Did You Know?
Did you know that the first grant awarded in the United States targeted specifically for Transgender Issues was made by the Paul Rapoport Foundation to St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center in 1996?
Read about the place of the Foundation in the history LGTB philanthropy in Funders for LGBTQ Issues' study, Forty Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy.
Read about the Foundation's successful focus on racial and economic equity at the new LGBT
Racial Equity website: www.lgbtracialequity.org
Report by Funders for LGBTQ Issues
For the past five years The Paul Rapoport Foundation has been in the vanguard of funders who target their grantmaking to lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual (LGTB) communities of color.
In its 2010 report, Funders for LGBTQ Issues continues to rank the Foundation as the one funder providing the highest percentage of annual grantmaking dollars for communities of color (100%) out of all LGTB funders nationwide. According to the Report's figures, the Foundation provides nearly 17% of all the dollars directed to LGTB communities of color nationally.
Read the full report.
In commemoration of Paul Rapoport's life and work the Foundation has, on the 20th anniversary of his passing, produced Remembering Paul Rapoport, a reminiscence in words and photos celebrating his life and legacy.
View Remembering Paul Rapoport