Laughing Gull Foundation Adds $850,000 in Funding to Climate & Environment
Organizations in the US South
Dr. LaTonya Penny Joins Laughing Gull Foundation as Executive Director
Laughing Gull Foundation Announces over $1.85 million in Grantmaking Toward Organizations Focused on Higher Education for Individuals Who Are Justice-Involved
Laughing Gull Foundation Commits $1.98 Million in Grants to Organizations Advancing Justice for LGBTQ Southerners
Laughing Gull Foundation Launches Its Climate & Environment Program with $450,000 in Grants to Organizations In The U.S. South
April 2021: Laughing Gull Foundation's statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
March 2021: Senior Program Consultant Cynthia Renfro, who manages LGF's Climate & Environment Program, shared her insights on the Health & Environmental Funders Network's Blog Series on Racial Justice.
December 17, 2020
2020 Racial Justice Support: In 2020, LGF provided two grants to the Southern Power Fund in support of racial justice work across the South.
LGF Announces over $1.3 million in Grantmaking Toward Organizations Focused on Higher Education for Justice-Involved Individuals
September 17, 2020
July 28, 2020
LGF signed onto this letter from social justice funders as well as the Council on Foundations pledge "to act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners as well as the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19”.
In June, LGF signed onto the Emergency Charity Stimulus petition, created by a network of philanthropic donors and leaders that is urging Congress to enact legislation requiring foundations to double the mandated annual foundation payout over the next three years, from 5% to 10%.
Mural created by artists Xena Goldman, Cadex Herrera, and Greta McLain, with help from artists Niko Alexander and Pablo Hernandez.