Liberty Hill Foundation: Grants for LGBTQ

OVERVIEW: The Liberty Hill Foundation supports LGBTQ organizations based in the Los Angeles, California area.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both project specific and general operating support grants.  

PROFILE: Sarah Pillsbury, Larry Janss, Win McCormack, and Anne Mendel founded the Liberty Hill Foundation in 1976. Since its early days, the Los Angeles based foundation has “[c]hanged national policies, launched social change movements, transformed neighborhoods, and nurtured hundreds of community leaders who respond to the experience of injustice by fighting for their rights.” Liberty Hill’s grantmaking priorities include the following programs Agenda for a Just Future, LGBTQ Justice, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, and Racial Justice.   

The foundation’s LGBTQ Justice program awards grants to Los Angeles-based organizations focusing on LGBTQ people of color in the areas of family acceptance, improving the foster care system, improving access to safety net programs, and ending discrimination and exclusion of transgender and non-conforming communities.

The majority of Liberty Hill grant amounts range from $10,000 to $50,000. Past grantees include the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network, which received a grant to support its work in Queer Justice Youth convening; and the True Colors Fund which received a grant for general operating support. The True Colors Fund combats homelessness among LGBTQ youth. To learn more about the types of organizations Liberty Hill supports and at what level, review its current financial statements.

The Liberty Hill Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications for its Fund for Change program. Submissions are typically due toward the end of January.


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