Arcus Foundation

Grants Awarded

 

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Grantee Year Amount Location Program or Initiative
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Twenty-nine months of support to help organizations in mainland China to advance LGBT policy, cultural change, and movement building

2014 $680,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Center for American Progress

One year of support for Fighting Injustice to Reach Equality (FIRE), a three-year initiative to provide an integrated approach to addressing LGBT equality and racial justice issues through policy analysis, research, and communications

2014 $100,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Citizen Engagement Lab Education Fund

One year of support for public campaigns that activate Christian grassroots advocacy networks to present a faith-based challenge to religious institutions and leaders that abuse religious freedom

2014 $75,000 Berkeley, CA Global Religions
Dignity USA

Two years of funding to support pro-LGBT faith advocates to influence and counter the narrative of the Catholic Church and its ultra-conservative affiliates in regard to LGBT rights and dignity within and outside of the church. The effort will build advocacy and visibility in connection with two special events, the Synod of the Family and World Youth Day

2014 $200,000 Medford, MA Global Religions
Equality Advocates Pennsylvania

One year of support to create a People of Color Leadership Fund and Faith Organizer position to support the participation, networking, and leadership of people of color and faith communities in nondiscrimination advocacy in Pennsylvania

2014 $95,000 Philadelphia, PA U.S. Social Justice
Freedom to Marry, Inc.

One year of funding for the Familia es Familia project to reduce the negative effects of the silence surrounding LGBT issues in Latino families and communities, create a platform for a dialogue about LGBT issues within Latino communities, and increase the number of Latino public allies who support LGBT community members and issues

2014 $150,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Front Line - The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Two years of support for emergency assistance to at-risk human right defenders working on LGBTI human rights

2014 $100,000 Dublin, Ireland International Human Rights
Interfaith Working Group

Two years of general support to continue solidarity work with the LGBT rights movement nationally and in Pennsylvania

2014 $150,000 Philadelphia, PA Global Religions
International Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Intersex Association

Twenty-one months of support for advocacy trainings at regional (Asia and Oceania) and world (Mexico) ILGA conferences, an interfaith pre-conference at the Mexico ILGA World Conference and the development of a transgender program

2014 $220,000 Brussels, Belgium International Human Rights
International Service for Human Rights

One year of support to strengthen recognition and protection of LGBT human rights at the United Nations

2014 $75,000 Geneva, Switzerland International Human Rights
National Center for Lesbian Rights

One year of support to decrease the disproportionate presence of LGBT youth of color in the juvenile-justice system and strengthen the alignment of LGBT rights and reproductive justice

2014 $100,000 San Francisco, CA U.S. Social Justice
Pacific School of Religion

One year of support to create and disseminate culturally authentic resources for use in extended Latino/a families as they discuss and struggle with questions of religion, morality, and LGBT issues in the U.S. and in Latin America

2014 $100,000 Berkeley, CA Global Religions
PILnet

Two years of funding to integrate LGBTI issues across all PILnet programs, including fellowships and pro bono partnerships

2014 $200,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Protestant Episcopal Church Diocese of Chicago Bishops and Trustees

One year of support for the third gathering of the Chicago Consultation in Cape Coast Ghana for LGBT activists and key Anglican leaders from Africa, the U.S., and other places to influence and reshape the Anglican Communion’s worldwide policies as well as its attitudes and behaviors that affect LGBT people in Africa

2014 $175,000 Chicago, IL Global Religions
Yvette A. Flunder Foundation

One year of support for a coalition of 20 clergy in Rwanda and Zimbabwe who create inclusive Christian communities, and to sustain and nurture spokespersons in Kenya to speak in the context of faith in affirmation and acceptance of sexual minorities

2014 $100,000 Oakland CA Global Religions
ACLU Foundation, Inc.

Two years of support to end the use of religion to discriminate by institutions and individuals claiming exemptions from anti-discrimination laws because of religious objections

2013 $600,000 New York, NY Global Religions
ACLU Foundation, Inc.

One year of support for litigation, policy, and media work to promote protection, acceptance, and empowerment of LGBTQ youth, particularly those of color or economic disadvantage in southern states

2013 $300,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Advocates for Informed Choice

One year of support for Project Integrity to protect the constitutional rights of intersex children across the United States

2013 $25,000 Cotati, CA U.S. Social Justice
African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR)

Fifteen months of support for SOGI-related human rights documentation and advocacy at the African Commission and National Human Rights Institutions and in select African countries.

2013 $100,000 Johannesburg, South Africa International Human Rights
Akahatá - Equipo de Trabajo en Sexualidades y Géneros

One year support for the engagement of LGBTI activists from Latin America and the Caribbean on SOGI human rights advocacy at the Organization of American States and the United Nations, as well as the related follow up at the national level.

2013 $30,000 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Human Rights
Ali Forney Center

Short term general operating support

2013 $10,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
American Foundation for AIDS Research

Two year support for advocacy for policy change in the Dominican Republic, South Africa and Thailand, primarily via re-granting to groups working to increase transgender people’s access to health care services, including HIV care.

2013 $250,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
American Jewish World Service Inc.

Two year support for policy and cultural change, primarily via regranting, in Kenya, Liberia, Nicaragua, and Thailand.

2013 $500,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
American Psychological Association

Three years of support to increase the capacity of psychological organizations and the sexual-orientation and gender-identity movement to use psychological knowledge in public education, media relations, and policy change, specifically in the global South.

2013 $300,000 Washington, DC International Human Rights
Applied Research Center

One year project support for the Better Together Initiative

2013 $200,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
ARC International

Two years of support to strengthen the participation of LGBT groups in UN processes in support of LGBT rights

2013 $400,000 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada International Human Rights
Astraea Foundation, Inc.

Two years of support to create the Arcus Donor Advised Fund to provide a streamlined and timely source of funds to organizations in the global South and East.

2013 $200,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Astraea Foundation, Inc.

One year of support to the Global Philanthropy Project, a collaboration of funders working to expand funding and knowledge in support of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people globally.

2013 $50,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Astraea Foundation, Inc.

Two year support of policy and cultural change in Central America and the Caribbean, primarily via regranting and advocacy at the local level in seven countries and at the international and regional levels with the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

2013 $250,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Astraea Foundation, Inc.

One year support to strengthen the organizational capacity of Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and to increase access to funding for local/regional Trans* activists.

2013 $100,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Astraea Foundation, Inc.

One year of support for the Pipeline Project’s 21st Century Fellows Program to develop people of color managers at LGBT organizations in the United States

2013 $200,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Athlete Ally

One year of general operating support to advance the mission of ending homophobia and transphobia in sports across the United States

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Auburn Theological Seminary

Short term support to launch an intersectional organizing academy in Illinois to bridge the divide between activists who are working for racial justice and those who are working for marriage equality

2013 $150,000 New York, NY Global Religions
Auburn Theological Seminary

Two years of support for Religion Dispatches, an online magazine dedicated to informed discussion at the intersection of religion, politics and culture

2013 $100,000 New York, NY Global Religions
Center for American Progress

Short-term support to the FIRE Initiative (Fighting Injustices to Reach Equality).

2013 $2,500 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Center for American Progress

Two years of support for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative to articulate and disseminate a socially progressive framework of religious liberty

2013 $400,000 Washington, DC Global Religions
CenterLink, Inc.

One year of support for YouthLink to build capacity of U.S. LGBT youth centers, develop a technical assistance portal for LGBT youth programs, and raise awareness about LGBT youth issues

2013 $150,000 Fort Lauderdale, FL U.S. Social Justice
Champion Fund Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Programs

Short-term support to Angels of Change to raise funds for health care services and promotion of positive images of trans youth.

2013 $2,500 Los Angeles, CA U.S. Social Justice
Chinese for Affirmative Action

One year of support for Asian Pacific Islanders Equality of Los Angeles and of Northern California to ensure that API culture and media actively uphold LGBT equality among youth, faith based communities and key influencers

2013 $125,000 San Francisco, CA U.S. Social Justice
Choice USA

One year of support to develop a network of young reproductive and sexual health/rights and gender justice advocates in the U.S. South.

2013 $100,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Church World Service

One year of funding to increase faith voices in support of LGBT refugee and migrant protection in Kenya and South Africa, and—through advocacy for U.S. policy change—to improve the quality of life for LGBT immigrants and asylum seekers.

2013 $125,000 New York, NY Global Religions
Coalition of African Lesbians

One year of support to assist CAL members in southern and eastern Africa in developing annual reports on human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity, and in using them in advocacy at national, regional, and international levels.

2013 $100,000 Johannesburg, South Africa International Human Rights
Comité IDAHO

One year of support for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia campaign in the Global South and East

2013 $100,000 Paris, France International Human Rights
Community Partners

Short-term support for initial platform development of Equalize Youth’s website

2013 $15,000 Los Angeles, CA U.S. Social Justice
Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

Short-term support to increase understanding around transgender issues across New York state

2013 $25,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Episcopal Divinity School

One year of support for the first Queer Academy for LGBTIQ Christian leaders in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, which will equip the participants to counter fundamentalism in their respective countries and in other Chinese-speaking countries.

2013 $20,000 Cambridge, MA Global Religions
Equality Ohio Education Fund

One year of support to conduct educational activities focused on communities of color, faith communities, and youth to create greater understanding of anti-LGBT discrimination in support of expanded statewide nondiscrimination protections.

2013 $140,000 Columbus, OH U.S. Social Justice
European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Two years of support for leadership training for LGBT Christian leaders in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

2013 $117,000 Rotterdam, The Netherlands Global Religions
Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives

One year of support to monitor and combat homophobia and intolerance within religious institutions in Romania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey and Serbia

2013 $50,000 Bucharest, Romania Global Religions
Federal City Performing Arts Association

Short term support of People of Color Outreach to diversify membership and audience

2013 $5,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
FIERCE

Short-term general operating support.

2013 $2,500 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Film Forum, Inc.

“One year support for the ‘Road to Home’ documentary film exploring the crisis of LGBT youth homelessness

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Food and Friends, Inc.

Short-term general operating support for Food & Friends’ mission of fostering a community that cares for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.

2013 $10,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Forward Together

One year of support to develop a network of LGBT and allied youth of color organizing for policy and culture change, with a particular focus on increasing a base in New Mexico with the capacity to advocate for health equity and transgender youth protections.

2013 $100,000 Oakland, CA U.S. Social Justice
Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc.

Short-term support for “Born This Way,” a feature-length documentary film that investigates innovative HIV/AIDS health care practices in Cameroon

2013 $50,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues, Inc.

One year of support for the LGBT Southern Project to increase funding for LGBT communities in the southern United States and to increase the impact of philanthropy in LGBT communities of color nationally through the LGBT POC Project

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues, Inc.

One year of support for the LGBTQ Southern Equality Funding Project,  to assess funding for LGBTQ people in Southern states

2013 $25,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute

One year of support for the Victory Congressional Internship Program for a diverse cohort of LGBT college students to build their leadership skills and network with other young LGBT advocates in Washington, D.C.

2013 $100,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Gender DynamiX

One year of project support to strengthen trans and intersex organizations in Africa by organizing a strategic advocacy summit and identifying a regional advocacy focus.

2013 $100,000 Capetown, South Africa International Human Rights
Global Fund for Women

Two year support for LGBT groups in Turkey to advance policy and culture change.

2013 $120,000 San Francisco, CA International Human Rights
GLSEN, Inc.

Three years of support to build a global network of NGOs, UN bodies, universities, unions and government departments to reduce discrimination in Global South schools and improve international standards regarding sexual orientation and gender identity

2013 $500,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.

Short-term support for “The New Black,” a documentary that uncovers the complicated histories of the African American and LGBT civil rights movements

2013 $50,000 Westport, CT U.S. Social Justice
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs and Human Rights

Two year support for technical assistance and re-granting to support LGBT movement building in several countries in the Global South; as well as assisting local groups’ human rights documentation, advocacy, and integration into the human rights movements at the local, regional and international levels.

2013 $600,000 Chicago, IL International Human Rights
Hetrick-Martin Institute

Short term support for creation of T-Lounge for Trans Youth

2013 $25,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Hetrick-Martin Institute

Short-term support for the HMI Scholarship Program for educational support to LGBTQ at-risk youth

2013 $5,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Hivos

Two year support for policy and culture change regarding SOGI human rights, primarily via regranting, in Indonesia, Kenya and South Africa

2013 $250,000 The Hague, The Netherlands International Human Rights
Human Dignity Trust

One year of support to provide legal advice in national and international courts that seeks to protect the human rights of LGBTI people

2013 $150,000 London, United Kingdom International Human Rights
Human Rights Watch

One year of support for the global LGBT Program to advocate for non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity through the United Nations and report on Ukraine’s draft anti-LGBT propaganda laws

2013 $100,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Immigration Equality

One year of support to engage to ensure a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, preserving and expanding a family-based system that includes and protects LGBT families

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Inclusive & Affirming Ministries

Short term support for the Global Interfaith Network’s 2013 Global Interfaith LGBTI Conference

2013 $25,000 Cape Town, South Africa Global Religions
Inclusive & Affirming Ministries

Two year support for the Regional Partnerships Africa project to hold six meetings with faith leaders in Kenya and Botswana, in order to reduce violence, persecution and criminalization of LGBTI persons

2013 $100,000 Cape Town, South Africa Global Religions
Institute for Student Health

Short term support for the establishment of a garden and cooking program and to provide LGBT students with educative tools and resources that facilitate and encourage healthy eating and an active lifestyle.

2013 $7,500 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Fifteen months of support for a one-year fellowship in the LGBTI Unit within the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, contributing to the implementation of its Plan of Action regarding the rights of LGBTI people.

2013 $45,000 Washington, DC International Human Rights
Interfaith Alliance Foundation

Thirteen months of funding to increase the number and effectiveness of pro-LGBT faith messengers who are engaged in opposing harmful, expanded religious exemptions that are being proposed by anti-LGBT leaders and to realign the credibility of religious organizations that support social justice.

2013 $50,000 Washington, DC Global Religions
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

One year of support of LGBT advocacy at the United Nations through activists from the Global South, and to organize the first-ever LGBT Rights Advocacy Week at the UN

2013 $200,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Short-term support for security operations of Alternatives Cameroon, and to promote the safety of LGBT community members who are in danger

2013 $10,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
International Lesbian and Gay Association

Five months of support for the regional conference of Pan Africa ILGA in 2014 at which members and allies will adopt a strategy for the organization’s African region.

2013 $30,000 Brussels, Belgium International Human Rights
International Lesbian and Gay Association

One year of project support for three part-time communications officers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to sustain a web portal on global LGBT rights

2013 $50,000 Brussels, Belgium International Human Rights
Iranti-Org

One year of support to document African governments’ commitments to nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2014 and to publicize these commitments via an African media network.

2013 $30,000 Johannesburg, South Africa International Human Rights
Justice Now

Short-term support for TGI Justice’s Sistahs Doing It 4 Ourselves Retreat.

2013 $5,000 Oakland, CA U.S. Social Justice
Kalamazoo College

18 months of support to strengthen the transgender movement in the Global South by building a network of trans activists with an increased capacity to document and create evidence-based reports

2013 $300,000 Kalamazoo, MI International Human Rights
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

One year of support for the Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project to advance reform on behalf of LGBT and questioning youth in child welfare, juvenile justice and homeless systems of care

2013 $125,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Latin@s en Accion

Short-term general operating support to further the organization’s mission of providing services and support for the trans population in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

2013 $2,500 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Latinas Leading Tomorrow

Short-term general operating support to develop programs that produce strong, successful young women who are empowered with the freedom and aspirations

2013 $2,500 Arlington, VA U.S. Social Justice
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, Inc.

Short-term general operating support to provide quality health and wellness programs in a welcoming space that fosters connections and celebrates cultural contributions

2013 $2,500 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
LGBTS Christian Church, Inc.

Short term support for the first LGBT Christian Conference in the Philippines to educate and promote healthy spiritual living and to promote human rights for LGBT communities across the archipelagic Philippines

2013 $6,000 Quezon City, Philippines Global Religions
Lutherans Concerned

Two years of general operating support to advocate and organize for the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the Lutheran communion and its partners

2013 $300,000 St. Paul, MN Global Religions
Many Voices

One year support for general operations to equip, prepare, and create visibility for Black people of faith to publicly affirm and support LGBT justice

2013 $100,000 Washington, DC Global Religions
Mazzoni Center

One year of support for transgender youth, people of color, and international programming at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

2013 $75,000 Philadelphia, PA International Human Rights
Muslims for Progressive Values

Short-term support for board strategic planning to set strategic direction and strengthen organizational capacity to positively influence the larger Muslim community

2013 $10,000 Los Angeles, CA Global Religions
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Special Contribution Fund

One year of support for the NAACP Racial Profiling Initiative in New York City to address police accountability and its impact on African American, youth and LGBTQ communities

2013 $100,000 Baltimore, MD U.S. Social Justice
National Black Justice Coalition, Inc.

One year of support for the Emerging Leaders Initiative to provide a platform and forum for Black LGBT young adults across the United States to elevate and advocate for Black LGBT issues

2013 $200,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Short-term support of the “ALL IN” PSA Project to create greater visibility around LGBT inclusion in women’s sports

2013 $15,000 San Francisco, CA U.S. Social Justice
National Center for Transgender Equality

One year of general operating support to end discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues

2013 $100,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
National Council of La Raza

One year of support for the Latino LGBT Integration Strategy project to integrate LGBT youth issues into the organization’s national civil rights agenda

2013 $100,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc.

Two years of support for research and dissemination by the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health on resilient characteristics of LGBT adolescents

2013 $320,280 Atlanta, GA U.S. Social Justice
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

One year of support for the Leadership Development Program to train diverse LGBT movement leaders and allies across the U.S., with a particular focus on young leaders, people of color, transgender people and people of faith

2013 $250,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
National Immigration Law Center

Short-term support of the United We Dream Network to advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families

2013 $10,000 Los Angeles, CA U.S. Social Justice
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

One year of support for cross-movement alliance building to combat policies with religious exemptions that directly impact the health and well-being of individuals across intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class and immigration status

2013 $100,000 New York, NY Global Religions
New Ways Ministry, Inc.

Short-term support for the Anti-Homophobia Legal Clinic and the first LGBT Human Rights convening in El Salvador

2013 $5,000 Mount Rainier, MD Global Religions
New York City AIDS Memorial, Inc.

One year of support for a memorial to honor New York City’s 100,000+ men, women and children who have died from AIDS; to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the those who fought the disease and to recognize the ongoing crisis

2013 $250,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
New York City Gay And Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

One year of support to conduct public education, training and research aimed at reducing violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

One year of support to build the capacity of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and service providers to protect LGBTI refugees

2013 $150,000 San Francisco, CA International Human Rights
Other Sheep Africa

One year of support to engage Muslim leaders in dialogue to determine ways to reduce violence and aggression toward LGBTI persons in Kenya and to create greater tolerance and acceptance for LGBTI persons in East Africa.

2013 $40,000 Nairobi, Kenya Global Religions
Pacific School of Religion

Short-term support for Trans*Formation: A Retreat for Transgender Students Training for Religious Leadership

2013 $10,000 Berkeley, CA Global Religions
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc.

Support to the Creating Change Scholarship Program.

2013 $7,500 Lubbock, TX U.S. Social Justice
Parliamentarians for Global Action

One year support to educate and sensitize Members of Parliament (MPs) to SOGI rights through the lens of the existing international human rights legal framework, emphasizing human rights principles such as universality, equality, non-discrimination and the precedence of the rule of law.

2013 $50,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Planned Parenthood Federation Of America

Two years of support for the Global Rights Watch and the Religious Refusal Policy projects to expand monitoring and analysis of organized opposition to rights, information, and services related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and reproductive health

2013 $500,000 New York, NY Global Religions
Political Research Associates

One year of support to enable faith and social justice networks to develop strategies to curtail the anti-LGBTQ work of conservative religious voices in Africa

2013 $100,000 Somerville, MA Global Religions
Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

Support to the Washington National Cathedral with LGBT Outreach/Matthew Shepard Weekend.

2013 $2,500 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
Public Interest Projects, Inc.

One year of support for the Just and Fair Schools Fund, a donor collaborative that supports grassroots organizing initiatives working to eliminate harsh school discipline policies and practices and to uphold the right to education for all youth.

2013 $200,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Public Interest Projects, Inc.

One year of support for the Four Freedoms Fund donor collaborative to advance immigrant rights and broaden the inclusion of LGBT rights cross the U.S.

2013 $50,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
QCC-The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture

One year of support to the Black Girl Dangerous Press to increase the visibility of LGBTQ people of color in online media through blackgirldangerous.org.

2013 $20,000 San Francisco, CA U.S. Social Justice
Reconciling Ministries Network

Two years of support to secure the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Methodist Church

2013 $400,000 Chicago, IL Global Religions
Refugee Studies Centre

Short-term support for the “Forced Migration Review 42: SOGI and protection of forced migrants” project of the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford

2013 $26,500 Oxford, United Kingdom International Human Rights
Rockwood Leadership Institute

One year of continued support of the National LGBT Advocacy Leaders Fellowship

2013 $100,000 Oakland, CA U.S. Social Justice
Ruth Ellis Center

One year of general operating support

2013 $10,000 Highland Park, MI U.S. Social Justice
Scouts for Equality

Short-term support of education efforts to end the discrimination against LGBT persons within the Boy Scouts of America community

2013 $42,500 Iowa City, IA U.S. Social Justice
Search for Common Ground

Three months of support to explore the feasibility of addressing LGBT issues in Africa through the Nexus conference in Johannesburg in February 2014, bringing together young wealth holders and social-change leaders.

2013 $10,000 Washington, DC International Human Rights
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Short Term General Operating Support

2013 $2,500 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

One year of support for the Diverse Elders Coalition which advocates for programs and policies that improve aging in all communities, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpting, Inc.

Support for an LGBT artist scholarship as part of the summer residency program for emerging visual artists.

2013 $10,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Southern Poverty Law Center

One year of support for the Black Churches Project to advance culture change toward acceptance of LGBT communities in the Deep South by addressing the marginalization of black youth in churches

2013 $75,000 Montgomery, AL Global Religions
Southerners on New Ground

One year of general operating support to organize LGBT people of color in the Southern United States and to advance LGBT rights via state-wide and regional alliances

2013 $125,000 Atlanta, GA U.S. Social Justice
Spelman College

Support for a faculty-development workshop on LGBT studies/sexuality studies in spring 2014

2013 $5,000 Atlanta, GA U.S. Social Justice
StoryCorps

One year of support for OutLoud to provide an opportunity for members of the LGBT community to record interviews and leave a legacy through an archive at the Library of Congress

2013 $100,000 Brooklyn, NY U.S. Social Justice
Sundance Institute

One year of support to assist nonfiction filmmakers exploring LGBT issues through the following activities:  1) the creation of the Arcus Foundation Fund to provide direct grants for LGBT-issue documentary film projects, and 2) the #ArtistServices Program, which provides creative, tactical, and financial support to LGBT-issue filmmakers who wish to self-distribute their films, retain the rights to their work, and devise their own audience-building strategies.

2013 $150,000 Park City, UT U.S. Social Justice
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

One year of general operating support to improve access to identity documents and healthcare and to increase safety and security for the most marginalized transgender communities.

2013 $100,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Short term support for the Medicaid Campaign Project to support advocacy to improve access to identity documents and healthcare, including eliminating New York’s Medicaid regulation barring coverage of gender affirming healthcare, for the most marginalized transgender communities.

2013 $2,500 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists

Short term support of public engagements connected to the film ‘God Loves Uganda’ at the organization’s annual convention to help motivate core constituencies as well as those on the edges to become more deeply engaged in the work of LGBT acceptance within US and in Africa

2013 $10,000 Milford, NH Global Religions
The Black Church Center for Justice & Equality

One year of support to formalize and expand a network of clergy partners, who will undertake public-policy education initiatives, recruit policy experts to support the network with policy analysis, launch and populate a website, and host the network’s first annual convening.

2013 $75,000 Washington, DC Global Religions
The Freedom Center for Social Justice

One year of general operating support to build the Transgender Faith and Action Network and provide support for the trans* community in North Carolina around employment rights and legal issues

2013 $100,000 Charlotte, NC Global Religions
The Fund for Global Human Rights

Two year support for policy change, primarily via regranting, in the Philippines and Thailand, and to support the leadership of these two countries on SOGI human rights at the UN and at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

2013 $250,000 Washington, DC International Human Rights
The Inner Circle

One year of funding to support inclusivity for queer Muslims through training, retreats, and conferences for activists and religious leaders to encourage social change for Muslim LGBT persons.

2013 $100,000 Cape Town, South Africa Global Religions
The Schott Foundation For Public Education

One year support of the Massachusetts Out of School Suspension Moratorium Partnership program to better engage and integrate LGBT advocacy and inclusion on this issue

2013 $75,000 Cambridge, MA U.S. Social Justice
Theater Offensive

Short-term support for the True Colors: Out Youth Theater Project.

2013 $5,000 Boston, MA U.S. Social Justice
Tides Center

One year of support for the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance to strengthen LGBT Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations and leaders

2013 $200,000 San Francisco, CA U.S. Social Justice
Transgender Europe

Two year project support for Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT), a global research project that documents the human rights circumstances of gender-variant and trans people worldwide.

2013 $260,000 Berlin, Germany International Human Rights
Transgender Law Center

Short term support for the Trans People of Color Mentoring Program

2013 $2,500 Oakland, CA U.S. Social Justice
Trikone

Short-term support for DesiQ 2013, a conference on South Asian LGBT issues

2013 $10,000 San Francisco, CA U.S. Social Justice
Trustees of Columbia University in the City Of New York

Two year support of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project to mobilize scholars, attorneys and advocates in order to develop and distribute new methods of framing perceived conflicts between sexual rights and religious liberty

2013 $250,000 New York, NY Global Religions
Trustees of Columbia University in the City Of New York

Two years of support to establish the Center on Black Churches, Sexual Politics and Social Justice to build and support a Black church movement for the recognition of the moral and civil equality of LGBT people

2013 $500,000 New York, NY Global Religions
Trustees of Columbia University in the City Of New York

One year of support for one LGBT advocate from Africa to participate in the 2013 Human Rights Advocates Program

2013 $31,000 New York, NY International Human Rights
Tyler Clementi Foundation

Short-term general operating support to promote safe, inclusive, and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches, and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth, and their allies.

2013 $10,000 Ridgewood, NJ U.S. Social Justice
UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

Two year support for policy and culture change activities, primarily via regranting in East African countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and building the capacity of constituency groups

2013 $250,000 Nairobi, Kenya International Human Rights
United Way of King County

Short-term support for the Youth Count! national cross-site evaluation work within nine communities across the U.S. to enable funders and the government to better address youth homelessness

2013 $10,000 Seattle, WA U.S. Social Justice
University of California, Los Angeles

One year of support for the intake and dissemination of IN THE LIFE Media Collection within the UCLA Film & Television Archive

2013 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA U.S. Social Justice
University of Chicago

One year support of BYP 100, a new generation of Black LGBT leaders who are intersectional in their identities as well as their analysis and political agenda

2013 $100,000 Chicago, IL U.S. Social Justice
Urban Justice Center

Short term support for a program that focuses on legal services, legal training, documentation, and policy advocacy for sex workers by providing critical information to policymakers, activists, and the media on the human rights abuses faced by sex workers and those who are at risk for engaging in sex work.

2013 $2,500 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Urban Justice Center

One year of support for Streetwise and Safe to increase the leadership of LGBTQ youth of color and in local, state and national policy debates

2013 $150,000 New York, NY U.S. Social Justice
Vanderbilt University

Three year suppport for the Justice Through Engagement project to support five (5) divinity students in their internships within ministry contexts focused on the intersection of religion and LGBTQ issues

2013 $85,000 Nashville, TN Global Religions
Western Cape Provincial Council of Churches

One year of support to educate clergy and youth on their roles in protecting the rights of sexual minorities and to advocate for punitive justice against perpetrators of hate crimes, as well as provide safe havens for LGBTI organizations in the Western Cape.

2013 $21,650 Cape Town, South Africa Global Religions
Western States Center

Two years of support for a Western States Center and Basic Rights Education Fund collaboration to advance alliance building within and between the racial justice and LGBTQ movements in Oregon

2013 $400,000 Portland, OR U.S. Social Justice
Whitman-Walker Clinic, Inc.

Short-term support for the transgender community in the greater Washington, DC, area through healthcare and legal services.

2013 $5,000 Washington, DC U.S. Social Justice
World Student Christian Federation

Fifteen months of support for a global Christian student federation in its deliberations and recommendations regarding the affirmation of LGBT persons and the need to affirm LGBT dignity and rights across the globe.

2013 $120,000 Geneva, Switzerland Global Religions
You Can Play, Inc.

One year of general operating support to ensure equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation, across the United States

2013 $100,000 Denver, CO U.S. Social Justice
Affinity Community Services

Short-term support for a Giving Tuesday launch event to bring Affinity to a broader audience and introduce a 10-day online fundraising campaign

2012 $3,275 Chicago, IL National LGBT Rights
Affinity Community Services

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 Chicago, IL National LGBT Rights
Ali Forney Center

Short-term general operating support

2012 $10,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Alliance for Justice

Two years of support for the LGBT Advocacy Project to provide training and technical assistance to LGBT organizations working at the state and national levels on the legal requirements of pursuing advocacy and public education activities

2012 $150,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

One year of support for comprehensive impact litigation, public education, and advocacy aimed at eliminating discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status

2012 $300,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan

One year of continued support of the LGBT Project, which engages in impact litigation on LGBT issues and advances the rights of LGBT people in the public policy arena

2012 $90,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
American Jewish World Service

One year of support for ARC International’s work to advance the recognition of human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the international level through strategic planning, coalition and movement building, and advocacy

2012 $108,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Amigas Latinas Association

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 Chicago, IL Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Astraea Foundation

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Foundation

Two years of support for the LGBT Racial Justice Collaborative Fund, a new funder collaborative to support the leadership and engagement of LGBT people of color to advance rights for LGBT people in the United States

2012 $600,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Astraea Foundation

One year of support for the Global Philanthropy Project to advance the human rights of LGBT people by expanding financial resources for LGBT organizations and deepening knowledge among funders around the globe

2012 $50,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Foundation

One year of general operating support for the foundation’s new strategic plan

2012 $250,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Audre Lorde Project

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Austin Latina Latino Lesbian & Gay Organization (Allgo)

One year of general operating support to build the capacity of an emerging network of statewide LGBT people of color organizations and leaders to influence LGBT rights and racial justice groups in Texas to include the priorities of LGBT people of color

2012 $50,000 Austin, TX Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Center for American Progress

One year of support for the 2012 State Marriage Initiatives research project to facilitate and disseminate a comparative analysis of efforts to increase support for LGBT rights within the context of the November 2012 ballot initiatives on marriage equality and to memorialize lessons learned

2012 $400,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Center for American Progress

Two years of project support for Fighting Injustice to Reach Equality (FIRE), a three-year initiative to provide an integrated approach to addressing LGBT equality and racial justice issues through policy analysis, research, and communications

2012 $300,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Center for Progressive Leadership

One year of support for the New Leaders Program, to provide paid internships to LGBT leaders of color at progressive organizations in Washington, DC; Ohio; and Pennsylvania to help launch their careers in the progressive movement, and for the Michigan Civic Leadership Academy to train emerging LGBT and racial-justice leaders to begin and more effectively organize local communities

2012 $150,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Chicago Freedom School

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 Chicago, IL National LGBT Rights
Coalition of African Lesbians

One year of project support to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of lesbian, bisexual, and trans-diverse people in Africa, by strengthening the work and activism of member organizations outside of southern Africa

2012 $127,000 Boksburg International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Community Initiatives

Support over 2 years for the Council for Global Equality to advance U.S. foreign policy that is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity

2012 $400,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Crossroads Fund

Short-term support for the Black Youth Fund

2012 $2,500 Chicago, IL Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Desert Aids Project

Short-term support for the Latino Outreach Program

2012 $7,500 Palm Springs, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
FIERCE

One year of general operating support for a national organizing program to build the presence, capacity, and effectiveness of LGBTQ youth of color organizing across the United States

2012 $100,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Freedom to Marry

Short-term support for a post-election analysis of the 2012 marriage movement ballot campaigns to capture the lessons, document what took place, and quickly prepare for new challenges and opportunities for the future

2012 $25,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Freedom to Marry

Nine months of support for the Familia es Familia project, a new public-education program to increase dialogue, support, and allies within Latino communities for LGBT issues, including family unity, anti-bullying, non-discrimination, and marriage equality

2012 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Freedom to Marry

One year of general operating support for legal, policy, and cultural change strategies to secure the right to marry for same-sex couples

2012 $300,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Fund for the City of New York

One year of support to the Service Women’s Action Network to follow up with women after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, to ensure individual and family benefits are provided and to work with the transgender community to assist in obtaining benefits

2012 $110,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Short-term support for membership dues for 2013

2012 $24,500 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

One year of support for the Federal Advocacy Initiative to advocate for HIV federal policy with a focus on HIV and aging, ending the FDA ban on blood donation by gay men, and implementation of the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy

2012 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
GLSEN

Nine months of support for planning to explore the possibilities, opportunities, challenges, and potential strategy for a global anti-homophobia/transphobia safe schools campaign

2012 $125,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Hartley Film Foundation

One year of support for the development of the Love Free or Die project website “The Friends & Family Plan,” an effort to engage communities of faith through film and the Internet and to equip movement leaders with tools to win full equality for LGBT people in America

2012 $50,000 Westport, CT Religion & Values
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

One year of continued support to expand global LGBT services, rights, and protection efforts through the Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights

2012 $250,000 Chicago, IL International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Highest Common Denominator Fund

Eighteen months of funding to support Mideast Youth in enabling ahwaa.org to make more widely available its unique platform for safe LGBT organizing, to reach economies of scale that will ensure its financial sustainability

2012 $200,000 Addison, TX International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Hispanics in Philanthropy

Short-term support for membership dues for 2013

2012 $9,500 Oakland, CA National LGBT Rights
Inclusive & Affirming Ministries

One year of project support for the Regional Partnerships Program to facilitate dialogue between African LGBT communities and mainstream Christian leadership in Africa

2012 $50,000 Cape Town, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
International Federation of Black Prides

One year of general operating support to expand and develop an international network of community-based organizations originally founded to focus on producing annual black LGBT pride programs

2012 $135,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
International Lesbian and Gay Association

Short-term support for the Interfaith preconference convening at the ILGA-World conference in December 2012

2012 $15,675 Brussels Religion & Values
International Lesbian and Gay Association

One year of project support for 3 part-time web managers in 3 countries in the global South and East to actively contribute to and regularly update the ILGA-World interactive global LGBT map

2012 $50,000 Brussels International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Just Detention International

Short-term support for a holiday card campaign launched through the Giving Tuesday initiative.

2012 $7,500 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center

One year of general operating support to provide programs and advocacy for LGBT citizens in Michigan

2012 $90,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kick - The Agency For LGBT African-Americans

Fifteen months of general operating support to continue programming and strengthen capacity to conduct advocacy and education that positively impacts the lives of LGBT African-Americans in metropolitan Detroit

2012 $115,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Legal Services of South Central Michigan

One year of continued support for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center to expand and strengthen coalition-building activities, including those with the LGBT community, to provide statewide leadership on policy issues

2012 $40,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center

Short-term support for Keith Haring mural restoration

2012 $5,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center

One year of general operating support

2012 $5,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan

One year of general operating support to strengthen programs, build community coalitions, and develop the organization’s board to better serve LGBT communities in western Michigan

2012 $50,000 Grand Rapids, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
LGBT Labor Leadership Initiative

One year of support to implement a targeted plan to increase membership, train new leaders, and form new chapters, resulting in greater LGBT representation in decision-making roles within the labor movement

2012 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Lulac Institute

Short-term support of the Regional LGBT Latino Summits

2012 $10,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Lutherans Concerned North America

Short-term support for a post-election survey to capture the energy of ReconcilingWorks’ base, and for a campaign to solicit support through video display of how members’ lives have been impacted by the organization’s work.

2012 $7,500 St. Paul, MN Religion & Values
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Short-term support for the organization’s LGBT efforts

2012 $10,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Michigan Citizens Education Fund

One year of general operating support for efforts to advance inclusive public policy in western Michigan

2012 $55,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Psychological Association Foundation

One year of support for the Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy to inform public policy and opinion through educational programs that provide the latest science-based psychological information on sexual orientation and gender identity

2012 $75,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Technological University

One year of project support to establish an LGBT/Diversity Office to build campus and community awareness and educational programs, and to provide leadership opportunities for LGBT people and allies in the Upper Peninsula

2012 $40,000 Houghton, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
National Black Justice Coalition

Short-term support for the launch of the Emerging Leaders Initiative, which aims to bring the next generation into the fold for LGBT equality, by using funds from Giving Tuesday grant to present a challenge to donors

2012 $7,500 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Black Justice Coalition

Short-term general operating support

2012 $2,500 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Coalition For LGBT Health

Fifteen months of general operating support to advance access to health care for the LGBT community including equitable implementation of national health care reform

2012 $125,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation

For support of the Futurist Project

2012 $10,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
New York Public Library

One year of support for the LGBT Archive

2012 $10,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team (NESsT)

One year of support to strengthen the capacity of the Galeforce Capital project to develop, launch, and expand LGBT social enterprises across the world

2012 $50,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Parents, Families and Friends Of Lesbians And Gays

Short-term general operating support for PFLAG Lubbock

2012 $2,500 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Park Square Advocates, Inc. (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders)

One year of general operating support to end federal marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation, increase access to legal assistance for LGBT youth, and secure legal rights for transgender people in the six New England states

2012 $100,000 Boston, MA National LGBT Rights
Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan

One year of support to sustain and expand the Calhoun County Coalition for Inclusion Project, which serves and advocates for LGBT youth, their families, and communities

2012 $75,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Protestant Episcopal Church Diocese of Chicago Bishops and Trustees

One year of support for the full inclusion of LGBT Christians in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion

2012 $200,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Rockwood Leadership Institute

One year of continued support of the National LGBT Advocacy Leaders Fellowship, a leadership development program for 24 LGBT advocates and leaders, with a primary focus on people of color and/or the transgender community

2012 $85,000 Oakland, CA National LGBT Rights
Ruth Ellis Center

Short-term general operating support

2012 $10,000 Highland Park, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

One year of general operating support in honor of the organization’s new leadership (Allyson Robinson) under the auspice of Arcus’s New Leadership award program

2012 $50,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

One year of support to advance SAGE’s transgender-inclusive LGBT aging advocacy agenda and its efforts to advocate for federal policies that improve the lives of diverse elders nationwide through the Diverse Elders Coalition, and to engage the organization in strategic and sustainability planning during 2012

2012 $200,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Southerners On New Ground

One year of general operating support to increase statewide LGBTQ people-of-color base-building and to launch targeted issue campaigns in the southern United States

2012 $100,000 Atlanta, GA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
The Equal Rights Trust

One year of project support to strengthen the organization’s working partnership with the Kenyan Human Rights Commission and the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya to improve the legal protection of LGBTI people in Kenya and to promote equality inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity

2012 $100,000 London International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Regents of the University of California

Two years of support for the Williams Institute to complete its pilot public opinion research center and archive, which would provide a clearinghouse for public opinion research that would be available to the LGBT movement at large to advance pro-LGBT policy at both the state and federal levels

2012 $200,000 Los Angeles, CA National LGBT Rights
Tides Center

Short-term support for the National Queer Asian Pacific Alliance’s national fundraising campaign through the Giving Tuesday initiative

2012 $7,500 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Transgender Law Center

Short-term support for engagement of diversity-initiative populations (younger, transgender, and people of color communities) in the center’s fundraising campaign, “My Authentic Life,” launched on Giving Tuesday

2012 $7,500 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Seven months of support for the development of a long-term strategy to build a Black Church movement for the recognition of the moral and civil equality of LGBT people

2012 $77,036 New York, NY Religion & Values
United States Department of State

One year of support for the United States Department of State’s Global Equality Fund, to expand the efforts of local, national, and regional human rights organizations to advance public awareness and dialogue in support of the human rights of LGBT individuals around the globe

2012 $1,000,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Urban Justice Center

Eighteen months of support for the Streetwise and Safe Project to amplify the voices and leadership of LGBTQ youth of color and homeless LGBTQ youth in national policy debates on sex work and trafficking

2012 $200,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Western States Center

One year of support for a collaboration with Indigenous Ways of Knowing and the Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon to expand the launch of the Tribal Equity Toolkit on LGBTQ and Two Spirit Native Equality

2012 $55,600 Portland, OR Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Western States Center

One year of support for the expansion of a collaboration with the Basic Rights Education Fund to support and advance long-term alliance building, education, and leadership-development efforts among and within the racial-justice and LGBTQ movements in Oregon

2012 $250,000 Portland, OR Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Affirmations

$100,000 for general operating support to sustain the leadership of a new Executive Director as the organization works to develop and support a clear and sustainable strategic plan that is grassroots-based and relies heavily on community engagement.

2011 $100,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
allgo inc

$50,000 for general operating support to build the capacity of an emerging network of statewide LGBT people of color organizations and leaders to influence LGBT rights and racial justice groups in Texas to include the priorities of LGBT people of color.

2011 $50,000 Austin, TX Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Alliance for Justice

$75,000 to provide training and technical assistance regarding the legal requirements of pursuing advocacy and public education to LGBT organizations working at the state level.

2011 $75,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan

$900,000 over three years for support of a collaborative civic engagement strategy undertaken by members of Unity Michigan, a coalition of advocacy groups seeking equality for LGBT people in Michigan.

2011 $900,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
American Jewish World Service

$150,000 to strengthen and further develop the ability of the AJWS LGBT program to support the most marginalized LGBT groups in Africa and South East Asia through capacity building and small grants.

2011 $150,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
American Psychological Association

$150,000 for 2 years to advance SOGI rights through the development of psychological knowledge and its application to challenge the widespread notion that same-sex orientations and gender non-conforming identities are mental illnesses, particularly in Africa and Asia.

2011 $150,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Anti-Violence Project

$200,000 for 2 years to support the development of LGBT-inclusive policies within the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women and the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime through expanded and enhanced data collection and data-driven strategies piloted in the South.

2011 $200,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Applied Research Center

$400,000 to formalize and widely publish ARC’s coverage of organizations and leaders working at the intersection of racial justice and LGBT equality; to articulate and disseminate a clear framing of issues at this intersection; and to build and support a geographically-based cohort of organizations that conduct community education and issue campaigns integrating racial justice and LGBT rights.

2011 $400,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$200,000 support for Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) to strengthen the trans* movement globally and to advocate for trans* rights at the international level, particularly at the World Health Organization.

2011 $200,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$150,000 for the International Fund for Sexual Minorities to continue to support projects and organizations that strategically address the needs of LGBT people in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

2011 $150,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$225,000 for the Pipeline Project to recruit, train and support the second cohort of the 21st Century Fellows Program, which provides comprehensive leadership and development support to people of color managers currently working in the LGBT rights, service and advocacy sectors.

2011 $225,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Black Arts & Cultural Center

$50,000 for one-time general operating support to maintain a full-time director to continue LGBT/Social Justice programming and develop a sustainability plan for the organization.

2011 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

$68,280 for the Institute for New Leaders, a collaborative project with ERAC/CE, Douglass Community Association and ISAAC, to develop the social justice leadership of young adults in low income communities and communities of color.

2011 $68,280 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Cathedral Church of St. James

$250,000 to support the full inclusion of LGBT Christians in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

2011 $250,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Center for American Progress

$60,000 for 2 years to amplify on a national level, the voice and impact of the progressive social justice advocacy of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop.

2011 $60,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Center for Progressive Leadership

$100,000 support for the New Leaders Program, to provide paid internships to LGBT leaders of color at progressive organizations in Washington, DC, Ohio and Pennsylvania that help launch their careers in the progressive movement

2011 $100,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Chinese for Affirmative Action

$250,000 for 2 years to strengthen the capacity of two API LGBT organizations to jointly advocate for LGBT equality in California, and to develop API-specific public education resources to be utilized by API groups across the country.

2011 $250,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Church Divinity School Of The Pacific

$90,062 to complete the development of theological and liturgical resources that provide the foundation for the blessing of same-gender relationships within the Episcopal Church.

2011 $90,062 Berkeley, CA Religion & Values
Community Initiatives (Council for Global Equality)

$200,000 to support the Council for Global Equality to advance American foreign policy that is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity

2011 $200,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Equality Federation Institute

$200,000 for 2 years for general operating support to provide resources, tools, training, and organizational support to statewide LGBT advocacy groups across the United States—with a focus on strengthening the capacity and infrastructure of these groups, leveraging their power through strategic coalition-building, and communication strategies that more broadly disseminate successes achieved in individual states.

2011 $200,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Fahamu

$75,000 for an in-depth research and mapping exercise in select African countries to explore ways in which the African LGBT movement might be strengthened and expanded to include multiple stakeholders and build effective partnerships, particularly with African governments and private multi-national and other corporations.

2011 $75,000 Nairobi, Kenya International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Freedom Institute for Economic, Social Justice and Political Empowerment

$50.000 for the Freedom Weekend and Youth Conference that will feature LGBT-inclusive programs as well as the development of a task force for exploration of opportunities at the intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, and racial/social justice in Detroit.

2011 $50,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

$100,000 for the Federal Advocacy Initiative to advocate for HIV federal policy with a focus on HIV and aging, the FDA ban on blood donation by gay men, and implementation of the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

2011 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gay-Straight Alliance Network

$100,000 for 2 years of general operating support to build the capacity of the GSA movement to engage LGBT students of color and low-income LGBT youth in national and statewide advocacy efforts to advance non-discrimination policies and practices in school systems, and to make schools more welcoming and accepting of LGBT students.

2011 $100,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Gays In Faith Together

$60,000 for planning and implementation of the ‘Gay Christian? Yes!’ campaign.

2011 $60,000 Grand Rapids, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Gill Foundation

$200,000 for support of the Movement Advancement Project to provide analysis of various aspects of the LGBT movement, the policy landscape, emerging opportunities, and research for strategic messaging.

2011 $200,000 Denver, CO National LGBT Rights
Global Fund for Women

$77,000 for 2 years to enable alQaws to deepen understanding of the importance of sexuality and sexual rights within a wide range of broader human rights groups in Palestine, as part of the process of building working relationships and political alliances to advance sexual orientation and gender identity rights in the region.

2011 $77,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Global Fund for Women

$60,500 for 2 years for project support to enable Aswat, an organization of LBTQI Palestinians, to undertake outreach and capacity building to strengthen the nascent LGBTQ movement in Palestine.

2011 $60,500 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Global Fund for Women

$100,000 for a grantmaking program to support lesbian and women’s groups working for LGBT human rights in Southeast Asia, and to support convening and network building among LGBT human rights groups in the region.

2011 $100,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Grand Valley State University

$150,000 for the LGBT Resource Center to expand advocacy and activism among students, faculty, staff and community members and for the First Response Initiative, which mobilizes the community to respond to antigay incidents in the Grand Rapids area.

2011 $150,000 Allendale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs and Human Rights

$240,000 to increase the capacity of LGBT immigrants and their advocates to maximize protection under current law, and to promote policy change to increase protections for LGBT immigrants in the immigration detention system.

2011 $240,000 Chicago, IL Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Hivos

$200,000 for capacity building, human rights defense, research and core support to human rights organizations working for LGBT rights in Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East.

2011 $200,000 The Hague, The Netherlands International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Human Rights Watch

$100,000 for 2 years for the LGBT Rights Program to advance the mainstreaming of LGBT rights through research and advocacy, and by supporting LGBT organizations and individual activists.

2011 $100,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Immigration Equality

$200,000 for 2 years for general operating support to eliminate the discriminatory impact of U.S. immigration policy on LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

2011 $200,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Integrity

$200,000 to promote the full inclusion of LGBT people in the Episcopal Church.

2011 $200,000 Rochester, NY Religion & Values
Interfaith Youth Core

$100,000 to advance LGBT-inclusive interfaith service programs within higher education in a manner that is inclusive of the moral equality of LGBT people.

2011 $100,000 Chicago, IL National LGBT Rights
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance

$100,000 for support to organize and produce an annual pride event in Jerusalem to increase public awareness of anti-LGBT discrimination

2011 $100,000 Jerusalem, Israel International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

$125,000 to advance and support the promulgation and enforcement of LGBT anti-discrimination policies at the federal agency level in the areas of employment, health coverage and child welfare.

2011 $125,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
LGBT Labor Leadership Initiative

$100,000 for support to implement a targeted plan to increase membership, train new leaders, and form new chapters, resulting in greater LGBT representation in decision-making roles within the Labor movement.

2011 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Mama Cash

$200,000 for general operating support to provide direct grants and accompanying support to lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia that are positioned to take advantage of or to create strategic opportunities to defend and advance LBT human rights.

2011 $200,000 Amsterdam, The Netherlands International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Methodist Federation for Social Action

$240,000 to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith within the United Methodist Church (UMC) through a coalition of progressive justice organizations working within the UMC.

2011 $240,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Michigan Organizing Project

$100,000 for the Community Workers Center, in partnership with Northside Association for Community Development and Hispanic American Council, to reduce barriers to employment, improve working conditions, and assist with small business development.

2011 $100,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
National Center for Lesbian Rights

$150,000 for general operating support to pursue federal and state-level policy change through advocacy, technical assistance and litigation, with a focus on the most vulnerable LGBT populations.

2011 $150,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
National Coalition for LGBT Health, Inc.

$100,000 for general operating support to advance access to health care for the LGBT community including equitable implementation of national health care reform.

2011 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$37,938 to strengthen and expand a network of pro-LGBT Catholic thought leaders working to promote the moral and civil equality of LGBT people.

2011 $37,938 Washington, DC Religion & Values
National Hispanic Council on Aging

$65,000 for a community assessment report on the needs of LGBT Latino/a older adults.

2011 $65,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Nonprofit Enterpise and Self-sustainability Team

75000 for 2 years to support the development and promotion of social enterprise efforts by nonprofit LGBT organizations around the world and to further develop a global philanthropic investment fund, Galeforce Capital, to foster LGBT social enterprise investment.

2011 $75,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

$50,000 for renewed general operating support to enable this network of lesbians over age 60 to participate in the formulation of policy strategies and to develop their organizing and advocacy leadership.

2011 $50,000 Athens, OH National LGBT Rights
Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

$100,000 for 2 years for advocacy and education of the international refugee/migration and human rights global NGO community to more effectively address abuses, persecution and protection gaps faced by LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers worldwide.

2011 $100,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
OutCenter

$100,000 for general operating support for the LGBT community center in Berrien County to provide human and social service resources for the local LGBT community as well as outreach and educational programs.

2011 $100,000 Benton Harbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Pacific School of Religion

$50,000 for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry to develop, implement, and test a linguistically and culturally appropriate pro-LGBT curriculum for Spanish-speaking families in Latino religious communities.

2011 $50,000 Berkeley, CA Religion & Values
Progress Michigan Education

$100,000 for planning and implementation of the 2011 and 2012 Michigan Summit, a forum to advance a progressive agenda at the grassroots level, building power for change and defining reform around issues and programs that create jobs, expand freedoms, promote quality healthcare and quality education.

2011 $100,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Public Interest Projects

$250,000 for the Four Freedoms Fund, a collaborative funding strategy to advance immigrant rights in the U.S., and to broaden the inclusion of LGBT issues in the immigrant rights movement.

2011 $250,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Purpose Foundation

$200,000 general operating support for continued development of a global online LGBT advocacy initiative.

2011 $200,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Reconciling Ministries Network

$100,000 to increase support for the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith within the United Methodist Church (UMC).

2011 $100,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Reconciling Ministries Network

$300,000 to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people within the United Methodist Church.

2011 $300,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Rockwood Leadership Program

$85,000 for continued support of the National LGBTQ Advocacy Leaders Fellowship, a leadership development program for 24 LGBT advocates and leaders, with a primary focus on people of color and/or the transgender community.

2011 $85,000 Berkeley, CA National LGBT Rights
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

$500,000 to advance pro-LGBT aging policy at the federal level through a partnership with NGLTF.

2011 $500,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

$100,000 to build the communications capacity of the Diverse Elders Coalition in order to advocate for federal policies that improve the lives of diverse elders nationwide.

2011 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Soulforce

$100,000 to support the 2012 Equality Ride, a training and advocacy project that seeks to change existing anti-LGBT policies in faith-based universities.

2011 $100,000 Abilene, TX Religion & Values
State Voices

$375,000 for 2 years for the Local Table Program to increase the capacity of community-based organizations to organize and engage their communities; and for LGBT organizing initiatives to provide strategic and technical support to LGBT organizations, including a training and technical assistance Power Summit, to assist local activists to gain the skills to run successful campaigns.

2011 $375,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
The Inner Circle

$150,000 for the International Muslim Outreach Project, which provides support to Muslims marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

2011 $150,000 Cape Town, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Transgender Law Center

$150,000 for general operating support to help advance key policy and movement-building goals to address systemic inequalities impacting transgender people, and to build a strong community and movement of transgender, gender non-conforming people, and allies.

2011 $150,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Trustees of Columbia University (Institute for Research in African-American Studies)

$225,000 to develop a long-term strategy to build a Black Church movement for the recognition of the moral and civil equality of LGBT people.

2011 $225,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Trustees of Columbia University in the City Of New York

$1,500,000 for 3 years for support of the Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law ‘s Engaging Tradition Project, which, through convenings, curriculum development, pilot projects and the publication of a book-length analysis, examines and addresses the ways in which the concept of tradition has been used to oppose and advance gender and sexuality-based justice projects.

2011 $1,500,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

$200,000 for 2 years for support of the programmatic, capacity-building, technical assistance, and convening activities of UHAI-The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI-EASHRI), which supports local LGBTI and sex worker organizations in Uganda,
Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi, and specifically their operations work and convenings.   

2011 $200,000 Nairobi, Kenya International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte

$150,000 for the Freedom Center for Social Justice annual convening that provides leadership development and advocacy training to transgender members of faith communities and builds partnerships with national and local transgender advocacy efforts.

2011 $150,000 Charlotte, NC National LGBT Rights
Urban Justice Center

$150,000 for the Peter Cicchino Youth Project’s Streetwise and Safe Initiative to increase the leadership of LGBTQ youth of color and homeless LGBTQ youth in national and state public education and advocacy efforts related to policing, criminal justice, and anti-trafficking.

2011 $150,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Western States Center

$200,000 support for the expansion of a collaborative project with Basic Rights Education Fund to support and advance long-term alliance building, education and leadership development efforts between and within the racial justice and LGBTQ movements in Oregon.

2011 $200,000 Portland, OR Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

$182,500 for the Federal Contracting Project, which is working to demonstrate the need and outline the executive branch’s authority to require federal contractors to provide protections to LGBT workers through an executive order, and for a pilot public opinion research center and archive.

2011 $182,500 Los Angeles, CA National LGBT Rights
ACLU Foundation

$500,000 over two years to provide comprehensive impact litigation, public education and advocacy aimed at eliminating discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status.

2010 $500,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
ACLU of Maryland

$100,000 for support of the Maryland Black Family Alliance to educate and organize allies on issues impacting Black LGBT communities.

2010 $100,000 Baltimore, MD Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Affirmations

$25,000 to maintain the organization’s stability during a period of transition in executive leadership.

2010 $25,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Akiba Uhaki Foundation

$200,000 for support of the programmatic and convening activities of UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, which supports local LGBI and sex worker organizations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

2010 $200,000 Nairobi, Kenya International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan

$323,568 for support of a collaborative civic engagement strategy undertaken by members of Unity Michigan, a coalition of advocacy groups seeking equality for LGBT people in Michigan.

2010 $323,568 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
American Independent News Network

$70,000 for core support of the Michigan Messenger, an online news source that covers LGBT issues as part of its focus on progressive issues in Michigan.

2010 $70,000 Washington, DC Michigan LGBT Rights
American Jewish World Service Inc.

$200,000 to strengthen and further develop the ability of the AJWS LGBT program to support the most marginalized LGBT groups in Africa and South East Asia through capacity building and small grants.

2010 $200,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
American Society on Aging

$25,000 for support of the LGBT Aging Issues Network’s strategic planning meeting to develop a work plan which would further the integration of LGBT aging into the mainstream aging agenda.

2010 $25,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Ann Arbor Teen Center

$50,000 for two years for an LGBT and ally youth-driven program to implement school system policy changes in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities through organizing, training, public education and community building.

2010 $50,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Applied Research Center

$25,000 for a half-day meeting of LGBT leaders of color during the 2010 Facing Race Conference where ARC will be releasing an Arcus-funded research report on the relationship between racial justice groups and LGBT constituencies and issues.

2010 $25,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Architecture for Humanity

$70,000 for design and construction technical assistance focused on rebuilding housing for low-income communities and educational and civil society facilities in Haiti.

2010 $70,000 San Francisco, CA Special Opportunities
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$150,000 for the International Fund for Sexual Minorities to continue to support projects and organizations that strategically address the needs of LGBT people in the global south and east, as well as to collaborate with these grantees on regional analysis to identify opportunities and resources that can be leveraged for the LGBT groups in the region.

2010 $150,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$500,000 general operating support for the Astraea Foundation as it develops and implements a transition plan for the founding executive director.

2010 $500,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Behind the Mask

$100,000 to employ and train four regional reporters in different parts of sub-Saharan Africa who will actively contribute to an Africa-wide online news publication on LGBTI issues based in South Africa.

2010 $100,000 Braamfontein, Johannesburg International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Cathedral Church of St. James

$100,000 to support the efforts of the Chicago Consultation to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people within the Episcopal Church and to explore opportunities to promote dialogue and support for LGBT inclusion among the leaders of the Anglican Communion in the global South.

2010 $100,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Center for American Progress

$250,000 to launch the Fighting Injustice to Reach Equality (FIRE) Fund, a new three-year policy initiative that provides an integrated approach to addressing LGBT equality and racial justice issues through policy analysis, research, and rapid-response communications.

2010 $250,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Center for American Progress

$320,000 in support for a targeted research and education project to extend employment-related rights and protections to the LGBT workforce, with particular focus on employees at companies that contract with the federal government.

2010 $320,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Center for American Progress

$25,000 to amplify the voice and impact of the national social justice advocacy of Bishop Gene Robinson.

2010 $25,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Center for Health Justice Inc

$50,000 for support of the Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition to strengthen its capacity to engage in grassroots advocacy and public education work to promote LGBT equality in the Black community.

2010 $50,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Center for Progressive Leadership

$100,000 for the Michigan Civic Leadership Academy to train emerging LGBT and racial justice leaders to begin and more effectively organize local communities.

2010 $100,000 Washington, DC Michigan LGBT Rights
Center for Third World Organizing

$30,000 for the Brown Boi Project to promote the social justice leadership and economic self-sufficiency of young masculine-of-center womyn, transgender men, and straight men of color.

2010 $30,000 Oakland, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Central United Methodist Church

$50,000 for “The Reconciling Project”, a reconciling education and advocacy initiative to positively transform attitudes and beliefs about LGBT people among United Methodist congregants and pastors in Southeastern Michigan.

2010 $50,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Chinese for Affirmative Action

$185,000 to build the capacity of two Asian Pacific Islander LGBT groups, API Equality - Northern California and API Equality - Los Angeles, to engage the Asian Pacific Islander community in statewide LGBT rights campaigns.

2010 $185,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Christian Community

$201,334 to conduct research to develop a methodology to measure the concept of LGBT moral equality, to determine the correlation between perceptions of LGBT moral equality and public attitudes towards LGBT religious acceptance and secular rights, and to track public opinion on this measure over time.

2010 $201,334 Fort Wayne, IN Religion & Values
Christian Community

$300,000 over two years to increase support for and advocacy on behalf of LGBT people of faith in mainline Protestant congregations across the U.S.

2010 $300,000 Fort Wayne, IN Religion & Values
Church Divinity School Of The Pacific

$404,351 to develop official rites for the blessing of same-gender relationships within the Episcopal Church.

2010 $404,351 Berkeley, CA Religion & Values
Coalition of African Lesbians

$100,000 in project support for promoting and protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights of lesbian, bi-sexual and trans-diverse people in Africa and to strengthen the work and activism of member organizations and partners in regions outside of Southern Africa.

2010 $100,000 Boksburg, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
COLAGE

$75,000 for general operating support for the expansion of COLAGE’s national advocacy, training and visibility projects to advance the leadership of LGBT families of color.

2010 $75,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Comite IDAHO

$100,000 over two years to support the increased recognition and global activities of the International Day Against Homophobia campaign, particularly in the global South and East.

2010 $100,000 Paris, France International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$150,000 for two years for the HOPE Fund to build the leadership skills and networks of LGBT leaders of color in Metropolitan Detroit.

2010 $150,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

$100,000 for support of three programs: (i) an issue forum promoting understanding and knowledge about issues affecting the African American LBGT community at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference; (ii) internships for college students to learn about the legislative process, leadership, and public policy careers; and (iii) an annual awards dinner and other ALC events to build linkages with influencers in the larger African American community.

2010 $100,000 Washington, DC Special Opportunities
Council of Michigan Foundations

$150,000 for two years for the Grantmaking at the Crossroads initiative to promote opportunities and promising practices for addressing the needs of Michigan’s LGBTQ community through racial, youth and other lenses.

2010 $150,000 Grand Haven, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Dignity USA

$200,000 to increase the impact of Catholic pro-LGBT advocacy in the US through the work of Equally Blessed, a coalition of pro-LGBT Catholic advocacy organizations.

2010 $200,000 Medford, MA Religion & Values
Emory University

$100,000 over two years for continued support for Religion Dispatches, a progressive online magazine dedicated to analysis and critique of the role of religion in public culture, with a focus on LGBT justice issues.

2010 $100,000 Atlanta, GA Religion & Values
Emory University

$235,035 over two years for support of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies to generate and disseminate new research and scholarship on the U.S. Civil Rights and Black LGBT movements from 1956 to the present.

2010 $235,035 Atlanta, GA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation

$5,000 for college student voter mobilization efforts in New York State.

2010 $5,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Equality Federation Institute

$125,000 for general operating support to provide resources, tools, training, and organizational support to state-based equality organizations.

2010 $125,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Equality Michigan

$160,000 for project support to ensure long-term sustainability through improved financial management and operations.

2010 $160,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

$50,000 for general operating support to continue movement building work, including cultural organizing, community organizing training and education, and public policy work.

2010 $50,000 San Antonio, TX Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Exodus Transistional Community

$30,000 for a planning grant that would increase understanding of the impact of criminal justice policies on formerly incarcerated lesbian and bisexual women of color for the purpose of eventually recommending and modeling policy change and implementation at all levels of government.

2010 $30,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Experimental Television Center Ltd.

$40,000 for Bless Bless Productions to use the documentary film, Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about LGBT aging issues.

2010 $40,000 Newark Valley, NY National LGBT Rights
Fahamu

$293,066 over two years for development and implementation of a movement building training program for the LGBTI movement in East Africa, in collaboration with the East Africa Sexual Rights and Health Initiative (UHAI).

2010 $293,066 Nairobi, Kenya International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Fairfield University

$100,000 to hold and disseminate information from a series of forums at four academic institutions in order to expand the current discussion on homosexuality within Roman Catholicism to include the diverse opinions of progressive Catholic thought leaders and theologians.

2010 $100,000 Fairfield, CT Religion & Values
Faith Partnerships Incorporated

$100,000 for support of African American Church leaders convenings on LGBT issues.

2010 $100,000 Raleigh, NC National LGBT Rights
Family Diversity Projects

$50,000 to expand support for the full inclusion of LGBT people and their families within mainline Protestant communities of faith by using a traveling photograph-text exhibit as a platform for dialogue.

2010 $50,000 Amherst, MA Religion & Values
FIERCE

$200,000 over two years in general operating support for a national LGBT youth of color organizing program to build the presence, capacity and effectiveness of LGBT youth organizing across the U.S.

2010 $200,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Freedom Institute for Economic, Social Justice and Political Empowerment

$50,000 for general operating support for the organization’s ongoing activities, including the 2010 Freedom Weekend and Youth Conference that will feature LGBT-inclusive programs.

2010 $50,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Freedom to Marry

$350,000 support for a national campaign utilizing legal, political and cultural change strategies to secure the right to marry for same-sex couples.

2010 $350,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Fund for the City of New York

$95,000 for the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) to educate the public and target audiences about the effects of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on LGBT women in the military and to educate about other related needs of lesbian service members and veterans, including military sexual trauma and regulatory changes related to accessing benefits.

2010 $95,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

$75,000 for a three-day retreat in March 2011 with the 80+ LGBTQ people of color grantee organizations that are part of the Racial Equity Regranting Initiative (RERI).

2010 $75,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

$150,000 for general operating support mobilize philanthropic resources that advance LGBT rights.

2010 $150,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

$100,000 for general operating support to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression through litigation, advocacy and public education.

2010 $100,000 Boston, MA National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$150,000 to train, position, and ensure media coverage of pro-LGBT faith-based advocates in secular and religious media.

2010 $150,000 Los Angeles, CA Religion & Values
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$235,000 for the National People of Color Media Initiative, a new project to elevate the voices and stories of LGBT people of color in mainstream and community-based media outlets.

2010 $235,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$225,000 to increase support for LGBT moral and civil equality by developing a long-term communications campaign that positions pro-LGBT faith-based voices in the mainstream media.

2010 $225,000 Los Angeles, CA Religion & Values
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute

$100,000 to increase the number of qualified LGBT leaders able to serve in public offices as well as to heighten awareness about the importance of having LGBT representation in government decision-making bodies.

2010 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

$300,000 for the ‘Building Hope, Investing in Life’ campaign to complete capital improvements that will increase GMHC’s capacity and efficiency to serve additional clients, and to expand and enhance programs, services, and collaboration with community partners in a new, relocated headquarters facility.

2010 $300,000 New York, NY Special Opportunities
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

$100,000 for the Federal Advocacy Initiative, to advance federal regulatory policy on HIV and aging, to change policies regarding blood donation by gay and bisexual men, and to implement a national HIV/AIDS strategy.

2010 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gender DynamiX

$100,000 for an exchange and learning program between a range of trans and intersex organizations in sub-Saharan Africa.

2010 $100,000 Capetown, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Gill Foundation

$250,000 for support of the Movement Advancement Project to provide analysis of various aspects of the LGBT movement, the policy landscape, emerging opportunities, and research for strategic messaging.

2010 $250,000 Denver, CO National LGBT Rights
GLSEN

$300,000 for ongoing state and national education policy advocacy and for an emerging dialogue on intersectional issues within the safe schools arena.

2010 $300,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
GroundSpark

$50,000 for business planning and consulting assistance to identify new sources of funding, strengthen the organization’s leadership capacity, and assess methodologies used to achieve the organization’s mission.

2010 $50,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Harvard Law School Human Rights Program

$50,000 to support the establishment of a one-year research and writing fellowship at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program to strengthen international work on the human rights framing of sexual orientation and gender identity.

2010 $50,000 Cambridge, MA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs and Human Rights

$55,000 over two years for support of the Global Equality Network to work with Foundation SEROvie, Haiti’s HIV and LGBT resource center, on post-earthquake rebuilding and capacity development.

2010 $55,000 Chicago, IL Special Opportunities
Highest Common Denominator Fund

$140,000 over two years for Mideast Youth to create an interactive, creative platform tracking anti-LGBT abuses in the Middle East and North Africa, while also providing a reliable, safe multimedia platform for LGBT people and their allies to interact.

2010 $140,000 Dallas, TX International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Hispanic American Council

$100,600 for support of Ordinary People for Extraordinary Change to build leadership, organize and create change in the Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo, in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2010 $100,600 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
In the Life Media

$100,000 for general operating support to educate television and online audiences about the current social justice issues impacting LGBT people and to provide constituents opportunities to get involved in advocacy strategies.

2010 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Inclusive & Affirming Ministries

$102,761 over two years for the Regional Partnerships Africa program to empower African Christian communities by facilitating dialogue between African LGBT communities and mainstream Christian leadership in Africa and providing training and support for local groups.

2010 $102,761 Cape Town, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Institute of International Education

$181,073 for the International LGBT Learning Initiative to undertake a highly participatory process of developing learning frameworks and indicators that will strengthen the work of key stakeholders in the international LGBT advocacy sector.

2010 $181,073 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Interfaith Youth Core

$20,000 to advance the priorities and recommendations of the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, by sponsoring a national convening that includes the participation of LGBT faith-based leaders, to support interfaith and neighborhood collaboration activities across the nation.

2010 $20,000 Chicago, IL Special Opportunities
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

$125,000 to coordinate an initiative with lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) activist organizations from five southeast Asian countries to draw attention to, and in the longer term increase services addressing, the under-reported and misunderstood problem of hate violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

2010 $125,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

$100,000 to strengthen GATE - Global Action for Trans Equality, the only global transgender organization working to make critical knowledge and resources available to activists and working for the rights of trans people at the international level.

2010 $100,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
International Lesbian and Gay Association

$70,000 to provide support for four part-time Web managers in four countries in the Global South and East to actively contribute to and regularly update the ILGA-World interactive global LGBT map.

2010 $70,000 Brussels, Belgium International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Intersections International

$100,000 for the Believe Out Loud campaign, which seeks to move moderate people of faith to publicly advocate for LGBT inclusion within their mainline Protestant faith communities.

2010 $100,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Intersections International

$50,000 to research theological and cultural opportunities to advance dialogue on LGBT morality within Islamic communities in the U.S..

2010 $50,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Just Detention International

$100,000 for general operating support to end widespread sexual violence in detention and to eliminate homophobia that pervades U.S. prisons and jails, and for specific work in these areas in the state of Michigan.

2010 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$25,000 to establish the Terry Kuseske LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund in honor of the City Commissioner for his work in the LGBT and greater Kalamazoo area communities.

2010 $25,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$180,000 over two years for general support to implement new committee structure and support the first Annual Pride Campaign.

2010 $180,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Keshet, Inc.

$150,000 for The Right Side of History to mobilize online straight allies to advocate for LGBT people through its website, Friendfactor.

2010 $150,000 Jamaica Plain, MA National LGBT Rights
KICK

$180,000 for two years for general operating support to expand programming and strengthen capacity to provide advocacy and education that positively impacts the lives of LGBT African Americans in Metropolitan Detroit.

2010 $180,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
KICK, The Agency for LGBT African-Americans

$15,000 to continue Healing Detroit, a community-building convening that helps strengthen the ability of the local African-American LGBT community to organize and advocate for its needs.

2010 $15,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Legal Services of South Central Michigan

$80,000 over two years for continued support for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center to expand and strengthen coalition-building activities, including with the LGBT community, to provide statewide leadership on policy issues.

2010 $80,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan

$50,000 for general operating support to strengthen programs, build community coalitions and develop the board to better serve LGBT communities in West Michigan.

2010 $50,000 Grand Rapids, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
LGBT Labor Leadership Initiative

$50,000 for development of a three-year plan to increase membership and for new chapters, resulting in greater representation in decision-making roles within the Labor movement.

2010 $50,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Lutherans Concerned

$90,000 for two convenings to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith by convening pro-LGBT denominational leaders from the Episcopal Church USA, the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutherans of America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ, and by convening nationally recognized pro-LGBT Lutheran theologians.

2010 $90,000 St. Paul, MN Religion & Values
Mama Cash

$200,000 in support to provide direct grants and accompanying support to lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia that are positioned to take advantage of or to create strategic opportunities to defend and advance LBT human rights.

2010 $200,000 Amsterdam, The Netherlands International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Methodist Federation for Social Action

$93,120 to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith within the United Methodist Church (UMC) through a coalition of progressive justice organizations working within the UMC.

2010 $93,120 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

$100,000 to support the HONOR Fund to advocate, educate, and build leadership in Latino, LGBT, and Latino/a LGBT communities in Los Angeles around LGBT equality issues.

2010 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Michigan AIDS Coalition

$25,000 for support of Detroit Latin@z to continue capacity building that includes strategic planning, board development, and administration.

2010 $25,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Citizens Education Fund, Inc.

$50,000 for a civic engagement program that organizes and trains members of underrepresented communities in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids to conduct public education and mobilization campaigns that advance inclusive public policy.

2010 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Psychological Association Foundation

$150,000 for the Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy to inform public policy and opinion through educational programs that provide the latest scientific-based psychological information on sexual orientation and gender identity.

2010 $150,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

$150,000 for two years to establish a network of faith-based alliances that will advance the moral equality of LGBT Michiganders.

2010 $150,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Technological University

$45,500 to establish an LGBT/Diversity office to build campus and community awareness and education programs,  and provide leadership opportunities for LGBT people and allies in the Upper Peninsula.

2010 $45,500 Houghton, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
More Light Presbyterians

$75,000 to support the ratification of denominational policy that permits the ordination of partnered LGBT persons within the Presbyterian Church (USA).

2010 $75,000 Minnetonka, MN Religion & Values
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

$75,000 for planning to develop a national and international human rights advocacy program inclusive of racial justice, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and class.

2010 $75,000 Baltimore, MD Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Black Justice Coalition

$150,000 for general operating support to strengthen the organization’s national public policy and advocacy work on behalf of the black LGBT community.

2010 $150,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Center for Civic Innovation

$50,000 for the Center for HIV Law and Policy’s Teen SENSE program, to implement in states and other jurisdictions a comprehensive set of sexual health standards for queer youth in detention and to develop a guide for advocates that provides the legal underpinnings for those standards.

2010 $50,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality

$150,000 over two years for general operating support to strengthen the effectiveness of the only autonomous transgender organization working on federal policy and issues of national significance to the transgender community.

2010 $150,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Coalition for LGBT Health

$100,000 for general operating support to advance gains for the LGBT community in relation to accessing health care as well as through national health care reform.

2010 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$50,000 for support of Unid@s to raise the visibility of LGBT Latino/a issues at a national level, and to build a network of Latino/a LGBT activists across the country.

2010 $50,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

$50,000 to expand the LGBTQ Latin@ Health Project, which seeks to advance a public policy agenda within the women’s health, immigrant rights, and LGBT movements that is inclusive of the issues affecting LGBTQ Latinos/a.

2010 $50,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

$75,000 to map and assess LGBT participation in grassroots immigrant rights organizations in order to establish a national network of LGBT immigrants and develop leadership within that network.

2010 $75,000 Oakland, CA National LGBT Rights
National Senior Citizens Law Center

$40,000 for a planning process to develop a communications plan and an organizing strategy regarding long-term care for LGBT elders.

2010 $40,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Nehirim

$130,000 over two years for Creating Change in Orthodox Jewish Communities, an effort to foster greater dialogue and understanding of LGBT people within Orthodox Judaism.

2010 $130,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
New Israel Fund

$150,000 in core program funding to further develop the New Israel Fund’s support to LGBT organizations in Israel.

2010 $150,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Inc.

$100,000 to support the development of LGBT-inclusive policies within the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women and the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime through expanded and enhanced data collection and data-driven strategies, piloted in the South.

2010 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team

$100,000 to support the launch of a venture capital fund, Galeforce Capital, designed to support social enterprises by enabling LGBT organizations to test the feasibility of new social enterprise ideas, develop business plans, and launch new social enterprises or improve existing enterprises.

2010 $100,000 Turlock, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

$25,000 for general operating support for education and advocacy with and by older lesbians and to increase cross-sector work on issues such as class, race, age, gender and sexual orientation.

2010 $25,000 Athens, OH National LGBT Rights
One Iowa Education Foundation

$100,000 for a coordinated public education and media campaign to protect the freedom to marry granted by the Iowa Supreme Court in 2009.

2010 $100,000 Des Moines, IA National LGBT Rights
OneAmerica

$75,000 for outreach and education in connection with the film ‘Papers’ to promote awareness of issues facing LGBT undocumented youth.

2010 $75,000 Seattle, WA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
OutCenter

$55,000 for general operating support to provide human and social service resources for the local LGBT community as well as outreach and educational programs.

2010 $55,000 Benton Harbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Political Research Associates

$140,000 for a research project to expose and confront US religious conservatives who support homophobia in Africa.

2010 $140,000 Somerville, MA Religion & Values
Political Research Associates

$250,000 for research to map current right-wing organizing and trends, as well as identify strategic opportunities for the LGBT and other social justice movement sectors.

2010 $250,000 Somerville, MA National LGBT Rights
Progress Michigan Education

$50,000 for the 2010 Michigan Summit, a forum to advance a progressive agenda at the grassroots level, building power for change and defining reform around issues and programs that create jobs, expand freedoms, promote quality health care and quality education.”

2010 $50,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Public Interest Projects

$63,600 to develop a work plan for a yearlong strategic planning process aimed at increasing support for the moral and civil equality of LGBT people within historically black Protestant denominations.

2010 $63,600 New York, NY Religion & Values
Public Interest Projects

$200,000 for the Four Freedoms Fund, a collaborative funding strategy to increase immigrant rights in the U.S., and to broaden the inclusion of LGBT issues in the immigrant rights movement.

2010 $200,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Purpose Foundation

$125,000 for the establishment and development of a global online LGBT initiative, including hiring and training an international team of campaigners and building the core technology for the site.

2010 $125,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Regents of the University of California

$100,000 for support of the Michael D. Palm Center’s educational and communications efforts to highlight the impact of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy on LGBT communities.

2010 $100,000 Santa Barbara, CA National LGBT Rights
Research Foundation of the City University of New York

$30,000 for support of ‘In Amerika They Call Us Dykes: Lesbian Lives in the 1970s,’ a conference and festival of lesbian history, culture, arts, scholarship, discussion and performance.

2010 $30,000 New York, NY Special Opportunities
Research Foundation of the City University of New York

$25,000 for the first convening of the International Research Network’s North American Region which will focus on workplace equality issues.

2010 $25,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Research Foundation of the City University of New York

$25,000 for the first convening of the International Research Network’s North American Region which will focus on workplace equality issues.

2010 $25,000 New York, NY Special Opportunities
Ruth Ellis Center, Inc.

$100,000 to launch the Out and Upfront Leadership Program, a model curriculum that supports LGBTQ youth through experiential learning; inter-generational mentoring; civic engagement, social action, advocacy training and peer opinion leadership.

2010 $100,000 Highland Park, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Senior Action in a Gay Environment, Inc

$50,000 to support the development of a transgender inclusive LGBT aging advocacy agenda.

2010 $50,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

$75,000 for general operating support for public education of targeted audiences, including military chaplains, servicemembers, and allies about the effects of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

2010 $75,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Southerners on New Ground

$200,000 over two years for general operating support to increase statewide LGBT people of color base-building and to launch targeted issue campaigns in the southern U.S.

2010 $200,000 Atlanta, GA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
SSRS

$160,748 to conduct a national public opinion survey that documents attitudes held by Hispanics toward LGBT issues and other progressive justice issues related to human sexuality.

2010 $160,748 Media, PA Religion & Values
State Voices

$70,000 for the Michigan Voice Local Table Program to improve the coordination and capacity of community-based nonprofits, including LGBT organizations, to pursue civic engagement strategies.

2010 $70,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality

$100,000 to strengthen a newly established SOGI social justice fund for the Middle East/North Africa region through capacity building support, including facilitating a staff exchange and sharing education and training resources with UHAI - the East Africa Sexual Health and Rights Initiative.

2010 $100,000 Beirut, Lebanon International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Black AIDS Institute

$100,000 for a full-time communications director to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to increase the reach and impact of the Institute’s national HIV/AIDS advocacy work both within and on behalf of Black communities and to improve coverage of HIV/AIDS-related issues in Black and mainstream media.

2010 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
The Equal Rights Trust

$100,000 for planning to establish a working partnership with the Kenyan Human Rights Commission and the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya in order to develop strategies for improving the legal protection of LGBI people in Kenya and promoting equality inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity.

2010 $100,000 London, UK International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Fund for Global Human Rights

$200,000 to increase the financial resources, capacity and skills of front-line human rights activists in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, prioritizing outreach and growth in Southeast Asia where fewer donors and resources are available.

2010 $200,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Gay Christian Network

$73,018 to develop, test, and refine a pilot program that prepares young adult evangelicals to support pro-LGBT dialogue within evangelical communities.

2010 $73,018 Raleigh, NC Religion & Values
The Inner Circle

$100,000 to strengthen outreach to queer Muslims outside of South Africa, including a more effective global website and support for the Annual International Retreat.

2010 $100,000 Capetown, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Interfaith Alliance

$100,500 to engage communities of faith, including conservative leadership structures, in constructive dialogue on same-gender marriage and LGBT equality.

2010 $100,500 Washington, DC Religion & Values
The New School for Social Research

$35,000 for ‘The Body and The State’, a conference exploring forces that vie to define which behaviors and aspects of the body are acceptable and legal, which are private, and which are not.

2010 $35,000 New York, NY Special Opportunities
The Raben Group

$25,000 for an issue forum at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference focused on promoting understanding and knowledge about the African American LGBT community and the issues impacting it.

2010 $25,000 Washington, DC Special Opportunities
Tides Center

$85,000 for the Opportunity Agenda to conduct an analysis of the intersection of racial justice and LGBT equality issues in ethnic media and in Web 2.0.

2010 $85,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Tides Foundation

$500,000 for the State Equality Fund, a collaborative funding strategy to support state-based work on basic rights for LGBT people.

2010 $500,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Transgender Europe

$100,000 for a collaborative international research project documenting transphobia worldwide and exploring ways in which to promote respect for transgender people.

2010 $100,000 Volkach, Germany International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Transgender Law Center

$50,000 for general operating support to address access for transgender communities to education, employment, and social services, and to engage in leadership development for policy advocacy.

2010 $50,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Trustees of Columbia University in New York City

$62,000 over two years for the Center for the Study of Human Rights to support the participation of two LGBT advocates from Africa, the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia in the 2010 and 2011 Human Rights Advocates Program.

2010 $62,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Truth Wins Out

$40,000 for general operating support to enable Truth Wins Out to continue to challenge the ex-gay movement and monitor the anti-LGBT efforts of the religious right.

2010 $40,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Tufts Medical Center

$10,000 to support The Lives of Gay Fathers and Their Children, a research project documenting the experiences of gay fathers and their children, as groundwork for continuing efforts to address disparities in access to and quality of health care and other resources for gay male headed families

2010 $10,000 Boston, MA Special Opportunities
Two Spirit Society of Denver

$65,111 to organize a National Leadership Summit of Two Spirit organizations from the U.S. and Canada

2010 $65,111 Edgewater, CO Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry

$120,000 to support California Faith for Equality to increase support for marriage equality among California’s communities of faith, and to solidify partnerships with secular LGBT advocacy organizations working in California.

2010 $120,000 Sacramento, CA Religion & Values
Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte

$50,000 For the Freedom Center for Social Justice to convene a summit to train a cohort of 200 transgender people of faith to work as grassroots activists.

2010 $50,000 Charlotte, NC National LGBT Rights
Urban Justice Center

$125,000 for the Peter Cicchino Youth Project to amplify the voices and leadership of LGBT youth of color and homeless LGBT youth in national policy debates on sex work and trafficking.

2010 $125,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual

$70,000 to create a cadre of Catholic lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and their allies that would assume a leadership role within the Catholic community on issues related to gender, sexuality, reproductive health, and other justice issues.

2010 $70,000 Silver Spring, MD Religion & Values
Zuna Institute

$60,000 for general operating support to raise public awareness and strengthen advocacy efforts on issues impacting black lesbians.

2010 $60,000 Sacramento, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Affirmations

$55,000 for support of the Association for Michigan LGBT and Ally Organizations to implement a statewide strategic plan that calls for the creation of an LGBT and ally policy institute to provide capacity building and conduct research.

2009 $55,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Affirmations

$68,200 for support of the OutCenter in Berrien County, Michigan, an LGBT community center that provides human and social service resources for the local LGBT community as well as outreach and educational programs.

2009 $68,200 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Al-Fatiha Foundation

$60,000 for general operating support to increase the visibility of LGBT Muslims within the LGBT and racial justice movements through the development of the only autonomous national organization of LGBT Muslims.

2009 $60,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
allgo

$50,000 for general operating support to build and enhance an emerging statewide network of LGBT people of color organizations and leaders, and influence racial justice organizations and LGBT rights groups in Texas to include the perspectives and priorities of LGBT people of color.

2009 $50,000 Austin, TX Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Alliance for Justice

$75,000 to provide training and technical assistance to LGBT organizations working at the state level on the legal requirements of pursuing advocacy and public education activities.

2009 $75,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan

$195,000 over three years for continued support of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan’s LGBT Project, which engages in impact litigation on LGBT issues and advances the rights of LGBT people in the public policy arena.

2009 $195,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
American Friends Service Committee

$80,000 over two years for support of the Inclusive Justice Program’s Faith Action Network and Together in Faith Collaborative gatherings to secure support for LGBT rights from faith leaders in Michigan through outreach, training and advocacy.

2009 $80,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
American Jewish World Service

$150,000 to advance LGBT movements in Africa and Southeast Asia, inclusive of a small grants program to grassroots LGBT organizations to build their institutional capacity through technical assistance, peer exchanges and meetings with human rights and other ally organizations.

2009 $150,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Applied Resarch Center

$300,000 over two years to conduct a strategic analysis of how LGBT issues and constituencies are positioned within national racial justice organizations, and identify key opportunities to advance LGBT leaders, issues and ideas within the racial justice movement.

2009 $300,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$60,000 for a special regranting initiative to Ugandan activists and organizations for support of broad-based LGBT organizing and advocacy efforts in response to the growing homophobia in the region.

2009 $60,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$250,000 for enhanced communications capacity for Freedom to Marry in order to create a new central capability that would strengthen the state-by-state, federal, and national work of the marriage equality movement.

2009 $250,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Auburn Theological Seminary

$191,598 over two years to design and implement a media strategy that increases affirmation and support for LGBT moral equality and rights within communities of faith in Michigan.

2009 $191,598 New York, NY Religion & Values
Audre Lorde Project

$50,000 to organize a national gathering of anti-violence groups to combat violence against LGBT people of color through the use of shared strategies and collaboration.

2009 $50,000 Brooklyn, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Baptist Peace Fellowship

$30,000 to develop a strategy to advance LGBT inclusion within Baptist congregations and leadership structures and to explore potential areas of collaboration among the three participating organizations - the Association for Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

2009 $30,000 Charlotte, NC Religion & Values
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

$45,000 for capacity building to strengthen a comprehensive youth education and career development program in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2009 $45,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Breakthrough

$100,000 for support of the inclusion of LGBT immigrant rights issues and activists in the development of I’MMIGRANT Timeline, a new interactive media tool to map the historical accomplishments of the immigrant rights movement, help frame public debate, influence mainstream media, and move people to action on immigration issues.

2009 $100,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Center for American Progress

$100,000 for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative’s efforts to advance LGBT family equality by supporting faith-based advocacy in support of same-sex adoption rights.

2009 $100,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Center for Independent Media

$110,000 over two years to support the Center for Independent Media’s efforts to engage diverse audiences in the LGBT and allied communities (including young adults, social justice allies, and underrepresented populations) through promotion of educational efforts on targeted LGBT blogs.

2009 $110,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Center for Progressive Leadership

$100,000 for support of the New Leaders Program to provide paid internships to LGBT leaders of color at progressive organizations in Washington, D.C. to launch their careers in the progressive movement.

2009 $100,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University

$28,968 to enable the Human Rights Advocates Program to provide skills and advocacy training for a young lesbian activist from Nairobi, Kenya.

2009 $28,968 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
CenterLink: the Community of LGBT Centers

$90,000 for general operating support and to continue a collaboration with the Pipeline Project to help LGBT community centers promote diversity, inclusion and leadership opportunities for people of color within their organizations.

2009 $90,000 Fort Lauderdale, FL Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
COLAGE

$75,000 for general operating support to enable the organization to continue to integrate racial and economic justice work throughout its core LGBT programs.

2009 $75,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$100,000 for the establishment of the HOPE Fund Endowment for LGBT people of color, to support projects that will build the capacity of LGBT organizations of color in Southeast Michigan.

2009 $100,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

$350,000 over two years to position the leadership of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah to assume a national LGBT advocacy role within the Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist movements of Judaism, and within the larger LGBT movement.

2009 $350,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action

$150,000 over two years to identify, mobilize and train a selection of activists from the global south to engage with the United Nations Human Rights Council toward advancing LGBT rights in their countries.

2009 $150,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Dignity USA

$36,000 to support a planning process that defines strategies to expand Dignity’s national membership base of pro-LGBT Catholics.

2009 $36,000 Medford, MA Religion & Values
Douglas Gould and Company

$194,200 to provide communications support to the Reconciling Ministries Network and to Lutherans Concerned, supporting their efforts to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people in the United Methodist Church and in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

2009 $194,200 New Rochelle, NY Religion & Values
Douglass Community Association

$50,000 for capacity building to strengthen the leadership skills of the executive director, the board of directors and staff in order to execute a new vision, mission and values for the organization, in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2009 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Equality Maine Foundation

$100,000 for general operating support to secure full equality for LGBT people in Maine through organizing and public education and collaboration.

2009 $100,000 Portland, ME National LGBT Rights
Equality Maryland Foundation

$122,760 for research and a planning process to develop a strategy to increase support for marriage equality among religious communities in the state of Maryland.

2009 $122,760 Silver Spring, MD Religion & Values
ERAC/CE

$40,000 for capacity building in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative to strengthen organizing and training capacity to advance racial equality in Southwest Michigan.

2009 $40,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Family Diversity Projects

$40,000 for an arts-based education strategy to advance the full inclusion and rights of LGBT individuals and families within religious communities.

2009 $40,000 Amherst, MA Religion & Values
FIERCE

$100,000 to develop and implement a national LGBTQ youth organizing program focused on youth of color and on homeless and low-income youth.

2009 $100,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Fund for the City of New York

$75,000 for the Service Women’s Action Network to educate the public and target audiences about the effects of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on LGBT women in the military and to educate about other related needs of lesbian service members and veterans.

2009 $75,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

$150,000 for general operating support to mobilize philanthropic resources that advance LGBT rights.

2009 $150,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Garden State Equality Education Fund

$175,000 for support of the organization’s New Jersey field program as well as outreach to the African American community of the state.

2009 $175,000 Montclair, NJ National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

$125,000 to support the Litigation and Advocacy: Changing Federal Policy Program, through which the organization will pursue litigation and public education.

2009 $125,000 Boston, MA National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$150,000 for the Religion, Faith & Values Program to provide media support for pro-LGBT religious leaders advocating for the moral equality and rights of LGBT people.

2009 $150,000 Los Angeles, CA Religion & Values
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$80,000 for support of the Digital and Online Media Program to strengthen the ability of LGBT blogs to mobilize readers to take action, amplify their messages in the mainstream media and become more financially sustainable.

2009 $80,000 Los Angeles, CA National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$75,000 for support of the Transgender Messaging Research Project to produce and distribute research-based approaches for speaking directly to persuadable audiences about transgender issues in compelling ways.

2009 $75,000 Los Angeles, CA National LGBT Rights
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

$100,000 to support federal level advocacy in support of evidence-based HIV/AIDS public policy that will protect and address the needs of those at highest risk, including gay men, women and people of color.

2009 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gay-Straight Alliance Network

$50,000 for general operating support to develop the next generation of LGBT leaders, particularly low-income youth and youth in communities of color, through peer support, leadership development and training.

2009 $50,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Gays In Faith Together

$55,000 over two years for general operating support to improve the effectiveness of outreach to faith communities.

2009 $55,000 Grand Rapids, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Gender DynamiX

$75,000 for support of a pilot exchange and learning program between an intersex organization in Uganda and a transgender organization in South Africa.

2009 $75,000 Capetown, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Gill Operating Foundation

$250,000 for support of the Movement Advancement Project to produce and disseminate strategic and operational research aimed at increasing the impact of philanthropic investments in the LGBT movement and providing critical resources to LGBT organizations.

2009 $250,000 Denver, CO National LGBT Rights
Global Fund for Women

$200,000 over two years for a grantmaking program to support lesbian and women’s groups working for LGBT human rights in Southeast Asia, and to support convening and network building among LGBT human rights groups in the region.

2009 $200,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Global Rights

$330,000 over two years for support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Initiative which provides technical assistance and funding to activists in Africa and Southeast Asia and which helps these activists to challenge penal legislation criminalizing same-sex conduct between consenting adults in countries of the former British Commonwealth.

2009 $330,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Grand Valley State University

$150,000 over two years for the LGBT Resource Center to support civic engagement within the University and its surrounding communities in Western Michigan, and to re-establish the Michigan Consortium of LGBT Resource Centers in Higher Education.

2009 $150,000 Allendale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

$168,400 to support research that documents attitudinal beliefs and public opinion on specific LGBT policy issues held by people of faith in the state of Michigan.

2009 $168,400 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Groundspark

$100,000 to launch an education and media campaign in connection with the release of the film, Straightlaced - How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up, exploring how gender identity expectations and anti-gay attitudes and behaviors play a role in all students’ lives.

2009 $100,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs and Human Rights

$200,000 over two years for the National Asylum Partnership on Sexual Minorities, a project of the organization’s National Immigrant Justice Center, to safeguard protections for LGBT asylum seekers and HIV-positive immigrants, including those confined to detention centers.

2009 $200,000 Chicago, IL Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs and Human Rights

$300,000 over two years for continued support of the Global Equality Network to link and build the capacity of local LGBT civil society in West Africa, Francophone Central Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

2009 $300,000 Chicago, IL International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Hispanic American Council

$50,000 for capacity building to support staff salaries, to strengthen operations and to improve delivery of services and programs in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2009 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Hispanics in Philanthropy

$130,395 to strengthen the power of and support for Latina/o LGBT communities through a national convening of Latina/o LGBT leaders and allies, including funders, leading policy experts, scholars, activists and nonprofit leaders.

2009 $130,395 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Hmong American Partnership

$20,000 for support of Shades of Yellow’s Hmong LGBTQ and Ally Leadership Project to create visibility and educational awareness of LGBT people and issues within the Hmong community in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and for the 1st Annual Southeast Asian LGBT Conference.

2009 $20,000 St. Paul, MN Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
In the Life Media

$100,000 for support of four segments of the public television program, In the Life, that focus on anti-LGBT violence and bullying and that highlight and support LGBT civil rights issues at the state level.

2009 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Integrity

$105,790 to ensure that the policy changes achieved during the 2009 General Convention are implemented and become common practices at all levels of the Episcopal Church.

2009 $105,790 Rochester, NY Religion & Values
Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy & Action in the Community

$25,000 for capacity building through board and staff leadership and skills training, expanded communications technology and the development of a strategy plan in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2009 $25,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
International Federation of Black Prides

$270,000 over two years for general operating support to help fund the President/CEO and Grants/Development Manager positions, as well as other organizational operating expenses, in order to continue building a proactive and activist Black LGBT community.

2009 $270,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

$50,000 for support of GATE - Global Advocates for Trans Equality to plan the first global transgender conference in 2010.

2009 $50,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

$400,000 over two years for general operating support to eliminate discriminatory laws, policies and practices, and to promote social and economic equality for LGBT people.

2009 $400,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Just Detention International

$100,000 for general operating support to end widespread sexual violence in detention and to eliminate homophobia that pervades U.S. prisons and jails and for specific work in these areas in the state of Michigan.

2009 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Just Media

$75,000 for outreach and education in connection with the film Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez to promote awareness of the issues and needs of Two Spirit communities.

2009 $75,000 Denver, CO Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Justice Now

$75,000 over two years for support of Transgender, Gender Variant, Intersex, Justice Project’s TransNational Initiative, an effort to replicate successful local and statewide programs through training and technical support to allied organizations.

2009 $75,000 Oakland, CA National LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo College

$200,000 over two years to support planning for a Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College that would be transformative both for the College and for the field of social justice leadership.

2009 $200,000 Kalamazoo, MI Special Opportunities
Kalamazoo College

$2,100,000 over two years to support the initial programming and operating costs of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College.

2009 $2,100,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$25,000 for general operating support to strengthen the effectiveness, leadership and collaborative projects of Kalamazoo’s LGBT community center.

2009 $25,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

$100,000 to advance and support the promulgation and enforcement of LGBT anti-discrimination policies at the federal agency level in the areas of employment, health coverage and child welfare.

2009 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Lesbian and Gay Equality Project

$50,000 to host a working conference that will bring together experienced LGBT activists in Africa with human rights activists, political analysts, social researchers, and strategic communication experts to explore how to engage more effectively.

2009 $50,000 Yeoville, South Africa International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
LGBT Labor Leadership Initiative

$90,000 for general operating support to build allies within the labor movement and expand the rights of LGBT workers through labor unions, with specific efforts directed to advancing the rights of LGBT workers in collaboration with the US Department of Labor.

2009 $90,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Liberty Education Forum

$25,000 for support of Servicemembers United, an organization of LGBT service members and veterans working to enable LGBT people to serve openly in the US military.

2009 $25,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Lutherans Concerned

$200,000 over two years for general operating support to promote the full inclusion and affirmation of LGBT people within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

2009 $200,000 St. Paul, MN Religion & Values
Lutherans Concerned

$75,000 to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by changing exclusionary policy during the August 2009 Churchwide Assembly.

2009 $75,000 St. Paul, MN Religion & Values
Michigan AIDS Coalition

$100,000 over two years for Young Brothers United, the internship program of Mpowerment Detroit’s advisory board of gay and bisexual youth of color working to reduce HIV transmission.

2009 $100,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Organizing Project

$49,200 for capacity building to maintain organizing activities in Kalamazoo as the organization expands to Grand Rapids, to develop a five-year strategic plan and to engage the board in fundraising, in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2009 $49,200 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Psychological Association Foundation

$84,930 to support the Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy, which provides sound psychological data to support LGBT education and advocacy efforts in Michigan.

2009 $84,930 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

$50,000 to develop strategies for creating greater LGBT safety and inclusion within Michigan’s religious congregations and reduce violence against LGBT individuals in society by convening a group of 20-25 leaders with connections to both the leadership and membership of numerous faith communities in the state.

2009 $50,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
MIX NYC: New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival

$100,000 for the ACT UP Oral History Project to continue documenting and disseminating the history of and lessons learned from the AIDS activist movement.

2009 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
National Coalition for LGBT Health

$50,000 to explore and facilitate a merger between the National Coalition for LGBT Health and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

2009 $50,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Coalition for LGBT Health

$10,000 for support of the three-day National Lesbian Health Summit to be held in San Francisco from March 6-8, 2009.

2009 $10,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Coalition for LGBT Health

$75,000 for general operating support of a national coalition dedicated to improving the health of LGBT individuals and communities through public education and advocacy.

2009 $75,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$1,600,000 over two years for continued general operating support to advance LGBT equality at the local, state, and federal levels through public education, research and advocacy; to engage in leadership development, organizing skills and racial justice training to build a more effective and diverse movement; and to take a leadership role in advancing social justice by working across movements.

2009 $1,600,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$152,625 for support of a collaborative strategic planning process focused on building a pro-LGBT movement within the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S.

2009 $152,625 Washington, DC Religion & Values
National Training and Information Center

$30,000 for Michigan People’s Action (formerly Kalamazoo Homeless Action Network) to become a statewide organization and to establish a major donor program in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Initiative.

2009 $30,000 Chicago, IL Michigan LGBT Rights
New Israel Fund

$35,000 for support of Al-Qaws For Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society’s project to raise awareness and generate discourse on sexual and gender diversity among media, university students, social justice, human rights and other groups in Palestine.

2009 $35,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
New Ways Ministry

$93,345 to educate Maryland’s Catholic laity and lawmakers about marriage equality.

2009 $93,345 Mount Rainer, MD Religion & Values
Nonprofit Enterpise and Self-sustainability Team

$125,000 to support the development and promotion of social enterprise efforts by nonprofit LGBT organizations around the world and to launch a new social venture fund called Galeforce Capital to foster LGBT social enterprise investment.

2009 $125,000 Turlock, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Northside Association for Community Development

$42,020 for capacity building to maintain current staff levels, for staff and resident training on advocacy skills, and for resident training on job-seeking skills and obesity in connection with the Michigan Racial & Economic Justice Initiative.

2009 $42,020 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Oasis Transgender/Bisexual/Lesbian/Gay Outreach Ministry

$18,500 for general operating support to continue seeking an end to discrimination and violence against LGBT people through ministries, evangelical outreach and education in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

2009 $18,500 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

$25,000 for general operating support for this national organization that works to increase the visibility and activism of old lesbians in their communities and in the LGBT and mainstream aging networks.

2009 $25,000 Athens, OH National LGBT Rights
One Iowa Education Foundation

$175,000 to implement a comprehensive communications and field plan in order to educate the public in Iowa on the issue of marriage equality.

2009 $175,000 Des Moines, IA National LGBT Rights
Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

$150,000 over two years for advocacy and education of the international refugee/migration and human rights NGO community to more effectively address abuses, persecution and protection gaps faced by LGBT refugees and asylum seekers worldwide.

2009 $150,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays

$40,000 for the National Safe Schools Roundtable, which works to enhance the effectiveness of the LGBT safe schools movement nationwide.

2009 $40,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan

$249,352 over three years to sustain and expand the Calhoun County Coalition for Inclusion Project, which serves and advocates for LGBT youth, their families and communities.

2009 $249,352 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Progressive Christians Uniting

$100,000 to support the creative design phase of ‘Believe Out Loud,’ a social marketing campaign to increase support for LGBT inclusion among mainline Protestant clergy.

2009 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA Religion & Values
Progressive Media Project

$20,000 for the Queer Voices project to increase public awareness and understanding of LGBT issues by training LGBT activists, particularly transgender and people of color, to write newspaper op-ed pieces and placing those op-ed pieces in print and online media.

2009 $20,000 Madison, WI National LGBT Rights
Public Interest Projects

$250,000 over two years to support the Council for Global Equality to advance American foreign policy that is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity.

2009 $250,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Queers for Economic Justice

$250,000 over two years for support of a network of LGBT people of color organizations to develop a national public education project, create a media program, coordinate technical assistance and advocate on social justice issues.

2009 $250,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Reconciling Ministries Network

$300,000 over two years to support a comprehensive strategy to advance LGBT inclusion within the United Methodist Church that includes passage and implementation of pro-LGBT denominational policy regarding Church membership, ordination and same-gender marriage.

2009 $300,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Regents of the University of California

$75,000 for support of the Palm Center to conduct and disseminate research and educate military officials, policy makers, media and the public about the impact of the country’s anti-LGBT military service policy.

2009 $75,000 Santa Barbara, CA National LGBT Rights
Research Foundation of the City University of New York

$257,694 over two years to conduct a longitudinal study of Black and Latino LGBT populations to more fully understand and delineate how the intersections of race, sexuality, and class influence a range of social justice issues.

2009 $257,694 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Research Foundation of the City University of New York

$55,000 over two years for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies’ Since Stonewall Local Histories Contest, a national competition of exhibits of local LGBT histories to be mounted in the OutHistory website, to commemorate the uprising.

2009 $55,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

$210,000 to provide technical assistance, capacity building and strategic planning assistance to Kalamazoo College as it develops a new center for social justice leadership.

2009 $210,000 New York, NY Michigan LGBT Rights
Rockwood Leadership Program

$150,000 over two years for support of the Fellowship in LGBTQ Community and Advocacy, a leadership training and development program for 48 LGBT leaders, the majority of whom are people of color and/or transgender.

2009 $150,000 Berkeley, CA National LGBT Rights
Ruth Ellis Center

$150,000 for Second Stories, the Street Outreach and Drop-In Center serving Detroit-area LGBT youth through education, crisis intervention, support services and referrals; and to support the hiring process for a permanent executive director.

2009 $150,000 Highland Park, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

$100,000 for general operating support for public education of targeted audiences, including military chaplains, about the effects of the Military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

2009 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

$510,000 over two years for a partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the Transgender Aging Network to advance policy on LGBT aging issues at the federal level.

2009 $510,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Soulforce

$300,000 over two years for general operating support to increase acceptance, understanding and openness of LGBT people in churches, religious communities and denominations nationwide.

2009 $300,000 Austin, TX Religion & Values
Southerners on New Ground

$75,000 over two years for general operating support to expand a Southern regional and national LGBT organizing training and capacity building program for LGBT people of color organizations and leaders.

2009 $75,000 Durham, NC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

$150,000 over two years for general operating support to provide advocacy, public education and leadership development to end discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

2009 $150,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
The Equal Rights Trust

$20,000 for support of a research project examining the unified perspective on equality and its possible contribution to the protection of human rights of LGBT persons in countries hostile to a more liberal rights approach.

2009 $20,000 London, UK International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Fund for Global Human Rights

$250,000 to advance the decriminalization of homosexuality across the globe, through a participatory planning process that will lead to the establishment of a funders’ collaborative.

2009 $250,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Fund for Global Human Rights

$200,000 to increase the financial resources, capacity and skills of frontline human rights activists in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

2009 $200,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Triangle Foundation

$70,000 to cover transitional costs in connection with the merger of Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality Education Fund, to form one statewide equality organization in Michigan.

2009 $70,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
The Triangle Foundation

$500,000 over two years for general operating support to strengthen the effectiveness, leadership and administrative infrastructure of Michigan’s largest statewide LGBT advocacy organization.

2009 $500,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Theater Offensive

$60,000 for renewed support of the Come As You Are project - previously X-uality - the first national network of LGBT themed theater performances around the US, focused on aspects of LGBT sexuality.

2009 $60,000 Cambridge, MA National LGBT Rights
Tides Center

$190,000 over two years for the National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance to enhance grassroots organizing among LGBT API groups nationally, explore collaborations with allied organizations, and challenge systemic conditions of homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.

2009 $190,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Tides Center

$112,500 for the Flexible Leadership Investment (FLI) program’s 21st Century Fellowship to increase the diversity of leadership within the LGBT movement.

2009 $112,500 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Tides Center

$50,000 for support of Equality Across America to produce the National Equality March, a national LGBT rights march in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2009.

2009 $50,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Tides Foundation

$200,000 for the Global Development Fund to support ARC International’s work to advance the recognition of human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the international level through strategic planning, coalition and movement building, and advocacy.

2009 $200,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Transgender Law Center

$50,000 for general operating support to build capacity and leadership to enable the LGBT movement to work more effectively at the national and state levels on behalf of the needs and priorities of the transgender community.

2009 $50,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
TrueChild

$100,000 for general operating support of TrueChild, the successor organization of Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, dedicated to research, advocacy and public education that will eliminate harmful gender stereotyping of children and adolescents.

2009 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Two Spirit Society of Denver

$10,000 for support of an international gathering of Two Spirit people from Native American communities in the United States and Canada which would celebrate and restore the traditional role of Two Spirit people in Native American communities.

2009 $10,000 Edgewater, CO Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office

$124,500 to build a movement among secular and faith-based non-governmental organizations that hold consultative status at the United Nations in order to end the criminalization of LGBT expression, life, and identity worldwide.

2009 $124,500 New York, NY Religion & Values
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches

$30,060 for a model planning process focused on decriminalizing homosexuality in international settings through faith-based advocacy.

2009 $30,060 Abilene, TX Religion & Values
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

$150,000 over two years to provide rapid response grants in time-critical situations to activists, advocates and organizations working to advance the human rights of LGBT persons and communities in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

2009 $150,000 Boulder, CO International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Velvet Foundation

$70,000 for the strategic planning phase of a Comprehensive Museum Master Plan to establish a National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History and Culture.

2009 $70,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Western States Center

$175,000 to support a collaborative project between Western States Center and Basic Rights Education Fund to lay a foundation for long-term alliance-building, education, and leadership development between and within the racial justice and LGBTQ movements in Oregon.

2009 $175,000 Portland, OR Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

$20,000 for the Williams Institute to support travel expenses for international scholars from the Global South to present at the four-day Global Arc of Justice Conference focusing on LGBT rights around the globe.

2009 $20,000 Los Angeles, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

$200,000 over two years for support of the Williams Institute, an LGBT focused think tank at UCLA Law School, to produce and disseminate original research on legal and economic issues, including a study of the history of employment discrimination against LGBT people by public sector employers, studies that document employment and public accommodations discrimination based on gender identity, and continued research on economic disparities experienced by the LGBT community.

2009 $200,000 Los Angeles, CA National LGBT Rights
Yvette A. Flunder Foundation

$75,000 to conduct LGBT-positive lectures and workshops in seminaries that serve African American and historically conservative Christian denominations and churches.

2009 $75,000 San Francisco, CA Religion & Values
Actors Theatre Company

$15,000 for the creation and distribution of educational materials to accompany the DVD/film of the play Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians.

2008 $15,000 Grand Rapids, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Advocates For Youth

$50,000 to support the Anti-Homophobia/Transphobia Project to improve the sexual health and well-being of marginalized LGBT youth color.

2008 $50,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Affirmations

$450,000 over three years for support of general operating costs and Affirmation’s ACTION Plan initiative to address and improve race relations among the organization’s staff, as well as among LGBT organizations serving Detroit’s LGBT community.

2008 $450,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Al-Fatiha Foundation

$50,000 for support of a community needs assessment and organizational development for the only national organization advocating for the rights and inclusion of LGBT Muslims.

2008 $50,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Alliant International University

$75,000 for support of the Rockway Institute’s Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy that aims to identify, organize and connect Michigan psychologists, social scientists and health professionals who have expertise on LGBT issues to LGBT advocacy groups in the state.

2008 $75,000 San Francisco, CA Michigan LGBT Rights
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

for support of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, a new federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asian American, South Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations.

2008 $50,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$300,000 over three years for the LGBT Pipeline Project to build a long-term effort to increase the number of people of color working within the nation’s LGBT rights movement and to increase the diversity of LGBT leaders.

2008 $300,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$500,000 over two years for support of the International Fund for Sexual Minorities grants to LGBT and social change organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

2008 $500,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$100,000 for support of Freedom to Marry’s Marriage Justice Project, a partnership with the California NAACP and the National Black Justice Coalition, which seeks to increase support for marriage equality among African Americans throughout California as well as lay the groundwork for public education in other states.

2008 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Austin Community Foundation

$25,000 for support of Atticus Circle to educate and mobilize straight people around the United States to advance equal rights for LGBT people and their families.

2008 $25,000 Austin, TX National LGBT Rights
Basic Rights Education Fund

$50,000 to legally secure domestic partnership protections in Oregon through litigation and through efforts to shift public opinion, build constituencies, engage the media and build grassroots field organizing efforts and leadership development programs.

2008 $50,000 Portland, OR National LGBT Rights
Black Pride Society

$25,000 for general operating support to build, nurture, and empower LGBT persons of African descent in Southeast Michigan.

2008 $25,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

$200,000 over two years for the planning and implementation of the Institute for New Leadership, addressing youth and adult leadership in communities of color and in low-income communities. In collaboration with Douglass Community Association, ERAC/CE and New Latino Visions, with ISAAC as a secondary partner.

2008 $200,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

$45,000 for capacity building to strengthen comprehensive youth education and career development programs.

2008 $45,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Cathedral Church of St. James

$177,251 for the Cathedral Church of St. James to support the efforts of the Chicago Consultation to promote the full inclusion of LGBT faithful in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.

2008 $177,251 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
CenterLink (National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centers)

for general operating support and for collaboration with the LGBT Pipeline Project to identify the barriers to leadership for LGBT people of color, and to strategize ways to enhance their inclusion in leadership throughout the LGBT movement.

2008 $90,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Chicago Theological Seminary

$335,000 over three years for the LGBTQ Religious Studies Center to develop and disseminate a theological and philosophical framework that affirms the full expression of LGBT sexuality.

2008 $335,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
COLAGE

$50,000 for the expansion and development of programs that focus on LGBT families of color and LGBT families with trans-racially or trans-nationally adopted children and youth.

2008 $50,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Council of Michigan Foundations

$150,000 over two years for support of the Transforming Philanthropy Through Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to enable philanthropic organizations to become more inclusive of LGBT people and people of color.

2008 $150,000 Grand Haven, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Dignity USA

$20,000 to support media and advocacy activities in connection with the first visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States in April 2008.

2008 $20,000 Medford, MA Religion & Values
Douglass Community Association

$50,000 for capacity building to strengthen internal management of operations and programs that empower Kalamazoo’s Northside residents to improve their quality of life.

2008 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Emory University

$50,000 over two years to expand the coverage of sexuality and gender in the new online magazine, Religion Dispatches, by supporting the inclusion of LGBT contributors and an ongoing analysis of issues concerning sexuality.

2008 $50,000 Atlanta, GA Religion & Values
Equality California Institute

$95,000 for Let California Ring, a public education campaign on marriage and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

2008 $95,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Equality Federation Institute

$25,000 to support the work of the National Collaborative, a consortium of national LGBT organizations and funders working to achieve significant policy victories in a small group of pilot states (California, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, and Oregon) where there is high potential to accomplish change.

2008 $25,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Equality Federation Institute

$250,000 over two years for general operating support of an alliance of state-based LGBT advocacy organizations which aims to build a strategic and sustainable LGBT movement in every state and territory.

2008 $250,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Equality Maryland

$100,000 for support of the Maryland Black Family Alliance to educate and organize allies and potential allies about issues relating to Maryland’s Black LGBT communities.

2008 $100,000 Silver Spring, MD Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Equality Maryland

$100,000 for constituent outreach and organizing, public education, leadership development and mobilization to build public support for marriage equality in Maryland.

2008 $100,000 Silver Spring, MD National LGBT Rights
ERAC/CE

$40,000 for capacity building to strengthen organizing and training in order to advance racial equality in Southwest Michigan.

2008 $40,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

$75,000 for the LGBTQ Racial Equity Campaign to increase funding that supports the capacity building and leadership of LGBT people of color organizations, projects and individuals; and for publication of A Global Gaze: LGBTI Grantmaking in the Global South and East - Calendar Year 2007, an updated report on funding trends.

2008 $75,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Garden State Equality Education Fund

$125,000 to support a field organizing program in New Jersey in order to educate the public about the ways in which same-sex couples are disadvantaged when they cannot become legally married.

2008 $125,000 Montclair, NJ National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute

$200,000 for support of leadership development and training programs for LGBT leaders focused on states supported by the National Collaborative as well as in Southern and Midwestern states.

2008 $200,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Gill Operating Foundation

$278,000 for support of the Movement Advancement Project to produce and disseminate strategic and operational research aimed at increasing the productivity of philanthropic investments in the LGBT movement.

2008 $278,000 Denver, CO National LGBT Rights
Grand Valley State University

$60,030 for support of a full-time Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center to increase the respect, inclusion and equality of LGBT and other minority populations at Grand Valley State University and in the greater Grand Rapids community.

2008 $60,030 Allendale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Hispanic American Council

$50,000 for capacity building to provide staff leadership and improve technology systems to enhance education and human development programs for Hispanics in Southwest Michigan.

2008 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Hivos

$500,000 over two years for capacity building, human rights defense, research and core support to human rights organizations working for LGBT rights in Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East.

2008 $500,000 The Hague, The Netherlands International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Human Rights Watch

$450,000 over three years for support of a full-time researcher position in the Middle East and North Africa Division to half-time on LGBT rights and half-time on general human rights.

2008 $450,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Immigration Equality

$200,000 over two years for general operating support to eliminate the discriminatory impact of U.S. immigration policy on LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

2008 $200,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
In the Life Media

$100,000 for support of public television programming about LGBT issues, including a special on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, three segments relating to Arcus program areas, as well as six paid internships focused on emerging LGBT video producers.

2008 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Integrity

$60,000 for two half-time field organizers to support efforts to promote the full inclusion of LGBT faithful within the Episcopal Church.

2008 $60,000 Rochester, NY Religion & Values
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa & Action Fund

$140,000 over two years for the Faithful Voices project to educate and organize Iowa’s clergy, faith leaders, and communities of faith in support of marriage equality for LGBT couples.

2008 $140,000 Des Moines, IA Religion & Values
Intermedia Arts of Minnesota

$15,000 for support of the Two Spirit Press Room to organize the 20th Anniversary International Gathering of Two Spirit People to address the concerns and rights of LGBT Native people living in the United States and Canada.

2008 $15,000 Minneapolis, MN Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
International Federation of Black Prides

$129,000 for general operating support to build fundraising capacity, increase the visibility of transgender people in the LGBT African American social justice movement, and define a social justice policy agenda that addresses the needs of working class LGBT African American and Latino communities.

2008 $129,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
International Lesbian and Gay Association

$140,000 over two years for management and development of a global Web portal to facilitate network building and strengthened communications among individuals and organizations working for the human rights of LGBT people.

2008 $140,000 Brussels, Belgium International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Jewish Fund for Justice

$50,000 for the Seasons Fund for Social Transformation, a funder collaborative dedicated to supporting social transformation through leadership development that cultivates reflection and self-awareness among social justice leaders.

2008 $50,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Just Detention International

$100,000 for general operating support to end the sexual violence against inmates, especially LGBT inmates, in U.S. prisons and jails and for work serving victims of sexual violence in Michigan detention facilities.

2008 $100,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Kalamazoo College

$2,100,000 to support a collaboration with the Posse Foundation, to provide scholarships and support for ten Posse Scholars per year for five years beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year until the final students graduate in 2017.

2008 $2,100,000 Kalamazoo, MI Special Opportunities
Kalamazoo Community Foundation

$100,000 over two years for support of efforts to strengthen and expand the Challenge Day Youth Tolerance and Compassion Initiative in Kalamazoo County schools.

2008 $100,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$10,000 for Pulse of West Michigan to organize LGBT people of color.

2008 $10,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$50,000 over two years for general operating support, including board development trainings, hiring of an executive director, and establishing collaborative relationships with LGBT people of color communities.

2008 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Keshet

$75,000 for support of the Hineini Project, a campaign for safer schools that advocates for LGBT inclusion across the major movements of Judaism, with particular emphasis on the Conservative movement.

2008 $75,000 Jamaica Plain, MA Religion & Values
Kick

$7,000 for a series of strategic planning retreats designed to assist Kick’s leadership team in building a sustainable, effective organizational infrastructure and formulate a viable strategic plan.

2008 $7,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Legal Services of South Central Michigan

$25,000 for a statewide immigrant rights coalition to convene a statewide summit to advance the cause of immigrant rights.

2008 $25,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
LGBT Labor Leadership Initiative

$60,000 for general operating support to build allies within the labor movement and expand the rights of LGBT workers through labor unions.

2008 $60,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Lutherans Concerned

$200,000 over two years to organize and support a grassroots collaborative effort to change existing denominational policy at the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America toward the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith.

2008 $200,000 St. Paul, MN Religion & Values
Mainstream Media Project

$23,000 for the Mainstream Media Project to work with four leading Catholic LGBT organizations to conduct a messaging campaign and schedule interviews in the broadcast media that promote pro- LGBT messages in connection with Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Washington, D.C. and New York City in April 2008.

2008 $23,000 Arcata, CA Religion & Values
Michigan Equality

$31,320 for a comprehensive strategic planning process to assess and reposition the organization within Michigan’s larger LGBT community.

2008 $31,320 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Equality

$75,000 for general operating support to promote equality and eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

2008 $75,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Interfaith Voice

$25,000 for the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community (ISAAC) to strengthen interfaith social justice organizing in Kalamazoo.

2008 $25,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Interfaith Voice

$200,000 for support of ISAAC’s Ordinary People for Extraordinary Change project to build leadership, organize and create change in the largely Latino Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo. In collaboration with the Hispanic American Council.

2008 $200,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Organizing Project

$30,000 for the Kalamazoo Homeless Action Network to advance a statewide campaign to establish a Homeless Housing Trust Fund.

2008 $30,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Organizing Project

$49,200 for capacity building to strengthen internal communications and fund development and to organize and educate the Kalamazoo community on healthcare, housing and immigration issues.

2008 $49,200 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Organizing Project

$200,000 over two years for the establishment of a community-based Workers Center in Kalamazoo County to engage in leadership development, advocacy, organizing, education and ongoing support for low-wage workers. In collaboration with the Hispanic American Council, the Northside Association for Community Development and the Kalamazoo Homeless Action Network.

2008 $200,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Midwest AIDS Prevention Project

$40,000 over two years for the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project to spin-off the “La Comunidad” program into an independent Latino LGBT organization.

2008 $40,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Midwest AIDS Prevention Project

$30,000 to support The Peninsula Group Design Team’s implementation plan for the Association of Michigan LGBT and Ally Organizations to transition into an independent legal entity.

2008 $30,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
National Center for Civic Innovation

$100,000 over two years for the Center for HIV Law and Policy’s Teen SENSE project to create a national interdisciplinary advocacy network and campaign that secures the adoption of LGBT-inclusive sexual health care programs in adolescent detention and foster care facilities across the country.

2008 $100,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Center for Lesbian Rights

$100,000 for general operating support to sustain and expand work to advance the rights of LGBT people, including efforts on issues such as family rights and marriage equality, LGBT youth and juvenile justice, low-income LGBT people and immigration.

2008 $100,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality

$150,000 over two years for general operating support to strengthen the effectiveness of the only autonomous transgender organization working on federal policy and issues of national significance to the transgender community.

2008 $150,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$50,000 for support of Unid@s, the national LGBT Latina/o human rights organization, to evaluate the state of local Latina/o LGBT communities across the country and the pressing needs in each of these communities.

2008 $50,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$200,000 for general operating support for national and state-level organizing, capacity building, advocacy and public education, which aims to advance equal rights and respect for LGBT people.

2008 $200,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

$200,000 for two projects of the NGLTF Policy Institute: the Fellowship Program, to engage graduate and post-graduate level scholars, especially LGBT academics of color; and Looking Back and Moving Forward, a series of forums and conversations on important, cutting edge topics facing the LGBT movement as it approaches the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

2008 $200,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
New Israel Fund

$75,000 for Jerusalem Open House to secure greater recognition and space for LGBT people in religious frameworks and discourses in Israel.

2008 $75,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
New Israel Fund

$25,000 for support of ASWAT- Palestinian Gay Women’s Group and Empowerment Program to include outreach, community building and training activities.

2008 $25,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
New Latino Visions

$40,000 for capacity building to enhance organizational leadership and engage in strategic planning to advance racial equality in Southwest Michigan through multiculturalism, education, youth and community development programs.

2008 $40,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Northside Association for Community Development

$42,020 for capacity building for staff training on program implementation, and for continued support of contract property maintenance services.

2008 $42,020 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

$15,000 for capacity building of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, a national organization that works to increase the visibility and activism of old lesbians in their communities and in the LGBT and mainstream aging networks.

2008 $15,000 Athens, OH National LGBT Rights
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays

$150,000 for support of the Diversity Network Project to expand outreach to ethnically diverse communities.

2008 $150,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays

$40,000 for the National Safe Schools Roundtable, which works to enhance the effectiveness of the LGBT safe schools movement nationwide.

2008 $40,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
People for the American Way Foundation

$100,000 for the Young People For Leadership Academy to identify, develop and support young LGBT and LGBT-friendly leaders and activists.

2008 $100,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Political Research Associates

$177,355 for a research project to document U.S. resources supporting activities of African anti- LGBT religious and political leaders, and to document the impact of these resources on mainline churches and the LGBT community in the U.S.

2008 $177,355 Somerville, MA Religion & Values
Public Interest Projects

$225,000 for the LGBT Foreign Policy Project to organize for a stronger U.S. voice on international human rights issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.

2008 $225,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Queen City Community Development

$200,000 over two years for ARC International to advance the recognition of human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the international level through strategic planning, coalition and movement building, and advocacy.

2008 $200,000 Seattle, WA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Regents of the University of California

$60,000 for support of the Michael D. Palm Center to conduct and disseminate research and educate military officials, policy makers, media and the public about the impact of the country’s anti-LGBT military policy.

2008 $60,000 Santa Barbara, CA National LGBT Rights
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

$132,162 for support of the Chicago Consultation’s efforts to promote the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.

2008 $132,162 Evanston, IL Religion & Values
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

$125,000 for general operating support to advocate for change in the military’s anti-LGBT policy by educating the public, religious leaders in the military and policymakers.

2008 $125,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Sistahs Providing Intelligence, Creativity & Empowerment

$32,500 for general operating support to build the capacity of this Detroit-area organization serving black lesbians, and to support Healing Detroit, a collaborative of African-American LGBT organizations in Southeast Michigan.

2008 $32,500 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Spelman College

$475,000 over two years for the Women’s Research & Resource Center to expand an initiative focused on increasing awareness and understanding about African American gay and lesbian experiences through research and outreach at six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the South, culminating in an HBCU Policy Summit.

2008 $475,000 Atlanta, GA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Stonewall Community Foundation

$90,000 for planning and convening of a national LGBT Leadership Task Force to develop a thirty-year strategy for leadership development in LGBT communities nationwide.

2008 $90,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

$75,000 for general operating support to provide advocacy and public education to end gender identity discrimination.

2008 $75,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Tectonic Theater Project

$150,000 for 20 artist residencies in high schools and universities across the U.S. producing the play, The Laramie Project, and for a training program for 10 LGBT theater artists of color.

2008 $150,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
The Fund for Global Human Rights

$125,000 to support and build the capacity of advocates for LGBT human rights in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

2008 $125,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
The Interfaith Alliance

$90,000 for the Green Paper project to stimulate a national dialogue on LGBT rights among religious leaders and within religious leadership structures.

2008 $90,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

$50,000 for support of the national organizing initiative Causes in Common, an alliance of LGBT activists and reproductive justice activists.

2008 $50,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
The Triangle Foundation

$139,790 for general operating support of Unity Michigan to organize the state’s progressive community to secure full equality for LGBT people.

2008 $139,790 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Theater Offensive

$60,000 over two years for X-uality, a national grassroots performance festival exploring the wide range of queer sexualities, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

2008 $60,000 Cambridge, MA National LGBT Rights
Tides Foundation

$198,000 over two years for the Global Development Fund to support ARC International to advance the recognition of human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the international level through strategic planning, coalition and movement building, and advocacy.

2008 $198,000 San Francisco, CA International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Tides Foundation

$200,000 for support of the State Equality Fund/California Initiative which focuses on public education efforts regarding LGBT marriage equality aimed at communities of color.

2008 $200,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Truth Wins Out

$60,000 for general operating support and the testing of media messages that challenge the perception that sexual orientation can be changed.

2008 $60,000 Brooklyn, NY Religion & Values
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry

$139,400 over two years for general operating support of the interfaith coalition, California Faith for Equality, which aims to educate, support and mobilize California’s faith communities to advance the rights of LGBT people and safeguard religious freedom.

2008 $139,400 Sacramento, CA Religion & Values
Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office

$90,000 over three years for the End Global LGBT Criminal Sanctions Initiative, to build a movement among secular and faith-based non-governmental organizations that hold consultative status at the United Nations, to end the criminalization of LGBT expression, life, and identity worldwide.

2008 $90,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns

$45,000 for general operating support of the primary LGBT advocacy group working within the United Church of Christ to expand its efforts to promote the full inclusion of LGBT people in church and society.

2008 $45,000 Cleveland, OH National LGBT Rights
University of Michigan

$150,000 over two years for the Institute for Social Research’s Program for Research on Black Americans to develop a Knowledge Center to conduct research and provide technical assistance to support the work of network members of the Michigan Racial and Economic Justice Initiative in Kalamazoo.

2008 $150,000 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Western Michigan University Foundation

$44,263 for the performance of Western Michigan University’s production of “Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians” at the Anglican Communion’s conference of Lambeth in Canterbury, England.

2008 $44,263 Kalamazoo, MI Religion & Values
Women’s Sports Foundation

$100,000 over two years for It Takes A Team!, an educational initiative dedicated to the development and implementation of policy that ensures a safe and respectful climate for LGBT participants in high school and collegiate athletics.

2008 $100,000 East Meadow, NY National LGBT Rights
Yale University

$219,900 over two years for support of Yale Law School’s Cultural Cognition Project to examine how cultural values and bias impact perceptions and decisions regarding same-sex parenting and the welfare of children.

2008 $219,900 New Haven, CT Religion & Values
Zuna Institute

$50,000 for a strategic planning and board development process focused on building the organizational infrastructure and developing a social justice program of a national advocacy organization for black lesbians.

2008 $50,000 Sacramento, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Actors Theatre Company

$25,000 for production of a new play entitled “Seven Passages: The Story of Gay Christians”.

2007 $25,000 Grand Rapids, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Adventure Centre at Pretty Lake

$50,000 for the Diversity Awareness and Leadership Training program to educate and train high school students to become more inclusive and accepting by addressing issues of homophobia, heterosexism, prejudice and bigotry.

2007 $50,000 Mattawan, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Advocates For Youth

$60,000 for the GLBT Youth of Color Initiative to assist Michigan-based organizations in meeting the needs of GLBT youth of color.

2007 $60,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Alliance for Justice

$50,000 for the Networking, Education and Training Initiative to strengthen the ability of state-based nonprofit organizations, including GLBT organizations, to engage in public policy advocacy and voter registration and campaign activity within the parameters of the law.

2007 $50,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

$2,000,000 over two years for support of the Strategic Affiliate Initiative to strengthen the ability of select ACLU state affiliates to advance GLBT rights ($1 million); and for support to strengthen the ability of the ACLU of Michigan to advance GLBT rights and racial justice ($1 million).

2007 $2,000,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan

$17,000 for town hall meetings and publication of a booklet to educate the GLBT and allied communities around the state on the status of domestic partnership rights and other key GLBT rights issues.

2007 $17,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
American Society on Aging

$50,000 to enhance and increase accessibility of the newly launched LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse that provides comprehensive national source of information and resources for GLBT older adults, their caregivers, the professionals who work with them and the general public.

2007 $50,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Amnesty International USA

$100,000 over two years for the OUTfront program to strengthen work of grassroots activists and allied organizations on global LGBT human rights.

2007 $100,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Ann Arbor Teen Center

$24,500 over three years for a youth-led project to assess the high school environment for GLBT youth and provide recommendations to school leaders through dramatic arts presentations.

2007 $24,500 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists

$60,000 to strengthen organizational capacity to advocate for GLBT inclusion across Baptist denominations.

2007 $60,000 Madison, WI Religion & Values
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$250,000 for the International Fund for Sexual Minorities to support projects and organizations that strategically address the needs of GLBT people and sexual/gender minorities.

2007 $250,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

$35,000 for a group of New York-based GLBT executive directors to develop the Pipeline Project, a recruitment, retention and leadership advancement effort that seeks to increase the number of people of color who begin and grow their careers in the GLBT movement

2007 $35,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Basic Rights Education Fund

$100,000 for public education efforts to build support for Oregon’s non-discrimination and domestic partnership policies protecting the LGBT community.

2007 $100,000 Portland, OR National LGBT Rights
Bayard Rustin Documentary Film Project

$50,000 to purchase archival footage rights and create an enhanced DVD of the award-winning documentary film of the visionary civil rights and openly gay activist, Bayard Rustin.

2007 $50,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Bienestar Human Services

$75,000 for Proyecto Orgullo (Project Pride) to work with leadership of five national Latino advocacy organizations to secure explicit endorsement of GLBT civil rights issues in their formal advocacy agenda.

2007 $75,000 Los Angeles, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Black Arts & Cultural Center

$135,000 over three years for capacity building to strengthen this African-American arts institution to develop the potential and creativity of African-American teens and create an annual forum for Black GLBT artists in Kalamazoo.

2007 $135,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Black Pride Society

$10,000 for general operating and capacity-building support to improve the quality of life for Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Southeast Michigan.

2007 $10,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo

$10,000 for a partnership with the Douglass Community Association and Open Door Ministries to offer a “Family Fun Day” during a scheduled hate rally, and to implement a strategic plan addressing youth gang violence in Kalamazoo.

2007 $10,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

$50,000 for capacity building to assess, define and advance racial and economic justice priorities and to organize to achieve structural and policy changes in the City of Kalamazoo.

2007 $50,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Center for Community Change

$75,000 for Generation Change, an initiative to recruit, support and train the next generation of community organizers and emerging social justice leaders through paid internships, fellowships, and mentorships for activists, from communities of color and from the GLBT community.

2007 $75,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Center for Policy Alternatives

$25,000 for support of the Marriage Equality Leadership Circle, a network of state leaders working for GLBT marriage equality.

2007 $25,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Center for Progressive Leadership

$100,000 for the New Leaders Program to provide young leaders of color and GLBT youth leaders with paid job placements in progressive organizations, weekly training workshops, a mentorship program, and regular networking events.

2007 $100,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Community AIDS Resource & Education Services of Southwest Michigan

$40,000 for general operating support to assist people with HIV and provide prevention education services, and for Project!, an HIV-prevention program serving young males.

2007 $40,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$75,000 over three years for the Hope Fund’s LGBT Racial Equity Initiative to build the capacity of GLBT organizations of color in southeast Michigan through a Leadership Academy and small organizational capacity building grants.

2007 $75,000 Detroit, MI Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Donor Sibling Registry

$9,500 for outreach to the GLBT community in order to promote dialogue and build coalitions with organizations that serve GLBT families.

2007 $9,500 Nederland, CO National LGBT Rights
Douglas Gould and Company

$148,000 to support the development of media strategies to be utilized by current Arcus grantees promoting the full inclusion of GLBT people within the Episcopal, Methodist, and Lutheran faith traditions.

2007 $148,000 New Rochelle, NY Religion & Values
Douglass Community Association

$55,000 for capacity building to strengthen internal management of operations and programs that empower Kalamazoo’s Northside residents to improve their quality of life.

2007 $55,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Elder Law of Michigan

$30,000 to provide legal advice, education and advocacy through the GLBT Older Adult Legal Hotline and develop materials to reach out to GLBT people of color.

2007 $30,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Eliminating Racism and Claiming/Celebrating Equality

$45,000 to strengthen organizing and training capacity to advance racial equality in Southwest Michigan.

2007 $45,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Eliminating Racism and Claiming/Celebrating Equality

$35,000 for general operating support to provide anti-racism, anti-homophobia, and anti-oppression organizing and training in Kalamazoo.

2007 $35,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Equality California Institute

$100,000 for Let California Ring, a public education campaign on marriage and GLBT equality.

2007 $100,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
Equality Maryland

$100,000 for research and public education activities in connection with an effort to achieve marriage equality in Maryland.

2007 $100,000 Silver Spring, MD National LGBT Rights
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

$60,000 to expand work on equal adoption rights for the GLBT community.

2007 $60,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Family Diversity Projects

$20,000 for outreach to the leadership of Protestant denominations in the United States, utilizing photography exhibits that affirm and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.

2007 $20,000 Amherst, MA Religion & Values
Family Equality Council

$100,000 for the Families of Color Initiative to comprehensively address the needs of GLBT families of color and to work more effectively with white parents who have adopted children of color.

2007 $100,000 Boston, MA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

$25,000 for general operations support to mobilize philanthropic resources to advance GLBT rights and racial, economic and gender justice.

2007 $25,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

$500,000 over two years for support of the Religion, Faith and Values Media Program to provide essential media literacy training and strategic communications assistance to national, regional and local GLBT and allied faith organizations.

2007 $500,000 Los Angeles, CA Religion & Values
Gay Men’s Health Crisis

$175,000 over two years for support of the Public Policy & Community Health: Invigorating HIV/AIDS/LGBT Activism project.

2007 $175,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

$1,200,000 over three years for the Education Policy Initiative to undertake public education and advocacy efforts on the issue of making schools safer for GLBT students, and for the Urban School Districts Initiative to test interventions that may ameliorate intersectional forms of discrimination.

2007 $1,200,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Gays In Faith Together

$15,000 for general operating and strategic planning support to continue providing life-enrichment programs and expand education and advocacy programs in GLBT faith communities.

2007 $15,000 Grand Rapids, MI Religion & Values
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition

$150,000 for general operating support to continue addressing gender discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes and to complete a re-visioning process.

2007 $150,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Gill Operating Foundation

$250,000 for the Movement Advancement Project working to align resources to affect the highest impact in the movement for LGBT equal rights.

2007 $250,000 Denver, CO National LGBT Rights
Global Rights

$150,000 over two years for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Initiative to provide training to LGBT and intersex organizations advocating for LGBT human rights.

2007 $150,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Greater Flint Arts Council

$25,000 for marketing and evaluation of the new “Out N’ About” series of GLBT-focused arts and cultural events.

2007 $25,000 Flint, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Heartland Alliance For Human Needs and Human Rights

$250,000 over two years to establish the Global Equality Network to directly link and build the capacity of local GLBT organizations in four regions, including Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Latin America.

2007 $250,000 Chicago, IL International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Hispanic American Council

$55,000 for capacity building to provide staff leadership and improve technology systems to enhance education and human development programs for Hispanics in Southwest Michigan.

2007 $55,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

$50,000 for the Diversity & Equality National Research Project to investigate the political opinions, attitudes and behaviors of African-American, Latino and Asian Pacific Islander GLBT communities in the United States.

2007 $50,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Immigration Equality

$50,000 for general operating support to eliminate the discriminatory impact of U.S. immigration policy on GLBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

2007 $50,000 New York, NY Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
In the Life Media

$100,000 for new Web site development, donor database enhancement and strategic planning for this national public television series that reports on LGBT issues.

2007 $100,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Integrity

$100,000 over two years for Claiming the Blessing to work toward the full inclusion of GLBT people within the Episcopal Church by influencing the outcomes of the 2008 Lambeth Conference and the 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

2007 $100,000 Rochester, NY Religion & Values
Integrity

$30,000 for Claiming the Blessing, a collaborative effort to encourage the Episcopal Church to continue its commitment to full inclusion of GLBT people.

2007 $30,000 Pasadena, CA Religion & Values
International Federation of Black Prides

$65,000 for general operations, strategic planning and staff expansion of international network of community based organizations working to produce annual Black GLBT Pride programs.

2007 $65,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

$200,000 over two years to expand consultation and support of local human rights organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa regions advocating for LGBT rights.

2007 $200,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
Jewish Fund For Justice

$100,000 over two years for the Jewish Mosaic’s initiative to encourage synagogues to welcome GLBT congregants and to create a national network of GLBT-welcoming synagogues.

2007 $100,000 New York, NY Religion & Values
Justice Now

$35,000 for Transforming Justice, a national meeting addressing the high levels of arrest, criminalization, and imprisonment of transgender and gender non-conforming people.

2007 $35,000 Oakland, CA National LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

$10,000 for the production of the musical, Avenue Q, which explores issues of racism, homophobia and other prejudices.

2007 $10,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$25,000 for Kalamazoo Alliance for Equality and KGLRC to develop a series of social justice education seminars.

2007 $25,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

$25,000 for general operating support of Kalamazoo’s GLBT community center.

2007 $25,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Kalamazoo Nature Center

$100,000 in matching funds for Phase 3 of the Urban Nature Park project, the rehabilitation of a former brownfield site into a natural area for local citizens to enjoy.

2007 $100,000 Kalamazoo, MI Special Opportunities
Karibu House

$20,500 for a planning process to develop a strategic plan and donor cultivation plan to support and sustain the growth of a multi-service community center for GLBT people of color in Detroit.

2007 $20,500 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Keshet

$60,000 for the Shalem Education Project, a national program aimed at creating safe environments for GLBT students and faculty at Jewish day schools and other educational settings.

2007 $60,000 Jamaica Plain, MA Religion & Values
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

$119,329 for a summit of civil and human rights leaders and advocates to strengthen the relationship between GLBT and African-American communities and develop strategies for a GLBT-inclusive civil rights agenda.

2007 $119,329 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Leaven

$20,000 for the Healing Bridges: Getting to the Roots of the Matter project to foster communication between both African-American clergy and GLBT community leaders in the Detroit area.

2007 $20,000 Lyons, MI Religion & Values
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center

$50,000 to support Causes In Common, a national cross-movement alliance between GLBT activists and reproductive justice activists.

2007 $50,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
LGBT Labor Leadership Initiative

$30,000 for general operating support to build allies within the labor movement and expand the rights of LGBT workers through labor unions.

2007 $30,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Liberty Education Forum

$50,000 for the creation of a strategic framework to further develop the Public Opinion Network and Speakers Bureau of the Reaching the Heartland program to increase support for LGBT equality in Michigan, New York, California, Indiana and Virginia.

2007 $50,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Lutherans Concerned North America

$50,000 to support the work of allied Lutherans at the 2007 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to end discrimination against gay clergy within the Lutheran Church.

2007 $50,000 St. Paul, MN Religion & Values
Mass Equality Education Fund

$73,649 for development and distribution of the Manual for Winning Marriage Equality, a practice manual for state organizations working to advance marriage equality and other GLBT policy issues.

2007 $73,649 Boston, MA National LGBT Rights
Michigan Citizens Education Fund

$35,000 to strengthen and expand a broad-based statewide coalition to identify and educate civic and community leaders, as well as mobilize organizations to support second-parent adoption.

2007 $35,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

$210,000 over two years for the Open Doors Initiative to overcome the barriers GLBT survivors of domestic and sexual violence face in seeking sensitive, welcoming and knowledgeable services from both domestic and sexual violence service providers and GLBT service agencies.

2007 $210,000 Okemos, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Equality Education Fund

$26,000 for support for community meetings to educate the GLBT and allied communities around the state on the status of family rights, domestic partnership rights and other key GLBT rights issues.

2007 $26,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Equality Education Fund

$60,000 for general operating support to inform and educate state residents on issues of GLBT equality and discrimination.

2007 $60,000 Lansing, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music

$4,200 to offer workshops, readings and events by artist/authors Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman to increase awareness and dialogue on GLBT issues.

2007 $4,200 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Interfaith Voice

$30,000 for Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community (ISAAC) to strengthen its interfaith organizing in Kalamazoo.

2007 $30,000 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Interfaith Voice

$80,000 for general operating support and strategic planning of the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community (ISAAC), a chartered member of Michigan Interfaith Voice, to engage its diverse constituency in the development of a faith-based justice agenda that is inclusive of GLBT rights.

2007 $80,000 Detroit, MI Religion & Values
Michigan Organizing Project

$32,500 for the Kalamazoo Homeless Action Network to strengthen leadership skills of the organization’s members and improve its financial and organizational stability.

2007 $32,500 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Michigan Organizing Project

$54,200 for capacity building to organize and educate the Kalamazoo community on healthcare, housing and immigration issues.

2007 $54,200 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Midwest AIDS Prevention Project

$5,000 for support of The Peninsula Group to convene a summit of GLBT leaders and allied organizations and present research findings on issue priorities of the GLBT community in the state.

2007 $5,000 Ferndale, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Milwaukee Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center

$26,400 for printing and dissemination of the National Transgender Education Project curriculum to GLBT youth organizations.

2007 $26,400 Milwaukee, WI National LGBT Rights
National Black Justice Coalition

$400,000 over two years for general operating support to actively engage and empower African-American GLBT communities on the issues that directly impact the quality of their lives.

2007 $400,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Black Justice Coalition

$30,000 to support the National Black Justice Coalition?s presence and visibility at the 2007 Annual NAACP National Convention in Detroit.

2007 $30,000 Washington, DC Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
National Center for Lesbian Rights

$100,000 for general operating support of this legal resource center to advance the rights and safety of GLBT people and their families.

2007 $100,000 San Francisco, CA National LGBT Rights
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

$10,000 for general operating support to this membership organization for GLBT anti-violence projects.

2007 $10,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
New Israel Fund

$75,000 for Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, to produce Jerusalem Pride 2007.

2007 $75,000 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
New Israel Fund

$10,645 for the Advocacy, Outreach and Education Project of ASWAT, a Palestinian gay women’s organization.

2007 $10,645 Washington, DC International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
New Latino Visions

$45,000 for capacity building to enhance organizational leadership and engage in strategic planning to advance racial equality in Southwest Michigan through multiculturalism, education, youth and community development programs.

2007 $45,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Nokomis Learning Center

$10,000 to support a lecture series focusing on Native American teachings and the promotion of social justice for GLBT individuals in both Native and non-Native communities.

2007 $10,000 Okemos, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Northside Association for Community Development

$47,020 for capacity building to improve technology and administrative systems and make capital improvements to provide more services to Kalamazoo’s Northside residents.

2007 $47,020 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Northside Economic Potential Group

$55,000 to support the Chief Executive Officer position as the organization implements a new business model.

2007 $55,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
One Iowa Education Fund

$75,000 for field organizing and fundraising programs to strengthen public support for marriage equality in Iowa.

2007 $75,000 Des Moines, IA National LGBT Rights
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays

$30,000 for the National Safe Schools Roundtable to improve the conditions faced by GLBT youth and families in schools.

2007 $30,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
People for the American Way Foundation

$200,000 for the GLBT Equality Project to create effective messaging strategies; mobilize African-American clergy as spokespeople and advocates; and provide leadership development training to young elected officials.

2007 $200,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan

$49,650 to create, sustain and evaluate the Calhoun County Coalition for Inclusion Project to serve and advocate for GLBT young people, their families and communities.

2007 $49,650 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Prevention Works

$60,000 over two years for the Peer POWER - Dive Into Diversity education program that engages underserved youth to address diversity, equality and GLBT-specific issues.

2007 $60,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Progressive Inc.

$20,000 for the Queer Voices project to train GLBT organizations and activists to write op-ed pieces for newspapers and distributes them nationwide.

2007 $20,000 Madison, WI National LGBT Rights
Public/Private Ventures

$200,000 for the Arcus Religion, Sexuality, and Black Culture Project to assess the theological and personal perspectives of African-American religious leadership on GLBT civil rights issues.

2007 $200,000 Philadelphia, PA Religion & Values
Reconciling Ministries Network

$100,000 over two years for the Building for Change Project to promote GLBT-inclusive national policy at the United Methodist Church.

2007 $100,000 Chicago, IL Religion & Values
Regents of the University of California

$30,000 for support of the Michael D. Palm Center to conduct and disseminate research on the negative impact of the country’s anti-LGBT military policy.

2007 $30,000 Santa Barbara, CA National LGBT Rights
Religious Consultation on Population Reproductive Health and Ethics

$32,000 for the Heterosexism: Religious Roots and Cures Project to distribute published works supporting same-sex marriage to advocates and religious leaders.

2007 $32,000 Milwaukee, WI Religion & Values
Renaissance Enterprises

$15,000 for performances in community settings that utilize music and the spoken word to communicate the spiritual and religious experience of the GLBT community.

2007 $15,000 Kalamazoo, MI Religion & Values
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

$25,000 for the Full Inclusion in the Anglican Communion Consultation, a two-day meeting of lay and clergy leaders of the Episcopal Church and The Anglican Communion to strategize about how to support and further expand the Church’s commitment to the full inclusion of its GLBT members.

2007 $25,000 Evanston, IL Religion & Values
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders

$500,000 over two years for a collaborative project with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to develop a national GLBT aging program to advance advocacy and public policy work.

2007 $500,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
Sistahs Providing Intelligence, Creativity & Empowerment

$10,000 for general operations support of a Detroit-based lesbian people of color organization.

2007 $10,000 Detroit, MI Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Sistahs Providing Intelligence, Creativity & Empowerment

$20,000 for a Healing Detroit Summit to bring together members of African-American GLBT organizations to strategically plan the future of GLBT rights in Michigan.

2007 $20,000 Detroit, MI Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Soulforce

$100,000 for the 2008 Equality Ride project to take 40 young adults to institutions of higher learning in the South that have policies banning the enrollment of openly GLBT students, with an emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Baptist schools.

2007 $100,000 Lynchburg, VA National LGBT Rights
Stop Prisoner Rape

$30,000 for the LGBTQ Safety in Detention project to improve the safety of GLBT detainees through policy recommendations.

2007 $30,000 Los Angeles, CA National LGBT Rights
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

$75,000 for general operating support to provide legal representation and public education to end gender identity discrimination, and to develop the leadership of low-income transgender, gender variant, and intersex people of color.

2007 $75,000 New York, NY National LGBT Rights
The Christian Community

$100,000 for the GLBT Rights: Strategies for People of Faith project to promote acceptance and inclusion of the GLBT community within religious institutions.

2007 $100,000 Fort Wayne, IN Religion & Values
The Woodhull Freedom Foundation

$50,000 for capacity-building support to strengthen its public education and advocacy work in advancing sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

2007 $50,000 Washington, DC Religion & Values
Third Level Crisis Intervention

$10,000 for the Windfire program focusing on the needs and enrichment of GLBT youth.

2007 $10,000 Traverse City, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Transgender Law Center

$35,000 for a collaborative project with Immigration Equality to create and distribute the first comprehensive Transgender Immigration Law Practice Manual for attorneys and advocates.

2007 $35,000 San Francisco, CA Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Triangle Foundation

$15,360 to create a collaborative web site to educate the GLBT and allied communities around the state on domestic partnership rights and other key GLBT rights issues.

2007 $15,360 Detroit, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Truth Wins Out

$40,000 for general operating support to provide accurate information about the lives of GLBT people to counter the claims by the ex-gay movement.

2007 $40,000 Miami Beach, FL Religion & Values
U.S. Friends of International Service For Human Rights

$80,000 to strengthen the response to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity of governments with permanent missions in the UN, and international human rights monitoring entities.

2007 $80,000 New York, NY International Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Rights
University of Illinois at Chicago

$70,000 for support of a conference entitled “Race/Sex/Power: New Movements in Black and Latina/o Sexualities” to be held in 2008.

2007 $70,000 Chicago, IL Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
US Action Education Fund

$50,000 for Building Connections, a planning project to assess the interests of GLBT and non-GLBT advocates and establish working coalitions to advocate for GLBT rights in selected states.

2007 $50,000 Washington, DC National LGBT Rights
Western Michigan University Foundation

$60,000 for development and implementation of the Gender Identity Training Program and activities of the GLBT Student Leadership Team.

2007 $60,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Whole Art Theater Company

$25,000 for the production of GLBT and social justice-themed theater projects and the Generation Next project to engage young people in theater production.

2007 $25,000 Kalamazoo, MI Michigan LGBT Rights
Yvette A. Flunder Foundation

$50,000 to build the capacity of The Fellowship, a network of GLBT affirming African-American churches.

2007 $50,000 San Francisco, CA Religion & Values
YWCA of Berrien County

$39,500 for general operating and capacity building support of Out & Affirmation Center to provide support services, social networking and education/advocacy to members of the GLBT community and their families.

2007 $39,500 St. Joseph, MI Michigan LGBT Rights