Marguerite Casey Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: The Marguerite Casey Foundation supports organizations that advocate for a more just and equitable society.

IP TAKE: Many of Casey’s LGBTQ related grants go to groups working with low-income, vulnerable, and marginalized populations.

PROFILE: In 1966, Jim Casey established the Casey Family Programs to reflect his interest in helping kids in long-term foster care in the Casey family’s hometown of Seattle, Washing. In 2001, the Casey Family Programs established the Marguerite Casey Foundation as a separate entity meant to expand and continue its foster care work. The foundation, independent of the Casey Family Programs, exists to “help low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities in order to achieve a more just and equitable society for all.”

While the foundation does not have specific program dedicated to LGBTQ issues, its LGBTQ-related grantmaking facilitates it’s mission to achieve a more just and equitable society for everyone in the U.S.

However, Casey Family Programs has a dedicated program for LGBTQ issues. Past grantees include the Adults and Youth Development Association and the Advancement Project: People of Color Donor Organizing Project. To learn more about Casey Foundation grantees, explore its searchable grants database.

Casey grants range from $100,000 to $1 million with the average grant size of $240,000.

The foundation does not accept or respond to unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Luz Vega-Marquis, President and CEO
  • Joseph Burris, Program Officer, South Region
  • Janelle Choi, Program Officer, Midwest Region
  • Liz Posey, Program Officer, National Portfolio
  • Tom Vásquez, Program Officer, Southwest Region

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