We Want to Do Our Part: A Corporate Funder Steps up for Trans Communities

We Want to Do Our Part: A Corporate Funder Steps up for Trans Communities

Transgender communities face inordinate challenges, but receive a small slice of philanthropic funding. With a new grantmaking program that draws on input from the trans community, Gilead Sciences is helping to change that.

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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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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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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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