Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

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LGBTQ Community Foundations and Funds


Horizons Foundation
San Francisco, California
Founded in 1980, Horizons Foundation is a model social justice philanthropic organization serving the entire spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Our goal is a more just society that values diversity, where homophobia does not exist, where people live fully with pride and confidence, celebrating their unique strengths.

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
San Diego, California
Founded in 1996, the purpose of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation is to improve the quality of life within San Diego's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by promoting and increasing responsible philanthropy to enact positive social change.


Aqua Foundation for Women
Miami, Florida
The mission of the Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships and initiatives.

Our Fund
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Our Fund's mission statement is to promote a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBTQ community.


PFund Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota
PFund Foundation (Philanthrofund) is the Upper Midwest's endowed LGBT community foundation. Founded in 1987, today it advances social justice for LGBT communities. It does this by providing hands-on assistance to LGBT organizations and programs, funding systems change work, developing leaders, inspiring giving, and convening & reporting on issues of importance for our communities.

New York

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
New York, New York
Founded in 1977 and incorporated as a public charity in 1978, Astraea is a feminist, lesbian-led, international public foundation whose purpose is to advance the economic, political, educational and cultural well-being of lesbians, their families and allies working for social justice.

Stonewall Community Foundation
New York, New York
Stonewall began as a collection of advised-funds and endowments by like minded donors concerned about creating a vibrant and healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Today, Stonewall stands as a full service community foundation seeking the participation of everyone interested in building a better community.

North Carolina

North Carolina
The ADAM fund is a funding collaborative of Ralph Alpert, Mike Dively and Weston Milliken at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, which provides matching grants designed to support and serve LGBTQ youth.

Guilford Green Foundation
Greensboro, North Carolina
Our purpose is to courageously unite community by fostering organizations which advance LGBT persons and issues. We do this by raising and distributing funds for (qualified) gay and lesbian organizations and programs and growing an endowment to sustain funding for these purposes in greater Guilford County.

Ontario (Canada)

Community One Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
Community One Foundation is an LGBTTIQQ2S foundation which provides grants to organizations for projects that enhance the development of the LGBTTIQQ2S communities in the Greater Toronto Area.


Equity Foundation
Portland, Oregon
The Equity Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout Oregon that further its mission to build communities that embrace the dignity and worth of all people. Originated by Oregon’s lesbian and gay community, Equity works to promote social justice, education and the welfare of the people of Oregon.


Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The mission of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) is to increase and broaden philanthropy and grantmaking to support the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; to identify and increase awareness of the needs of the LGBT community; and to assure that we always have the resources to make a difference not only in the quality of our lives but in the lives of those who follow us.


Pride Foundation
Seattle, Washington
Pride Foundation is a Northwest leader in the pursuit of equality for the LGBTQ community. Since 1985, we have been providing grants, scholarships, and community leadership in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State. As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, we support transformative philanthropy, programs, and individuals that help people find joy and strength in who they are.


Cream City Foundation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Founded in 1982, Cream City Foundation is the only non-profit, grant making, community-based foundation serving the entire State of Wisconsin whose sole purpose is to support the changing needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

New Harvest Foundation
Madison, Wisconsin
The New Harvest Foundation is the only foundation in South-central Wisconsin that channels charitable contributions exclusively to organizations working to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, services, culture and community development. Founded in 1984, the New Harvest Foundation is operated by an 18-member Board of Directors, along with other volunteers.