Laughing Gull Foundation is a progressive family foundation rooted in the U.S. South. 



We envision healthy and sustainable communities where everyone can be their whole selves and live in balance with the earth.  We envision a world in which everyone is supported, included, embraced, and protected, especially those who have been pushed to the margins of our human family. We envision a day when both human rights and human rites of passage include everyone equally and fully.




Laughing Gull Foundation leverages our resources to transform systems, institutions, and relationships for the benefit of people and the planet. Our mission is to honor our family’s evolving identity while proactively addressing broken systems that have created inequality and harmed our planet.




We achieve our mission through grantmaking, donor organizing, and impact investing in support of three priorities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Equality, Higher Education in Prison, and Climate & Environment. We typically fund grassroots organizations engaged in direct service, organizing, advocacy, and/or culture change work.