Making a difference with every dollar.

The goal of the TAWANI Foundation isn’t simply to do good, it’s to do well. It’s to ensure our funding makes a real difference not just for the organizations we support, but for the people they serve and the missions they pursue. Our grant recipients are painstakingly vetted and selected – and their numerous success stories are proof of investments well made.

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Major Donation Will Improve, Sustain Sexual Health Research and Care

Matching gift from TAWANI Foundation to help secure nearly $5M for University of Minnesota Medical School’s Program in Human Sexuality MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota Medical School today announced a significant donation that will provide sustained support for its Program in Human Sexuality while providing an incentive for additional individual donations. This area of health…

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News & Publications

AFP Chicago Announces 41st Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees

For over 40 years, Association of Fundraising Professionals – Chicago Chapter has honored the committed, passionate individuals and corporations who work on behalf of the nonprofit organizations that AFP Chicago serves. Our annual awards program, the “Faces of Philanthropy” luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of these individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising…


Providing support to Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes, a groundbreaking campaign created by Senator Elizabeth Dole and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, launched in September 2016. Its mission is to provide critical resources to those caring for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Joining Senator Dole in the initiative are Tom Brokaw, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs…


TAWANI funds new trans studies course at University of Toronto

On April 13, 2016, students, alumni, donors and faculty of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies gathered at Hart House for the fourth annual Bonham Centre Awards to celebrate the contributions of LGBT business and policy leaders. Among those feted was COL Jennifer Pritzker, Founder of the TAWANI Foundation and President of TAWANI…