Who We Are

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) Alliance Fund connects donors with projects that benefit the LGBTQ community in Southern Arizona, through annual competitive grant rounds. The Fund provides donors with a way to channel their charitable investments into efforts that are likely to affect the issues they’re most concerned with.

The Alliance Fund was created in 1999 by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in partnership with the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Alliance Fund addresses a chronic pattern of under-funding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender programs and supports efforts to address these issues through philanthropy and endowment building. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded more than 182 grants to 64 different organizations totaling  $809,597 dollars.

The continued philanthropic leadership of the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund plays a critical role in providing the local funding necessary to secure and maintain Federal support for this project and for LGBT young people in Southern Arizona.

— Kenneth McKinley, Program Director, Open Inn, Inc. 2009