History: Philanthrofund Foundation
traces its roots back to 1987, when four friends joined together
to create a modest fund of $2,000 aimed at supporting and
developing their LGBT community.
core fund has grown substantially, and the non-profit organization
remains true to its key goals of strengthening and celebrating
PFund has grown to become a vibrant and vital
community foundation, thanks to support over the years from
thousands of individual donors and hundreds of volunteers.
The foundation now annually awards thousands of dollars in
grants and scholarships to LGBT-related individuals and organizations
throughout the Upper Midwest – in Minnesota, Iowa, North
Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
A professional staff
actively oversees PFund’s day-to-day operations, helping
to organize fundraising efforts and fulfill the organization’s
goal of inspiring philanthropy in the communities we serve.
Some 100 volunteers, including a 19-member board
of directors composed of individuals from many facets
of our diverse communities, provide vital help to sustain
our work throughout the year.
Placing a high value on prudent fiscal stewardship,
PFund is committed to the responsible management of its financial
resources. The investments we make through PFund’s growing
portfolio allow us to have an increasing impact on the public
world. PFund actively seeks LGBT-friendly investments, particularly
in organizations with fair and non-discriminatory employment
We work with diligence because we know that
fiscal wisdom – paired with intentional and thoughtful
grants – allows every dollar to go further.
Awards and Community Recognition
2014 The University of Minnesota Gay Lesbian Transgender Ally Programs Office Community Excellence Award
2014 SOY Queero Ally Award
2013 Quorum Inclusion Leader of the Year Award
2011 SAGE Advocacy Award for Excellence in Leadership on Aging Issues
2010 Twin Cities Pride Community Pride Award
2009 Finalist for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' Nonprofit Mission Award for Anti-Racism Initiative
2008 Quorum Non Profit of the Year Award
2007 Human Rights Campaign Brian Coyle Award
Philanthrofund Foundation is a catalyst in
building communities in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest where
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are celebrated
and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility
Philanthrofund is a vital resource and community
builder for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied
communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing
leaders, and inspiring giving.
PFund Foundation is a vital resource and community builder for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders, and inspiring giving.
PFund Foundation is a catalyst in building communities in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility and isolation.