The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund is a collaborative philanthropic initiative focused on:

Catalyzing change. By elevating new ideas, new voices and new leaders within communities of color, we believe it is possible to chart new pathways to a good lifeā€”pathways where LGBTQ people of color feel safe and supported by their families and communities, are able to live their lives with dignity, and have the power and support to help others do the same.

Growing leadership. In the same ways that funders helped to build the capacity of organizations working to advance workplace protections and marriage equality, we work to grow the leadership and strength of organizations by offering technical assistance and support services.

Expanding How We Measure Progress. By partnering with pioneering funders with a successful history of seeding social change, we hope to expand what people, organizations and funders see as the full measure of progress when it comes to improving the lived experiences of LGBTQ communities.

Funding Priorities:

Focus. Organizations seeking to eliminate oppression through systemic change, and address the root causes of injustice for LGBTQ people of color communities.

Strategy. Campaigns that will make measurable structural, policy or cultural change. The work must build the power and leadership of its constituents, focus on measurably affecting root causes of oppression or marginalization, and be directed at impacting policies, practices and/or cultural norms affecting community members.

Issues. We fund in the following issue areas: immigration, civic participation, police accountability, security, criminal justice, educational equity and ensuring safe and meaningful access to core public institutions for LGBTQ people of color.

Grants are for $75,000 to $150,000 per organization. All funded organizations participate in a cohort with other grantee organizations for a variety of activities.

Donors interested in joining the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund are required to invest a minimum of $50,000.