Reid Williams Foundation: Grants for LGBTQ

OVERVIEW: The Reid Williams Foundation funds organizations that advocate for social and economic justice.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to award grants for general operating support. 

PROFILE: Established in 2000, the Reid Williams Foundation maintains a low public profile and does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. Tax filings indicate that the New York-based foundation invests in organizations that fight for social and economic justice both in the United States and abroad.

Reid Williams is a small foundation that offers modest-sized grants that typically range in dollar amount from $1,000 to $20,000. In the past, the foundation has awarded LGBTQ grantmaking to organizations such as Advocates for Informed Choice, a Massachusetts based nonprofit promoting and protecting the rights of children born with intersex traits; and the Audre Lord Project, an LGBTQ organization focusing its work on the New York City area.

The Reid Williams Foundation accepts unsolicited grant inquiries and requests for funding. Grantseekers should submit their information to the address provided below.


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Reid Williams

13 VanDam Street

New York, New York 10013

(212) 242-5833