LGBTQ Community Fund

Supporting Chicago’s LGBTQ community through philanthropy.

  • $4.25 Million

    Dollars Raised

  • $2.5 Million

    Dollars Granted

  • 148

    Active Donors

  • 45

    Organizations Impacted

Our Grantmaking

Our research informs our grant making focus. In recent grantmaking cycles, we have supported organizations that serve the LGBTQ community in critical areas such as safety, health, housing, and employment – as well as education, advocacy, and the arts. Our grant recipients serve both senior and youth populations, across sexual orientations and gender identities.

Additionally, our grantmaking efforts are structured around fostering partnerships with our grant recipients. Site visits by Steering Committee members are a critical component in our grantmaking process as a means to gain first-hand perspective into community needs, learn about a grant recipient’s mission, and grow together as partners.

Previous Grant Recipients

360 Youth ServicesAbout Face TheaterAdler UniversityAffinity Community Services
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoAgeOptions Inc.AIDS Foundation of ChicagoAssociation of Latino Men for Actions
Brave Space AllianceBroadway United Methodist Church Youth LoungeCenter for Disability and Elder Law, Inc.Center on Halsted
Chicago Black Gay Men’s CaucusChicago Coalition for the HomelessChicago FilmmakersChicago High School for the Arts
Chicago House and Social Service AgencyDaisy May Productions – Art & Pep a Love StoryEquality Illinois InstituteHolocaust Museum of Illinois
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly, Inc.Howard Brown Health CenterLeather Archives and Museum, Inc.Legal Council for Health and Justice
Lorde, Rustin & Bates, Inc.McDermott CenterNight MinistryPlanned Parenthood of Illinois
Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago / Illinois Safe Schools AlliancePuerto Rican Cultural CenterRAD RemedyRoger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc.
Sinai Health SystemSisters in CinemaSithub/Chicago Therapy CollectiveTest Positive Aware Network
Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense CenterTransformative Justice Law Project of IllinoisUpswing Advocates, Inc.Youth Empowerment Performance Project
Youth Services of Glenview-Northbrook

Stronger Together

The LGBTQ Community Fund envisions a Chicagoland LGBTQ Community thriving in a safe, equitable, and supportive environment.

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