OVERVIEW: The PFund awards grants to LGBTQ community organizations that advocate for sustainable, systematic change.
IP TAKE: PFund invests in building healthy and thriving LGBTQ communities.
PROFILE: In 1987, four friends decided to form the PFund Foundation in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States. The foundation seeks to act as a “vital resource and community builder for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied communities by providing scholarships, developing leaders, and inspiring giving.” PFund focuses its LGBTQ grantmaking on the upper Midwestern states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
PFund supports organizations that combat discrimination, violence, and isolation in LGBTQ communities. The fund’s elevated priorities in grantmaking include investing in the following LGBT communities: indigenous, black, people of color, undocumented, first generation immigrants, New Americans, trans communities and LGBTQ communities in North and South Dakota.
Grants awards are modest, often ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. To learn more about the types of organizations PFund supports, explore its latest tax filings. The fund is not clear regarding whether it accepts unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Grantseekers should get in touch with staff to learn more about obtaining funding.