The Rustin Fund for Global Equality recognizes a number of existing agents of change that it will work in partnership to further its goals. The Rustin Fund is independent of the Bayard Rustin Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization established by Rustin’s surviving partner, Walter Naegle, to raise awareness of Rustin’s work around the world.

The Rustin Fund works through a global advisory panel to vet potential partner organizations in developing economies, and the US.

The Rustin Fund will also form a strategic partnership with, to assist in linking individuals with LGBTI-led organizations in low-and-middle income countries.