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Transition Updates

Search Committee Update
PFund’s community-led search committee has opened the search for a new Executive Director. Please see the position profile for details and information about the application process.

In keeping with PFund's commitment to community-based work, the search for a new Executive Director is led by PFund Board and community members, with the assistance of the search firm, Ballinger/Leafblad. Claire Wilson and Alfonso Wenker co-chair the committee that includes: Kay Adam, Lois Carlson, Claire Chang, Dana Nelson, Ani Koch, John Larsen and Luz Maria Hernandez.

We value your thoughts and input and ask that any questions be directed to

Interim Executive Director
Join us in welcoming Rebecca Voelkel, who stepped into her new role as Interim Executive Director in August. Rebecca is a longtime friend and valued supporter of PFund. She has served as Faith Work Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Executive Director of the Institute for Welcoming Resources; Interim Executive Director for the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns; pastor of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ; and program staff for the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Rebecca was a founding board member of Minnesotans United for All Families and worked closely on organizing efforts against Minnesota’s anti-marriage and voter restriction amendments in 2012.

Please direct questions related to the transition to Claire Wilson, PFund Board member and search committee chair at

Save the Date: PFund Moxie Awards September 18, 2014!
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Join us for PFund’s annual Moxie Awards where we recognize our 2014 scholars and grantee partners. This year, the Moxies will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m. at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN. RSVP by September 1 online or by calling 612-870-1806. We’ll see you there!

2015 grant proposals due September 2–
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Update: Due to the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for submitting full proposals for the 2015 funding opportunity is September 2, 2014. Proposals must be postmarked by the deadline or delivered in-hand to the PFund office by 5:30 p.m.

For more information, click here for a PDF file detailing PFund’s grantmaking and the application process. Applicants are encouraged to schedule a phone call or in-person meeting with Kayva Yang, program director, to discuss eligibility, proposal ideas or other aspects of the grant application process: 612-870-1806

More information and links to the full application are available on our grants page.

PFund 2015 grant round is here –
Monday, June 23, 2014

PFund announces an open call for proposals for the 2015 funding opportunity. We provide support to organizations and projects or programs working towards social and systemic change for LGBT and allied communities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In 2015, we will award $80,000 in grants.

Click here for the 2015 Grant Guidelines and Application Form.

Sign up for a Grant Application Information Webinar:

July 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

July 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Schedule a phone call or in-person meeting with Kayva Yang, program director, to discuss eligibility, proposal ideas or other aspects of the grant application process: 612-870-1806

2014 PFund Scholars announced –
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Congratulations to the 18 student leaders named 2014 PFund Scholars. Students are recognized for their service, leadership and outstanding academic achievement with awards ranging from $2,000 - $10,000—with $60,000 total awarded this year.

QReach Update
PFund is gearing up for the QReach final convening: Thriving Forward, which takes place September 17-19 in St. Paul, Minn. We are looking forward to gathering with over 60 leaders, funders and the QReach Advisory group to connect and learn about LGBT thriving in the Upper Midwest. For tour highlights and more information about the QReach regional assessment, click here. Check out the photos from the kick-off convening last March in Des Moines, Iowa here.

PFund's 2013 Annual Report is available. Download and read a copy here.

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