About Us

PFund Foundation invests in bold leaders so that LGBTQ communities in the upper Midwest can thrive. Since 1987, PFund Foundation has worked to build a legacy of support across our region.

We recognize that eradicating homophobia and transphobia is work that requires significant courage, energy, tenacity and resources. As the regional LGBTQ grantmaker in the upper Midwest, PFund Foundation inspires donors and catalyzes communities to invest in lasting change.

PFund Foundation is proud to support LGBTQ and allied activists, organizers, practitioners, artists, educators and communities. We invest in LGBTQ people across the lifespan in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Mission

PFund Foundation is a vital resource and community builder for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving.

Vision

PFund Foundation is a catalyst in building communities in Minnesota and the upper Midwest where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility and isolation.

What’s Next? What’s Now?

In a post-marriage equality reality, the need for focused financial support for LGBTQ people and communities remains. Lasting systemic change takes time, long-term investments and flexible strategy.

Since the AIDS crisis, hundreds and thousands of LGBTQ people and allies have responded to our community’s most urgent needs by catalyzing family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand up and support us. We honor the courage, creativity and leadership of everyone who has worked to make hard won advances for LGBTQ Americans. We recognize our work is far from over.

Lasting systemic change takes time, long-term investments and flexible strategy. For decades, LGBTQ people and allies have catalyzed family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues to support our communities. We honor that progress and look ahead to the work that remains to be done.

Philanthropy plays an important role in advancing the goals and dreams of LGBTQ communities.

Getting More Dollars to Flow Towards the LGBTQ Community…

Philanthropy plays an important role in advancing the goals and dreams of LGBTQ communities.

Very few foundations are prioritizing LGBTQ people despite the fact that some in our communities are in crisis.

Ahead lies the important work of combating structural racism, gender inequity, pervasive poverty and consequently poor health outcomes for LGBTQ individuals.

Stand with us while we continue to fight discrimination, injustice, trauma and violence. Stand with us while we invest in building healthy, connected and thriving LGBTQ communities.

We have come a long way; we have further still to go.