Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

Celebrating 36 years of mobilizing
        philanthropic resources for the LGBTQ community.
1982 – 2018

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40 Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy

June 7, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, Funders for LGBTQ Issues published Forty Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy: 1970 - 2010, a report documenting the first 40 years of U.S. foundation support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. This unique and seminal work details how LGBTQ grantmaking has played a significant role in the fight for LGBTQ rights and equity across four decades. It documents some of the highlights of the LGBTQ philanthropic movement, glimpses of the grantmakers who've helped shape the first 40 years, and details of the amount and character of U.S. foundation support to LGBTQ communities during that time.

Join us as we host a telebriefing which will provide an overview of the report. We will present a slate of panelists who have been deeply involved in this work over the years who will offer their insights and reflections on this history, their own perspectives on the movement, and a look toward the future of LGBTQ Philanthropy.

Moderated by: Andrew Lane, Executive Director, Johnson Family Foundation and Board Chair, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Karen Zelermyer, President/CEO, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Surina Khan, Director, Gender Rights and Equality, Ford Foundation
Michael Seltzer, Partner, Philanthropic Services, Rabin Martin

Email Marvin Webb at to register.

Only Grantmakers Invited? No

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector, General LGBTQ Community

Focus(es): Focus on Bisexuals, Focus on Gay Men, Focus on Lesbians, Focus on Transgender People

Topic(s): Anti-Violence, Aging/Elderly, Arts/Culture/Media, Civil/Human Rights, Disabilities, Education, Family/Parenting, Government/Political, Health, HIV/AIDS, Immigration, Low-Income/Poverty, People of Color/Ethnic Communities, Religion/Faith, Science & Technology, Youth