Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

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Common Vision New England

Common Vision Logo Ten foundations based in four states comprise the New England cohort of Common Vision. Over the course of two years, these grantmakers will sort through a range of conceptual frameworks to devise a philanthropic approach that helps create structural change in their region.

Common Vision New England Cohort
Associated Grantmakers (Boston, MA)
Cape Cod Foundation (Yarmouthport, MA)
Haymarket Peoples Fund (Boston, MA)
Island Foundation (Marion, MA)
Maine Community Foundation (Portland, ME)
Maine Initiatives (Augusta, ME)
Peace Development Fund (Amherst, MA)
The Rhode Island Foundation (Providence, RI)
Samara Foundation (Burlington, VT)
Vermont Community Foundation (Middlebury, VT)

Regional Review
To advise Common Vision in New England, FLGI produced a comprehensive research review of state policies and populations, spanning 80 variables and 11 interest areas, including the general population, criminal justice, economics, education, the environment, grantmaking, health, HIV/AIDS, immigration, LGBTQ rights and reproductive justice.

Learn about New England policies and populations. Download key facts.

Project Leads
Ellen Gurzinsky, Program Director (2007 - 2009), Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Jara Dean-Coffey, Founder & Principal, jdcPartnerships
Steven LaFrance, Founder & Principal, LFA Group