For foundations and funding institutions: The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund is made up of participating institutions that are committed to understanding the issues facing low-income people in the United States, particularly those affecting LGBTQ people of color in the U.S. South. We welcome the addition of new members who can join the table with a minimum contribution of $50,000.

Participating in the Racial Justice Fund connects you to a network of leading funders and experts in the areas of educational justice, strong families, thriving economies, cultural expression, civic engagement, violence prevention, youth organizing, racial justice and human rights. By working together, all of our investments have greater impact. Funding members participate in critical and strategic conversations on the Steering Committee, and have access to donor-education resources and tools that help leverage our contributions into broader support in philanthropy.

If you and your institution want to learn more about the Racial Justice Fund and the many issues on which our grantees are making an impact, please contact Shaena Johnson, Program Officer, at

For a succinct brochure that captures the goals and mission of the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund, download here (PDF, 2.7 MB).

For activists and grassroots organizations: RJF does not have an open application process at this time and cannot respond to unsolicited proposals. With the help of grantees and community members in the U.S. Southeast, as well as national partners and funders, we identify and reach out to organizations from whom we may solicit yearly proposals.

If you would like to let the Racial Justice Fund know about an organization doing community organizing by and for LGBTQ people of color in the South, please email RJF staff cannot respond to all such emails and inquiries.

If you are interested in learning more about the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the administrative home of the Racial Justice Fund and one of the most significant funders of LGBTQI human rights around the globe, please visit Astraea’s website. Astraea has periodic open calls for grant applications.

If you would like more information about any of our grantees, we encourage you to visit their websites and contact them through our Grantee pages. You can also ask the Program Officer of the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund, Shaena Johnson.