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Our Mission:  Advancing Equality Through Philanthropy


  • The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Dallas (GLFD) works to promote equality and inclusion, and raise awareness of the contributions of the queer (LGBTQ+) community and our allies.

  • We provide a mechanism to bundle philanthropic funds and give strategically to make a positive impact in the Dallas area

  • Our intent is to make impactful donations to non-profit service and community organizations that are not LGBTQIA+ specific.  

To be a beneficiary of GLFD, an organization must meet the following requirements:


  • Registered as a local Dallas area 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • Require recipient organizations to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their official written employment policies.

  • Openly recognize the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Dallas as the grant source.



Our History


The Gay & Lesbian fund got started when a group of individuals joined forces to organize a fund-raising event for the Dallas Latino Cultural Center in the fall of 2000.  The idea of the Fund quickly took hold and the overwhelmingly positive response from the gay and non-gay communities alike fueled its growth and led to the formation of its first board of directors.  In 2001 the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Dallas was recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.


Since then, the GLFD has raised over $1.7 Million for Dallas area non-profits


The Fund’s primary purpose is to shine a light on the contributions of local gays and lesbians and their allies and raise awareness that we all are part of the same community and share common concerns and dreams for Dallas.


The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas is proud to be the first member of the Gay and Lesbian Fund Affiliates Program of the Gill Foundation. The Fund continues to be inspired by the work of Tim Gill, the Gill Foundation, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. Although the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas remains loosely affiliated with the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas is completely independent and is locally funded by members of the LGBTQ+ community in Dallas.

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