Webinar – Grantmaking for Disability: LGBTQIA+ Funding
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
An estimated 3 – 5 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people live with disabilities. However, funding for disability rights and justice represented only one cent of every $10 in foundation grants awarded in 2019, and only 28 cents of every $100 awarded by U.S. foundations in 2021 specifically supported LGBTQ communities. As we witness a spike in homophobic, transphobic, and ableist legislation passing across the United States, philanthropy must take action to fund inclusion, rights, and justice for disabled LGBTQIA+ communities.
We’ll cover topics including:
- The lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ community members with disabilities
- Key disparities in funding disabled LGBTQIA+ communities
- How funders can support disabled LGBTQIA+ communities
CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.
Moderator: Amoretta Morris, President, Borealis Philanthropy
Amoretta Morris is the president of Borealis Philanthropy. For the last 20 years, Amoretta has worked to build power, equity, and justice by supporting community-led change. She has innovated across sectors in philanthropy, nonprofits and local government. Prior to joining Borealis, Amoretta led national community change work at the Annie E. Casey Foundation for nearly a decade, partnering with local communities to build change from the ground-up. She serves on the board of the Black Swan Academy. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and African studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.