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.
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.
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.
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.
While sex work or trafficking occasionally make headlines, sex workers and their rights have been largely ignored by the public and by philanthropy. But new funding movements, giving circles, and collaboratives are seeking to change that.
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.
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.
Ise Bosch’s giving takes plenty of cues from American philanthropy. But in work that spans several continents, she’s also advancing the role of the “donor activist” in a way that’s rare in the U.S. and often unheard of abroad.
Ohio helped swing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, and the GOP controls both the governorship and state legislature there. But the Gordon Gund Foundation keeps working against the tide to advance a progressive agenda.
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.
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.
In recent years, Philadelphia has been identified as a city struggling with a long-term drop in charitable giving. But the news is not all bad, thanks to donors like Mel Heifetz.
In another example of community foundations stepping up for LGBTQ causes, the Community Foundation of Broward in Florida recently launched a program to help local institutions to be more welcoming of LGBTQ residents.
Corporate giving for LGBTQ issues has more than doubled in recent years. The telecom giant AT&T is just one big company that regularly gives in this area. What’s driving such support?
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.
When the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land in 2015, many advocates worried there’d be a falloff of funding. Now, it’s clear that this didn’t happen, according to the latest data.
An organized push has been underway over the past few years to build the capacity of local and regional funders working on LGBTQ issues. Here's how that effort is playing out in Texas.
Trans people are among one of the nation's most marginalized groups, but funding to support them is still very modest. A new initiative out of Funders for LGBTQ Issues aims to change that.
LGBTQ artists have traditionally lacked the kind of robust support structures that exist across other segments of the arts world. Queer|Art is working to change that.
The current funding landscape for LGBT rights funding has been on a steady increase for the past 10 years or so. The problem is that funding has historically failed to address the needs of intersex and trans communities. Is the tide turning?
Could progressive funders finally be getting serious about movement building after years—actually, decades—of giving lip service to this idea while sticking to silo-ized grantmaking? Maybe.
For a long time, LGBTQ philanthropy largely skipped the South. That's starting to change, and these grants to grow pro-LGBTQ community foundations are one reason why.
LGBTQ seniors outside of cities face isolation and risk of depression due to the lack of community and resources available to them. Some local health funders are stepping up to help.
For 15 years, this David Bohnett Foundation fellowship has been sending LGBTQ political officials to Harvard for leadership training. What's the goal of this long-running program?
Women of color account for 80 percent of new HIV diagnoses. But stigma and isolation can make it uniquely difficult for these women to get treatment. A pharma funder is working the problem.
Popular entertainment has mass reach in the millions, but social justice funders don't usually pay it much attention. The Pop Culture Collaborative aims to change that. What's its game plan?
With more local funders backing LGBTQ work, we look at an endowed fund that's been ramping up its giving over the past four years. Where's the money going?
With alarm bells sounding, more HIV/AIDS funding in the South lately is coming from foundations that typically have a much more national and international focus. Here's an example.
The venerable Rockefeller Foundation isn't a funder you might naturally think would join the "resistance" to the Trump administration. But a series of grants have signaled where it stands.
Nearly half of the U.S. HIV population lives in the South—a region historically shortchanged by LGBT funders. That's been changing, though, and we talk to two national funders who've partnered here to step things up.