The Paul Rapoport Foundation

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PRF held its farewell event on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the DREAM Downtown Hotel's Rooftop Lounge. More than 100 grantees, funders and current and former PRF board members came together to say good-bye to the 25-year-old foundation.

See the timeline created for the event.

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Recent Press Coverage

Link to Gay City News coverage
— Gay City News

PRF tops list of LGBT funders for Asian & Pacific Islanders
— Funders for LGBTQ Issues

View PRF's 2013-2014 grants.


Important Message

The Paul Rapoport Foundation has completed its spend-out plan, and its office is now closed. All final reports should be e-mailed to:

Jane D. Schwartz
Executive Director

We regret that no additional grants can be made by the Foundation under any circumstances.

Government entities may contact the Foundation by mail

c/o O'Connor Davies, LLP
665 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Attention: Thomas Blaney, CPA

The Foundation's records have been archived in the

Human Sexuality Collection
Cornell University Library

The Paul Rapoport Foundation envisioned a world free of discrimination toward any group or individual. In this context, the Foundation's mission was the achievement of full equality for the LGBT community, in all of its diversity. We hope this vision becomes the reality for all in the very near future.

The Paul Rapoport Foundation creates
public interest law fellowship at
Equal Justice Works as its final grant.

Read the May 2013 press release.

UPDATE: The Paul Rapoport Foundation increased its endowment of the Paul Rapoport Fellowship at Equal Justice Works to $1,008,000 for a total of nine fellowships. The fellowships will enable new LGTB lawyers of color to address issues impacting LGBTQ communities of color in New York. The two fellows for 2014 are Eugene Chen and R.M. Kidvai.

Read the July 2014 press release.

Paul Rapoport Foundation to Close its Doors in 2015:

Five year spend-out seeks to maximize support of LGTB communities during fiscal crisis and will focus on building racial and economic equity within the LGTB community. Learn More

Did You Know?

Did you know that the first grant Telefonica shares 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.

Strategic Transformation

Read about the Foundation's successful focus on racial and economic equity at the new LGBT Racial Equity website:

Report by Funders for LGBTQ Issues

For the past five years The Paul Rapoport Foundation has been Buy Telefonica shares 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 how to invest in Telefonica shares in New Zealand 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.

Paul Rapoport 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

Who We Are | Remembering Paul Rapoport | Current Grants | Form 990-PF
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