of Latina/o Heritage & National Coming Out Month, please join Catherine & Ingrid for ñPhilanthropy at the Corner of Latina & LGBTî as they talk about their journey of giving to and building relationships in the Latina/o and LGBT communities to conquer hatred and bigotry.
The Raben Group’s Policy Breakfast with Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues10/9/2013
Join us for the Raben GroupÍs policy breakfast with Funders for LGBTQ Issues President Ben Francisco Maulbeck on Wednesday, October 9th at 8:30 a.m. Ben will highlight the primary factors driving increased foundation funding for LGBTQ issues, explore the numbers to demonstrate why despite growing funding LGBTQ issues continue to be underfunded, and offer up possible interventions to ensure the philanthropic resources available to LGBTQ communities are commensurate with the challenges they face. Ben will also answer any questions the audience may have.
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a professional happy hour with LGBTQ and allied grantmakers in Washington, DC! Come mix and mingle with other local grantmakers and share with us the fantastic things youÍve been up to. Get the inside scoop on whatÍs happening in LGBTQ philanthropy with a cocktail in hand. Catch up with old friends and make new ones!
Join us for a funders briefing where Funders for LGBTQ Issues President Ben Francisco Maulbeck will dive into what funding for LGBTQ issues has looked like in the state of Oregon and a panel of community experts will provide an update on the state of the LGBTQ movement in Oregon. The panel will be moderated by Equity Foundation Executive Director Karol Collymore and feature: Jeana Frazzini of Basic Rights Oregon, Thalia Zepatos of Freedom to Marry, and more!
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a professional happy hour with LGBTQ and allied grantmakers in Portland, Oregon! Come mix and mingle with other local grantmakers and share with us the fantastic things youÍve been up to. Get the inside scoop on whatÍs happening in LGBTQ philanthropy with a cocktail in hand. Catch up with old friends and make new ones!
A summit to address the underfunding of LGBT communities in the South.
Join us for one of two funders only symposiums on Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) Boys and Men of Color. One will take place in Oakland, CA on Monday, June 10; the other will take place in Los Angeles on Monday, June 17.
Please join Funders for LGBTQ Issues for four days of discussion, strategizing, and knowledge sharing at our annual retreat for grantmakers working on LGBTQ issues.
A meeting before our 2013 Annual Grantmakers Retreat for grantmakers at LGBTQ Public Foundations.
Pushing Back Against Push-outs, Pipelines, and Profiling: Grantmaking for Impact among Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Men & Boys of Color12/12/2012
This briefing will explore issues of policing, safety, profiling, and school discipline policy as they relate to gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GBTQ) young men and boys of color.
November 6th marked several historic election-day "firsts" that will impact civil rights and democracy in states across the country for many years to come. Learn the keys to these successful campaigns from the leaders who helped drive them.
Join us as Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Foundation Center host a webinar on using our latest online resource, Philanthropy In/Sight: LGBTQ. Dave Clark from the Foundation Center will provide a live overview and demonstration of the tool, providing examples of how to generate useful information, and illustrating how it can assist with strategic grantmaking. There will also be time for questions.
Join us as Funders for LGBTQ Issues hosts a telebriefing providing an overview, insight and reflections on our recent publication of Forty Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy: 1970 - 2010, our recent report documenting some of the highlights of the LGBTQ philanthropic movement, glimpses of the grantmakers who've helped shape the first 40 years, and details of the amount and character of U.S. foundation support to LGBTQ communities during that time.
Legislative and policy environments directly and indirectly discriminate against transgender individuals which impacts on access to and quality of care, and act as a determinant of health outcomes for many trans people. This call will explore the health and related human rights issues facing transgender communities, and discuss opportunities for how donors could make a difference.
This telebriefing will highlight recent developments on identifying and reducing health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans; examine some of the opportunities that national health care reform provides to advance knowledge, awareness, and skills to appropriately address LGBT health disparities in all health care settings; and explore some strategies for funders to consider that could leverage the increased attention that are being focused on issues of LBGT health disparities.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ETA telebriefing that will explore the issues and needs of communities most profoundly affected by HIV/AIDS and how funders can support the structural changes necessary to address HIV and AIDS and attendant drivers.
First Do No Harm: Grantee safety for LGBTI and disability rights campaigners and other human rights defenders4/13/2011
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ETA telebriefing that will explore the role funders can and do play in mitigating or aggravating risks and exposure facing their grantees