The State Equality Fund

The State Equality Fund is a collaboration of funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights: the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, the Gill Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and anonymous donors. The State Equality Fund operates as a donor-advised fund of Tides Foundation but is programmatically staffed on behalf of its donors by the Gill Foundation.

Since 2007, the State Equality Fund has granted more than $16 million to advance LGBT equality at the state level. It is an outcome-based fund, focusing on plans to achieve elements of equality in the form of policy change.

The State Equality Fund receives letters of inquiry by invitation only. Please contact stateequalityfund@gillfoundation.org for more information.