LGBTIQ

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

3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$73.8 Million out of
$2.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 3%
37% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
19% Health and Well-being Rights
13% Social and Cultural Rights
12% Freedom from Violence
5% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
3% Expression and Information Rights
3% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
2% Migration and Displacement
2% Civic and Political Participation
2% Economic and Labor Rights
1% Human Rights, General
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
<1% Environmental and Resource Rights

Top Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $12.69 M
  2. Ford Foundation $11.83 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $5.35 M
  4. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.72 M
  5. Hivos $3.23 M
  6. Elton John AIDS Foundation $3.16 M
  7. EEA and Norway Grants $3.10 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $3.00 M
  9. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $2.63 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $2.61 M
  11. David Bohnett Foundation $2.46 M
  12. The California Endowment $2.29 M
  13. Stephen Lewis Foundation $1.97 M
  14. Open Society Foundations $1.76 M
  15. Proteus Fund $1.76 M
  16. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.67 M
  17. Foundation for a Just Society $1.63 M
  18. Mama Cash $1.26 M
  19. Nationale Postcode Loterij $1.20 M
  20. Fund For Global Human Rights $0.86 M
  21. UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative $0.85 M
  22. Fundacja Batorego $0.76 M
  23. Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation $0.76 M
  24. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund $0.73 M
  25. The Foundation for AIDS Research $0.69 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$34.4 Million out of
$3.8 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Sweden $7.43 M
  2. Global Fund $6.31 M
  3. Australia $4.83 M
  4. Norway $4.29 M
  5. European Union Institutions $3.18 M
  6. Netherlands $2.29 M
  7. Finland $2.15 M
  8. United States $1.53 M
  9. Canada $0.91 M
  10. Germany $0.47 M
  11. Spain $0.40 M
  12. Belgium $0.33 M
  13. Denmark $0.18 M
  14. United Kingdom $0.06 M
  15. Ireland $0.03 M
  16. Switzerland $0.02 M
  17. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$5,145,749 (7%)
132 Grants (10%)

Caribbean

$1,314,905 (2%)
42 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$4,617,218 (6%)
108 Grants (8%)

Global Programs

$6,600,738 (9%)
46 Grants (3%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,230,575 (4%)
152 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,410,236 (2%)
31 Grants (2%)

North America

$38,769,014 (53%)
627 Grants (47%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,818,754 (13%)
186 Grants (14%)

Western Europe

$4,637,823 (6%)
51 Grants (4%)

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

$27,436,373 (37%)
520 Grants (39%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$14,263,098 (19%)
202 Grants (15%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$9,723,488 (13%)
119 Grants (9%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$15,871,262 (21%)
296 Grants (22%)

Children & Youth

$12,036,811 (16%)
194 Grants (15%)

Migrants & Refugees

$5,466,497 (7%)
92 Grants (7%)

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

$33,938,511 (46%)
566 Grants (42%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$8,929,111 (12%)
195 Grants (15%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$8,718,293 (12%)
128 Grants (10%)

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