Texas Pride Impact Funds exists to propel the LGBTQ+ movement in Texas by supporting nonprofits that help thousands of our citizens across the state every day. Our work strengthens community organizations and their leaders, mobilizes donors and funders, inspires giving, and actively secures our LGBTQ+ community's future for generations to come.
Texas Pride Impact Funds, as the leading progressive statewide LGBTQ+ community foundation, drives attention to the dynamic and diverse lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people and addresses their needs and supports their dreams through a vast and active network of donors and organizations across the state.TPIF boldly supports transformational change and racial equity in Texas.TPIF’s long-term vision includes achieving $100.0 million in assets under management that, with donor-advised funds and annual fundraising, will support $6.0 million in annual grantmaking and $1.5 million in operating expenses by 2045.
ENGAGEMENT. We collaborate and communicate with our communities to gain better understanding of how to serve and achieve our mission.
TRUST. We responsibly and effectively steward our relationships and resources to mutually benefit our grantees, donors, and community to create positive and lasting change.
INTEGRITY. We maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior, transparency, and accountability in all our actions.
SOCIAL JUSTICE. We actively and authentically co-create equitable access, inclusion, and opportunity in partnership with communities we serve, in particular those with the greatest need and those who have been historically disadvantaged.
TPIF engages and mobilizes donors and funders: 1) in giving [to current grantmaking] that moves resources to strengthen diverse organizations, projects, and leaders building equitable opportunities for support, advocacy, and community serving every part of the state. 2) in legacy giving to an endowment that secures our community’s future funding and capacity well beyond our own lifetime.
Texas Pride Impact Funds inspires giving and investment to secure equitable opportunities that serve and enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ Texans for generations to come.
Of the four most populous states in the U.S. funding to LGBTQ+ non-profits ranks last in Texas from corporate, family and community foundations. Texas Pride Impact Funds was incorporated in 2015 to begin immediately addressing this inequity as well as take the long term role of being a custodian for the long term financial health of LGBTQ+ communities across Texas. In 2018...
Our Racial and Social Justice Journey
Since our inception, TPIF has prioritized intersectional funding and LGBTQ+ community building. Today, a significant percentage of grants from Texas Pride Impact Funds serve People of Color and/or People of transgender / gender non-binary experience. Most face challenges as a direct result of multiple inequities: racism, ageism, homophobia, genderism, housing discrimination, benefits denial, predatory lending, employment barriers, and inequalities in the education and the criminal justice systems.
Texas Pride Impact Funds’ work must reflect the dynamic and diverse makeup of our communities and be broad enough to address their full suite of dreams and needs. We can’t be an effective LGBTQ+ focused community foundation for Texas without tackling racism and injustice. Pursuing equity and justice is our work, however no single organization can end poverty or undo racism and other oppressions on its own. Therefore, we pursue creating coalitions and participating in strong collaborative initiatives to make communities stronger for all.
There is no alternative to our commitment to racial equity in today’s divisive, polarized, and challenging cultural and social context, which is particularly affecting people of color. Our racial equity work must expand and deepen to make the kind of impact that will get us closer to the just world that we seek. Lives and livelihoods are at stake, and waiting is not an option. We continue to transform our work to center racial equity throughout our mission, structure, internal culture, programs, practices, and investments.