Blachford-Cooper Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: Blachford-Cooper awards modest-sized grants to LGBT organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award a large number of grants each year.

PROFILE: Formerly known as the NB Foundation, the Blachford-Cooper Foundation was established in California in 2000. The foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website, and does not employ a formal staff. According to its latest tax filings, the foundation appears to have an interest in supporting the arts and LGBT causes.

While Blachford-Cooper does not state geographic priorities in its grantmaking, many of its grants go to support organizations located in California.

Grant amounts typically range from $2,000 to $75,000. While grants they can go as high as $500,000, it is uncommon. Past LGBT grantees include the Lambda Legal Foundation in El Paso, Texas, which received a general operating support grant; and the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, which received support for its work with LGBTQ communities.

The Blachford-Cooper Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Norman Blachford, President
  • Peter Cooper, Treasurer

CONTACT:

Blachford-Cooper Foundation

P.O. Box 8249

La Jolla, California, 92038

(858) 454-0677