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 mobilise 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 eight 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), since the 2017/2018 report. Notably, this edition of the report also documents a 38% increase in the number of grantees.
The Global Resources Report is produced by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP), a collaboration of 22 funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East. Mama Cash is a member of the GPP and also provided funding for this report.