Monday, November 3, 2014
Donors to Gay Causes Consider Their Next Steps
The Arcus Foundation’s latest effort in support of gay and lesbian issues began with an ominous question: "Is there a future for the LGBTQ movement?"
The tagline speaks to a bubbling uncertainty among the movement’s philanthropic vanguard. After a number of legal victories on same-sex marriage, where should longtime supporters put their money now? And will today’s triumphs make tomorrow’s donors think the struggle for gay equality has already been won?
In an attempt to chart a new course for the movement and keep its momentum, the Arcus Foundation launched its My2024 campaign in early October. The 10-day effort asked gays, lesbians, and their allies to articulate what they hope the movement will have accomplished by 2024....