Funding News

CLAGS is grateful to the visionary individuals and institutions in the foundation world who recognize the importance of lesbian and gay studies through their generous financial support of our programs. This Spring, CLAGS received a $15,000 grant from The Gill Foundation. The Gill Foundation was established in 1994 by Tim Gill, the founder and chairman of Quark, Inc., a Denver-based computer software company. The Gill Foundation supports the needs of under-served and under-funded communities by focusing its grants on programs for gay men and lesbians and issues related to HIV/AIDS. In addition to grantmaking, the foundation operates special programs such as the OutGiving Project providing technical assistance and other resources to support the communities it serves. Tim Gill and the Gill Foundation, which has offices in Colorado and Washington, DC, have provided over $10 million to hundreds of community organizations. Their general operating support for CLAGS will be vitally important next year as we continue to break new ground in gay and lesbian studies and as we expand the national resources we make available through our publications, our web-site, our conferences and this newsletter. The Paul Rapoport Foundation continues its long history of giving to CLAGS with a $25,000 grant for general operating expenses. The first $15,000 of the award is an outright grant, whereas the remaining .. $10,000 is a matching grant, intended to encourage CLAGS to continue its expansion of its membership base. The Northstar Fund has pledged $1,800 as seed money of a new arts advocacy project. The Manhattan State Assembly Delegation recently earmarked $7,500 to support the production of the CLAGS newsletter. Members of the delegation include Nelson A. Denis, Adrinao Espaillat, Herman D. Farrell, Jr., Deborah j . Glick, Richard N. Gottfried, Alexander B. Grannis, Steven Sanders, Sheldon Silver, Scott Stringer, Edward C. Sullivan, and Keith Wright.