Dane Grams speaks with Jose Lugaro, development director of The LGBT Community Center, about the organization's fundraising.
Two relative newcomers to private philanthropy — the Arcus and Gill foundations, which were started in 2000 and 1994, respectively — have given more money to gay causes than any other grant maker, according to a new report by Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
Overall, 799 grant makers have contributed more than $771 million to lesbian and gay issues since 1970, the report says. The money has gone to 6,000 charities working in 117 countries.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will honor the work of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis with the NGLCC/American Airlines ExtrAA Mile Award for her tireless commitment to promoting equal employment laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people at the NGLCC National Dinner: An Evening of Courage on Nov. 18 in Washington, D.C.
In addition to Secretary Solis, NGLCC will honor select individuals and organizations for their courage and dedication to the LGBT business community.
At the DMA Nonprofit Federation's New York Nonprofit Conference, the Human Rights Campaign was honored as the Nonprofit Organization of the Year. One example of just how deserving HRC is of this tremendous award is its success in repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) legislation in the military.