Hollyfield Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: The Texas-based Hollyfield Foundation supports LGBTQ organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: This funder supports organizations fighting for the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ community.

PROFILE: The Hollyfield Foundation was established in 1994 at the request of Jay Hollyfield, who died of AIDS-related complications in the same year. During his lifetime, Hollyfield was a champion and advocate of gay and lesbian causes. The foundation supports organizations that work to “[p]revent discrimination, educate and secure equal rights for sexual minorities, and assist in healthcare issues for the community, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS education, care and treatment.”

Hollyfield prioritizes projects that address discrimination and rights for sexual minorities, promote tolerance of sexual minorities, eradicate discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, support services for people affected by HIV/AIDS, offer services regarding other health issues affecting the sexual minority community, and arts that affect the LGBTQ community.

Grants are often modest in size, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Past LGBTQ grantees include the Lesbian Health Initiative, the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute, and the Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit.

The Hollyfield Foundation accepts unoslicted requests for funding beginning with a letter of intent. Letters of intent are due by March 31.  


  • Paul Carter, Director
  • Vanessa Edwards Foster, Director
  • Elizabeth Mclane, Director
  • John Nechman, Director
  • Margarita Perez, Director
  • Donald Skipwith, Director
  • Coy Tow, Director