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Gill Foundation

The Next Step for Equality

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The new focus of longtime client Gill Foundation is to advance equality for all LGBT Americans further and faster. Thirty-two states still don’t treat their LGBT citizens equally. The next phase of the movement is focused on harnessing the momentum built through the marriage initiatives and use it to secure clear, comprehensive nondiscrimination protections, especially in states where progress lags. The Gill website spells out the challenges and needs, and encourages activists and funders to join the work to help bring about change.

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Smart, collaborative giving

Since 1996 Gill Foundation has fostered a passionate and committed donor network known as OutGiving, whose generosity has made significant impact on the march to equality. Included in the website are inspirational videos and information about the biennial conferences that bring donors together in private settings to connect, learn, and exchange ideas.

Celebrating 25 Years

On the Gill Foundation’s 25th anniversary, they reflect on progress made and challenges overcome in this 25 Year Timeline. From the establishment of the Foundation in 1994 in response to the passage of Amendment 2, to ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ being repealed in 2010, to Marriage Equality becoming the law of the land in 2015, the timeline chronicles the tireless work, bravery and resilience of millions of LGBT people and allies over the past two and a half decades. (View the timeline here.)

2018 Annual Report

Though it was a challenging year in the fight for equality, Gill Foundation partners remained resilient, advancing efforts to improve the lives of LGBT Americans. This year’s annual report highlights the impact of Gill Foundation investments in Equal Treatment and Nondiscrimination, Youth and Families, and a Prosperous Colorado. More than one million people how have protections that wouldn’t have been possible without the work of Gill grantees. (View the Annual Report here.)

Holiday Cards

Each year Vermilion gets the opportunity to produce a light-hearted topical holiday card for the Gill Foundation. Previous cards included a humorous cocktail book (including the Scalia Sour), a binder full of wishes (with a nod to Mitt’s binder), and a snow globe with notable events of the year (“Shakin’ Up the Holidays”).

This year’s card provides a review of sweet LGBT victories from 2019 in the form of a holiday cookie recipe book, following the 2018 card that took the form of an annual parade with balloon highlights from the year. (View the card here.)