Our Mission: Our Fund Foundation promotes a culture of responsible philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community to make South Florida the most livable community in the country for LGBT people.
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.
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.
Since 2011, Our Fund Foundation has become the 3rd largest LGBT foundation in the country, granting $1,500,000+ annually to worthy non-profit agencies advancing LGBT causes in South Florida and has grown its asset base above $10M.
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 was selected as Person of the Year by South Florida Gay News in 2018 in recognition of the impact that Our Fund has made on South Florida’s LGBT community.
David currently resides in Wilton Manors with his husband, Angel Burgos.
Mark Blaylock joined Our Fund Foundation in the summer of 2015 with extensive experience in a number of areas including financial and investment management and reporting; audit, budgeting and tax reporting; and process analysis and improvement. Prior to moving to Florida, Mark worked in the banking sector for over 20 years, helping launch and manage two de-novo community banks and then served as the Finance Director in the non-profit arena for several years in Washington, DC.
Mark is originally from Tennessee, but lived most of his life in Pennsylvania and Arlington, VA prior to relocating to Florida. When not focused on efforts at Our Fund, Mark enjoys singing, is an avid sports fan – both playing and watching – and is often found reading or walking on the beach near his home in Fort Lauderdale Beach.
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.
Wendy Flores-Bravo has over 15 years of experience in Accounting and Operations. In her most recent position, she worked in one of the top 10 largest equipment rental companies in North America, where she provided analytical guidance for fleet and operations management to Senior management. Wendy served as a key facilitator, providing actionable information for executive decisions during the company’s bankruptcy, subsequent restructuring and then final acquisition in the later years.
Wendy holds a B.S. in Business from The University of Phoenix.
She resides in Miami Gardens, Florida with her husband and three daughters. Wendy is also active with a local nonprofit performing arts school (in which her youngest daughter performs), providing accounting and operational support.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, Chief Financial Officer at MBlaylock@Our-Fund.org.