The State Equality Fund

The State Equality Fund is a collaboration of funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights: Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, the Gill Foundation, anonymous donors, and the Ford Foundation. The State Equality Fund operates as a donor-advised fund of Tides Foundation, but is programmatically staffed on behalf of its donors by the Gill Foundation.

Since 2007, the State Equality Fund has granted more than $11 million to advance LGBT equality at the state level. It is an outcome-based fund, focusing on plans to achieve elements of equality in the form of policy change. Open Letters of Inquiry are invited three times a year. Please contact stateequalityfund@annualreports.gillfoundation.org for more information.