OVERVIEW: The Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund supports efforts to advance the global human rights of LGBTQ people worldwide.
IP TAKE: This funder awards LGBTQ grants to support local, national and international organizations; however, its international grantmaking is small portion of its overall grantmaking.
PROFILE: The Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund (AMKRF) has been supporting social justice efforts since the 1980s working to “[a]dvance LGBTQ rights, forwards racial justice and combats anti-Semitism on a global, national and local scale.” Areas of specific focus include combating structural racism, LGBTQ equity, intersectional approaches to sexuality, faith, ethnicity and gender, supporting progressive Jewish organizations, fostering strategic collaboration regarding LGBTQ rights and other social work, and supporting organizations led by people of color.
AMKRF’s LGBTQ grantmaking largely centers on equal rights. This funder also prioritizes expanding the equality movement in the Southeastern United States, an area that continues to face a high number of challenges in the LGBTQ space.
AMKRF grants average between $10,000 and $20,000. Past grantees include the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund, which received support for its work with LGBTQ communities in the Southern United States; and BreakOUT! which received funding for its work ending the criminalization of LGBTQ youth. To learn more about the types of organizations AMKRF supports, explore its grantees list.
AMKR does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
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