Grants for lgbt rights organizations

273 lgbt rights organizations received at least $8.9 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 566 grants made from 363 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,174. Of these 363 foundations, 80% made just a single grant to lgbt rights orgs, and 5% made grants to four or more lgbt rights orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$8,915,755
Total grant dollars given to lgbt rights organizations
566
Number of grants made annually to lgbt rights organizations
363
Number of grantmakers funding lgbt rights organizations
$1,174
Median grant size to lgbt rights organizations

Foundations that support lgbt rights organizations

Out of all grants made to lgbt rights organizations, 69% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 88% of the dollar-value of grants to lgbt rights orgs. Foundations funding lgbt rights orgs also made grants to legal aid societies, youth development programs, food distribution programs, universities, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
253
Medium
 
48
Large
 
62
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
10
Private
 
286
Corporate
 
36
Other
 
31

Grants made

Grants made to lgbt rights orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
292
2-3
 
52
4-10
 
15
11+
 
4

Top 10 foundations supporting lgbt rights organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to lgbt rights orgsNumber of grants made to lgbt rights orgsMedian grant size
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%24$617
David Bohnett FoundationCAState0.2%12$550
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%12$50
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%11$200
Arcus FoundationNYNational0.1%10$1,250
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%10$425
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%9$726
The Ford FoundationNYNational0.0%8$525
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%8$750
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%8$500

LGBT rights organizations grantees

LGBT rights organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 92% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 44% of all lgbt rights orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
564
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
2

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$900
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$1,050

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
168
New York
 
128
District of Columbia
 
68
Massachusetts
 
25
Other
 
177

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
124
Los Angeles
 
110
Washington DC
 
70
San Francisco
 
51
Other
 
209

Top 25 grants made to lgbt rights organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)$5,275,000President's FundDavid and Lucile Packard Foundation
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)$2,500,000To Provide Covid-19 SupportBlue Meridian Partners
Raise A Child Incorporated$5,000GeneralJewish Community Foundation of San Diego
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)$5,000General SupportAstraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)$5,000For Desiq Diaspora, for Their Flexible UsageAstraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice
Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays / Pflag Omaha$5,000Latinx Community Engagementlatinx Community EngagementPflag
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)$5,000General Operating Support. 201907-6905Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)$5,000General Donation To Support Organization Or ProgramThe Colorado Health Foundation
The Trevor Project$5,000Funding for Lifeline & Suicide PreveJA and HG Woodruff Jr Charitable
Services and Advocacy for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Elders$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas Foundation
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)$5,000For Sponsorship of An EventJames Irvine Foundation
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)$5,000For Sponsorship of A Human Rights EventJames Irvine Foundation
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center$5,000For Unrestricted SupportJames Irvine Foundation
Basic Rights Education Fund$5,000SponsorshipProvidence Health and Services Oregon
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)$5,000General - Non RestrictiveSale Family Foundation
Movement Advancement Project$5,000General Operating SupportOur Fund
Human Rights Campaign Foundation$5,000General & UnrestrictedGobioff Foundation
Family Equality$5,000Program SupportRockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Human Rights Campaign Foundation$5,000Community AssistanceRestaurant Association of METROPOLITAN Washington (RAMW)
Out Boulder County$5,000General Operating SupportThe Denver Foundation
Resource Center$5,000Supporting Arts, Community Development, Education and Programs in the Black BeltThe Black Belt Community Foundation
Gay and Andlesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)$5,000SupportThe Charles L and Joan M Hirsch Family Foundation
Lambda Legal$5,000Social Justice AdvocacySamsara Foundation
Human Rights Campaign Foundation$5,000General Operating SupportWMN Foundation
Equality California (EQCA)$5,000General SupportLiberty Hill Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "LGBT rights organizations" category for this page is determined by the "R26: LGBT Rights" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.