An Early Corporate Leader in Funding LGBTQ Issues Marches On

An Early Corporate Leader in Funding LGBTQ Issues Marches On

The Levi Strauss Foundation, an early funder in the fight against HIV/AIDS, continues to step up in changing times, meeting a roll-back of hard fought gains in the areas of diversity and inclusion with expanded support for the trans community. 

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Can This Plan Make South Florida the Country's Most Livable Spot for LGBTQ Seniors?

Can This Plan Make South Florida the Country's Most Livable Spot for LGBTQ Seniors?

As in other places, many LGBTQ seniors in South Florida are isolated, depressed, and in poor health. A new foundation-backed collaboration aims to make South Florida the best place in the country for elders who identify as LGBTQ.

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Feeling the Pride: The Boston Foundation Is Giving More Than Ever Before for LGBTQ Issues

Feeling the Pride: The Boston Foundation Is Giving More Than Ever Before for LGBTQ Issues

In recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in funding for LGBTQ causes by community foundations—a trend that reflects growing donor interest. The Boston Foundation is an example of a local grantmaker that’s been giving more in this space.

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With Transgender Communities Under Attack, Funders Are Stepping Up

With Transgender Communities Under Attack, Funders Are Stepping Up

Funding for transgender causes is on the rise but is still low relative to the challenges these communities face in a hostile political climate. We look at the latest data on grantmaking and check in with leading funders in this space.

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Keeping Up the Momentum: Funding Rises Again for LGBTQ Causes, Especially Down South

Keeping Up the Momentum: Funding Rises Again for LGBTQ Causes, Especially Down South

In 2017, LGBTQ giving rose again and saw significant gains in areas that have historically been under-supported. But the bad news is the small cadre of funders in this space still aren’t able to meet all the needs of LGBTQ communities across the U.S.

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Focusing on Pivotal Moments, a Foundation Works to Help Girls and Women Avoid the Sex Trade

Focusing on Pivotal Moments, a Foundation Works to Help Girls and Women Avoid the Sex Trade

NoVo has long been a leader in the fight against sex trafficking. Now, with a new grantmaking program, the foundation is looking to close on-ramps and create exit ramps for the girls and women involved in trafficking and the sex trade within the U.S.

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In an Era of Both Gains and Fear for LGBTQ Communities, Arcus Embraces a New Strategy

In an Era of Both Gains and Fear for LGBTQ Communities, Arcus Embraces a New Strategy

The movement for LGBTQ rights has evolved dramatically in recent years, in ways good and bad. To keep up with these shifts, a top funder in this space is taking a new approach. We get an inside look at where Arcus’ grantmaking is heading.

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The Edge Walkers: How a Global Women’s Fund Sustains Grassroots Work

The Edge Walkers: How a Global Women’s Fund Sustains Grassroots Work

Around the globe, grassroots women’s organizations struggle to find adequate funding and build capacity. The MATCH International Women’s Fund is trying to change that, connecting small and fledgling organizations with hesitant funders.

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"A Different America." A Movement Funder Tries to Change Who’s Invited to the Table

"A Different America." A Movement Funder Tries to Change Who’s Invited to the Table

The Third Wave Fund almost shut down a few years ago. Now, back from the brink and with two new leaders taking the reins, it’s dedicated to empowering those who’ve been locked out of mainstream philanthropy.

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Rising LGBTQ Funding in Alabama: Where’s the Money Coming From?

Rising LGBTQ Funding in Alabama: Where’s the Money Coming From?

LGBTQ funding is growing across the South, with community foundations often playing an important role in mobilizing new resources for this cause. One example is the new grantmaking action in Alabama.

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A Revolution of the Obvious: Talking Gender Norms and Philanthropy With Riki Wilchins

A Revolution of the Obvious: Talking Gender Norms and Philanthropy With Riki Wilchins

Wilchins leads TrueChild, which is “helping funders and nonprofits challenge rigid gender norms.” We talk to her about the progress that has been made within the sector on this front—and the challenges that remain.

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Who's Partnering with Joe Biden on LGBTQ Inclusion?

Who's Partnering with Joe Biden on LGBTQ Inclusion?

Joe Biden has become a significant advocate for LGBTQ causes, and now he’s partnering with YMCA on a nationwide inclusion effort. Lending support are the foundations of Tim Gill and David Bohnett.

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