This list was originally compiled for a conference presentation about funding issues for gay and lesbian artists.  The organizations on this list have all funded gay and lesbian projects in the past. Organizations that focus on gay and lesbian issues have asterisks next to their names.

Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation*

Grants:
Up to $10,000; most $2,000-$5,000

Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation
116 E. 16th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY10003
Phone: (212) 529-8021
Email: by contact form, available here
Website: www.astraeafoundation.org

 

Frameline Film/Video Completion Fund*

Grants:
Up to $5,000

Frameline Film/Video Completion Fund
145 Ninth St. #300
San Francisco, CA94103
Phone: (415) 703-8650
Fax: (415) 861-1404
Email: info@frameline.org
Website: www.frameline.org/

 

Uncommon Legacy Foundation*

Note: this foundation no longer exists.

Local, regional, and national groups.  Also administers
a scholarship program ($1,000).
Grants:
Average $2,500

Uncommon Legacy Foundation
150 West 26th Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 366-6507
Fax: (212) 366-4425
Email: uncmlegacy@aol.com
Website: www.uncommonlegacy.org

David Bohnett Foundation*

Positive media portrayals of lesbians and gays

Grants:
$10,000-$500,000

David Bohnett Foundation
245 South Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA90212
Phone: (310) 276-0001

Fax: (310) 276-0007
Email: paul@bohnett.com (Program Manager Paul Moore)
Website: www.bohnettfoundation.org

 

Pridelights Foundation*

Massachusetts only.

Grants:
Average $1,800

 

Pridelights Foundation
398 Columbus Avenue, #252
Boston, MA02116

 

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media

Note: this fund no longer exists.

Grants:
Up to $15,000; most $3,000-$6,000

 

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media
The Funding Exchange
666 Broadway, Suite 500
New York, NY10012
Phone: (212) 529-5300
Fax: (212) 982-9272
Email: information@fex.org
Website: www.fex.org/content/index.php?pid=29

 

Dade Human Rights Foundation*

Note: this foundation no longer exists.

Dade County, Florida only.

Grants:
Average $2,500

 

Dade Human Rights Foundation
4500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 572-1841

Fax: (305) 572-1831
Email: creynolds@dhrf.com
Website: www.dhrf.com

 

Equity Foundation*

Oregon only. Also offers a scholarship program.

Grants:
Average $1,500

Equity Foundation
P.O. Box 5696
Portland, OR 97228
Phone: (503) 231-5759
Email: info@equityfoundation.org
Website: www.equityfoundation.org

Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation*

Vermont only. Also has a scholarship program

Grants:
$500-$5000

 

The Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation
3 Court Street
Middlebury, VT05753
Phone: (802) 388-3355
Fax: (802) 388-3398
Email: samaragrants@vermontcf.org
Website: The Samara Fund

 

Open Meadows Foundation

Grants:
Up to $2,000

 

Open Meadows Foundation
PO Box 1363
Bronx, NY 10475
Phone: (718) 320-0701
Email: openmeadows@igc.org
Website: www.openmeadows.org/

The Hermes Foundation

Grants:
Up to $1,000

 

The Hermes Foundation
Jeffrey Mostade
13600 Shaker Blvd. #802
Cleveland, OH44120
Email: senex@msn.com

Shefa Fund*

Jewish Community Activism on Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues

Shefa Foundation
8453 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA19128
Phone: (215) 247-9704

Fax: (215) 247-9703
Email: info@shefafund.org
Website: www.shefafund.org  

 

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