2012 Annual Report

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends,

In 2012, Astraea demonstrated resourcefulness, situated amidst dynamic political landscapes. We witnessed complex shifts in conversations on LGBTQI human rights. From Argentina’s landmark Gender Identity Law to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to tackle the subject of same-sex marriage, major civil rights achievements paralleled expanding infrastructure for LGBTQI issues. Years of pioneering efforts by our grantee partners gained visibility on broad political levels, while Astraea carved new paths as a leader in philanthropic advocacy, thoughtfully fueled by the values that have carried us for 35 incredible years.

Astraea continues to serve as partner, leader, ally, and of course, as grantmaker. We identify and support emerging LGBTQI change-makers and privilege social change efforts led by lesbians, trans people, and people of color. We build connections across geographies—linking leaders, communities, and donor-activists to one another so that they may learn and thrive.

We hope you share our pride in following the brave history of our founding mothers, who, in 1977, sought to create a truly just world. Born of community and a tenaciously held lesbian feminist ethos, we are uniquely positioned to continue to build strength and power amongst economic, racial, social, and gender justice organizations and individuals in critical need of resources. We live and breathe the philanthropic gaps that all too often leave our movements maddeningly under-resourced. After all, we are the only foundation in the world that is exclusively dedicated to supporting LGBTQI organizations in the U.S. and internationally.

Significant pathways are burgeoning to advance everyone’s success in attaining rights and dignity. One among many efforts you will read about in this report is that of our grantee partners fighting for transgender rights. There’s an incredible two-way exchange emerging, where gender justice movements are shifting and broadening to create space for transgender justice; at the same time, transgender activists are clearing new paths to bring transgender discrimination under the broader umbrella of gender justice. This and the other incredible activism detailed in this report suggests we find ourselves at an exciting and expansive crossroads.

And we are confident that with your trust and support, we will advance the multitude of work that is yet to be done.

With warmest regards,
sig-jbob J. Bob Alotta

FROM THE BOARD CHAIR

Dear Friends,

Extraordinary growth and new partnerships have been the highlight of my first six months as Chair of the Astraea Board of Directors. Together, in 2012, we have reaped the rewards of our many years of collective work. Under J. Bob Alotta’s leadership, supported by a capable and inspired staff, Astraea is at the helm of dynamic global movement for the advancement of LGBTQI rights.

Simultaneously, the world around us seems to be recalibrating, reconnecting to core values and visions, and preparing for a future of tremendous need, and also incredible possibility. As such, every inch of Astraea’s work has been retuned. Grantmaking, capacity building and leadership development of marginalized LGBTQI organizations is driving change in a complex and changing world. By strengthening ties shared between donor-activists, community leaders, and progressive institutions; prioritizing economic, gender, and racial justice; by speaking out in philanthropic advocacy and new media networks—we help those that fight on the front lines for human rights.

While the challenges are many in LGBTQI social justice philanthropy, Astraea is more focused and directed than ever to lead the next phase of LGBTQI liberation. We stand alongside amazing partners all around the globe, working in collaboration as funders, grantee partners, and change-makers.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, it is my honor to thank you for your invaluable support of our mission and vision. We look forward to building our partnership with you for decades to come.

En solidaridad,
sig-perez Miriam Zoila Pérez

An Enduring Vision

Thirty-five years ago, a group of women came together with an uncompromising vision of justice. The staggering reality at the time was that only 0.001% of U.S. foundation giving went to women’s and girls’ issues. In necessary response, in 1977, Astraea was born.

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An activist marches alongside 2,000 others gathered for the
March for Women’s Rights in Istanbul in April, 2012.
Photo courtesy of J. Bob Alotta

In the decades since our founding, Astraea has remained committed to ending all forms of exploitation and discrimination, shedding light on critical issues facing women, LGBTQI people, and communities of color. Recognizing that those at the helm of global liberation movements often experience multiple forms of oppression, we deliberately grew our presence throughout the world, working at the intersections of racial, gender, and economic justice.

We remain in a challenging and shifting philanthropic landscape. Though foundation giving to LGBTQ initiatives saw an increase of 27% in the last year, today only 0.26% of all U.S. foundation dollars are allocated to LGBTQ grantmaking.1 Civil rights and human rights garner the most financial support for total dollars given to LGBTQ organizations, but support for equally critical efforts remain far behind; those include violence, gender identity, community empowerment, labor, and housing.2

Astraea stands to foreground these marginalized issues through an interconnected global framework for LGBTQI rights. This annual report offers a view of Astraea’s year in partnership with 113 organizations and 16 individuals around the globe—among them, activists, artists, and community leaders. Astraea fosters collaboration between its grantee partners and donor-activists across diverse regional and national contexts; nourishes national and global movement building; and connects shared expertise. In 2012, we continued to bring integrity and solidarity to shared conversations on LGBTQI social justice and philanthropy, emboldening a multidimensional vision of collective action and freedom.

Much has changed since a small foundation named Astraea was formed in 1977. One thing that has not is Astraea’s enduring engagement and support of those challenging the fault lines of liberation.

  1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations 2011 (New York: Funders for LGBTQ Issues, 2012)
  2. Ibid.

Astraea Grantees Partners Are...

Leading Transgender Rights Movements

Transgender rights encompasses a broad scope of issues—the work of our grantee partners ranges from ensuring access to basic rights such as comprehensive health care, appropriate legal documents, and education and employment protections, to promoting family and societal acceptance and affirming transgender identities. Astraea identifies partners who work at the nuanced intersections of these challenges, those who situate their efforts within a broadening global understanding that gender justice is essential to LGBTQI human rights. Our grantee partners seed deep and lasting change at the frontline of international transgender rights movements.

A new grantee partner in Hong Kong, Transgender Resource Center (TRC) shares a rich history with Astraea. TRC has deep ties to the Chinese lala (lesbian, bi, and trans) movement, and to the Lala Camps conceived at Astraea’s Giving and Activism Retreat in 2006. TRC mentors emerging transgender activist organizations in mainland China, helping groups to connect and build, sharing strategic support, forging crucial ties between deeply underground activist efforts, and expanding the depth of community exchange for the regional lala movement.

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Transgender Resource Center on International Human Rights Day. Photo courtesy of TRC

Organizacion de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad (OTD) advocated for seven years to ensure the inclusion of gender identity in Chile’s groundbreaking Anti-Discrimination Law. The law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and makes hate crimes punishable by the state. OTD uses photography and film, in tandem with their political advocacy work, to educate the public about transphobia. Their visual art exhibits celebrate transgender bodies and remind viewers of the urgent human rights issues at stake.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) and Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) build leadership with current and former transgender prisoners to advocate for protection from violence, adequate medical care, voting rights, and to end post-incarceration discrimination. This year, SRLP won a legal case affirming prisoner access to legal name changes in New York. In California, TGIJP forged alliances across criminal justice and transgender rights groups, securing inclusion of the needs of transgender people in the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement’s national campaign.

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Members of Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project. Photo courtesy of TGIJP

Attaining Freedom From Violence And Criminalization

In our homes, our schools, and on the street, LGBTQI people worldwide have a right to dignity and well-being. Our grantee partners work on a diverse range of campaigns, addressing the physical and emotional safety and security of the communities they serve. They tackle hate violence, bullying, domestic violence, and institutional violence in schools, prisons, housing, healthcare settings, and religious systems; they fight unfair and disproportionate criminalization of LGBTQI youth and adults; and they fight for safety and self-determination for sex workers.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) in San Francisco, BreakOUT! in New Orleans, and Streetwise and Safe (SAS) in New York City all tackle police violence and anti-LGBTQI policing practices. CUAV and SAS mobilized to oppose the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities program, which endangers LGBTQI immigrants. SAS and BreakOUT! fought for protocols to limit police misconduct with transgender and gender nonconforming people. And BreakOUT! helped secure a landmark Department of Justice Content Decree to prohibit profiling and searches based on perceived gender identity.

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BreakOut! members at Urban Congress Day of Action. Photo courtesy of BreakOut!

In Serbia, Rromnjako Ilo (RI) supports a multi-ethnic, multi-religious member base of straight, lesbian, young, and elder women who have survived violence and share a history of poverty. As the only Serbian organization working with Roma lesbians, an internally displaced ethnic minority facing pathologized homophobia and compounded discrimination, RI Coordinator Biljana Uzelac notes, “We insist on acceptance of all differences among us, with no hierarchy.” RI’s offices were vandalized this year; with no access to governmental redress, they relocated in order to continue delivering vital services.

Tatiana Cordero of Taller de Comunicación Mujer (TCM) describes violence against LGBTQI people in Ecuador: “Men get sent to the military, trans women get kicked out of the home, and lesbians to ‘torture clinics.’” This year, 30 “lesbian torture clinics” were closed after years of advocacy by TCM and Fundación Causana. While international attention to the clinics has waned, the organizations remain undaunted. They are fighting to close the 190 private and public clinics still in operation while advocating for policy changes to prevent more from opening.

Inspiring Change Through the Arts

Through film and video, visual arts, and the spoken and written word, our grantee partners have inspired shifts in societal attitudes and built strength within movements. Since our very first round of grants nearly 35 years ago, we have distributed over four million dollars in support of arts and cultural activism that, we believe, is essential to our mission, and to sparking social change.

les+ uses multiple cultural strategies to break the silence and barriers of censorship faced by queer women in China. In addition to running the only print magazine for lesbians in China, les+ produces queer theater, and leads media training to document personal stories and challenge the lack of media coverage.

2012 Grantee Partners

In 2012, Astraea awarded $1,310,624 in 152 grants to 113 organizations and 16 individuals across the globe. Astraea awarded $519,158 in 87 grants to 73 U.S. grantees through the U.S. Fund and $791,466 reached 56 organizations internationally in 65 grants through the International Fund.

The following are grantees for the Fiscal Year 2011-2012. For safety and security reasons, not all grantees are made public in this list.

1er Encuentro Feminista LESBITRANSINTER Latinoamericano y del Caribe “Venir al Sur”
Asunción, Paraguay
$10,000

*Affinity Community Services
Chicago, IL, U.S.
$65,000 (2011 - 2013)

African Women's Development Fund USA
San Jose, CA, U.S.
$2,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

Aireana - Grupo por los Derechos de las Lesbianas
Asunción, Paraguay
$10,000

*ALLGO
Austin, TX, U.S.
$65,000 (2010 - 2013)

alQaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society
Jerusalem, Israel
$85,000

Amigas Latinas Association
Chicago, IL, U.S.
$10,000

Asociación Queretana de Educación para las Sexualidades Humanas, A.C. (AQUESEX)
Querétaro, Mexico
$5,000

Aswat - Palestinian Gay Women
Haifa, Israel
$85,000

*Audre Lorde Project
New York, NY, U.S.
$100,000 (2010 - 2012)
$115,000 (2010 - 2013)
$10,000
$500 Teresa Rose and Maria J. Rintrona Fund

BRAC USA
New York, NY, U.S.
$10,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

BreakOUT!
New Orleans, LA, U.S.
$10,000

Bklyn Boihood
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$1,500 Kitchen Table Giving Circle

Brown Boi Project
Oakland, CA, U.S.
$35,000

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
New York, NY, U.S.
$500 Teresa Rose and Maria J. Rintrona Fund

Center for Anti-Violence Education
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$500 Teresa Rose and Maria J. Rintrona Fund

*Center for Artistic Revolution (CAR)
North Little Rock, AR, U.S.
$40,000 (2011 - 2013)

Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP)
Lilongwe, Malawi
$5,000

Charis Circle
Atlanta, GA, U.S.
$7,000

Chengdu Les'GO
Chengdu, China
$5,000

Children's Music Network
Arlington, MA, U.S.
$3,000 Roots and Wings Fund

China Queer Independent Films
Beijing, China
$9,000

Chinese Lala Alliance
Beijing, China
$40,000

Chrystos
Tacoma, WA, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund Judge

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$1,500 Pass the Butter Fund

Colectivo Sentimos Diverso
Quito, Ecuador
$6,000

*Colombia Diversa
Bogotá, Colombia
$75,000 (2010 - 2013)

Comisión Organizadora ELFLAC 2012
La Paz, Bolivia
$10,000

Common Language
Beijing, China
$46,000

Community United Against Violence, Inc.
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$10,000

*Comunidad Diversidad, Colectivo de Investigación Acción en Derechos Trans
La Paz, Bolivia
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)

Coordinadora Universitaria por la Diversidad Sexual (CUDS)
Santiago, Chile
$7,000

M.J. Corey
New York, NY, U.S.
$100 Lesbian Writers Fund

Corporación Opción por el Derecho a Ser y el Deber de Hacer
Bogotá, Colombia
$1,500

Corporación Promoción de la Mujer/Taller de Comunicación Mujer
Quito, Ecuador
$10,000

*Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA)
New Delhi, India
$60,000 (2010 - 2012)

Different Avenues
Washington, DC, U.S.
$10,000 Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Award

Disability Justice Collective
Santa Fe, NM, U.S.
$7,000

D'Loco Kid Productions
Santa Monica, CA, U.S.
$5,000

R. Erica Doyle
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund Judge

EDGE Funders Alliance – Engaged Donors for Global Equity
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$1,000

El/La Para Translatinas
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$10,000

*Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
San Antonio, TX, U.S.
$125,000 (2009 - 2012)

Everyone Is Gay
New York, NY, U.S.
$2,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

*FIERCE
New York, NY, U.S.
$125,000 (2009 - 2012)
$500 Teresa Rose and Maria J. Rintrona Fund

Nikky Finney
Lexington, KY, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund Judge

First Nations Two-Spirit Collective
Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
$10,000

Forum for the Empowerment of Women
Johannesburg, South Africa
$10,000

Freedom and Roam Uganda (FAR-UG)
Kampala, Uganda
$10,000

Freedom Inc.
Madison, WI, U.S.
$10,000
$1,000 Pass the Butter Fund

*Fundación de Desarrollo Humano Integral CAUSANA
Quito, Ecuador
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)
$75,000 (2011 - 2014)

GALANG Philippines, Inc.
Quezon City, Philippines
$10,000

Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
Johannesburg, South Africa
$9,000

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
New York, NY, U.S.
$2,500 Purple Lady Fund

*Gayten LGBT - Center for the Promotion of LGBTIQ Human Rights
Belgrade, Serbia
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)

Gender DynamiX
Athlone, South Africa
$8,000

Gender JUST
Chicago, IL, U.S.
$10,000

Gender Justice Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
$10,000

*Gender/Sexuality Rights Association of Taiwan (G/SRAT)
Taipei, Taiwan
$75,000 (2010 - 2013)

Grameen Foundation
Washington, DC, U.S.
$5,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

Sheree L. Greer
Tampa, FL, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund

Grupo Latinoamericano de Estudio Formación y Acción Feminista (GLEFAS)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$8,000

*Grupo Safo
Managua, Nicaragua
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)

Immigration Equality
New York, NY, U.S.
$1,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

*The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIER)
Lagos, Nigeria
$20,000 (2010 - 2012)

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
New York, NY, U.S.
$27,466

International Network of Women's Funds
México City, México
$2,500

The Invisible Universe Foundation
New York, NY, U.S.
$1,000 Kitchen Table Giving Circle

*Instituto Runa de Desarrollo y Estudios sobre Género
Lima, Perú
$60,000 (2010 - 2013)

*Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG)
Kingston, Jamaica
$60,000 (2009 - 2011)

Kampania Przeciw Homofobii (KPH)
Warsaw, Poland
$45,000

Labrisz Lesbian Association
Budapest, Hungary
$5,000

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (National)
New York, NY, U.S.
$2,500 Purple Lady Fund
$500 Roots and Wings Fund

Donna M. Lane
Oakland, CA, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund

Ana-Maurine Lara
New Haven, CT, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund Judge

les+
Beijing, China
$23,000

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
New York, NY, U.S.
$1,500 Roots and Wings Fund

Lesbian Herstory Archives
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$100 Roots and Wings Fund

Lesbian Organization Rijeka LORI
Rijeka, Croatia
$10,000

Lesbianas Independientes Feministas y Socialistas (LIFS)
Lima, Perú
$55,000

LINK Davao Incorporated
Davao City, Philippines
$6,000

Lost Sock Productions
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$10,000 Joyce Warshow Memorial Fund Award

Love Revolution, Not State Collusion
New York, NY, U.S.
$1,650

Sassafras Lowrey
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$100 Lesbian Writers Fund

Making Money Make Change
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$1,000

Middle Collegiate Church
New York, NY, U.S.
$6,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

Minority Women in Action
Nairobi, Kenya
$10,000

Mitini Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
$9,000

Movimiento de Acción Lésbica Feminista de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, México
$9,000

Mujeres Al Borde
Bogotá, Colombia
$13,000

Mujeres y Cultura Subterránea, A.C.
Nezahualcoyotl, México
$7,000

*Mulabi - Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos
Guadalupe, Costa Rica
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)

National Black Justice Coalition
Washington, DC, U.S.
$30,000

National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$3,000 Purple Lady Fund
$3,000 Roots and Wings Fund

The National Coalition for LGBT Health
Washington, DC, U.S.
$30,000

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation
Washington, DC, U.S.
$2,000 Purple Lady Fund

*National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
New York, NY, U.S.
$40,000 (2011 - 2013)
$50,000 (2010 - 2012)

National Women's Health Network
Washington, DC, U.S.
$500 Roots and Wings Fund

New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice
Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.
$10,000

None on Record
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$10,000

North Star Fund
New York, NY, U.S.
$500 Teresa Rose and Maria J. Rintrona Fund

*Nutongxueshe (NTXS)
Hong Kong, China
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)

Francesca Austin Ochoa
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$10,000 Lesbian Writers Fund

Chinelo Okparanta
Iowa City, IA, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund

Organización de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad
Rancagua, Chile
$10,000

Organización Trans Reinas de la Noche (O-TRANS)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
$4,000

PA/F Space
Tokyo, Japan
$5,000

Jenie Pak
Toronto, Canada
$100 Lesbian Writers Fund

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (National)
Washington, DC, U.S.
$1,000 Purple Lady Fund

Pembe Hayat LGBTT Dayanisma Dernegi
Ankara, Turkey
$10,000

Lauren Peterson
Ossining, NY, U.S.
$1,500 Lesbian Writers Fund

Project Enterprise
New York, NY, U.S.
$2,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

Project South
Atlanta, GA, U.S.
$1,000 Pass the Butter Fund

Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)
Providence, RI, U.S.
$17,000

*Queers for Economic Justice
New York, NY, U.S.
$65,000 (2011 - 2013)
$1,558 Pass the Butter Fund

*Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$115,000 (2010 - 2013)

Red Lésbica "CATTRACHAS"
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
$10,000

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers
Ithaca, NY, U.S.
$100 Lesbian Writers Fund

Rompiendo el Silencio
Santiago, Chile
$6,000

Rromnjako Ilo
Novi Becej, Serbia
$8,000

Nicole Santalucia
Binghamton, NY, U.S.
$100 Lesbian Writers Fund

Santamaria Fundación GLBT
Cali, Colombia
$10,000

*Sappho for Equality
Kolkata, India
$20,000 (2011 - 2013)

Sayoni
Singapore, Singapore
$9,000

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Washington, DC, U.S.
$250 Purple Lady Fund

Shades of Yellow
St. Paul, MN, U.S.
$10,000

Shanghai Nvai Lesbian Group
Shanghai, China
$5,000

Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival
Saint Petersburg, Russia
$13,000

Sins Invalid
Berkeley, CA, U.S.
$10,000 NEWMR Fund Award

Sirleaf Market Women's Fund - USA
New York, NY, U.S.
$1,000 Marsha Day Memorial Fund

SKUC-LL
Ljubljana, Slovenia
$10,000

Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD)
Georgetown, Guyana
$4,000

Southerners on New Ground
Atlanta, GA, U.S.
$75,000

SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW
Atlanta, GA, U.S.
$10,000

Streetwise and Safe
New York, NY, U.S.
$12,500

Lori Swartz
Santa Fe, NM, U.S.
$10,000 Lesbian Writers Fund
Skip's Sappho Award

*Sylvia Rivera Law Project
New York, NY, U.S.
$65,000 (2011 - 2013)

Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy
Taipei, Taiwan
$5,000

Thai Youth Action Programs Foundation
Chiang Mai, Thailand
$6,000

Kirya Traber
Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
$100 Lesbian Writers Fund

Trans Bantu Association of Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia
$8,000

Transgender and Intersex Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
$8,000

*Transgender, Gender Variant, Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
$125,000 (2009 - 2012)

Transgender Resource Center
Hong Kong, China
$8,000

Two Spirit Society of Denver
Edgewater, CO, U.S.
$10,000

Ugandan LGBT Security Team
Kampala, Uganda
$10,000

Unid@s - The National LGBT Latino/a Human Rights Organization
Washington, DC, U.S.
$7,000

United and Strong
Castries, St. Lucia
$25,000

*Women Coalition of HKSAR
Hong Kong, China
$75,000 (2011 - 2014)

*Women, Action & the Media
Cambridge, MA, U.S.
$50,000 (2010 - 2012)

Young Women's Empowerment Project
Chicago, IL, U.S.
$19,500

Zuna Institute
Sacramento, CA, U.S.
$10,000

* indicates multi-year grantee partners whose funding continued through 2011-2012

Thanking Our 2012 Donors

Astraea is pleased to acknowledge our donors—we simply would not exist without the generous support of hundreds of individuals and foundations that share our core values. Our commitment to build a broad and diverse movement that drives social change is aligned with our philosophy of Philanthropy of Inclusion. We believe that contributions of every size have vital impact. All of us working together pave the steps toward a more just world. Astraea is deeply grateful to everyone who has made a contribution of money, time, or talent in support of our work.

We have taken great care to check all names and giving levels in this report. We apologize for any errors and ask that you please let us know if our records are not correct.

INSTITUTIONAL DONORS

$500,000+

Dreilinden Gesellschaft fur gemeinnutziiges Privatkapital mb

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

$150,000+

Arcus Foundation

Gill Foundation

Open Society Foundations

$25,000+

Anonymous

Levi Strauss Foundation

Amy Mandel & Katina Rodis/Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation

$10,000+

Adam & Rachel Albright/ARIA Foundation

Mika Albright/ARIA Foundation

Laurie Emrich & Gael Murphy/Tet Ansanm Fund

HIVOS

Kicking Assets Fund/Tides Foundation

Purple Lady Fund

Ted Snowdon Foundation

$1,000+

Anonymous

Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund

Chela Blitt/Funding Exchange

Karen Burkhardt/K.O. Burkhardt Fund

Chambers Family Fund

Alexandra Chasin/Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Elizabeth Conant & Camille Cox/Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Marta Drury & Kerry Lobel/girls just wanna have funD

Deborah Drysdale Fund/Women's Foundation of California

HCROA: A CFC Human and Civil Rights Federation

Horizons Foundation

Human Rights Campaign Fund

Jonathan Lehman & Zachary Huelsing/New Prospect Foundation

Live Oak Fund/Horizons Foundation

Susan Penick/Albert Penick Fund

Right Action Fund

Underdog Fund/Tides Foundation

Up to $999

Aon Foundation • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy • Berlin-Gerber Partners Fund/Stonewall Community Foundation • Megan E. Fannin/Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund • Metropolitan Tennis Group, Inc. • Sally Pick/Chicago Community Foundation • Resources for Change • SPSC Design LLC • Stuart Foundation • Traub-Dicker Fund/Stonewall Community Foundation • United Health Group • United Way of New Mexico • United Way of New York City • Kirk Wallace & Mark Sexton Fund/Stonewall Community Foundation • Weller Investment Company • Jan Zobel Lesbian Values Fund/Horizons Foundation

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Leadership Giving Circle Gifts of...

Transformation $450,000+

Estate of David P. Becker

Vision $25,000+

Anonymous

Naomi Sobel & Diana Doty

Wisdom $10,000+

Anonymous

Amy L. Cahn

Susan M. Davis

M. Quinn Delaney & Wayne D. Jordan

Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss

Nancy D. Polikoff & Cheryl Swannack

Dorothy E. Sander

Barbara J. Wright & Dee Kenny

Insight $5,000+

Katherine T. Acey

Katherine M. Franke

Trish Houck & Lyssa Jenkens

Shad A. Reinstein & Jody Laine White

Emily Rosenberg & Darlene de Manincor

Knowledge $2,500+

J. Bob Alotta & Toshi Reagon

Ralph Alpert

Emily D. Howe

Robin Rosenbluth & Tracy Scott

Diane Sabin & Jewelle Gomez

John & Mary Taylor

Urvashi Vaid & Kate Clinton

Karen B. Zelermyer & Tami Gold

Spirit $1,500+

Susan S. Allee & Karen Krahulik

Carol B. Alpert

Estate of C. Edwin Baker

Alvin H. Baum, Jr.

Victoria C. Brush

Theodora Yang Copley

Nancy E. Cunningham

Rosalind Dutton & Jill Gates Smith

Patricia M. Fontaine

Sue Goldwomon

Reverend Jan Griesinger

Pan Haskins

Alice Y. Hom

James C. Hormel

Michelle Kweder & Denise Gorayeb

Daniel J. Lee

Jarrett Lucas

Amy K. Posner

Patsy Rogers & Lucille Field Goodman

Eve Rosahn

Mary Beth Salerno & Denise Kleis

Ellen Shapiro & Carol L. Page

Investors $500+

Anonymous (10)

Karen Y. Armstrong & Mary Bowden

Ward Auerbach & Andy Baker

Arlene E. Bronstein

Sarah Buttenwieser & Hosea Baskin

Nerou Cheng

Marjorie Coward & Sarah Schwartz Sax

Brenda Crawford

Jill Dolan

Sarah H. Draper

Lisa Duggan

Kelli Dunham

Lucinda B. Ewing & Luchie Ticzon

Tucker Pamella Farley

Gillian Francis & Sarah Salm

Nadia Gareeb

Sarah Gunther

Rona Guymon

Xylor Jane

Tianci Jiang & Yin Yang

Surina A. Khan & Jennifer C. Terry

Laura I. Kramer & Deborrah Markette

Terry Lawler & Chris Straayer

Diane K. Lincoln

Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins

Terry McGovern

Cara Mertes

Ragnar D. Naess & David Charles

Jane Clayton Oakes & Joa Dattilo

Auset O'Neal

Kay F. Quam

Martha Richards

Mary Sanger

Lisa Sbrana

Bev Scott & Courtney

Michael S. Seltzer & Ralph G. Tachuk

Jane M. Simoni & Karina L. Walters

Anna Smeby

Cindy Sterling

Tawanna Sullivan

Timothy J. Sweeney

Joan W. Watts

Pamela Westrom

Margot P. Yapp & Koko P. Lin

Amelie S. Zurn & Licia Galinsky

Partners

Up to $499

Anonymous (13) • Hilary Abell • Joan Abramowitz • Laurie Abramowitz & Robert Doherty • Lars Bedurke • Bill Bragin • Dr. Judith V. Branzburg & Amy Ryan • Juliette Corazon • Alice Cottingham • Estelle Disch • Barbara J. Dobson • Martina Downey • Peg Downey • Katherine B. Durgin & Elaine McKinley • Alan Farley • Nicole J. Fix • Kim L. Ford & Avril Dass • Susie Garcia • Linda Garnets • Susan D. Gedanke • Judith Helfand • Suzanne Hendrich • Carol Jaspin & Rhonda Santamour • Evan King • Delores M. Komar & Susan M. Wolford • Donna A. Korones • Alexander L. Lee & Mordecai Ettinger • Mary T. Li • Joyce E. McCarty • Judith A. Patrick • Katherine Pease & Bruce Pfrommer • Miriam Zoila Pérez & Tanya Paperny • Rosalind Petchesky • Bernice Reagon • Dulce Reyes • Jessica Rothberg & Melanie Hope • Cynthia Rothschild • Karen R. Sebastian • Rosalind Shapiro • Carol Spelkoman & Carol Underwood • Sharon Stapel & Sarah Mathison • Rebecca Stilling & Jean Reeves • Chiemi Suzuki • Jill Tinmouth • Kay Turner • Karen Yin & Ingin Kim • Monona Yin & Steve Fahrer

Up to $249

Anonymous (22) • Ellen G. Abramson • Merrilee Adler • Bex Ahuja • Gregory Alexander & Hanita Alexander • Joseph Alexander • Marlene Alotta • Linda Lee Alter • Lisa Anderson • Kay Andrzejak • Joni Anderson & Yvonne D. King • Linda Anderson • Marie Ariel • Heather Dawn Artemis & Maryanne E. Travaglione • Charlotte L. Avery & Arden Eversmeyer • Mary Ayres & Merrill Black • Maura Bairley • Patrick Baker • Alberto Balestrieri • David Balsamo • Sarah Barasch • Anna Barsan • Margot Baruch • Ignatius Bau • Lenore Beaky • Lawrence Bilick & Annette Firestein • David Black • Karin Blackard • Stephanie K. Blackwood • Merrill Black • Lukas Blakk & Jennifer Worley • Michelle Blankenship • Lucy Jane Bledsoe & Pat Mullan • Laura Bollettino • Susan Borke & Marion McGrath • Debra Borkovitz • Nancy Boutilier & Christa Champion • Dr. Michele Boyer • Melanie Braman • Martha E. Brandwene & Rita M. McWilliams • Stephen Brier • Eugena Brooks • Gilda Bruckman & Judith T. Wachs • Naomi Brussel • Myriam Bucatinsky • Carol L. Buell & Olivia Hicks • Kristine Bunker • Florie M. Burke • Martha Burt & Betty-Carol Sellen • Patricia & Thomas Byrne • Glorya F. Cabrera • Ruth Callard • Jill C. Campbell • Jenna Capeci • Erin Carlston • Joan T. Casale • Nivea Castro • Kevin Cathcart • Pamela R. Chamberlain • Karen Chang • Win Chesson • Cheryl Clarke & Barbara J. Balliet • Robin Carson Cloud • Eileen B. Cohen • Constance Cohrt & Amy Reichman • Allison Coleman • Gary Collins • Carolyn Confer • Jacqueline L. Cook • Seth Cooper • Theresa Corrigan • Clare M. Coss & Blanche Weisen Cook • Chris Cuomo & Karen Schlanger • Lucia Curiel • Edith Daly • Marin Danieley & Jason Danieley • Anya Elizabeth Darrow & Louise Ann Harrison • Margaret R. Dellenbaugh • Rosita Demarulanda • Barbara J. DiBernard & Judith Gibson • D'Lo • Emily Douglas • Chris Dozier • Margot Duley • Mary Ann Dutton & Jean Veta • Elana Dykewomon & Susan Levinkind • Debra J. East • Judith Ebert • Sara Ebrahimi • Julie Eckenwalder • Patricia Edmonds • Dr. Herman Efron • Hilla P. Elkind • Alyce C. Emory • Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez • Patricia M. Evert • Linda Farthing • James M. Fauntleroy • Ann Ferguson & Carol Shea • Jon S. Fimbres & Duane A. Dauphine • Nita Firestone & Jane R. Bailey • Nina Rose Fischer • Laura Flanders & Elizabeth Streb • Sydney Fleischer • Kathleen Flynn • Samantha Franklin • Susana T. Fried & Debra Liebowitz • Rachel Friedman • Yen-Ping Fu • Cynthia E. Funk & Janice Kuhagen • Linda Gaal & Adina Back • Leslie & Carolyn Gabel-Brett • Amanda Garnett • Bonnie Genevich • Ilsa Gilbert • Lucia Leandro Gimeno • Amanda Goad & Margaret Moser • Miles Goff • Nancy Golden • Julie Goldscheid & Penelope Damaskos • Sara Gould & Rick Surpin • Meg Gouraud • Paula A. Grant • Liani Greaves • Jill & Pauline Guillermo-Togawa • Mariam Habib & Michele James • Sophie Hagen • Aden Hakimi • Aileen Hammond • Carol Hamoy • Eileen Hamper • Lauren W. Hanson • Saundra Heath • Carol Sue Hedtcke & Katherine F. Carmichael • Rebecca S. Hemperly • Susan J. Hessel & Karen Dahle • William L. Hickey • Karen Higgins & Jack Higgins • Katherine Higgins • Kenneth Hillman • Amy E. Hirsch & Jessica M. Robbins • Jody L. Hirsh & Denise LeVan • Debra Hirschberg • Jane R. Hirschmann • Mark Hodgson • James M. Holmes • Melissa Hoskins • Emily Huber • Kim Hunt • Craig W. Hutchison & Christopher A. Lodewyks • Erica Hutchinson • William Isasi • Michael P. Jacobs & John Calhoun • Roz Jacobs • Elena Jaime • Linda Jane • Lai Ling Jew • Ileana Jiménez & Cecelia Martin • Lynn A. Johnson • Sarah E. Johnson • Dr. Alexandra Juhasz • Pamela Kane • Jocelyn Kaplan • Sheryl Kaplan • Temma Kaplan • Teresa Karamanos • Reena Karani • Joan Katz • Lori J. Katz • J. Kehaulani Kauanui • Ted Kerr • Miho Kim • Rosamond King • Karen Kinney • Sidney & Rachelle Kivanoski • Jennie and John Kixmiller • Kim Klausner • Valerie Klemme • Amelia Koford • Ellen Koteen & Diane Palladino • Theodora S. Kramer • Norma Kraus-Eule & Dahlia Mann • Tania Kravath & Carolyn Chadwick • Susan Kravitz • Ryan Kroening • Jennifer Kubota • Frances Kunreuther & Ann S. Holder • Marilyn Lamkay • Sara Langen • David Lanier & Gilbert Fouchard • Sam Larson • Glorianne M. Leck & Susan Savastuk • Susan J. Lee • Martha Legare • Mary M. Leno • Todd Lester • Adam E. Levine • Ruth A. Levine • Mike Lew & Thom Harrigan • Barbara Lewis • Ruth Lipschutz • Tracey Little • Charles Livingston & J. Lynn Greenfield • Andrea R. Lurie & Nancy Rosen • Andi Lyons & Janka Bialek • Leslie MacKrell • Lydia Mann • Linda Marks & Berenice M. Fisher • Cheryl Marland • Shelley Marlow • Gitadinda Martohardjono • Tony Marzani & Harry Schroder • Cecilia Mataila • Emma McIntyre • Maggie McKnight & Heal McKnight • Alex McNeill • Felicia Mednick • Alan Mendelsohn • Nancy Metcalf & Steve Metcalf • Ann Meyer • Elizabeth A. Meyer • Florence Meyer • Jennifer Michalsky & Andrea LaRose • Jennie Mignone • Harriet A. Miller & Monica Wehrle • Russelle Miller-Hill • Elizabeth Seja Min & Susan G. Freundlich • Jacqueline I. Mirkin & Edie F. Daly • Kimi Mojica & Indira Allegra • Glynis Moody & Jacky L. Hardy • Morley Music • Brenise NeeCee Murphy • Heidi Murray • Kyoko Nakamaru • Gail Nalven & Patricia S. Rudden • Teri Ng • Kim Nguyen • Ann E. Northrop • Susan Nowelsky • Adam Nuddenbaum & Shari Abramowitz • Patricia O'Brien • Jo Oppenheimer • Carol L. Page &  Ellen Shapiro • Eleanor Palacios • Dominic & Jeannie M. Pallazola • Janet Parrish • Janet Paskin & Jennifer Friedman • Paul Pement & Seth Parker • Sara Perle • Susan Perley • Wilhelmina Perry • Afi Phoebe • Karen Plafker • Nancy Platzer • Elin Posner • James Prall • Gladys Preuss • Linda Preuss • Holly Pruett • Andrea Quijada • Becky Rafter • Gloria Ramirez • Jean Randich • Joanna Rankin & Mary Fillmore • Imani Rashid • Rosemary Rasmussen • Kyle Ratner • Lisa J. Reeves • Abigail Reikow • Linda Rice & Candice Boyce • David Rider • Andrea Ritchie • Sandra J. Robinson & Juanita Deans • George Rolfe & Lois Gamble Duncan • Mary Ann M. Rose • Meredith Ross • Stephanie Roth • Barbara P. Rothberg • Penny Rubin • Frances Ann Ryan • Meara Ryan • Erica Sackin • Ronnie Sandler • Di Sands • Ronora Sayaman • Janice Schachter • Jean L. Schmidt • Barbara Schulman • Susan Scudder • Janice Sears & Ellen Alpert • Rebecca Seely • Audrey Seidman • Svati P. Shah • Belle R. Shalom & Marjorie Lightness • Adam Shaw-Vardi & Ron Jenkins • Dr. Eugene C. Sheeley • Dixie M. Sheridan • Alix Kates Shulman & Scott York • Michael D. Siever • Helen Smiler & Marlene Johnson • Deborah A. Smith • Shawnta Smith • Simone Nicole Sneed • J.C. Sobel • Cynthia Solie • Randi M. Solomon & Julia R. Cohen • Karen Song • Alexandra Soreff • Allison Sparks • Linda Stein & Helen Hardacre • Tara Sterling • Phyllis Stern • Lisa E. Stone & Scott Cantor • Margie Struble • Jenn Sturm • Carla Sutherland • Reverend Paul K. Thomas • Maida Tilchen & Marsha White • Victor Tobar • Myrna S. Tortorello • Peterson Toscano & Glen Retief • Tata Traore-Rogers • Burley Tuggle • Dona Upson • Monica Urbina & Priscilla Rucco • Irene Villaseñor • Rebecca Voelkel • Wendy Volkmann • Monica Wehrle & Harriet A. Miller • Jessica R. Weissman & Louise P. Kelley • Heather West • Kim Westheimer & Madeline M. Klyne • Jan Whiteley • Stefanie Whorton • Juliet Widoff • Margaret Wiener • Katrin E. Wilde • Noelle L. Williams • Rebecca Williams • Stephen Winter • Susan Wiseheart • Lorin A. Wiseman • Ray Wofsy • John Won • Deborah A. Wood & Carolyn S. Hoffman • Mark B. Wyn

Women Will Circle

Anonymous

Kimberly Aceves

Katherine T. Acey

Jomal M. Alcobar

Mary Alford

Carol B. Alpert

Ward Auerbach & Andy Baker

Dr. Sharon L. Aukerman

C. Edwin Baker*

David Becker*

Sara Berger

Diane L. Bernard & Joan Heller*

Gail S. Bernstein

Melanie E. Berzon

Sylva Billue*

Stephanie K. Blackwood

Evelyn Blackwood

Elissa Breitbard

Elizabeth Bremner & Karen Crow

B.J. Brown*

Denslow Brown & Linda Smith

Pamela Calvert

Mary Ellen S. Capek & Susan Hallgarth

Maria J. Cartagena

Donna Cassyd

Judith N. Clarke

Rhonda Copelon*

Jeanne Cordova & Lynn H Ballen

Jennifer A. Dryfoos

Sally Duplaix*

Rosalind Dutton & Jill Gates Smith

Elana Dykewomon

Tucker Pamella Farley

Edrie Ferdun & Jan Felshin

Tracy Gary

Sheila Gershen & Sy Baldwin

Dipti Ghosh & Meggy Gotuaco

Miles Goff

Sue Goldwomon

Jewelle Gomez & Diane Sabin

Joan R. Heller & Diane L. Bernard

Debra Hirshberg & Jamie L. Hecker

Nona Hungate

Sheryl Kaplan

Jennifer Knight & Maria J. Cartagena

Donna A. Korones

Jennifer Krauel

Marilyn Lamkay

Marjorie Lightness

Karyn J. London

Genevra K. Loveland*

Leonard Manheimer*

John Manzon-Santos

Joseph Mattes*

Shaya Mercer

Jane Clayton Oakes & Joa Dattilo

Kate O'Hanlan & Léonie Walker

Lily Olán

Kay F. Quam

Barbara Raab

Nusrat R. Rabbee, Ph.D.

Joni Ross*

Stephanie Roth

Stephanie L. Roth & Kimberly Klein

Dorothy E. Sander

Sarina B. Scialabba

Dr. Claire E. Selkurt

Dixie M. Sheridan

Barbara Shollar*

Linda Stein & Helen Hardacre

Phyllis K. Steiner & Lois Fink

Cindy Sterling

Catherine Tinker

Ann Vittala

Léonie Walker & Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan

Alida Walsh

Joan W. Watts

Jessica R. Weissman & Louise P. Kelley

Remsen Wolff

Mark B. Wyn

Karen B. Zelermyer & Tami Gold

Jan Zobel

* deceased

Gifts Made in Honor of

Katherine Acey

J. Bob Alotta

Jackie Cantella Bova

Arlene Bronstein

Louis Bruneau

Sangeeta Budhiraja

Charlotte Bunch & Roxanna Carillo

Dr. Patricia Chuchryk

Niki Cunningham & Tina Landau

Beverly Dash & Debby Lobel

Jennifer DeSena & Theresa Scrocco

Erica Ellis

The Florence-Bushnell Family

Miles Goff

Sarah Gunther & Amy Krosch

Vicki Hadaway & Virginia Quinonez

Graie Hagans

Liz Hirsch & Karen Pratt

Angelina Jimenez & Ashley Harness

Surina Khan

Marilyn Lamkay

Daniel Lee

Jarrett Lucas

Bea Marlow

Marla Meislin and Tiffany McIndoe

Kathy Michos

Sandy Robinson & Juanita Deans

Gloria Morales Villaseñor

Gifts Made in Memory of

Dolores Alexander

Cheryl B.

C. Edwin Baker

Lynn Campbell

Marsha Day

Paula Ettelbrick

Kal & all the other dykes who lived in fear

Shirley Graber

Joan Heller

Margot Karle

Isaac Kwok

Audre Lorde

Cindy Morano

Elke Mueller

Richard Radvon

Adrienne Rich

Donna Roberts

Edith Rosenthal

Julie Schieffelin

Isaaca Z. Siegel

Martha Sykes

Martha Vander Eyk

Joyce Warshow

Helen Wehrle & Marion Sweedler

Helen D. "Ilana" Weinstock

Dr. Barbara Witenko

Matching Gifts

Ford Foundation Matching Gift Program • Johnson Family Foundation Matching Gifts Fund • JPMorgan Chase • Levi Strauss Matching Gift Program • Pearson Matching Gifts • Microsoft Giving Campaign • Oracle Matching Gifts Program

Thank You

Katherine Acey • Vanessa Agard-Jones • Carol Alpert • Dena Batrice • Chela Blitt • Jennie Brier • Nancy Carmichael • Collette Carter • Cathy Cohen & Beth Richie • Theo Copley • Lucia Curiel • Pamela Devan • Jelena Djordjevic • Rox Etheridge • Liani Greaves • Jackie W. Kaye • Amy Kemp • Mona Khan • Sarah Kirnon • Todd Lester • Kellea Shay Miller • Elizabeth Seja Min • Mildred Murphy • Sham-e-Ali Nayeem • Eleanor Palacios • Katherine Pease • Suzanne Pharr • Pillow Café and Lounge • Toshi Reagon • Jane M. Saks • Sue Sena • Linda Stein • Hazel Tan • Li Tan • Selly Thiam • Victor Tobar • Carmen Torres • Judy Vassell • Lisa Vogel • Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz • Witches Brew • Ruohan Yu • Karen Zelermyer • Johnny Zhang

Financial Statement

Unrestricted

Temporarily Restricted

Permanently Restricted

All Funds

Support and Revenue

Individual Contributions

239,682

67,288

 

306,970

Foundation Contributions*

 215,771

 3,574,148

 

 3,789,919

Corporate Contributions

 15,463

 

 

 15,463

Bequest

 612,000

 

 

 612,000

Special Events

 3,979

 

 

 3,979

Administrative Fees

 63,528

 

 

 63,528

Other Income

 85,260

 

 

 85,260

Net Investment Return

 (22,007)

 (254,086)

 

 (276,093)

Total Revenue

 1,213,676

 3,387,350

 

 4,601,026

Net Assets Released From Restrictions

1,938,576

(1,938,576)

 

 

Total Revenue after Releases

3,152,252

1,448,774

 

4,601,026

Expenses

Program Services

 

 

 

 

Grants Made

1,328,463

 

 

1,328,463

Other Program Services

 1,031,217

 

 

 1,031,217

Total Program Services

 2,359,680

 

 

 2,359,680

Supporting Services

Administrative and General

 359,271

 30,147

 

389,418

Fundraising

 316,223

 

 

 316,223

Total Supporting Services

 675,494

 30,147

 

 705,641

Total Expenses

3,035,174

30,147

 

3,065,321

Changes in Net Assets

117,078

1,418,627

 

1,535,705

Net Assets as of June 30, 2011

 305,776

 3,189,298

 2,958,316

 6,453,390

Net Assets as of June 30, 2012

422,854

4,607,925

2,958,316

7,989,095

Astraea 2012 Expense Report

Grant Expenses Other Program Expenses Fundraising Expenses Administration & General Expenses
44 35 11 10
  • Grant Expenses
  • Other Program Expenses
  • Fundraising Expenses
  • Administration & General Expenses

Staff, Board, and Panels

STAFF

(as of February 2013)

J. Bob Alotta
Executive Director

Christian Baer
Executive Assistant

Michelle Blankenship
Finance Consultant

Sangeeta Budhiraja
Director of Programs

Namita Chad
Program Officer

Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez
Program Officer

Jennifer Estevez
Junior Accountant

Ariel Federow
Development Assistant

Senka Filipovic
Development Officer 

Mai Kiang
Director of Grantmaking

Denise Kleis
Human Resources Consultant

Lousch Creations
Web Technologies and Design Consultant

Zavé Martohardjono
Media Communications Officer

Joy Michael
Senior Accountant

Kellea Shay Miller
Program Consultant

Zahara Raine
Deputy Director

Naomi Sobel
Donor Engagement Coordinator

Alvin Starks
Director of Global Partnerships

Jenn Sturm
Director of Communications and Digital Strategy

Arlene Swartz
Interim Director of Development

BOARD

(as of February 2013)

Miriam Zoila Pérez
Washington, DC
Board Chair & Interim Treasurer

Jarrett Lucas
New York, NY
Vice Chair & Board Secretary

Cynthia Rothschild
Brooklyn, NY
Audit Committee Chair

Alexander Lee
Oakland, CA
Board Recruitment & Education Committee Chair

Uma Rao
Seattle, WA
Development & Communications Committee Chair

Miriam Barnard
Portland, OR

Shannon Cuttle
Washington, DC

Ryan Li Dahlstrom
Oakland, CA

Arcelia Hurtado
San Francisco, CA

Daniel Lee
San Francisco, CA

Mary Li
Portland, OR

Susan Wefald
Brooklyn, NY

ADVISORS

International Advisory Board

(as of June 2012)

Omo Akintan
Toronto, Canada

Belissa Andía Pérez
Lima, Perú

Lohana Berkins
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Libay Cantor
Marikina City, Philippines

Maria Ysabel Cedaño
Lima, Perú

Tatiana Cordero
Quito, Ecuador

Ochy Curiel
Bogotá, Colombia

Jelena Djordjevic
Belgrade, Serbia

Marta Drury
Half Moon Bay, CA, U.S.

Yuderkys Espinosa Miñoso
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Natasha Jiménez Mata
San José, Costa Rica

Anna Kirey
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Thuli Madi
Johannesburg, South Africa

Lepa Mladjenovic
Belgrade, Serbia

Miriam Molnar
New York, NY, U.S.

Rauda Morcos
Haifa, Israel

Phumi Mtetwa
Yeoville, South Africa

Monica Pisankaneva
Sofia, Bulgaria

Svati Shah
New York, NY, U.S.

Anjana Suvarnananda
Nakornchaisi, Thailand

Javid Syed
New York, NY, U.S.

Maria Georgina Villar
Quezon City, Philippines

Wei-ting Wu
Taipei, Taiwan

Bin Xu
Beijing, China

U.S. Advisory Board

(as of June 2012)

Kebo Drew
San Francisco, CA

Kim Ford
New York, NY

Malachi Larrabee-Garza
San Francisco, CA

Tiona McClodden
Philadelphia, PA

Nadeja Wesley
Chicago, IL

Lesbian Writers Fund Judges

Chrystos
Tacoma, WA

Ana-Maurine Lara
New Haven, CT

R. Erica Doyle
Brooklyn, NY

Nikky Finney
Lexington, KY

ANNUAL REPORT TEAM

Contributors
J. Bob Alotta, Michelle Blankenship, Sangeeta Budhiraja, Namita Chad, Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez, Ariel Federow, Miles Goff, Mai Kiang, Zavé Martohardjono, Joy Michael, Zahara Raine, Naomi Sobel, Jenn Sturm, Arlene Swartz

Editor
Zavé Martohardjono

Copy Editor
Wendy A. Gaudin

Print Designer
Wesley Hall

Online Report Designer
Lousch Creations

Printer
Enterprise Press

Not One More Death

An experimental rooftop art piece reclaiming a private, domestic site of invisible labor as a space for resistance for “Poésica,” an event featuring lesbian feminist visual art, poetry, performance, music, dance, and video.

Photo courtesy of Movimiento de Acción Lésbica Feminista de Aguascalientes

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