LGBTIQ

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

5%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$88.8 Million out of
$1.8 Billion for all rights

Of this 5%
57% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
11% Social and Cultural Rights
8% Health and Well-being Rights
7% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
4% Economic and Labor Rights
4% Expression and Information Rights
2% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
2% Migration and Displacement
2% Freedom from Violence
2% Human Rights, General
1% Environmental and Resource Rights
1% Civic and Political Participation

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $16.49 M
  2. Gill Foundation $7.61 M
  3. Arcus Foundation $7.42 M
  4. Hivos $7.32 M
  5. Open Society Foundations $6.70 M
  6. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $5.89 M
  7. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $5.48 M
  8. The Atlantic Philanthropies $4.54 M
  9. Tides Foundation $3.23 M
  10. American Jewish World Service $2.71 M
  11. Proteus Fund $1.92 M
  12. Comic Relief UK $1.73 M
  13. David Bohnett Foundation $1.69 M
  14. The Oak Foundation $1.60 M
  15. The Global Fund for Women $1.54 M
  16. Mama Cash $1.24 M
  17. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.18 M
  18. NEO Philanthropy $1.08 M
  19. The James Irvine Foundation $1.03 M
  20. Horizons Foundation $1.00 M
  21. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $0.99 M
  22. Uhai Eashri $0.84 M
  23. Dreilinden, gGmbH $0.79 M
  24. E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation $0.71 M
  25. Wells Fargo Foundation $0.71 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$37.8 Million out of
$3.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $25.43 M
  2. Sweden $4.35 M
  3. Norway $4.12 M
  4. European Union Institutions $1.31 M
  5. Netherlands $1.20 M
  6. United States $0.48 M
  7. Spain $0.21 M
  8. Finland $0.15 M
  9. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $0.15 M
  10. Germany $0.14 M
  11. United Kingdom $0.12 M
  12. Belgium $0.08 M
  13. Switzerland $0.04 M
  14. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$3,604,119 (4%)
95 Grants (6%)

Caribbean

$489,651 (1%)
17 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$2,241,485 (3%)
72 Grants (5%)

Global Programs

$9,888,180 (11%)
73 Grants (5%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,309,174 (4%)
119 Grants (8%)

Middle East & North Africa

$975,846 (1%)
30 Grants (2%)

North America

$53,175,532 (60%)
991 Grants (63%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$13,325,722 (15%)
155 Grants (10%)

Western Europe

$2,564,218 (3%)
41 Grants (3%)

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

$50,825,907 (57%)
970 Grants (61%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$9,744,045 (11%)
137 Grants (9%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$6,731,983 (8%)
119 Grants (8%)

Intersecting Populations

Economically Disadvantaged

$16,998,399 (19%)
172 Grants (11%)

Women & Girls

$14,837,883 (17%)
316 Grants (20%)

Ethnic or Racial Minorities

$14,191,978 (16%)
226 Grants (14%)

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

  • HIVOS supported Our Voice in Indonesia to develop alternative media channels to explore issues related to gender and sexual diversity and to strengthen the local LGBTQI rights movements.
  • MADRE supported the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq to operate women's shelters and engage in counseling, trainings and human rights advocacy for Iraqi women and LGBT people threatened with violence.

Case Studies