Astraea Finds Another Niche: LGBT Immigrants

As both LGBT equality and immigrant rights have become extremely high-profile policy issues at the local, state, and national levels, it's only natural that the intersection between these two groups would be increasingly explored by funders and advocacy groups. Astraea is, unsurprisingly, ahead of the curve.
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How LGBT Foundations Fight Discrimination in the Workplace

Freedom to Work has been leading the charge on behalf of ENDA, the federal legislation banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Among Freedom to Work's most prominent donors for this cause are the David Bohnett Foundation and the Gill Foundation.

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Here's How This Trust Became a Key LGBT Community Ally

The New York Community Trust (NYCT) Trust doesn't get involved in high-profile, nationalized LGBT issues, such as the struggle for marriage equality. Instead, the Trust funds local grassroots organizations and programs that are providing practical, often desperately needed help to LGBT's and their families.
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Meet One of the Top New Leaders in the LGBT Funding World

After a transfer of power over a year in the making, Courtney Cuff has officially taken over as President and CEO of the Denver-based Gill Foundation (see Gill Foundation: Grants for LGBT). Cuff replaces Tim Sweeney, an enormously popular figure at Gill who steered the ship for more than six years.
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PFund Takes on Challenges Facing LGBT Seniors

Started in 1987 with an original grant-giving fund of $2,000, the Philanthrofund Foundation (or PFund for short) has grown into a valuable resource for the LGBT community in the Upper Midwest. One of the fund's major initiatives for the 2012-2013 funding cycle is the LGBT Aging Initiative. The initiative aims to address the special concerns facing LGBT seniors in Minnesota as they age.

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The Arcus Foundation Focuses on Outreach to Faith Communities

We've been following the Arcus Foundation's implementation of its new Social Justice Initiative for a few weeks now. The new initiative, announced in January, is to guide the foundation’s grant-making decisions for the next five to ten years. We have already seen the new personnel brought on to oversee the initiative. Now let's take a look at the first wave of grants under the new initiative.

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The Pride Foundation's Scholarship Program Turns 20

Since 1985, the Pride Foundation has provided over $38 million in grants to LGBT efforts in the Northwest, becoming a big player in LGBT philanthropy in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The foundation is currently reviewing its grant guidelines, with plans to announce new guidelines later this spring, though they don't expect any major changes. They plan to accept grant applications next in June 2013.

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Mancini Foundation to Fund Projects For LGBT Youth and Seniors in 2013

Charlotte, North Carolina's Wesley Mancini Foundation funds projects that share their goal of "foster[ing] the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals as full participants in the Charlotte community.”

Mancini explains how he got into the giving business in The Philanthropy Journal: in the late 1990s, a local theatrical production of Angels in America caused a "community uproar" in Charlotte.

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