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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.

Today: Philanthrofund’s core fund has grown substantially, and the non-profit organization remains true to its key goals of strengthening and celebrating LGBT communities.

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 practices.

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

Links to financial information:

Audit
Annual Report
990
Investment Policy
Endowment Guidelines

Vision

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 and isolation.

Mission

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.

 


About Pfund


Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Links to financial information:

Audit
Annual Report
990
Investment Policy
Endowment Guidelines