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Lesbian Philanthropy in Palm Springs

19 Sep Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off on Lesbian Philanthropy in Palm Springs
Lesbian Philanthropy in Palm Springs

Do you know about the L-Fund?  It’s a Palm Springs based Lesbian philanthropy group that’s mission is to provide resources to lesbians in crisis, to empower lesbians through education, and to celebrate lesbians in community. The L-Fund empowers lesbians in the areas of education and financial assistance.

I got a call from the lovely Kate Ullman, Board Chair, last week. She told me her thoughts on the L-Fund. “It’s about believing that we are responsible for change, and together we can make a difference. It took 5 women sitting at a table, each putting in $20.00 per month. Before long, we had our first request for $150.00 and as community embraced this concept, we grew and continue to grow”

Barbara J. Carpenter. L-Fund Executive Director, states : “We are a compassionate Lesbian Philanthropic group, that respond by aiding Lesbians experiencing temporary financial crisis. We saw a real need in the community. We are proud to say that we have given thousands of dollars to our sisters for a one time financial crisis and our recently launched L-Fund Education Assistance Program (LEAP)! gives financial assistance for education to Lesbians in need. We are a 501( c )(3)non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Our funding operates on values of trust, confidentiality, and integrity.”

How the L-Fund Came About:

In 2012, a group of friends asked themselves, “How can we positively impact the lives of Lesbians in our community?” In that moment, the L-Fund was born, acknowledging that Lesbians are underserved by many social service agencies and frequently do not have the same family support as heterosexual women. Our fund operates on values of trust, confidentiality, and integrity. We focus on serving Lesbians in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs and surrounding cities, and including Moreno Valley, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley and 29 Palms.


Check out these upcoming events!

Photo: Clay Hayner

Charity Golf Tournament
Mission Hills Country Club
L-Fund’s Inaugural Women’s Golf Scramble

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start
Format: 4 player Team Scramble

Scramble is a type of golf tournament. The game emphasizes fun without the pressure of players keeping individual scores. Each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot. This format is continued until a ball is in the cup.


DJ TLA Storm

L-Fund’s Annual Women’s Pride Dance

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Dance the night away at the L-Fund annual Woman’s Pride Dance at Hotel Zoso, in the heart of Palm Springs. We are featuring DJ TLA Storm for the third year… If you were at our dance last year, you already know she rocked the house! So, put your dancing shoes on, bring a partner, or not and come on out for a good time. There will be a no-host bar and light snacks. This is one of the annual fundraisers benefitting Lesbians in financial crisis in the Coachella Valley.


Jewelle Gomez

5th Annual Gala and Dinner Dance

Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves
Featuring Elaine Gibbs and her all woman band

Saturday January 26, 2019, 5-9pm
Agua Caliente Resort,  Palm Springs

Honorees include: Jewelle Gomez , Denise Highiet, Ann Wilson, Edith Grossi, Ronni Sanlo and Kelly Wilson.




Please like the L-fund on Facebook and visit their website for more information,



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