For ISGMH, achieving health equity represents the next wave of equal rights for LGBTQ populations. Today, we have an exciting opportunity to advance progress towards that goal. With support from donors like you, we will continue to pursue cutting-edge research that is typically beyond the scope of industry and federal funding agencies.  Our researchers are committed to illuminating difficult LGBTQ health topics that are often misunderstood or ignored.

Your help is crucial to ISGMH’s success.

There are a variety of ways to support ISGMH’s work, including financial and in-kind donations. Read about the funds and donate below:

If you would like to donate to: Please give to this fund: Additional Steps:
ISGMH’s new endowment ISGMH Gift Fund Contact Lawrence Kuhn (
Naming opportunities, such as the naming of the directorship, a facility, professorship, or scholarship ISGMH Gift Fund Contact Lawrence Kuhn (
Support for the launch of new priority areas of focus within the Institute, which include:

  • Women’s health
  • Transgender health
  • Bisexuality
  • Aging populations
  • Intersections of race and LGBTQ issues
ISGMH Gift Fund Optional – contact Francesca Gaiba (
Research and programs for LGBTQ youth The IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program Gift Fund Optional – contact Francesca Gaiba (
Training and Recruitment of Junior LGBTQ Health Scientists via our Future Scholars Fund ISGMH Gift Fund Optional – contact Francesca Gaiba (
Community-academic partnerships with local organizations serving sexual and gender minority populations in Chicago EDIT Community Award for Research & Evaluation (CARES) Optional – contact Dylan Felt (
The National LGBTQ Health Conference, the premier interdisciplinary translational research conference focused on improving the health and wellbeing of SGM populations. The ISGMH LGBT Conference Gift Fund Optional – contact Francesca Gaiba (
In-kind support, such as marketing expertise, to help disseminate our work and expand ISGMH’s reach. Contact Francesca Gaiba (


Link to ISGMH Donation page