Advancing LGBT equality for 25 years
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.
What Can We Do Now?
to advance equality for
LGBT Americans further, faster
Spotlight on Grantees
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 trans 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 fairness and respect—whether they’re going through security at the airport, looking for a place to sleep at a homeless shelter, or being held in a correctional facility.
Faith in Public Life
It’s no longer “God vs. gay,” thanks in part to the work of Faith in Public Life, a national organization that’s changing the narrative about faith and LGBT equality. Focusing on the pulpit, not the pews, they educate and engage faith leaders to use their voices to advance equal treatment for LGBT Americans. And their national and state-based faith coalitions are sending a powerful message: Treat others as you’d want to be treated.
Tim Gill was
moved to action
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 $365 million in programs and nonprofits across the country working to advance equal rights for LGBT people.