OUT Fund is a giving circle composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds who are committed to leveraging resources and expertise to make a positive impact in our community. The Fund's focus is to support organizations and projects that serve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities in Los Angeles County.
The giving priorities are to support organizations or projects that focus on underserved and marginalized communities including: youth, transgender, racial & ethnic minorities, seniors, undocumented immigrants, and immigrants.
Since its inaugural year in 2012, the OUT Fund has made grants of over $150,000 to local organizations. Organizations must be designated a 501(c)(3) charity or have a fiscal sponsor. Organizations budget size of under $1 million preferred. The Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation.
"The vision of the OUT Fund donors in supporting smaller projects like TransYouth Speak is much needed and is an encouragement for grassroots professionals and activists to keep on with the work."
Dove Pressnall, Survivors' Truths
"The support we received from OUT Fund has deepened our LA based work on so many levels and now we are poised for the largest membership event in the country in 2016. Thank you!!!"
Cole B., Brown Boi Project
In four years, the OUT Fund made grants of over $150,000 to these exemplary organizations:
1. API Equality-LA
2. The Center Long Beach
3. DOMA Project
4. REACH LA
5. The Relational Center
6. Stand for the Silent
7. Penny Lane
8. Doug Blasdell Scholarship at LA City College Fdn.
9. Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
10. Gay Men's Chorus Los Angeles
11. Gender Justice LA
12. Immigrant Youth Coalition
15. The Latino Equality Alliance
16. JQ International
17. Survivors' Truths
18. FAMILIA: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
19. Brown Boi Project
20. Project SPIN: Out For Safe Schools Campaign
21. The Rainbow Alliance
22. Brave Trails
23. East West Players
24. West Hollywood Cheerleaders
25. LA A Queer History
26. UCLA Lambda
27. SIA Organization
28. The Wall Las Memorias Project
29. True Colors Fund
Each individual contributes a minimum of $500 a year.
Please contact Tri-Chairs
Wendy Chang, Rachel Roth or Bill McDermott