2019-2020 Global Resources Report:
Government & Philanthropic Support for LGBTI Communities

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The 2019–2020 Global Resources Report: Government & Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities is the most comprehensive report to date on the state of global funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. This report documents data on over 15,800 grants awarded by 499 foundations, intermediary NGOs, and corporations and by 17 donor government and multilateral agencies over the two-year period of 2019–2020.

LGBTI communities worldwide face urgent conditions, and grantmakers must mobilize together to financially resource the movements that can meet those needs. This report provides the data to make the case for strategic and impactful funding.

Building on three previous editions, and now documenting a combined 8 years, this report provides detailed data on the distribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, population focus, and donor type, offering a tool for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding.

This new edition documents a total of $576 million, showing that global LGBTI funding grew by 3%, or over $16 million (USD). Notably, this edition of the report also documents a 38% increase in the number of grantees.

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These slide decks offer another way to view and share the Global Resources Report findings.

  • Scan each slide deck forward and backwards using the arrows at the bottom of the slide.
  • Scroll your pointer to the right hand corner of the deck and you’ll see three dots pop up. After clicking those dots,  choose the middle option to share the slides via social media, copy the link, or an access an embed code. Or choose the bottom option to view the slides in full screen size. Choose the top option (an X) to return to the main screen view. 
  • When viewing charts, scroll your pointer over the elements to see numeric values pop up. You may also select and deselect different items in a chart legend to focus your view of the information.
  • Note the key code which indicates which funding is included in each equation (whether or not funding focused on the United States is included, and whether or not fundsawarded for regranting are included) and indicating which chart in the PDF report aligns with the one shown in the slide deck. 

Viewing the slides on a phone? You should have the same functionality, especially if you turn your phone to horizontal (landscape) view. In case that’s not working for you, here are some direct links to each slideshow: The Big PictureGlobal South and East | Global North | International.

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THANK YOU TO THE REPORT SPONSORS

Thank you to the 2019-2020 Global Resources Report sponsors: American Jewish World Service, The Baring Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Horizons Foundation, Mama Cash, and Voice,
and the full membership of Global Philanthropy Project.

LEARN ABOUT LGBTI FUNDING IN THE U.S.A

Want to learn more about the details of funding in the U.S.A. and by U.S.-based foundations? Read Funders for LGBTQ Issues2019-2020 Resource Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations. 

MORE RESEARCH FROM GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY PROJECT

Elevate Children Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, March 2021

These briefs focus on: global LBQTI funding, the role of intermediaries and government embassies in global LGBTI funding, and funding for LGBTI sex workers.

Report available in English, Spanish, and French

What are the different kinds of LGBTI funders, and what are good ways to approach them for support? Watch GPP’s new “meet the donors” video to learn more.

Global Philanthropy Project, January 2021

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

Resources from Elevate Children’s Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, October 2019

GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

Grantmaker Resources re: funding Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Women

Resources for understanding and resisting “anti-gender ideology.”