Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Celebrating 36 years of mobilizing
        philanthropic resources for the LGBTQ community.
1982 – 2018

Join Our Community


Join our network of grantmakers making a difference in LGBTQ communities

The efforts of Funders for LGBTQ Issues are made possible by the support of our members. Our work is done in partnership with a variety of individuals throughout the philanthropic sector. We encourage you to JOIN TODAY and add your support to our growing community of grantmakers making a difference in LGBTQ communities.

Who can join?
  • Grantmaking institutions
  • Staff, volunteers and trustees of grantmaking institutions and philanthropic support organizations
  • Philanthropic advisors and consultants
Why join?

Your institutional and personal membership is directly supportive in two critical ways:
Member benefits (extended to staff, volunteers and trustees of member grantmaking institutions and philanthropic support organizations)
  • Recognition on our website
  • Special member rate for Funders for LGBTQ Issues Annual Retreat
  • Early invitation to Funders for LGBTQ Issues Annual Symposium (at member rate)
  • Member Only Email updates from the President
  • Pre-released reports and other publications
Membership is available at the following levels:

Annual Grants Program Annual Membership Level
Under $200K grantmaking $500
$200K - $500K grantmaking $1,000
$500K - $1M grantmaking $2,500
$1M - $5M grantmaking $5,000
$5M - $10M grantmaking $7,500
$10M – $20M grantmaking $10,000
Over $20M grantmaking $15,000

Annual membership level $150 (payable in monthly installments; see automatic billing below)


Our current institutional members

11th Hour Project
American Jewish World Service
Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
Andrus Family Fund
Arcus Foundation
Arizona Community Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
Calamus Foundation, DE
California Endowment
California Wellness Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
The Cleveland Foundation
The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cream City Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Equity Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Foundation for the Carolinas
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
Foundation for Louisiana
Freeman Foundation
Gilead Sciences
Gill Foundation
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
Guilford Green Foundation
H. van Ameringen Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Horizons Foundation
Jeff Chartrand Advised Fund
The M.A.C. AIDS Fund
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John Larsen Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Kicking Assets Fund
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Mukti Fund
New Venture Fund
New York Women's Foundation
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
PFund Foundation
Philadelphia Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Pride Foundation
Proteus Fund, Inc.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rosenberg Foundation
The Samuel S. Fels Fund
San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Small Change Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The Palette Fund
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Vermont Community Foundation
Washington AIDS Partnership
Wells Fargo
Washington Area Women's Foundation
Wild Geese Foundation
Women's Foundation of California

Our current philanthropic partners

Joint Affinity Groups (JAG)*
*Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
*Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
*Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
*Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)


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For more information about Funders for LGBTQ Issues membership, contact Marvin Webb.