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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.

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.

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

Chief Financial Officer

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.

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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Obed Caballero

Communications and Administration
Obed Caballero joins Our Fund Foundation from the HIV prevention field, with skills in community outreach, counseling, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. As a South Florida native, his dedication to the LGBTQ+ community and the various causes and issues that affect it lead him to volunteering with local agencies, and then working directly in the non-profit world, focusing on providing education and resources to youth of color. He also brings an artistic design flare to Our Fund, with his talents and background in graphic design and illustration. Obed is also a proud “gaymer”, hosting a monthly Gaymer Night for LGBTQ+ people and allies to have a safe space to enjoy their hobby and be themselves.

OCaballero@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 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, Chief Financial Officer at MBlaylock@Our-Fund.org.