LGBTIQ

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

5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$79.6 Million out of
$1.7 Billion for all rights

Of this 5%
56% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
13% Health and Well-being Rights
9% Human Rights, General
8% Social and Cultural Rights
4% Economic and Labor Rights
3% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
2% Migration and Displacement
1% Civic and Political Participation
1% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Freedom from Violence
<1% Expression and Information Rights

Top Funders

  1. Arcus Foundation $12.55 M
  2. Hivos $6.68 M
  3. The Gill Foundation $6.22 M
  4. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $5.44 M
  5. Nationale Postcode Loterij $3.69 M
  6. Anonymous $3.61 M
  7. Open Society Foundations $3.56 M
  8. Ford Foundation $2.96 M
  9. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $2.88 M
  10. The Atlantic Philanthropies $2.77 M
  11. The California Endowment $2.72 M
  12. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $2.33 M
  13. Tides Foundation $2.29 M
  14. Proteus Fund $1.84 M
  15. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.52 M
  16. Levi Strauss Foundation $1.08 M
  17. Mama Cash $1.04 M
  18. Horizons Foundation $1.01 M
  19. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.83 M
  20. American Jewish World Service $0.78 M
  21. The Paul Rapoport Foundation $0.71 M
  22. Public Interest Projects $0.64 M
  23. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $0.52 M
  24. Weingart Foundation $0.50 M
  25. Uhai Eashri $0.48 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$23.2 Million out of
$3.5 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $12.86 M
  2. Norway $3.94 M
  3. Sweden $3.78 M
  4. Netherlands $1.02 M
  5. European Union Institutions $0.73 M
  6. Spain $0.31 M
  7. Denmark $0.28 M
  8. Germany $0.12 M
  9. United States $0.08 M
  10. United Kingdom $0.06 M
  11. Switzerland $0.01 M
  12. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$6,231,626 (8%)
82 Grants (7%)

Caribbean

$220,786 (0%)
8 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,266,775 (2%)
36 Grants (3%)

Global Programs

$5,853,958 (7%)
57 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,699,022 (5%)
98 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$851,631 (1%)
24 Grants (2%)

North America

$47,628,268 (60%)
784 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,105,386 (16%)
141 Grants (11%)

Western Europe

$4,061,635 (5%)
29 Grants (2%)

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

$44,429,337 (56%)
700 Grants (56%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$10,615,328 (13%)
97 Grants (8%)

Human Rights, General

$7,097,850 (9%)
190 Grants (15%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$14,952,345 (19%)
121 Grants (10%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$14,836,994 (19%)
190 Grants (15%)

Women & Girls

$12,458,175 (16%)
247 Grants (20%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • Arcus Foundation gave to The Inner Circle in South Africa to the International Muslim Outreach Project, which provides support to Muslims marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Mama Cash gave to GALANG in the Philippines to build a movement of poor urban lesbians, bisexual women, and trans people in the slums of Manila by providing training and safe spaces for organizing.

Case Studies