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.
- Norman Blachford, President
- Peter Cooper, Treasurer
P.O. Box 8249
La Jolla, California, 92038