Giving with Pride

Anyone can give, but when you give through the LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont you are “Giving with Pride”. Recipients will recognize you as a donor who supports equality for LGBTQ+ people as well as the work of the nonprofit(s) you have designated.

Mission Statement:  Illuminating the importance of the individual and combined contributions of LGBTQ+ donors in our larger community.

Advantages for all LGBTQ+ Vermonters:

Passing your charitable giving through the LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont

  • Highlights the engagement of LGBTQ+ donors and their allies in the broader community to recipient nonprofits and their supporters
  • Demonstrates that ours are nurturing and outwardly focused communities
  • Associates LGBTQ+ communities with giving, and thereby creates goodwill for all LGBTQ+
  • Helps sustain a positive public perception of the LGBTQ+ communities, highlighting our
    engagement, generosity, and compassion

Advantages for individual donors:

  • Provides for you to be recognized to the recipient nonprofit(s) as the originator of each
    donation, or you may choose to be anonymous in your giving, which may help shield you from
    unwanted solicitations
  • You need only write one check to the Fund. We will distribute your donation among as many
    nonprofits as you select, entirely at your direction
  • We will never share the names of our donors with outside groups
  • Your contributions are fully tax deductible for those who itemize and eligible for tax-favored
    treatment when you donate from your IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) account, or donor advised fund
  • The Fund also accepts transfers of stock through its e*Trade account

What is the LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont?

The LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont (formerly The Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont) was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the substantive and valuable contributions LGBTQ+ donors make to the broader community. The Fund makes charitable gifts to not-for-profit organizations as designated by its donors.

Our goal is to help reduce homophobia in Vermont and throughout the country by drawing attention to the positive, constructive contributions the LGBTQ+ community makes to the general community through charitable giving. As individuals, LGBTQ+ donors support the arts; hospitals, clinics, and health initiatives; literacy and other educational programs and institutions; efforts to improve our environment; humane societies; youth services; services for the homeless and the aged; and other social services and programs. By joining forces through the Fund, we make our contributions more visible, make a stronger statement of combined support, and earn greater opportunities for the Fund as a significant donor.

Additional information about the purpose and intent of the Fund:

Donors to the Fund will identify another 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or organizations to which they want a donation made by the Fund. Donations to these nonprofits will in turn be made by the LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont rather than from the individual donor or donors and, importantly, net contributions to a given nonprofit from multiple donors will be combined into a single gift, better demonstrating to the recipient the strong support provided by its LGBTQ+ benefactors. The LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont was established to enhance the goodwill felt within the general public for LGBTQ+ population.

We don’t anticipate building an endowment, hiring staff, or establishing an office. Our intention is to find efficient, simple solutions that provide the LGBTQ+ community with mechanisms to join together in their charitable giving to increase recognition within the general population of the charitable giving of the LGBTQ+ community. We want to raise awareness of the contributions that our community makes and it is important to us that we do not significantly diminish the dollars flowing into other charities to make this possible.

Contact Us:

LGBTQ+ Fund of Vermont

PO Box 42

Randolph, VT 05060-0042

Email: info (at) glfund.org