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Which 94 Foundations Made Honor Roll?

It’s a new year! What are your New Year’s resolutions?

One of our resolutions at Funders for LGBTQ Issues is to work even harder this year to increase philanthropic resources for LGBTQ issues worldwide. To that end, we’d like to highlight the 94 foundations that increased their LGBTQ grantmaking by 25 percent or more in 2013.

Our 2013 honor roll includes:

Adam Foundation* Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation *
Akron Community Foundation* Headwaters Fund for Justice
Alphawood Foundation* Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis*
American Psychological Foundation Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
Anderson Prize Foundation Hermes Foundation
Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts* Hill-Snowdon Foundation*
Appalachian Community Fund* John Burton Harter Charitable Trust*
Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation John C. Kish Foundation *
Arcus Foundation* John S. and James L. Knight Foundation*
ARIA Foundation John Steven Kellett Foundation*
Arizona Community Foundation* Kroger Co. Foundation*
Asian Pacific Community Fund* Louis L. Borick Foundation*
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice M.A.C. AIDS Fund*
Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation* John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation*
Booth Ferris Foundation* Maine Community Foundation
Calamus Foundation, DE Maine Initiatives*
The California Endowment Mark D. Hostetter and Alexander N. Habib Foundation
Charles Hayden Foundation Mary Wohlford Foundation
Chicago Foundation for Women McKenzie River Gathering
Chinook Fund Meyer Memorial Trust*
The Cleveland Foundation* Morey Bernstein Memorial Foundation*
Colin Higgins Foundation* Ms Foundation for Women*
Collins Foundation New York Life Foundation*
Common Stream Our Fund*
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Overbrook Foundation
Community Foundation for Northeast Florida* Paul and Edith Babson Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
Community Foundation of Broward Pfund Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Raymond and John Wean Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro* Reva and David Logan Foundation *
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County Robert Chesley Foundation*
Cream City Foundation Rochester Area Community Foundation*
Cummings Foundation* Rosenberg Foundation*
Dallas Women's Foundation Roy A. Hunt Foundation
David A. Dechman Foundation Samuel S Fels Fund *
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund San Diego Human Dignity Foundation*
Dobkin Family Foundation* San Francisco Foundation*
Ellen M. Violet and Mary P. R. Thomas Foundation Schwab Charitable Fund*
Eugene and Agnus E. Meyer Foundation* Silicon Valley Community Foundation*
Ford Foundation Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund
Foundation for a Just Society* Small Change Foundation
Freedom to Marry* Three Rivers Community Foundation
Freeman Foundation Trans Justice Funding Project*
Gamma Mu Foundation Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock*
Greater New Orleans Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation *
Guilford Green Foundation Women’s Foundation of California*
Hagedorn Fund*


More than half of these foundations doubled their LGBTQ funding from 2012 to 2013. (Those foundations are noted with an asterisk.)

Collectively, these 94 foundations increased their LGBTQ funding from $29.6 million in 2012 to $55.6 million in 2013 – a nearly 90 percent increase.

Included in this list are community foundations, LGBTQ private foundations, non-LGBTQ private foundations, LGBTQ public foundations, and non-LGBTQ public foundations.

Of course, every cent matters and makes a difference – so a big thank you to every foundation that supported LGBTQ issues and is featured in the 2013 Tracking Report (available here).

Want to learn how you can strategically increase your foundation’s LGBTQ grantmaking while networking with people who are working to the same end? Join us at Funding Forward, March 18-20 in Atlanta. Funding Forward is the annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues and it is a great opportunity for funders to connect with one another, learn from each other, coordinate efforts, and maximize impact. Click here to see this year’s schedule. Click here to register.

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector