Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Celebrating 35 years of mobilizing
        philanthropic resources for the LGBTQ community.
1982 – 2017



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Annual Grantmakers Retreat

fostering an engaged community of grantmakers

Grantmakers at retreat As part of our mission to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well being of our communities, one of Funders for LGBTQ Issues' goals is to facilitate conversations about and strengthen current LGBTQ grantmaking by convening and educating funders, providing reliable research on institutional funding patterns, and disseminating information on issues relevant to our communities. A major programmatic element toward that end is our Annual Grantmakers Retreat.

Convening a diversity of professionals from private, public and community foundations and funds, the Annual Grantmakers Retreat aims to provide a forum for grantmakers working on LGBTQ issues to engage in and explore current topics in the field, and to foster a growing community of such professionals working in philanthropy, by providing a space for networking, information sharing and conversation.

FUNDING FORWARD 2017
March 29 - 31, Seattle, Washington
W Seattle

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FUNDING FORWARD 2016
March 30 - April 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Radisson Blu, Downtown Minneapolis

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FUNDING FORWARD 2015
March 18 - 20, Atlanta, Georgia
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

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FUNDING FORWARD 2014
March 26 - 28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sofitel Philadelphia

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FUNDING FORWARD 2013: WHAT'S NEXT FOR LGBTQ PHILANTHROPY?
March 13 - 16, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hotel Andaluz

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The 2012 LGBTQ Grantmakers Retreat
January 11 - 14, Miami Beach, Florida
Deauville Beach Resort
LGBTQ Grantology: It's All In the Mix
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The 2011 LGBTQ Grantmakers Retreat
January 18 - 20, Palm Springs, California
Hotel Zoso
Advancing an LGBTQ Justice Movement through Research, Policy, and Community Engagement
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