History

Strategic Impact Over Time

Since 1990, Stonewall Community Foundation has made strategic investments in LGBTQ organizations across the five boroughs. Whether providing grants, offering critical trainings about non-profit fundamentals or building strategic connections between organizations, Stonewall is in a unique position to strengthen our community from within.

1990:

Stonewall Community Foundation is founded as the public charity for New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

1990:

Stonewall Community Foundation issues its first grant for $30,000 to the LGBTQ Center and is celebrated on the front page of the Center’s Newsletter.

1991:

Stonewall Community Foundation issues a $25,000 challenge grant to Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) to allow HMI to hire its first Development Director.

1995:

Stonewall Community Foundation hires its first staff member and underwrites the New York Public Library’s “Becoming Visible” exhibit celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.

1999:

Stonewall Community Foundation funds the first needs assessment for LGBTQ residents of Queens, a study that leads to the creation of Queens Pride House.

1999:

Stonewall Community Foundation hosts the first REVEL party – an event that would become an annual affair designed to engage young LGBTQ New Yorkers to invest in their community.

2004:

Stonewall Community Foundation launches The Stonewall Institute as a training and resource development program for donors, board members and non-profit leaders.

2004:

Stonewall Community Foundation hosts the first annual Stonewall Honors to acknowledge the extraordinary and all too often unrecognized contributions of women to the fight for full LGBTQ equality.

2006:

Stonewall Community Foundation receives its first $1 million gift to establish a new Charitable Remainder Trust.

2008:

Stonewall Community Foundation awards the first Allan Morrow Prize for excellence in LGBTQ board leadership.

2008:

Stonewall Community Foundation announces the $300,000 Racial Equity Initiative.

2010:

Stonewall Community Foundation launches Out In Front New York, an initiative aimed at training the next generation of community leaders.