The Gill Foundation is proud to be a part of the Civil Marriage Collaborative, an innovative grantmaking initiative designed to strengthen and build a state-by-state movement for the freedom to marry for same-gender couples in the United States. For 10 years, the Civil Marriage Collaborative has been the largest supporter of state-based marriage equality efforts, and it is the only grantmaking initiative of its kind in the country.

The Civil Marriage Collaborative partners with foundations and individual donors to award approximately $2 million each year to support broadly defined public education efforts, such as research, polling, message development and delivery, alliance building, outreach, and advocacy in support of the freedom to marry. Since its founding in 2004, Civil Marriage Collaborative has invested more than $18 million in jurisdictions that now have marriage equality, as well as in other key states working toward this critical social justice goal.