Kristina Wertz,  Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Kristina Wertz, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Kristina Wertz joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as Director of Engagement in 2013. Kristina oversees the organization’s programmatic efforts to increase the scale and impact of funding for LGBTQ communities through convenings and collective action. Kristina has a deep commitment to social justice with over a decade of experience advocating for LGBTQ communities as an attorney and policy advocate. Her track record includes litigating a number of groundbreaking transgender rights cases and expanding legislative protections for transgender and gender nonconforming people. Most recently, as Director of Policy and Programs and Legal Director at the Transgender Law Center, Kristina lead multidisciplinary litigation, advocacy, and movement building programs. In 2011, Kristina was named on the National LGBT Bar Association’s inaugural list of “Top Lawyers Under 40.” She is a graduate of NYU and Brooklyn Law School. A proud San Francisco native, Kristina is adjusting to country life in upstate New York with her partner and new baby.

Workshop Block #4: Embedding Equity with an Indigenous Lens


How does the philanthropic equity movement engage and include Indigenous Peoples and Native communities? This session will provide a landscape of philanthropic equity efforts. We will hear from three CHANGE Philanthropy Partner organizations and how they approach integrating an indigenous lens with their network and as part of philanthropic equity. We will explore the power […]

Economic Development