We are leaders advocates allies bold determined

Investing in bold leaders & thriving LGBTQIA communities for over 30 years

PFund Foundation was started in 1987 in response to the AIDS crisis; as people in the LGBTQ community experienced isolation, stigma and ignorance, our community came together to provide for itself and ensure such obstacles could be confronted.

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.

Partners in Philanthropy

Driven by Our Mission, Vision, & Values

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.

Elevated Priorities

PFund Foundation is committed to investing across all LGBTQ communities, recognizing that our communities are not homogenous but intersectional and recognizing that the LGBTQ movement as a whole is under resourced.

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.

Programming to Fund & Support Strong LGBTQIA Leaders & Communities

PFund Foundation Scholarships

We award scholarships to LGBTQIA individuals for their commitment to leadership within their communities. Individual grants support bold leaders pursuing academic programs (2- and 4-year institutions, universities and colleges) and leadership development opportunities.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

PFund Foundation is providing micro-grants to LGBTQIA individuals, small businesses, and non-profits from the upper Midwest who have been impacted by COVID-19. These grants provide immediate relief to weather the pandemic.

PFund Foundation Grants

PFund Foundation provides a variety of grants to LGBTQIA organizations across the region. By investing in community led problem solving, we can advance our movement toward LGBTQIA equity.

PFund Foundation Staff & Board of DIrectors

Staff

Our team is committed to advancing the needs of the LGBTQIA Community.  Whether you are looking for research & resources, scholarships to take your LGBT organization to the next level, or want to know how you can responsibly fund initiatives – Get in touch with us.

Between our staff and board of directors, we have a wide range of expertise and experience developing and executing programming.

Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron Zimmerman

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Lois Carlson

Lois Carlson

Board President
Tito Catuncan, MSW

Tito Catuncan, MSW

Co-Secretary
Dr. George Hoagland

Dr. George Hoagland

Co-Secretary
Ralph Wyman

Ralph Wyman

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Kay Waggoner-Johnson

Kay Waggoner-Johnson

Board of Directors
 Scott Cabalka

Scott Cabalka

Board of Directors
Chong Moua

Chong Moua

Board of Directors
Pat Nelson

Pat Nelson

Governance Committee Chair
Linda Theis

Linda Theis

Board of Directors
Sarah Julius

Sarah Julius

Board of Directors

Learn More About Our Team

Help us Make a Difference

  • Gift by Phone

    Call us at 612-870-1806 and make a donation by phone using your debit or credit card.

  • Gift by Mail

    Send your donation by mail to: PFund Foundation PO Box 3640, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.

  • Donate at your workplace

    Give through payroll deductions at your workplace through Community Shares of Minnesota, United Way or your employer giving program. Designate your gift by selecting or writing in PFund Foundation.

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