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Making South Florida more livable

Our Mission: Our Fund Foundation promotes a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community.

Our Fund Foundation exists to support a sustainably livable community for all South Floridians by promoting and increasing responsible philanthropy directed at agencies advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.

In the model of community foundations across the country, Our Fund strengthens community organizations and their leaders, mobilizes donors and funders, inspires giving, and actively secures our LGBT community’s future for generations to come.

A great idea is launched

Our Fund Foundation was launched in 2010 by a small group of committed activist philanthropists in response to the low ratio of philanthropy directed to LGBT organizations in the region, and across the country. Recognizing that a concentration of LGBT wealth exists in the region for the next several decades due to the dense LGBT population base in South Florida, a LGBT foundation was envisioned as a means of capturing and preserving LGBT financial resources to create a livable community for this and future generations in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.

One hundred individuals, couples and families signed on as First Hundred Funders with three-year financial commitments of $4,500 - $45,000 to support Our Fund’s infrastructure and initial granting.

In five short years, Our Fund Foundation has become the 6th largest LGBT funder in the country, granting $1,000,000+ to worthy non-profit agencies advancing LGBT causes in South Florida.

List of First 100 Funders

Meet the Board of Directors and staff

Staff

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David Jobin

CEO/ President
Prior to joining Our Fund Foundation as its President and CEO, David Jobin was the Executive Director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives from 2013 – 2015. While at Stonewall, the organization launched the Stonewall Gallery on Wilton Drive placing the organization at the intersection of gay South Florida.

Prior to moving to Florida, David was the Executive Director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC from 2009 – 2013. Before becoming active in LGBT causes professionally, David spent twenty years in theatre management, at Magic Theatre (San Francisco) and City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh, PA).

David performed with the Renaissance City Choirs in Pittsurgh, PA, Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus in San Jose, CA, and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and was also a singing member of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. David currently serves on the board of Slow Burn Theatre.

David currently resides in Wilton Manors with his husband, Angel Burgos.

DJobin@Our-Fund.org

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R. Mark Blaylock

Director of Finance and Administration
Mr. Blaylock joins Our Fund Foundation with extensive experience in a number of areas including financial and investment management, human resources, and training and project management. Mr. Blaylock was instrumental in the start-up and management of two de novo commercial banks and more recently served as Finance Director for two non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. Mark also currently serves on the board of The Peter Fox Project. Originally from Tennessee, Mark is acclimating to South Florida having moved here in 2014 after 15 years in the Washington, DC. area.

MBlaylock@Our-Fund.org

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Marco Antonio Quiroga

Program Director of the Contigo Fund
As the Program Director of the CONTIGO (‘With You’) FUND, Marco Antonio Quiroga will lay the groundwork for and oversee the grant process and distribution of funds to strengthen and network existing agencies and to identify and support grassroots efforts that advance Latinx and LGBTQ causes and the intersection of these two communities in Central Florida.

Marco brings along with him a wealth of local community knowledge and advocacy expertise. He has a long history as an advocate for the LGBTQ, immigrant, and racial justice movements, driven as a direct result of his own life experience as an undocumented and queer person of color.

MQuiroga@Our-Fund.org

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Anthony Cedeño

Communications and Administration
Anthony Cedeño joins Our Fund Foundation with a marketing background and communications skills. The opportunity of having multiple jobs prior to Our Fund and volunteering since his arrival two years ago has taught Anthony a lot about the LGBT+ organizations in South Florida and its people. He’s looking forward to learning more on how he and Our Fund can continue supporting the LGBT+ community in Florida as a whole.

Anthony enjoys art, dancing, reading, and enjoying life. “Work hard, play hard, my friends.”

ACedeno@Our-Fund.org

Valued supporters who make it possible

Our Fund Foundation's iGive Society is our community of generous donors who stand with us to support our mission of increasing philanthropy in the South Florida LGBT non-profit community.

Join iGive Society

iGive Society members give a minimum of $1,500 annually. 50% of the gift provides resources for our grant-making activities to South Florida agencies advancing LGBT causes, and the other 50% helps sustain the operations and mission of Our Fund Foundation as we encourage and support philanthropy in South Florida.

iGive Society members are invited to special events throughout the year and are recognized in our publications and on our website as key members who stand with us in our mission of supporting a more vital non-profit LGBT community in South Florida.

Current iGive Society Members

Corporate partners making a difference

Our Fund exists to support responsible philanthropy in South Florida. Our Fund’s Business Council is comprised of businesses and business leaders who share this commitment and support Our Fund financially. In return, Our Fund provides exposure and connects our Business Sponsors with a top quality audience of informed, affluent, vibrant and appreciative consumers in South Florida.

View Business Council

For information about how to join Our Fund Foundation’s Business Council, please contact President/CEO David Jobin at 954-565-1090 or email at DJobin@Our-Fund.org

Trusted financial stewardship

At Our Fund Foundation, we take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of the contributions given to us, the endowed funds we hold for agencies and individuals, and the donor advised funds entrusted to us.

We believe firmly in financial transparency with our supporters and the community. Below you will find our most recent federal tax returns and audited financial statements, as well as our most recent Annual Report and our IRS determination letter verifying our 501(c) (3) status.

Below are Our Fund’s most recent IRS Form 990’s:

Below are Our Fund’s audited financial statements:
(Our fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th)

Below is the most recent Our Fund Annual Report:

Below is Our Fund’s 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination:

If you have any questions about this information, please contact Mark Blaylock, Director of Finance & Administration at MBlaylock@Our-Fund.org.