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Gill Foundation (1994–projected: twenty years after death of founder)

Total Assets (2012): $ 222,817,729

Total Giving (through 2012): $243 million[1]

Total Giving (2012): $15.5 million[2]

Total Giving (2010): $11.8 million

Prominent Grants:Established the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. $600,000 to Tides Foundation for state equality work. $150,000 to American Independent News Network for program support for Colorado Independent.

Summary: Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.  The Gill Foundation was founded by Tim Gill in 1994, two years after the passage of Amendment 2, a Colorado ballot initiative denying lesbians and gay men equal protection under the law.

Gill Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that advance equality by doing research, educating people, developing public policy recommendations, and working within the legal system. They also provide grants to nonprofits in Colorado to lower barriers to economic opportunity for all our state’s citizens.  Gill Foundation focuses on securing change to public policies at the state level, and actively pursues collaboration with other philanthropists and funders. The Foundation is expected to close out within twenty years of Tim Gill’s death.