LGBTIQ

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer

4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$101.8 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Of this 4%
35% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
12% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
12% Health and Well-being Rights
11% Freedom from Violence
10% Social and Cultural Rights
6% Civic and Political Participation
4% Migration and Displacement
3% Economic and Labor Rights
2% Expression and Information Rights
2% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
1% Human Rights, General

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $15.32 M
  2. Arcus Foundation $12.90 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $8.89 M
  4. Foundation for a Just Society $8.42 M
  5. Gill Foundation $6.41 M
  6. Elton John AIDS Foundation $6.15 M
  7. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.70 M
  8. Tides Foundation $3.99 M
  9. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $3.82 M
  10. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $3.08 M
  11. Big Lottery Fund $2.98 M
  12. American Jewish World Service $2.10 M
  13. Proteus Fund $1.72 M
  14. NEO Philanthropy $1.33 M
  15. ViiV Healthcare $1.28 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.24 M
  17. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.22 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.11 M
  19. Fundacja Batorego $1.10 M
  20. Dreilinden, GmbH $1.06 M
  21. Comic Relief $1.00 M
  22. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.00 M
  23. Oak Foundation $0.98 M
  24. The James Irvine Foundation $0.95 M
  25. EEA and Norway Grants $0.86 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$21.6 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $9.67 M
  2. Norway $3.22 M
  3. European Union Institutions $2.94 M
  4. United States $1.97 M
  5. Netherlands $1.01 M
  6. United Kingdom $0.89 M
  7. Finland $0.66 M
  8. Global Fund $0.44 M
  9. Germany $0.34 M
  10. Spain $0.27 M
  11. Switzerland $0.07 M
  12. Belgium $0.07 M
  13. Austria $0.06 M
  14. Canada $0.04 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $505
  16. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$5,499,657 (5%)
154 Grants (9%)

Caribbean

$1,367,382 (1%)
25 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,431,054 (4%)
127 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$7,916,204 (8%)
57 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,844,340 (4%)
157 Grants (9%)

Middle East & North Africa

$695,652 (1%)
37 Grants (2%)

North America

$63,179,120 (62%)
865 Grants (50%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$10,331,270 (10%)
220 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$6,608,275 (6%)
104 Grants (6%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$35,428,912 (35%)
650 Grants (37%)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

$12,469,234 (12%)
93 Grants (5%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$12,236,513 (12%)
222 Grants (13%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$32,070,165 (32%)
441 Grants (25%)

Children & Youth

$18,385,454 (18%)
307 Grants (18%)

Migrants & Refugees

$11,721,244 (12%)
102 Grants (6%)

In order to show the intersections of multiple population groups, these graphics indicate other population groups supported within funding towards the group highlighted on this page.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$51,213,424 (50%)
985 Grants (57%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$22,034,992 (22%)
331 Grants (19%)

Coalition-building and Collaboration

$19,139,869 (19%)
414 Grants (24%)

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • EEA and Norway Grants supported the Tolerant Youth Association in Lithuania to promote LGBT-positive discourse to fight bullying in schools and strengthen the rights of LGBT+ persons.
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation supported the Human Rights Campaign in USA for a national campaign to improve healthcare equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender patients.

Case Studies