Established in 2016, the LGBT Fund was established by community champions ready to strengthen nonprofit organizations that represent the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through the pooled financial resources of individuals, corporations, and foundations, the LGBT Fund will make profound improvements in the quality of life for members of the LGBT community. In 2016, the LGBT Fund granted out $100,000 to 13 organizations.
Click here to support The LGBT Fund. All contributions to The LGBT Fund will be kept local and are 100% tax-deductible. If you are interested in making a bequest or a planned gift, please contact Allie Betts.
The LGBT Fund will begin accepting applications in September. Thank you to The LGBT Fund donors who made this funding possible with their generous gifts.
The LGBT Fund accepts only electronic application submissions through the Foundation’s online portal. The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s technology partner, Foundant, has created a brief tutorial for applicants that may be viewed here. It is highly recommended that all applicants review this video before beginning a new application in order to better understand the electronic submission process. Proposals that are not submitted electronically may not be considered.
The Out in the South report, released by the Funders for LGTBQ Issues, states that more than three in ten LGBT adults live in the South—making the South home to more LGBT adults than any other region in the country. This report, the third in a series, is part of an initiative to create a robust conversation among Southerners around LGBT issues and philanthropy. The ultimate goal is for LGBT Southerners to shape their own lives and futures.