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Grants for Nonprofits : Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender


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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender issues.

Web Sites

Arcus Foundation
The Arcus Foundation was initiated by Jon L. Stryker and Robert E. Schram in 1997 as a family foundation that seeks to contribute to a pluralistic society that celebrates diversity and dignity, invests in youth and justice, and promotes tolerance and compassion. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding programs that fight prejudice and descrimination and protect and defend human and civil rights. The Arcus Foundation hopes to further illuminate the presence and contributions of the people in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community, and the issues which confront them. The Foundation also supports the preservation of ape sanctuaries.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
The Foundation awards grants to support work that helps stop bullying, helps those hurt by bullies and/or helps increase tolerance in sports. We stand up against bullying, regardless of to whom it happens. Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often targeted by bullies, we give particular attention to this community. We include increasing tolerance and promoting diversity in sports as central to our mission.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Hope Fund
The HOPE Fund mission is to build the capacity of local organizations serving the LGBT community, encourage mainstream organizations to better serve the needs of LGBT constituents, educate the public about the needs of the population and support efforts to build leaders. In Michigan more than $3 million has been donated in the last two decades to support the The HOPE Fund's endowment and grantmaking program, which has awarded $1.8 million in grants to 131 projects at 45 nonprofit agencies serving southeast Michigan's LGBT population. "We are proud to mark this milestone of The HOPE Fund and encourage new donors to participate in the matching program," said Allan D. Gilmour, co-chair of the Community Foundation's HOPE Fund Committee.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Identifies lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transexual, and queer (LGBTQ) community foundations provide funding for diverse organizations within their communities.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Gill Foundation
The central focus of the Gill Foundation's grantmaking activities is to provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the United States. Geographically, we focus our efforts in three areas: Colorado, the non-urban United States, and national organizations. In 1999, the Gill Foundation awarded over $4 million in grants to more than 350 organizations around the United States, including eighty-five programs in non-urban America.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Also check Grants for Individuals : Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender

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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.



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