Founded 30 years ago amid the AIDS crisis, Stonewall Community Foundation is an iconic public grant-making institution by, and for the LGBTQ community. Stonewall Community Foundation uplifts the LGBTQ community by mobilizing resources to invest in dynamic nonprofits, projects, and people, through grantmaking, capacity building, and scholarship provision. Since their inception in 1990, they have made grants to LGBTQ organizations totaling over $20 million. Get more info at www.stonewallfoundation.org or donate to the Foundation here: stonewallfoundation.org/play
Jarrett Lucas joined the Stonewall team in July 2010. Previously, he had spent a decade organizing in movements centering women, LGBTQ people, and communities of color. He has worked with an extensive roster of groups, from local to international, including INCITE!, Soulforce, and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. Jarrett is an advisor to social justice and arts patron, the Rubin Foundation, and has held leadership on a number of nonprofit boards, recently serving as Vice-Chair at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and currently serving on the Board of Nonprofit New York, a membership association of 1,600 organizations and advocacy leader for the nonprofit sector in New York.
In addition to dozens of arrests for civil disobedience, Jarrett’s activism has garnered three Congressional tributes and been profiled in the award-winning documentary Equality U and PBS’s Generation Next 2.0. A trained engineer, Jarrett has a passion for innovation, be it applied to technology or movement building. He lives in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.
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