Which 94 Foundations Made Honor Roll?

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It’s a new year! What are your New Year’s resolutions?

One of our resolutions at Funders for LGBTQ Issues is to work even harder this year to increase philanthropic resources for LGBTQ issues worldwide. To that end, we’d like to highlight the 94 foundations that increased their LGBTQ grantmaking by 25 percent or more in 2013.

Our 2013 honor roll includes:


Adam Foundation*Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation *
Akron Community Foundation*Headwaters Fund for Justice
Alphawood Foundation*Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis*
American Psychological FoundationHeartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
Anderson Prize FoundationHermes Foundation
Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts*Hill-Snowdon Foundation*
Appalachian Community Fund*John Burton Harter Charitable Trust*
Arch and Bruce Brown FoundationJohn C. Kish Foundation *
Arcus Foundation*John S. and James L. Knight Foundation*
ARIA FoundationJohn Steven Kellett Foundation*
Arizona Community Foundation*Kroger Co. Foundation*
Asian Pacific Community Fund*Louis L. Borick Foundation*
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for JusticeM.A.C. AIDS Fund*
Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation*John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation*
Booth Ferris Foundation*Maine Community Foundation
Calamus Foundation, DEMaine Initiatives*
The California EndowmentMark D. Hostetter and Alexander N. Habib Foundation
Charles Hayden FoundationMary Wohlford Foundation
Chicago Foundation for WomenMcKenzie River Gathering
Chinook FundMeyer Memorial Trust*
The Cleveland Foundation*Morey Bernstein Memorial Foundation*
Colin Higgins Foundation*Ms Foundation for Women*
Collins FoundationNew York Life Foundation*
Common StreamOur Fund*
Community Foundation for the National Capital RegionOverbrook Foundation
Community Foundation for Northeast Florida*Paul and Edith Babson Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern ArizonaPeter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
Community Foundation of BrowardPfund Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Fort WayneRaymond and John Wean Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro*Reva and David Logan Foundation *
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz CountyRobert Chesley Foundation*
Cream City FoundationRochester Area Community Foundation*
Cummings Foundation*Rosenberg Foundation*
Dallas Women’s FoundationRoy A. Hunt Foundation
David A. Dechman FoundationSamuel S Fels Fund *
Delaware Valley Legacy FundSan Diego Human Dignity Foundation*
Dobkin Family Foundation*San Francisco Foundation*
Ellen M. Violet and Mary P. R. Thomas FoundationSchwab Charitable Fund*
Eugene and Agnus E. Meyer Foundation*Silicon Valley Community Foundation*
Ford FoundationSilva Watson Moonwalk Fund
Foundation for a Just Society*Small Change Foundation
Freedom to Marry*Three Rivers Community Foundation
Freeman FoundationTrans Justice Funding Project*
Gamma Mu FoundationUnitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock*
Greater New Orleans FoundationWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation *
Guilford Green FoundationWomen’s Foundation of California*
Hagedorn Fund*

More than half of these foundations doubled their LGBTQ funding from 2012 to 2013. (Those foundations are noted with an asterisk.)

Collectively, these 94 foundations increased their LGBTQ funding from $29.6 million in 2012 to $55.6 million in 2013 – a nearly 90 percent increase.

Included in this list are community foundations, LGBTQ private foundations, non-LGBTQ private foundations, LGBTQ public foundations, and non-LGBTQ public foundations.

Of course, every cent matters and makes a difference – so a big thank you to every foundation that supported LGBTQ issues and is featured in the 2013 Tracking Report (available here).

Want to learn how you can strategically increase your foundation’s LGBTQ grantmaking while networking with people who are working to the same end? Join us at Funding Forward, March 18-20 in Atlanta. Funding Forward is the annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues and it is a great opportunity for funders to connect with one another, learn from each other, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact. Click here to see this year’s schedule. Click here to register.