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Astraea Foundation Annual Report 2020


LIKE TREES GROWING SURELY AND STEADILY IN A FOREST, the movements Astraea supports—grassroots, feminist, and LBTQI movements around the world—have been laying their foundations, strengthening their roots, and planting new seeds for years. With each passing generation, our movements add new rings to their trees, building more and deeper knowledge. With each new organization, the forest grows thicker, lusher, more resilient, more alive.

2020 brought with it unprecedented storms that shook us all: a raging global pandemic; increased police brutality; state violence; heightened surveillance against Black, Brown, Indigenous, migrant, and other marginalized communities; a rise in authoritarianism; the ongoing closing of civil societies; and extractive capitalist systems designed only to take and never to give. Yet, our movements—who represent communities disproportionately impacted by each of these crises—have always shown us that, when we center care, we can transform lone trees into forests. When we fight for justice, joy, rest, and healing, we create ecosystems that will sustain and nurture us forever.

What is collective care? How do we take care of our movements so they can continue to care for their communities? Scientists have found that neighboring trees help to sustain each other through their root systems, either directly, by intertwining their roots, or indirectly, by growing fungal networks around the roots that serve as a sort of extended nervous system, connecting separate trees. Community care and the creation of interdependent networks of solidarity are the basis and ongoing motivation for the work of grassroots movements—from mutual aid to advocacy. As a feminist funder and the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to fund LGBTQI movements, our role and mandate are clearer than ever:

1)Make sure we strengthen our movements’ root systems by moving more money and resources to them (not just now but over the long-haul), so that our movements can continue to transform their powerful visions into reality, and build towards our collective liberation.

2)Nourish and care for ourselves by building the infrastructure we need to support our growth and transformation, and by prioritizing our own wellness, healing, and sustainability, so that we can in turn care for our movements.

Our 2020 Annual Report is a celebration of care and its ability to transform. Our movements have shown us time and time again that when we act collectively and from a place of deep care, we not only keep the forest alive, we support it to grow and to thrive. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for standing strong beside us.

A letter from Astraea’s Board

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Bookda Gheisar and Eboné Bishop,
Board Co-Chairs

Dear Friends,

Care and solidarity have always been Astraea’s reason for existing, and this year has only proven them more necessary for the sustainability of our movements and for Astraea’s own transformation. As a global pandemic—along with heightened police violence, increased surveillance, the ongoing closing of civil societies, the rollbacks of human rights, rising authoritarianism, and of course, the climate crisis—continued to ravage our world, the criticality of grassroots movement-building has only deepened. And as our movements continue to care for their communities, we continue to resource them, and our donors and partners continue to support us and stand behind us. 2020 was our biggest grantmaking year yet: we granted $5.3 million to 203 grantee partners through 250 grants, a 26% increase from 2019.

In April 2020, we launched our COVID-19 Collective Care Response, raising and moving more flexible resources to grantee partners and their communities, and making it easier for grantee partners to access funding. We are proud to have raised and leveraged over $1 million in funding from institutional and individual donors to support grantee partners’ resilience. This year, we also launched our Collective Care Blog, published several pivotal reports on the state of LBQ, trans, and intersex funding, and wrapped up our first LGBTI Global Development Partnership, which stewarded millions in government funding to the grassroots! Meanwhile, our grantee partners around the world continue their powerful work, supporting their communities to thrive as best they can, even in this tenuous moment. Through mutual aid efforts, advocacy, and the practice of collective care, they are leading us through this period of transformation with a powerful vision of collective liberation, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to that vision.

We began our search for permanent Executive leadership in 2020 but, just as the unpredictability of the past year shifted the trajectory of so many of our lives, it similarly impacted Astraea’s own transition and this search process. The Search Committee and the Board paused at the end of 2020 to restructure and reevaluate the process, and have since relaunched the search with the goal of finding a strategic, strong, feminist leader to guide Astraea in its commitment to advancing gender, racial, disability, and economic justice around the world.

This year has served as a reminder of the necessity and purpose of Astraea’s mandate which has always been to resource the LBTQI, Black, Brown, migrant, Indigenous, and feminist movements at the grassroots—those who have so often been the most marginalized in our communities but whose transformative visions are charting the path towards our collective liberation. It has reiterated the necessity of feminist funding that is flexible, that is nimble, that is sustainable—funding that is responsive to the needs and priorities of our movements, so that they can care for their communities. This year, we have learned just how inherently and deeply interconnected all our ecosystems are, and that care is an essential element of our collective transformation.

In Solidarity,

Bookda Gheisar and Eboné Bishop

Co-Chairs, Astraea Board of Directors

A letter from Sandy Nathan


Sandy Nathan,
Interim Executive Director

Dear Friends,

What a year it has been. By the time you read this letter, the world will have been navigating the global COVID-19 pandemic for over a year—a year in which we have each been challenged to reimagine ways of working, doing, and being. Grassroots movements—the LBTQI, feminist, Black, Brown, migrant, and Indigenous communities that Astraea has always proudly supported—have continued to show us the way forward, calling us to prioritize collective care as a tool for survival, healing, joy, and justice for us all. Concurrently, it has become undeniably clear how dysfunctional our systems and economies are, how pervasive structural racism continues to be, and just how dangerous white supremacy and right-wing authoritarianism can be when given legitimacy. That is why it has been critical for us to continue to support the folks most impacted—those who hold the radical dream of liberation—while also turning inwards, reflecting, and committing to an "internal" Astraea that mirrors the visions of our grantee partners.

Astraea has taken this call to heart, and we have shown up—for ourselves and for our movements. We have spent the last year intentionally beginning to undo our own capitalist, white supremacist instinct to constantly be working, doing, and moving at breakneck speed. We have embraced the ways in which slowing down can ultimately help us to grow and transform the organization, while holding steadfast the vision of our founding mothers. We have been taught just how necessary space for healing is. Astraea had already begun this organizational transformation work in September 2019 when I joined the organization, but every day since we have taken steps to deepen our commitment to collective care for ourselves, the organization, and our movements.

In March of 2020, as the pandemic took hold, all our staff began working remotely. We emphasized self-care, community care, and collective wellbeing was our main priority, and we leaned into our queer feminist values to guide each step we took in response to this moment. From providing unlimited sick leave to reducing our work hours, we took several necessary, tangible steps to ensure our staff were cared for. We have also spent the year redoubling our efforts to strengthen our organizational culture in order to ensure long-term stability and build towards an organization that is truly inclusive of all who are a part of it. So far this has included staff-wide anti-racism focus groups and a training on our role in the non-profit industrial complex, with more to come.

In July, we took an organization-wide pause for two weeks. The pause was an opportunity for Astraea staff to step away from our desks and reflect on how we can step more into “being” as opposed to “doing.” We examined our internal practices as we work to be an organization that is truly anti-racist, intersectional, feminist, queer, and international. We recognized the pause as not just a vacation, but as a radical, political, subversive act: one that rejects dominant capitalist and white supremacist definitions of productivity as tied to success, and instead disrupts by embracing rest, care, and joy as critical to the health of our people, and therefore the health of Astraea.

With the creation of our expanded Management Team, we are working to strengthen our leadership pipeline and are in the midst of updating our organizational structure and decision-making models in alignment with our feminist values. These efforts will take time and concerted commitment, another reason why we must create the spaciousness needed for them to be successful efforts that will prepare us well for new permanent executive leadership in 2021.

It has been an honor to lead Astraea over the last year. I am grateful to our staff, Board of Directors, and all of you for how you have unwaveringly stood with us and our movements. Astraea is financially strong thanks to the faith and support of all our donors who recognize Astraea’s intersectional support for global LBTQI movements. We were humbled to receive a $4 million gift from MacKenzie Scott last year in honor of this work. With your continued invaluable support, we are steadily bolstering our own systems, policies, and practices, all while resourcing our movements to grow and make change. Throughout the rest of my tenure, I will continue to prioritize sustainability, organizational strengthening, and collective care, while bringing in the fresh perspectives and energy that we need to guide Astraea into the future.

Thank you for continuing to believe in Astraea, in the bold vision of our founding mothers, and in the power of care and transformation.

In Solidarity,

Sandy Nathan

Interim Executive Director

The transformative power of resistance and resilience:

Astraea & Grantee Highlights

We are deeply inspired by the ways in which LBTQI movements keep growing and transforming to meet the moment and build towards a brighter vision for the future. In response to the deep ongoing harms of systemic racism, the rise of far-right fascism, and the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our movements are sowing the seeds towards our collective liberation. Our work is to support movements to grow strong foundations and to thrive over the long haul. From the queer and trans elders who paved the way for today’s movements, to the intersex organizations around the world that are providing mutual aid to see their communities through the pandemic, our movements are showing us what is possible when our work is grounded in collective care.

Financial Statement

Without Donor Restrictions With Donor Restrictions All Funds
Support and Revenue
Grants and Contributions
Core Programs and Expenses 3,120,233 16,159,402 19,279,635
Sponsored Projects 1,766,952 1,766,952
Net Investment Return 125,759 414,263 540,022
Foreign Currency Transactions (Loss) Gain
Other Income 1,030 1,030
Total Revenue 3,247,022 18,340,617 21,587,639
Net Assets Released From Restrictions
Core Programs and Expenses 21,037,193 (21,037,193)
Sponsored Projects 1,732,137 (1,732,137)
Total Revenue after Releases
Program Services
Grantmaking 6,620,770 6,620,770
Core Programs 13,106,901 13,106,901
Sponsored Projects 1,534,121 1,534,121
Total Program Services 21,261,792 21,261,792
Supporting Services
Administrative and General 875,040 875,040
Fundraising 1,179,175 1,179,175
Total Supporting Services 2,054,215 2,054,215
Total Expenses
Change in Net Assets 2,700,345 (4,428,713) (1,728,368)
Beginning Net Assets as of June 30, 2019 1,156,466 11,990,844 13,147,310
Ending Net Assets as of June 30, 2020 3,856,811 7,562,131 11,418,942

Based on audited financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2020

Grantee Partners

  • Elles Cameroun

    Douala, Cameroon

  • Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW)

    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK)

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Gender DynamiX

    Capetown, South Africa

  • Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND)

    Mombasa, Kenya

  • Intersex Community of Zimbabwe

    Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe

  • Intersex-Nigeria

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Intersex Persons Society of Kenya (IPSK)

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Intersex Society of Zambia (ISSZ)


  • Intersex South Africa (ISSA)

    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Ivy Foundation

    Lilongwe, Malawi

  • Jinsiangu


  • Kisumu Lesbians and Bisexuals (KISLEB)

    Kisumu, Kenya

  • Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED)

    Kisumu, Kenya

  • L’Union Féministe Libre (UFL)

    Rabat, Morocco

  • Mesahat Foundation for Sexual and Gender Diversity

    Cairo, Egypt

  • National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • None On Record

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Pakasipiti Zimbabwe

    Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (PAI)

    Johannesburg, South Africa

  • QET Inclusion

    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Queer African Youth Network (QAYN)

    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Rainbow Identity Association

    Gaborone, Botswana

  • Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa (SHE)

    East London, South Africa

  • Support Initiative for People with atypical sex Development (SIPD)

    Kampala, Uganda

  • Together for Women's Rights - Burundi

    Bujumbura, Burundi

  • Trans Bantu Association of Zambia

    Lusaka, Zambia

  • Trans Smart Trust

    Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Voice of the Voiceless (VOVO)

    Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

  • Voices of Women in Western Kenya (VOWWEK)

    Kisumu, Kenya

  • West African Trans Forum / Forum Trans* de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (WATF-FTAO)

    Monrovia, Liberia

  • Women in Front Cameroon

    Yaoundé, Cameroon

  • Women Working with Women (3W)

    Kisumu, Kenya

  • Women's Health and Equal Rights Initiative (WHER)

    Abuja, Nigeria

Asia & Pacific
  • Campaign for Change

    Kathmandu, Nepal

  • DeGenderation Confederation

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality

    Suva, Fiji

  • GALANG Philippines, Inc

    Quezon City, Philippines

  • ILGA Asia

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Intersex Anatolia/ Intersex Turkey/ Intersex Shalala

    Balıkesir, Turkey

  • Intersex Asia Network


  • Intersex Human Rights Australia

    Newtown, Australia

  • Intersex Peer Support Australia

    Coorparoo, Australia

  • Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ)

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Justice for Sisters

    Selangor, Malaysia

  • Organization Intersex International-Chinese (OII Chinese)

    Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

  • Point of View

    Mumbai, India

  • Sappho for Equality

    Kolkata, India

  • Sayoni


  • The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights (TGA)

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA): LGBTQI Programs in India

    New Delhi, India

  • Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA)

    Bangkok, Thailand

Europe & Central Asia
  • Bilitis Resource Center Bulgaria

    Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Collectif Intersexes et Allié-e-s - OII France

    Aubervilliers, France

  • Egalite Intersex Ukraine

    Kyiv, Ukraine

  • EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community (EL*C)


  • FemHouse NGO

    Yerevan, Armenia

  • Geten, Center for LGBTIQA People's Rights

    Belgrade, Serbia

  • Group COME OUT

    Novi Sad, Serbia

  • iCon UK

    London, United Kingdom

  • Insight Public Organization

    Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Institute Transfeminist Initiative TransAkcija

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Interaction – Association Suisse pour les Intersexes

    La Neuveville, Switzerland

  • International Lesbian and Gay Association - ILGA World


  • Intersex Danmark

    Kolding, Denmark

  • Intersex Greece

    Syros, Cyclades, Greece

  • Intersex Ísland

    Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Intersex People’s Human Rights – ISIO Finland

    Helsinki, Finland

  • Intersexesiste

    Bologna, Italy

  • intersexioni

    Firenze, Italy

  • IntersexUK

    Princetown, United Kingdom

  • INTER2

    Moscow, Russia

  • IVIM / Organisation Intersex International Deutschland / OII Germany

    Berlin, Germany

  • Labris - Lesbian Human Rights Organization

    Belgrade, Serbia

  • LGBTIQA Association Okvir

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Magda Rakita

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • OII Sverige

    Örebro, Sweden

  • Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe)


  • Public Union "Labrys"

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • Queer Sista Platform

    Yerevan, Armenia

  • Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO

    Yerevan, Armenia

  • Rromnjako Ilo (aka Roma Women's Center)

    Novi Becej, Serbia

  • Trans Aid

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • Trans Mreža Balkan (TMB)

    Regional/Western Balkans

  • Trans* Coalition in Post-Soviet Space

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • Trans-Fuzja Foundation

    Warsaw, Poland

  • Verein Intergeschlechtlicher Menschen Österreich VIMÖ / OII Austria

    Linz, Austria

  • XY Spectrum

    Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

  • Zagreb Pride and Lesbian Organization Rijeka (LORI)

    Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia

Latin America & Caribbean
  • Aireana - Grupo por los Derechos de las Lesbianas

    Asunción, Paraguay

  • Armario Abierto

    Manizales, Colombia

  • Articulación Feminista Dominicana

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Asociación Organizando Trans Diversidades (OTD)

    Santiago, Chile

  • Associação Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI)

    São Paulo, Brazil

  • Brújula Intersexual


  • CAISO: sex & gender justice

    Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

  • Caribe Afirmativo

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CARIFLAGS)

    Kingston, Jamaica

  • Caribeñxs

    Montería, Colombia

  • Colectivo No Tengo Miedo

    Lima, Peru

  • Corporación Promoción de la Mujer/Taller de Comunicación Mujer

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Feminas Peru

    Lima, Peru

  • Femme en Action Contre la Stigmatisation el la Discrimination Sexuelle (FACSDIS)

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • Fundación de Desarrollo Humano Integral CAUSANA

    Quito, Ecuador

  • GLEFAS - Grupo Latinoamericano De Estudios, Formacion Y Accion Feminista

    Bogotá, Colombia

  • Grupo Artemisa Honduras

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Guyana RainBow Foundation (GuyBow)

    Georgetown, Guyana

  • Guyana Trans United

    Georgetown, Guyana

  • Intersex Chile

    Valparaíso, Chile

  • Lesbianas Independientes Feministas y Socialistas (LIFS)

    Lima, Peru

  • LEZ Connect

    Gros Islet, St. Lucia

  • Movimiento Lesbia

    Arequipa, Peru

  • Mujer y Mujer

    Guayaquil, Ecudaor

  • Mujeres Al Borde

    Bogotá, Colombia

  • Mulabi - Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos

    Guadalupe, Costa Rica

  • Our Circle

    Belize City, Belize

  • Potencia intersex

    Córdoba, Argentina

  • Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL)

    Belize City, Belize

  • Raras no tan raras

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Red Multicultural de Mujeres Trans de Guatemala (REDMMUTRANS Guatemala)


  • Rede de Apoio a Familia e Pessoa Intersexo "Amiel Vieira"

    São Paulo, Brazil

  • Santamaria Fundación

    Cali, Colombia

  • Tamùkke Feminist Rising

    Georgetown, Guyana

  • Trans Siempre Amigas - TRANSSA

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • TransWave Jamaica

    Kingston, Jamaica

  • Tzk'at


  • Vivir y Ser Intersex


  • Women's Empowerment for Change (WE-Change)

    Kingston, Jamaica

  • Women'S Way Foundation

    Paramaribo, Suriname

Middle East & Southwest Asia
  • alQaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society

    Jerusalem, Palestine

  • Aswat - Palestinian Gay Women

    Haifa, Palestine

  • Ahwaa

    Manama, Bahrain

  • Kohl: a journal for Body and Gender Research

    Kornet el Hamra, Lebanon

  • Qorras – Tajassod

    Beirut, Lebanon

North America
  • Audre Lorde Project

    Brooklyn, NY, United States

  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

    National, United States

  • Black and Pink

    National, United States

  • Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

    National, United States

  • Blackbird

    West Hollywood, CA, United States

  • Bold Futures

    Albuquerque, NM, United States

  • BYP100

    National, United States

  • Círculo Violeta

    Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

  • Comité Visibilité Intersexe


  • Communities United for Police Reform

    New York, NY, United States

  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

    Oakland, CA, United States

  • El/La Para TransLatinas

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Freedom to Thrive

    Portland, OR, United States

  • Girls for Gender Equity

    Brooklyn, NY, United States

  • Immigrant Youth Coalition

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Intersex and Faith

    Springfield, TN, United States

  • Intersex Justice Project

    Atlanta, GA, United States

  • Law for Black Lives

    New York, NY, United States

  • MediaJustice

    Oakland, CA, United States

  • Mijente

    National, United States

  • National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)

    National, United States

  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

    National, United States

  • Power Inside

    Baltimore, MD, United States

  • Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)

    Providence, RI, United States

  • SisterReach

    Memphis, TN, United States

  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

    Atlanta, GA, United States

  • SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW

    Atlanta, GA, United States

  • TGI Justice Project (TGIJP)

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • Trans Queer Pueblo

    Phoenix, AZ, United States

Funding Queerly
  • APIENC (API Equality - Northern California)

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • Black and Brown Workers Cooperative

    Philadelphia, PA, United States

  • Black Trans Media

    Brooklyn, NY, United States

  • Garden of Peace Project

    Homestead, PA, United States

  • Immigrant Youth Coalition

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Invisible to Invincible ("i2i"): API Pride of Chicago

    Chicago, IL, United States

  • Montana Two Spirit Society

    Missoula, MT, United States

  • Peacock Rebellion

    Oakland, CA, United States

  • Queer & Trans People of Color Birthwerq Project (Q/TPOC BP)

    Detroit, MI, United States

  • The Knights and Orchids Society

    Selma, AL, United States

  • Trans(forming)

    Atlanta, GA, United States

LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund
  • BreakOUT!

    New Orleans, LA, United States

  • Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network)

    Oakland, CA, United States

  • Mijente

    National, United States

  • Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SnapCo)

    Eat Point, GA, United States

  • Southern Vision Alliance (SVA)

    Durham, NC, United States

  • Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

    Atlanta, GA, United States

  • Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable and Empowering (TAKE)

    Birmingham, AL, United States

  • Women on the Rise

    Atlanta, GA, United States

  • Women With a Vision

    New Orleans, LA, United States

Donor Advised Funds
Acey Social Justice Feminist Award
  • Julia Bennett

    Brooklyn, NY, United States

  • Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

    Little Rock, AK, United States

  • Brenda Joyce Crawford

    Vallejo, CA, United States

  • Norma Timbang

    Seattle, WA, United States

Beyond 2 Cents Giving Circle
  • API Equality LA

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • APIENC (API Equality - Northern California)

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • Caribbean Equality Project

    South Ozone Park, NY, United States

  • DesiQ Diaspora

    United States

  • Korean Queer and Transgender Organization DC (KQT-DC)

    Washington, DC, United States

  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

    National, United States

  • Okaeri

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Queer Muslims of Boston

    Boston, MA, United States

  • San Francisco Community Health Center (for the Trans Thrive program)

    San Francisco, CA, United States

  • Satrang

    Cerritos, CA, United States

International Donor Advised Fund
  • Género, Ética y Salud Sexual AC (GESS)

    Monterrey, Mexico

  • Red Centroamericano de Hombres Trans

    Guatemala City, Guatemala

Marsha Day Memorial Fund
  • Ali Forney Center

    New York, NY, United States

  • North Fork Women's Fund

    Greenport, NY, United States

  • The Middle Project

    New York, NY, United States

Miscellaneous Donor Advised Fund
  • Outright Action International


  • Project Fierce Chicago

    Chicago, IL, United States


A note about our donor list: Long-time partners may notice that our donor list looks different this year. As a queer, feminist women's fund that endeavors to center gender, racial, and economic justice in all that we do, we recognize all of our donors who make our work possible. Every single dollar makes a difference, stretching all the way back to Astraea's cross-class founding around a kitchen table in 1977. Presenting our donor list alphabetically, rather than by size of gift, is a better reflection of our true appreciation of each and every one of you. Thank you!

  • Anonymous (8)

  • 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation

  • AbbVie Foundation

  • Paige Abernathy

  • Sarah Abramowitz

  • Accenture LLP

  • Lawson Acton

  • Shari Adkisson

  • Litsey Aguilar

  • Verity Ahlin

  • Albert Penick Fund

  • Adam & Rachel Albright

  • Cristobal Alex

  • Gregory & Hanita Alexander

  • Abby Alexanian & Amielle Major

  • Mary Alfaro

  • Susan S. Allee & Karen Krahulik

  • Yvette Allen-Lomaro

  • Allied Integrated Marketing

  • Molly Allison

  • Ralph Alpert

  • American Jewish World Service

  • Kelsey Anderson

  • Georgia Andrews

  • Sally Annis

  • Salpi Apkarian

  • Aquila Fund of RSF Social Finance

  • Arcus Foundation

  • ARIA Foundation

  • Kimberly Armstrong

  • Urooj Arshad

  • Fatimah Asghar

  • Miriam Ashton

  • Ward Auerbach & Andy Baker

  • Kathryn Bader

  • Rebecca Baer

  • Buck Bagot

  • Sam Bagwell

  • Teresa Bailey

  • Crista Bailey

  • Brandie Balken

  • Radine Barge

  • Baring Foundation

  • Jules Barnes

  • Erinn Barnett & Kayla Coughlen

  • Monica Barron

  • Chelsea Bautista

  • Daria Bazzi

  • Lenore Beaky

  • Cynthia C. Beard

  • Emily Beckman

  • Lars Bedurke & Carlos Flores Paredes

  • Erica Berger

  • Linda A. Bernhard

  • Sam Bettencourt

  • Katherine Bisanz

  • Ashley Black

  • Merrill Black & Mary Ayres

  • Alexandra Blair

  • Robin Blanc

  • Bill Blankenship

  • Melissae Bletsian

  • Gay Block/Shlenker Block Fund/Houston Jewish Community Foundation

  • Lorraine Boissoneault

  • Laura A. Bollettino

  • Mary Bond

  • Laura Bonetti

  • Susan Borke

  • Karen Borsetti

  • Elisabeth Bosch/ Dreilinden gGmbH

  • Nancy Boutilier

  • Tenicka Boyd

  • Bill Bragin & Lisa Philp

  • Peter Brantley

  • Dr. Judith V. Branzburg & Amy Ryan

  • Elizabeth Bremner & Karen Crow

  • Briahn K. Brennan

  • Bright Funds Foundation

  • Gretchen Brion-Meisels

  • Eleanor Brock

  • Sandra Brody

  • Eugenia Brooks

  • Angela Brown

  • Jade Brown

  • Kristen Brown

  • Maya Brown

  • Sarah Brown

  • Gilda Bruckman

  • Victoria C. Brush

  • Valerie Bucur

  • Elly Bulkin

  • Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

  • Ellen Burgess

  • Darrell Byrd

  • Marcel Byrd

  • Elizabeth Cadorette

  • Calamus Foundation-DE

  • Angela Calman

  • Lisa M. Cameron

  • Kacie Capitano

  • Mona C. Cardell

  • Esther Cardin

  • Katherine F. Carmichael

  • Marcia Carpentier

  • Shae Carter

  • Joan T. Casale

  • Christine Castano

  • Leah Catotti

  • Ilene Chaiken

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  • Charities Aid Foundation of America

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  • Mia Cher

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  • Rebecca Chung

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  • Elizabeth H. Coker

  • Kristi Cole

  • Emilie Cole

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  • Kay Colletti

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  • Comic Relief

  • Elizabeth B. Conant & Camille Cox/Legacy II Philanthropic Fund/Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

  • Carolyn Confer

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  • Aaron Edwards

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  • Edward Esguerra

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  • European Commission

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  • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

  • Hope Fa-Kaji

  • Jim Fauntleroy

  • Deborah Felix

  • Katy Felkner

  • Feminist Book Club

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  • Chris Fenton

  • Edrie Ferdun

  • Lisa Fernand

  • Fidelity Charitable

  • Carly Finkle

  • Carolyn Finney

  • Hannah Fisher

  • Lynn Fitzer

  • Eugénie Fitzgerald & Beth Burkhart

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  • Jane E. Foote

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  • Kim L. Ford

  • Ford Foundation

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  • Jennifer Freeman

  • Carlo Frese

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  • Fund for Global Human Rights

  • Cynthia E. Funk

  • Lisa M. Furst

  • Jeremy Futch

  • Mariam Gagoshashvili

  • Jaspinder Gahlla

  • Marcia Gallo

  • Swathi Gangisetty

  • Kate Gautier

  • Susan D. Gedanke

  • Lea Gee-Tong

  • Jessica George

  • Dale George

  • Ellen Gerber

  • Mike Gesnaldo

  • Landon Ghast

  • Shelly Giesbrecht

  • Ariana Giles

  • Tahesha Gilliard

  • Elspeth Gilmore

  • GiveOut

  • Global Equality Fund

  • Global Fund for Women

  • Skylar Gobel

  • Nancy Golden

  • Jonathan Goldman

  • Ruth Goldman

  • Shira Goldman

  • Julie Goldscheid

  • Daniel Goldstein

  • Sue Goldwomon

  • Emma Golub

  • Raphael Gontijo Lopes

  • Christine Goodfellow

  • Mo Gooding-Silverwood

  • Gabe Gordon

  • Robert Gottlieb

  • Government of the Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Emiko Graham

  • Katherine Grainger

  • Christina Gray

  • Andrew Gray

  • Libby Grayson

  • Lauri Greenberg

  • Ryan Greenburg

  • Julia L. Greenburger

  • Kaitlin Griffin

  • CJ Griffin

  • Benjamin Grimes

  • Joe Grossberg

  • Bridget Guarisco

  • Sarah Gunther & Amy Krosch

  • Katie Haab

  • Cheryl Hagan

  • Sophie Hagen

  • Susanna Hamilton

  • Devney A. Hamilton

  • Krista Lee Hanson & Burke Stansbury

  • Harold K. Raisler Foundation

  • Amy Harrington & Jaye Fishel

  • Jennifer Harrison

  • Harry and Masie Masto Foundation

  • Benjamin Hartzell

  • Stephanie Haskins

  • Pan Haskins

  • Paula Hatfield

  • Carolyn & Eric Hathaway

  • Kate Hawes

  • Bryan Helmig

  • Rebecca S. Hemperly

  • Risa Hernandez

  • Ruth Herring

  • Jacqueline Herter

  • Susan J. Hessel

  • Libby Hester

  • William L. Hickey

  • Amy E. Hirsch & Jessica M. Robbins

  • Elizabeth Hirsch & Karen Pratt

  • Jane R. Hirschmann & Richard A. Levy


  • Kuan Ho

  • Iimay Ho & Megan Rolfe

  • HoesForClothes

  • Cindy Holmes

  • James M. Holmes

  • Abraham Holston

  • Alice Y. Hom

  • Hope Credit Union

  • Horizons Foundation

  • Ambassador James C. Hormel & Michael Nguyen

  • Trish Houck & Lyssa Jenkens

  • Emily D. Howe & Aimee Gelnaw

  • Katie Howell

  • Eric Hoyt

  • Dawn Huebner

  • Athena Hughes

  • Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America

  • Liz Humphrey

  • Nan Hunter

  • Mark Hutchison-Quillian

  • Identity House

  • Elizabeth Ingriselli

  • Joseph Isenbergh

  • Mousumi Islam

  • Hanna Israel

  • Grace Izard

  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

  • Daniel Jackoway

  • Emily Jackson

  • Alex and Tamar Jackson Nelson

  • Caroline Jaffee

  • Jackie James

  • Kamil Janton

  • Carol Jaspin/Ameriprise Financial

  • Jeanne R. Cordova Living Trust

  • Melissa Jefferson

  • Griffen Jeffries

  • Jeweled Riot

  • Melissa John

  • Corey Johns

  • Lucie Johns

  • Emma Johnson

  • Alexis Johnson

  • William Johnson

  • Julie Johnston

  • Michael Josephson

  • Lynne Joyrich

  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation

  • JPMorgan Chase and Co.

  • Daisy Julian

  • JustGiving

  • Rebecca Kahn

  • Emily A. Kaller

  • Jocelyn Kaplan

  • Eben Kaplan

  • Darla Kashian & Samantha Grosby

  • Joyce Kauffman

  • Jill K. McDonnell

  • Mitchell Kellaway

  • Daniel Kelleher

  • Christine M. Kelly

  • Jamon Kerrigan

  • Kicking Assets Fund/ Tides Foundation

  • Jonathan Kidd

  • J. Robin Kimball

  • Rosamond S. King

  • Evan King

  • Howard Kirby

  • Kirk Wallace & Mark Sexton Fund

  • Paige Kirstein

  • Jennie Kixmiller

  • Mimi Klausner

  • Kent Klindera

  • Hope Kogod

  • Pamela Kohlberg

  • Kolibri Foundation

  • Leonard W. Kolins & Faye E. Goldman

  • Delores M. Komar

  • Kirby Koo

  • Emma Koramshahi

  • Renee Korgood

  • Sara E. Krakauer

  • Kristen Krewson

  • Kate Kroeger

  • Margaret Kroll & Kevin Frodell

  • Katherine A. Kruckemeyer & Catherine Spath

  • Jenna Krusemark

  • Donna Kuo

  • L'Amour De Soi Tattoo

  • Kelsey Laderriere

  • Kelsey Laderriere

  • Kayle Lamar

  • Bob Lamm

  • David Lanier

  • Michon Lartigue

  • Laura M. Lasko

  • Abraham L. Lateiner

  • Laughing Gull Foundation

  • Terry Lawler

  • Kendra Layton

  • Nam Le

  • Tina Lear & Elena Terrone

  • Aidan Leary

  • Isabelle Lee

  • Susan J. Lee

  • Renee Lefland

  • Michal Lemze

  • Lesbian Equity Fund/ Kathy Levinson & Naomi Fine

  • Levi Strauss Foundation

  • Adam E. Levine

  • Ruth A. Levine

  • Nancy Levit & Cathy Underwood

  • Andrew Levitt

  • Michael Lew

  • Wendy Lewis

  • Vince Liaguno

  • Libra Foundation

  • Lucy Lin

  • Diane K. Lincoln

  • Joshua Lippmann

  • Tracey Little

  • Mary Little

  • Janet Lobel

  • Kristin Long

  • Drea Long

  • Long Island Community Foundation

  • Ali Love

  • Casper Lucia

  • Michaele Luisi

  • Luna Yoga

  • Catherine Lundoff

  • Martina Lundstrom

  • Andi Lyons & Janka Bialek

  • Tim Ma

  • Macy Mackey

  • Shelley Mains

  • Margo Mallar

  • Jen Manley

  • Lydia Mann

  • Marc and Laura Andreessen Fund

  • Enrico Mariotti

  • Mark Marker

  • Rachael Martin & Robyn Kali Bacon

  • Sarah Marxer & Lisa Wanzor

  • Randal Mason

  • David Mattingly

  • Eugenia Mayden

  • Leah Mayers

  • Mia Mays

  • Sean McCain

  • Sheila McClean

  • Jason McCue

  • Sheila McDevitt

  • Jill K. McDonnell

  • Nora McDonnell

  • Erica McDowell

  • Aaron McGuire

  • Nicky McIntyre & Carrel Crawford

  • Elaine McKinley

  • Thomas McNeela

  • Maura McNeil

  • Kyle McNickle

  • Shane McParland

  • Felicia Mednick

  • Shari Mednitsky

  • Eliana Meirowitz Nelson

  • Barbara J. Meislin/Purple Lady Fund

  • Alan Mendelsohn

  • Amy Mendosa

  • JV Mercanti

  • Florence Meyer

  • Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss

  • Ilaria Michelis

  • Lori & Lesley Millar-Nicholson

  • Colin A. Miller & Jeffrey Harps

  • Hannah Miller

  • Harriet A. Miller

  • Jim Miller

  • Jacqueline I. Mirkin

  • Geetanjali Misra

  • Mixpanel Inc.

  • Justin Moe

  • Elizabeth Molnar

  • Riley Moloney

  • Catalina Monsalve

  • Jessica Morgan

  • Catherine Morrison

  • Derek Morrison

  • Shea Morrissey & Chloe Kloezeman

  • Carla Mulder

  • Quinn Murphy

  • Mildred Murphy

  • Will Mustin

  • Ragnar D. Naess & David Charles

  • Edgar Najera

  • Gail Nalven

  • Julie Nan

  • Natasha Moustache Photography

  • National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

  • Adriana Navarro

  • Matt Naylor

  • Natasha Negovanlis

  • Susan Neiman

  • Network for Good

  • Marjorie Newman

  • Colin Nichols

  • Ruslan Nikandrov

  • Ann & Daniel Nitzan

  • Mary H. Nolan

  • Natasha Noltimier

  • Abigail Norman

  • Holly Fetter

  • Zan Northrip & Doneg McDonough

  • Ann E. Northrop

  • Paula Novakovich

  • NoVo Foundation

  • Kevin Nye

  • Kerry O'Connor

  • Meghan O'Hara

  • Oak Foundation/Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

  • Sheila Oakes

  • Mercy Oladipo

  • Open Society Foundations

  • Katherine E. Palmer Finn

  • Alexi Papaleonardos

  • Karin Aleah Papes

  • Ruben Pardo

  • Paul Pare

  • Rosamund Parr

  • Brandy Parris

  • Janet Parrish

  • Aileen Patimeteeporn

  • Jeff & Annette Patterson

  • Emily Paulson

  • Cathleen Payne

  • Peace Development Fund

  • Kirby Pendergast

  • Anna Perry

  • Luisa Pessoa-Brandão

  • Holland Petersen

  • Paula Peterson

  • Jessica Peterson

  • Alana Petraske

  • Claire Phillips

  • Leanne Pittsford

  • Marc S. Plonskier

  • Eleanor Poley & Brittany Alsot

  • Nancy D. Polikoff

  • Chase Porter

  • Amy K. Posner

  • Nik Pousette

  • Linda Preuss

  • Jess Pumphrey

  • Bassam Qasem

  • Clara Quin

  • Megan E. & Pamela D. Quincy

  • Thomas Raccis

  • Kathleen Raffo

  • Emily Ragle

  • Rainbow Women's Chorus

  • Nitika Raj

  • Gloria Ramirez

  • Lisa Raschdorf

  • Amelie Ratliff

  • Erin Reeves

  • Claudius Reich

  • Alison Reichle

  • Kelly Reiterman

  • Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc.

  • Pandu Rendradjaja

  • Sharon Rich & Nancy Reed

  • Addison Richley

  • Alexis Rider

  • Travis Ridgway

  • Cassandra Ritas

  • Robert Robbins

  • Meredith Robinson

  • Sandra J. Robinson & Juanita Deans

  • Molly Rocca

  • Hamid Roman

  • Jamal Rorie

  • Lyla Rose-Barwick

  • Emily Rosenberg & Darlene de Manincor

  • Diana Rosenblum

  • Robin Rosenbluth & Tracy Scott

  • Carolyn Ross

  • Karen Ross

  • Martina A. & Bina Rothblatt

  • Amy Rubin

  • Benjamin Rushakoff

  • Anne Russell

  • Stephanie Sabath

  • Diane Sabin & Jewelle Gomez

  • Sakata Seed America, Inc.

  • Mary Beth Salerno & Denise Kleis


  • Christopher Sams

  • Ronnie Sandler

  • Olivia Santosuosso

  • Dru Saren

  • Eric Sargent

  • Megan Sass

  • Susan B. Sasser/Robert and Doris Sasser Charitable Fund

  • Eric Sasson

  • Ronora Sayaman

  • Hanna Scanlon

  • Janice Schachter

  • Georgia Schaefer-Brown

  • Katrina E. Schaffer/Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

  • Allison Schedin

  • Laurel Schmidt

  • Jean L. Schmidt

  • Karen Schneider and Marc Gunther

  • Margaret J. Schonfield

  • Keri Schwartz

  • Peter Schwartz

  • Beverly A. & Courtney Scott

  • Elizabeth Scott

  • Melissa Scott

  • Janice Sears

  • Audrey Seidman

  • Rachel Selter

  • Florence Severs

  • Diana Shaheen

  • Elizabeth Shanower

  • Sandra Shapiro

  • Joanne Shapiro

  • Morgan Shaunette

  • Sheila, Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation

  • Lilah Shepard

  • Patricia Sherman

  • Rachel Sherman

  • Jerald P. Shing

  • Emma Shipley

  • Liz Shoemaker

  • Susanne R. Shulman & Carolyn R. Altman

  • Shutterstock, Inc.

  • Sigrid Rausing Trust

  • Debra Silber

  • Nicky Silver

  • Kati Silverberg

  • Donna A. Simms

  • Albert Simms

  • Mauricio Simoes

  • Rocki Simões & Susan K. Raffo

  • Steven Sladkowski

  • Elizabeth Slocum

  • Joyce Smith

  • Laura Smith

  • Zachary Smith

  • Margaret M. Smith


  • Denise Littlefield Sobel

  • Naomi Sobel & Becky Silverstein

  • Alan Sokol

  • Eli Sokol

  • Max Sokol

  • Patti Sokol

  • Cynthia Solie

  • Karen Solt

  • Sparks Fund for Equity and Innovation

  • Allen Spaulding

  • Carol Spelkoman

  • Kathryn Spera

  • Laura Squires

  • Amy Stanley

  • Sophia Starmack

  • Teri Starnes

  • Starry Night Fund/Chicago Community Trust

  • Allison Steen

  • Peter Stegehuis

  • Neal Stewart

  • Rebecca Stilling

  • Helen Stillman/Social Justice Fund Northwest

  • Thor Stockman

  • Brett Stoner-Osborne

  • Aaron Strassberg

  • Emma Strugatz

  • John Stuart

  • Deborah Loon Stumbras

  • Maeve Sullivan

  • Zhuoran Sun

  • Susan A. & Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation

  • Evelyn Suttle

  • Nicholas Sutton

  • Eric Swanson

  • Kristin Swanson

  • Sam Tabet & Milo Chesnut

  • Ashley Tan

  • Target Corporation Employee Engagement Program

  • Ted Snowdon Foundation

  • Alexandra Teper

  • The America Gift Fund

  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund

  • The Danielson Foundation

  • The Other Foundation

  • The Sprocket Foundation

  • The Traub-Dicker Pride Endowment Fund

  • Donovan Thibodeaux

  • Dana Thomas

  • Paul K. Thomas

  • Thomas F. Staley Foundation

  • Thomas Thriveni

  • Jasmine Thurmond

  • Larinda Tiokasin

  • Jacob Tobia

  • Phung Ton

  • Myrna S. Tortorello

  • Elizabeth Trachtenberg

  • Alexander Tranovivch

  • Traub-Dicker Pride Endowment Fund at Stonewall Community Foundation

  • Caitlin Stanton & Randy Trigg

  • Felix Tsai

  • Celia Turner & Nicole Gervasio

  • Kay Turner

  • Robert Turner

  • Shannon Turner

  • Tzedek Social Justice Fund


  • Soo K. Uhm

  • Underdog Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation

  • Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock

  • United Way of Central Indiana

  • Emma Unterseher

  • Aarne Uotila

  • Dona Upson

  • Urgent Action Fund

  • Henry van Ameringen

  • Liz Van Verth

  • David VanHorn

  • Katie Vannicola

  • Catrina Vear

  • Diane Verrochi

  • Jean Veta

  • Annaliese Voci

  • Wendy Volkmann

  • Inez von Sternenfels

  • Aimee R. Walker

  • Luke Wallis

  • Joan Ward

  • Brigid Warnke

  • Marcus Waterbury

  • Lorraine Waters

  • Lily Watkins

  • Victoria E. Watkins & Caroline G. Garcia

  • Shana Weaver

  • Lara Webb

  • Andrew Wehling

  • Monica Wehrle & Harriet A. Miller

  • Robin Weinberg

  • Wendy L. Weinberg

  • Kristin Weiss

  • Justin Weissert

  • Jessica R. Weissman

  • Laura & Bob Welch

  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

  • Kim Westheimer & Madeline M. Klyne

  • Rebecca E. Weybright

  • Susan G. White

  • Jo Laine White & Julia Reinstein

  • Jan Whiteley

  • Tamara Wilds Lawson

  • Arianna Willett

  • Anna J. Williams, Ph.D.

  • Alyssa Willson

  • Maria Wilson

  • Joanne Winetzki

  • Allison Winkler

  • Juliet Wolff

  • Liza Wooten

  • Barbara J. Wright & Dee Kenny

  • Mark B. Wyn

  • Wynwood Pride

  • Yukari Yanagino

  • Gino Yannotti

  • Marisol Ybarra

  • Su Ming Yeh

  • Jamie Yoo

  • Catherine Young

  • YourCause, LLC

  • Soher Youssef

  • Zina Zarzycki

  • Zed Books Limited

  • Cody Zeger

  • Sydney Zelenak

  • Catherine Zinn

  • Michelle Zziwa

Staff & Board


  • Daniel Andre

    Senior Accountant

  • Nicole Asbury

    Senior Donor Systems and Database Manager

  • Kerry Ashforth

    Interim Director of Strategic Initiatives

  • Ruth Baldacchino

    Associate Director of Programs, Intersex Fund

  • Douglas Black

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Hua Boonyapisomparn

    Project Manager, Intersex and Trans Movement Building Project

  • Namita Chad

    Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation

  • Miabi Chatterji

    Senior Grants Manager

  • Kerry-Jo Ford Lyn

    Director, Global Human Rights Initiative (GHRI)

  • Mariam Gagoshashvili

    Associate Director of Programs, International Fund

  • Bridget de Gersigny

    Director of Communications

  • Sarah Gunther

    Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

  • Raviva Hanser

    Strategic Communications Program Manager

  • Christy Harris

    Senior Accountant

  • Hanna Israel

    Development Officer, Institutional Partnerships

  • Britt Jenkins

    Senior Manager, Global Human Rights Initiative (GHRI)

  • Shaena Johnson

    Senior Program Officer, LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund

  • Kim Kaletsky

    Senior Communications Manager

  • Mikail Khan

    Communications Associate

  • Kyli Kleven

    Grants Management Associate

  • Sophie Kreitzberg

    Program Associate, Global Human Rights Initiative (GHRI)

  • Yeleen Lee

    Program Associate, US Fund

  • Irvin Lozano

    Junior Accountant

  • Deidra McBean

    Director, Financial Reporting and Compliance

  • Joy Michael


  • Sandy Nathan

    Interim Executive Director

  • Brenda Salas Neves

    Senior Program Officer

  • Biola Odunewu

    Executive Assistant

  • Courtney Okeke

    Program Officer, US Fund

  • Lame Olebile

    Senior Program Officer, Africa & Asia

  • Loé Petit

    Program Associate, Intersex Fund

  • Mihika Srivastava

    Communications Program Officer

  • Terez Thorpe

    Interim Chief Operating Officer

  • Sally Troncoso

    Development Officer, Individual Giving

  • Celia Turner

    Associate Director, Institutional Partnerships

  • Robin Wilby

    Communications Storybank Video Editor

  • Simone Williams

    Human Resources Manager

  • Board of Directors

  • Urooj Arshad

  • Eboné Bishop, Co-Chair

  • Ana Conner

  • Maria De La Cruz

  • Susana Fried

  • Bookda Gheisar, Secretary

  • Naa Hammond

  • Paul Hendry

  • Iimay Ho, Co-Chair

  • Ilana Landsberg-Lewis

  • Geeta Misra

  • Alison Riley

  • Rocki Simões

  • Board roles changed at the beginning of 2021

Special Thanks

  • Nadia Akingbule

  • RaShaunda Allen

  • Sarah Aoun

  • Ashni

  • Fatima Ashraf

  • Asia Pacific Trans Network

  • Teresa Basilio

  • BeFem

  • Danielle Blunt

  • Pascha Bueno-Hansen

  • Faith Bynoe

  • Ayana Byrd

  • Thalia Chavez

  • Will Cordery

  • Sasha Costanza-Chock

  • Ryan Li Dahlstrom

  • Design Action Collective

  • Equality Fund

  • Eileen Farbman

  • Leo Farbman

  • Feeling

  • Pascal Emmer

  • Eugénie Fitzgerald

  • Franklin & Marshall College

  • Global Philanthropy Project

  • Jacinta Gonzalez

  • ILGA World

  • International Trans Fund

  • Darla Kashian

  • Amir Khadar

  • Hamid Khan

  • Tamika Lewis

  • LGBTQ Victory Institute

  • Lousch Creations

  • Andrea Lynch

  • Mama Cash

  • McCormack + Kristel

  • Neish McLean

  • Murat Mislimi

  • Matt Mitchell

  • Danielle Moodie

  • Dondy Marie Moreland

  • Mala Nagarajan

  • National Democratic Institute

  • Otieno Peter Odongo

  • Krystal Portalatin

  • Kenrya Rankin

  • Steven Renderos

  • Research Action Design

  • Sabrina Rich

  • Maya Richman

  • Celiany Rivera-Velázquez

  • SIPD

  • Six Pony Hitch

  • Chriss Sneed

  • Strategies for Social Change

  • Petrus Theunisz

  • Reverend angel Kyodo williams

  • Williams Institute

  • Wonder: Strategies for Good

  • Zeppa

  • Gitta Zomorodi

Vision & Mission


Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI rights around the globe. We support hundreds of brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed social change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice, because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with profound dignity.


We envision a world where all people can actively and enthusiastically belong, regardless of their sex, sexuality, gender, bodies, dis/ability, race, class, nationality, migration status, or any other aspect of identity or circumstance.


Our mission is to fuel local and global movements that shift power to LGBTQI people and organizations pursuing social justice and human rights. We do this by providing support in the form of grantmaking, philanthropic advocacy, communications, and capacity building.


Designers: Kimberly Costa, Adam Shaw-Vardi (Lousch Creations)

Editor: Bridget de Gersigny

Writer: Mihika Srivastava

Proofreader: Beau Gambold

Contributors: Kim Kaletsky, Mikail Khan