Welcome to the dmhFund!

The dmhFund was established in 2004 to fund a variety of programs that foster education about HIV/AIDS, fight prejudice and discrimination, and deliver services to youth, seniors, and diverse constituencies within the LGBT community in the Philadelphia region.

Since our founding, we have given grants to important LGBT service organizations in Philadelphia including The William Way LGBT Community Center, The AIDS Fund, The Mazzoni Center, and The Attic Youth Center.

Additionally, the dmhFund spearheaded two flagship projects:


The Latest News

  • Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2013
    Construction is underway on what will be only the nation’s second affordable housing project geared to LGBT seniors (the first is in Hollywood, California), the $19.5 million John C. Anderson Apartments, on 13th Street near Spruce in Washington Squar...
  • Posted on Sunday, 11 November 2012
    For Donald Carter, the groundbreaking of an LGBT-friendly senior housing facility meant more than just the creation of a facility. It was the culmination of more than 40 years of activism. "I started this experience as an outlaw, a social outlaw, a sexual outlaw," said Carter, a gay Af...
  • Posted on Friday, 09 November 2012
    Philadelphia started construction on the largest public gay building project in the nation. City officials joined in as the DMH Fund and Penrose Properties broke ground on a low-income senior housing complex. The six story apartment building wi...

A Place To Live

What does it mean to be a gay senior citizen trying to survive on limited resources in America? The documentary A Place to Live explores this issue by chronicling the development and construction of Triangle Square Hollywood, the country's first affordable housing facility for LGBT seniors and powerfully illustrates the need for senior housing.  View the trailer here: