OVERVIEW: The Paul E. Singer Foundation focuses its LGBTQ grantmaking on equality.
IP TAKE: This funder seeks like-minded organizations with proven records of accomplishment and those that can demonstrate measurable results in the mid- and long terms. It lacks transparency and limits public information about itself.
PROFILE: Paul Singer is the founder of the New York-based investment firm, Elliot Capital. After experiencing a great deal of success in the finance industry, he established the Paul E. Singer Foundation to “[s]upport and create innovative and effective organizations and initiatives that strengthen American democracy, the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and Jewish continuity.” The foundation currently focuses its funding on free market and pro-growth economic policies, U.S. national security, individual freedom, Israel, Jewish causes, LGBT equality and healthcare delivery innovation.
The Singer Foundation employs a formal staff and operates a website; however, information on that website is sparse. According to tax fillings, though the foundation awards sizeable grants in the $200,000 to $500,000 range, the majority of awards range from $25,000 to $100,000. In the LGBTQ space, the foundation has awarded grants to organizations such as Outright Vermont, which received an award for its work providing a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ youth.
The Paul E. Singer Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
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