The Caitlyn Jenner Foundation was born on a tour bus full of trans women on a cross-country road trip while filming E!’s I Am Cait. In 2016, Caitlyn Jenner partnered with MAC AIDS Fund on the sale of Finally Free lipstick, which provided $1.3 million to transgender organizations nationwide. Caitlyn was inspired to see her project benefit the grassroots work of her beloved and under-resourced community, and took the leap to start her own foundation.
The Caitlyn Jenner Foundation promotes equality and combats discrimination by providing grants to organizations that empower and improve the lives of transgender people, including youth, anti-bullying, suicide prevention, healthcare, housing, employment, and related programs.
Caitlyn Jenner – Founder
Caitlyn Jenner is an Olympic gold medalist, transgender activist, and New York Times bestselling author. In April of 2017 Jenner published her memoir titled The Secrets of My Life and is now using her influence to create positive change for the transgender community. In her free time, she enjoys flying planes, racing cars in Grand Prix events, working on her golf game, and spending time with her children, many grandchildren, and Labrador named Bertha.
Andrea Metz – Board Member
Andrea Metz is an award winning executive producer, writer, and director. After years of working as a scripted writer, Metz joined Bunim-Murray Productions in 2007 where she has produced hundreds of hours of television, including her passion project, serving as executive producer/showrunner of Caitlyn Jenner’s GLAAD award winning docu-series I Am Cait.
Nick Adams – Board Member
Nick Adams is the director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program, where he works to improve how the media portrays transgender people. He regularly consults with films and TV shows on how to write authentic transgender characters, and serves as a resource to journalists who are writing stories about the trans community.
Zackary Drucker – Board Member
Zackary Drucker is an artist, activist, and producer whose work focuses on transgender visibility and representation. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a producer on Golden Globe-winning show Transparent.
Andrew Morton – Legal Council
Andrew Morton is a Partner at Handler Thayer, LLP and Chair of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Law Group, serving a client base of professional athletes, Olympians, artists, entertainers and other public figures who wish to maximize their social impact. Operating at the intersection of celebrity and philanthropy, Andrew’s innovative legal practice encompasses all aspects of high-profile philanthropic engagement and branding – from the initial formation of a tax-exempt organization, to ongoing oversight, compliance and governance consistent with nonprofit regulatory requirements and best practices.
Artemis – Philanthropic Consulting
The Artemis Agency is a full-service philanthropic advisory firm for the Entertainment Industry and beyond. With more than 60 years of experience serving the philanthropic community, the Artemis leadership team has worked within and on behalf of nonprofits, corporate foundations, and individuals with high profile platforms.