Our mission is to secure equality for LGBTQ Americans.
Every American should have the opportunity to work, live, and thrive free from discrimination.
Over the past 25 years, the Gill Foundation’s investments have won hard-fought protections for LGBT people across America. We remain steadfast in our mission to secure equal opportunity for all Americans.
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund
No one should be treated unfairly because of who they are or who they love, but in a majority of states, LGBT Americans are not fully protected from discrimination. Freedom for All Americans Education Fund is working to ensure that every LGBT person is free to earn a living, provide a home for their family, and build a better life in their community—without living in fear of discrimination.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) creates life-saving change for transgender Americans. Their policy and public education work ensures that transgender people are able to get jobs free from discrimination, to update their identity documents to reflect who they are, to access the healthcare they need to thrive, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Few practices hurt LGBT youth more than attempts to change their sexual orientation or gender identity through the harmful practice of conversion therapy. That’s why the National Center for Lesbian Rights has been working across the country to protect LGBT children and young people, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices.
Tim Gill was inspired to start the Gill Foundation by a 1992 anti-gay ballot measure in Colorado. Today, the foundation is one of the nation’s largest funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, having invested more than $370 million in programs and nonprofits across the country working to advance equal rights for LGBT people.