FFL serves as one of the sponsors of the Summit, and is a member of the Action Table of fellow sponsor Greater New Orleans Funders Network (GNOFN). Alfredo A. Cruz, FFL's Vice-President of Programs and Special Initiatives, serves on the Summit's Planning Committee.
Sebastian Rey and Amanda Smith, the center's Community Coordinator, also attended the inaugural LGBTQ Statewide Summit in the fall of 2016 as part of FFL's work with the Out in the South initiative, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
The summit also featured the panel discussion "Organizing for Political Change," moderated by Sebastian Rey (LGBT Community Center of New Orleans) and featuring panelists Frank Perez (LGBT+ Archives of LA), Cherry Galette (National Performance Network), Dylan Waguespack (Equity Louisiana and Louisiana Progress) and Shaena Johnson (BreakOUT!).
The Out in the South Fund has two main goals: 1) build up local LGBTQ funds as sustainable sources of locally rooted LGBTQ funding; and 2) strengthen the capacity of local community organizations making a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ Southerners.