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 for more information.