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Vital Funding: Investing in LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing

Author: Justin Brown & Ben Francisco Maulbeck
Publisher: Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Digital File: Vital_Funding.pdf

LGBTQ communities face stark health disparities ranging from high rates of HIV/AIDS and cancer to disproportionate levels of substance use and mental health challenges. This report assesses the scale and character of foundation funding addressing the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities. Between 2011 and 2013, domestic foundation funding for LGBTQ health totaled $50.4 million. In a rapidly changing landscape for both health policy and LGBTQ issues, funders now have several unique opportunities to achieve lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities.

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Category(s): Philanthropic Sector, General LGBTQ Community

Topic(s): Health, HIV/AIDS