The Community Foundation of Broward’s LGBTQ support ranks among the top 10 community foundations across the country, according to a new report.
The group Funders For LGBTQ Issues determined that the Community Foundation of Broward ranked No. 7 among community foundations for grants issued in 2018.
During that time period, the Community Foundation of Broward distributed more than $456,000 in 22 Broward Pride grants to foster inclusion, equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ community.
Overall, the report from Funders for LGBTQ Issues – a network of more than 75 foundations, corporations and funding institutions – found that:
- Support from foundations for LGBTQ issues hit a record high of $209.2 million in 2018.
- About 5 percent of that support came from community foundations.
- The field of LGBTQ philanthropy widened during 2018, with a record number of grantmakers awarding LGBTQ funding.
The Community Foundation of Broward has become a national leader for LGBTQ philanthropy by making Broward Pride one of our 10 Issues That Matter – issues that affect us all and are key to shaping a brighter future.
Broward has more same-sex households than any other county in Florida, yet many of our LGBTQ residents face discrimination and feel excluded from community institutions. To change that, the Community Foundation has long been at the forefront of advocating for the LGBTQ community with support such as:
- In 1986, became the first non-government funder in Broward to lead the charge for education and understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic – ultimately granting more than $3.7 million to address HIV/AIDS.
- From 2003 to 2018, grants totaling more than $8 million for over 500 different projects to support the LGBTQ community on a wide range of issues, including education, outreach, the arts and more.
- Conducted eye-opening research that enabled the Foundation to produce the Broward Pride Report to the Community in 2018 – creating a bold new focus for how local philanthropy could support the LGBTQ community.
- Ongoing commitment to Broward Bride fosters equality, inclusion and acceptance for the LGBTQ community.
And this is only the start. Thanks to the power of endowed charitable Funds, created by visionary local philanthropists, the Community Foundation will always be there to promote equality and help create a Broward where all residents are accepted and included.
To learn more about creating an endowed charitable Fund to support Broward Pride and other Issues That Matter, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-761-9503.