Research & Communications Officer (FFLI)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of funders committed to advancing equity and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide three key services:

  1. Organize convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact. 
  2. Provide training and support services for foundations to help them increase their LGBTQ-inclusiveness in both grantmaking and internal practices. 
  3. Provide up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader LGBTQ movement. 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is unique in that the organization not only raises funds to support its own work, but also works to increase resources for the LGBTQ movement, particularly the most under-served communities within the LGBTQ movement, such as LGBTQ people of color, transgender communities, and women. Please visit for more information on our work.


Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a hub of information and resources related to LGBTQ philanthropy and social justice grantmaking. The organization has a long history of conducting original research to describe the scale, scope, and impact of funding for LGBTQ communities and produces other knowledge products related to the advancement of LGBTQ equity in philanthropy.

Our Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations (hereafter, “Annual Tracking Report”) and other special reports monitor the character of LGBTQ funding and identify trends, gaps, and opportunities for philanthropy. Our reports are considered among the field’s most reliable and useful sources of data on funding flows to LGBTQ communities and have been cited by academic journals, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, newspapers, blogs, and other media.

The Research & Communications Officer will play an instrumental role in maintaining and strengthening the organization’s research program and develop impactful communications to advance our mission.


Salary is in the range between $73,000-$78,000. Excellent benefits, including full medical, health reimbursement, and flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contributions, and generous vacation schedule. Flexible work hours friendly to balancing work and personal obligations. Funders for LGBTQ Issues values mentorship and leadership development and will work with the hired candidate to identify opportunities to support their professional growth in philanthropy and beyond.


Click here for more information. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the Research & Communications Officer position on our career page. Due to the expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone inquiries.


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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-04-29 19:33:11 -0400