More than 3 in 10 LGBT adults live in the South, making the South home to more LGBTQ adults than any other region in the U.S. Yet historically, only 3-4% of LGBTQ funding has gone to the South. The Out in the South Initiative, coordinated by Funders for LGBTQ Issues, is designed to change that statistic. Launched in 2015, this five-year initiative aims to raise $60 million to bring the philanthropic resources available to LGBTQ communities in the South up to the national average. The Out in the South Initiative will focus on organizing both national and southern foundations to achieve this goal. LGF is proud to have been an active partner in the creation of this initiative, and we are excited to be a part of reaching this important goal. If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please feel free to reach out to us.