The L-FUND, A Lesbian Philanthropic Group, founded in 2012, serving Lesbians in financial need.
The L-Fund assists Lesbians in the Coachella Valley, Moreno Valley, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley and 29 Palms to resolve short-term financial crises, unlike traditional social service or financial aid agencies that deal with long-term assistance.
The L-Fund’s established reserve account often allows them to respond to a request within 24 to 48 hours. “This is the only Lesbian organization in the valley to provide immediate financial relief in an emergency situation,” says L-Fund’s Executive Director, Barbara Carpenter. The emotional outpouring from gift recipients creates a sense of community that inspires the Core Group, co-founders and president to do more.
The mission of the L-Fund 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.
The L-Fund envisions a future in which members of the Lesbian community will have a reliable resource for emergency financial assistance.