Mission Statement

With the founding of his institute in the early 20th century, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld laid the groundwork for the betterment of communities through scientific study, education, and enlightened social policy.  Through the funding of programs that address concerns in the LGBT community that are often overlooked by other traditional sources, including HIV education, youth services, senior programs and housing, anti-discrimination, and race relations within the community, the mission of the dmhFund is to translate the best of contemporary social and medical science into change that protects, enhances, and saves lives.