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LGBT Health Funding Summit

Organizer(s): Funders for LGBTQ Issues, FCAA, Grantmakers In Health, & Northern California Grantmakers

November 20, 2015
Jame Irvine Foundation
One Bush Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is convening the LGBT Health Funding Summit with the generous support of The California Wellness Foundation and co-sponsorship of Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), Grantmakers In Health, and Northern California Grantmakers (NCG).

The Summit will bring together a diverse array of funders committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities to interact with experts from the field, build relationships with like-minded funders, and develop funding strategies for increased impact in LGBT health.

Click here to register for the LGBT Health Funding Summit.

This summit builds on our historic LGBT Health Funding Summit in New York this past January. In San Francisco, we will hone our focus in on social determinants of health for LGBTQ communities. Looking at case studies and lessons learned from California and across the country, we will explore funding opportunities and challenges related to:

  • Criminalization and violence prevention
  • Education and school climate
  • Housing and homelessness
Funders interested in improving the health outcomes and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities are welcome to attend. Please note that this event is funder only and by invitation only. Click here to register.

LGBT Health Funding Summit Agenda

9:00-9:30am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:45am: Funding for Impact on LGBTQ Health: A Dialogue of Philanthropic Leaders

Increasingly, grantmakers concerned about health and well-being are working not only to improve medical services and health insurance coverage, but to address the larger social determinants of health. This focus on social determinants is particularly apt in the case of LGBTQ communities, which are disproportionately affected by social determinants such as discrimination, school climate, homelessness, criminalization, and violence. Our summit will begin with some of the country’s leading philanthropic executives discussing the gaps, opportunities, and strategies they see for funding for impact on LGBTQ health, with a focus on the larger social context that shapes the lived experience of LGBTQ people.

  • Fatima Angeles, Vice President of Programs, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Roger Doughty, Executive Director, Horizons Foundation
  • Surina Khan, CEO, Women’s Foundation of California
  • Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
  • Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment
  • Ellen LaPointe, President and CEO, Northern California Grantmakers
11:00-12:15pm: Education and School Climate

Eighteen and a half percent of gay and lesbian high school students and 15.5 percent of bisexual students report having been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, compared to 6.1 percent of heterosexual students. These experiences of bullying and violence contribute to short-term and long-term challenges with academic achievement, economic opportunity, mental health, and overall well-being. In this session, researchers and advocates will discuss the cutting edge of efforts to improve school climate and educational outcomes for LGBTQ young people through policy reform, grassroots movement-building, and innovative programs and services in both secondary and post-secondary education.

  • Geoffrey Winder, Co-Director, GSA Network
  • Taryn Ishida, Executive Director, Californians for Justice
  • Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education
12:30 – 1:30pm: Networking Lunch

1:45 – 3:00pm: Criminalization and Violence Prevention

LGBT communities, particularly people of color, are overrepresented across all parts of the criminal justice system, from policing to incarceration. Five percent of LGBT people report having spent time in jail or prison, compared to three percent of the overall adult population. In this session, we will discuss the most recent research and data on the criminalization of LGBTQ communities, grassroots organizing efforts to end the criminalization of trans women of color, and policy efforts to repeal laws that criminalize HIV/AIDS.

  • Janetta Johnson, Program Director, TGI Justice Project
  • Angela Irvine, Vice President, Impact Justice
  • Robert Suttle, Associate Director, Sero Project HIV Criminalization
  • Timothy P. Silard, CEO, Rosenberg Foundation
3:15 – 4:30pm Housing and Homelessness

Many LGBT community members face issues of stigma and discrimination around housing. It is reported that 30 percent of housing program participants, 43 percent of drop-in center clients, and 30 percent of street outreach recipients are LGBT. It is estimated that 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ, nearly two-thirds of whom are LGBTQ people of color. In this session, speakers that will discuss local and statewide reform efforts to make housing systems more inclusive, the lived experience of LGBTQ homeless people, and models for providing housing for LGBTQ seniors.

  • Shahera Hyatt, Director, California Homeless Youth Project
  • Zander McRae, Seattle, WA
  • Marcy Adelman, Co-founder of Openhouse, Advisory Council Member to SF Dept. of Aging and Adult Services
  • Kris Hermanns, Executive Director, Pride Foundation
4:30-4:45pm Closing

Please note, the LGBT Health Funding Summit will begin with an Evening Welcome Reception on Thursday, November 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Mission Room, Parq 55 Hilton, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

We hope you'll join us for drinks and good company!

To rsvp for this reception and the summit, please click here.

We hope to see you in San Francisco!

Only Grantmakers Invited? Yes

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector

Topic(s): Health, HIV/AIDS