Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Law and Justice, Economic Opportunity

Geography: United States

Founded: 1977


116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

About the Astraea Lesbian Foundation

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally by funding LGBTQI organizations and engaging in philanthropic advocacy. Astraea’s work helps lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.

Astraea is a multi-gendered, multiracial, multi-identity organization that grew from a lesbian feminist vision. Honoring their legacy, they are uncompromising in their vision of rights for all, continuing to uphold strong values such as belief in self-determination, community empowerment, movement building, and building across issues and generations.

In pursuing their mission, they raise and disburse funds to programs and initiatives that directly benefit or serve their diverse constituencies; expand the community of individuals and institutions that support lesbian and trans issues; promote community-building, capacity building, and movement-building; and educate individuals about money, philanthropic giving, and the role of grantmaking in achieving common goals.

Their mission is based is on an enduring commitment to feminism, progressive social change and an end to all forms of exploitation and discrimination. They support programs and policies that strive to eliminate oppression based on race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic exploitation, physical and mental ability, anti-Semitism, and other such factors. Only through action will we build a world of peace and justice for lesbians, and for society as a whole.