Racial Equity - Funders for LGBTQ Issues
About the Toolkit

About the Racial Equity Campaign

Funders for LGBTQ Issues' Racial Equity Campaign is a multi-year initiative to create healthy grantmaking institutions that embody fairness and inclusiveness and support the leadership of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of color and their organizations. Through a community-based grantmaking initiative, original research and an array of grantmaking resources, the campaign aims to stimulate broader philanthropic support for LGBTQ communities of color.

Racial Equity Regranting Initiative

As part of the Campaign, the Racial Equity Regranting Initiative supports LGBTQ people of color organizations and projects by investing in community foundations and funds around the country. To ensure that the diverse breadth of LGBTQ communities is supported in the long term, the Initiative works to enhance the grantmaking practices and internal operations of community funders, which engage LGBTQ people of color efforts in their communities to award funding and provide capacity building. Read more about this initiative.

Goals & Benchmarks

These benchmarks set the baseline for measuring our collective progress on this campaign. In this spirit of transparency and accountability, we’ve outlined our goals in three areas: the philanthropic sector, individual foundations and LGBTQ people of color organizations. Beginning with 2007 data collected from Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ original studies, we’ll update these measurements every year, ensuring that each of us—funders, organizations and Funders for LGBTQ Issues—can keep an eye on the progress we make.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a national, philanthropic organization that works with grantmakers around the world to strengthen and study foundation giving to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Through research, convening and education, Funders for LGBTQ Issues aims to broaden philanthropic support for LGBTQ rights—and advance racial, economic and gender justice. Working side-by-side with funders and our movement’s organizations through three decades, Funders for LGBTQ Issues remains the sole organization dedicated exclusively to increasing institutional giving to LGBTQ communities in the U.S. Learn more.

Campaign Resources

Racial Equity Campaign Overview
LGBTQ Grantmakers Report Card on Racial Equity
Goals and Benchmarks