LGBTIQ

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

3%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$71.3 Million out of
$2.3 Billion for all rights

Of this 3%
44% Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination
14% Health and Well-being Rights
14% Social and Cultural Rights
6% Access to Justice/Equality Before the Law
4% Civic and Political Participation
4% Economic and Labor Rights
4% Sexual and Reproductive Rights
4% Freedom from Violence
3% Migration and Displacement
2% Human Rights, General
2% Expression and Information Rights
<1% Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
<1% Environmental and Resource Rights

Top Funders

  1. Ford Foundation $16.45 M
  2. Arcus Foundation $6.41 M
  3. Hivos $6.07 M
  4. Open Society Foundations $5.23 M
  5. Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund $4.67 M
  6. Gill Foundation $4.56 M
  7. American Jewish World Service $3.65 M
  8. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $1.88 M
  9. Proteus Fund $1.70 M
  10. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $1.39 M
  11. The Oak Foundation $1.36 M
  12. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice $1.24 M
  13. Mama Cash $1.21 M
  14. The Global Fund for Women $1.10 M
  15. NoVo Foundation $1.00 M
  16. The California Endowment $0.93 M
  17. Dreilinden, GmbH $0.89 M
  18. Weingart Foundation $0.83 M
  19. Fund For Global Human Rights $0.75 M
  20. The Thomas Phillips and Jane Moore Johnson Foundation $0.73 M
  21. David Bohnett Foundation $0.66 M
  22. The James Irvine Foundation $0.55 M
  23. Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker Charitable Distribution Fund $0.53 M
  24. The Atlantic Philanthropies $0.50 M
  25. EEA and Norway Grants $0.47 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

1%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$40.5 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Global Fund $19.52 M
  2. Sweden $13.07 M
  3. Norway $4.44 M
  4. European Union Institutions $1.05 M
  5. United States $0.88 M
  6. Finland $0.42 M
  7. Germany $0.29 M
  8. Netherlands $0.26 M
  9. Spain $0.23 M
  10. United Kingdom $0.19 M
  11. Canada $0.11 M
  12. Switzerland $0.03 M
  13. Iceland $0.01 M
  14. Slovenia $0.01 M
  15. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $47
  16. M = Millions

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$6,490,443 (9%)
108 Grants (8%)

Caribbean

$694,137 (1%)
33 Grants (3%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$3,416,580 (5%)
93 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$5,917,012 (8%)
51 Grants (4%)

Latin America & Mexico

$3,881,696 (5%)
149 Grants (12%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,481,939 (2%)
33 Grants (3%)

North America

$42,363,018 (59%)
614 Grants (48%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$6,167,063 (9%)
163 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$2,837,815 (4%)
49 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

$31,198,388 (44%)
613 Grants (48%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$9,857,088 (14%)
136 Grants (11%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$9,742,572 (14%)
107 Grants (8%)

Intersecting Populations

Women & Girls

$10,036,213 (14%)
281 Grants (22%)

Children & Youth

$9,453,433 (13%)
202 Grants (16%)

Migrants & Refugees

$4,090,178 (6%)
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

$20,561,370 (29%)
309 Grants (24%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$9,354,483 (13%)
183 Grants (14%)

Media and Technology

$8,589,441 (12%)
123 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