2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic & Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities

June 27, 2016 4:32 PM | Allistair Mallillin (Administrator)

Whether it is the mass murder of nearly 50 LGBT Latino/a/x youth in Orlando or the violent break-up of a Trans Pride March by riot police in Istanbul, recent events remind us just how much work is ahead of us when it comes to securing equality for and enhancing the wellbeing of LGBTI communities.

As Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project both aim to increase philanthropic resources for LGBTI communities, we are pleased to share with you The 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic & Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities, the most comprehensive report to date on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. This first-of-its-kind report captures data on 9,347 grants awarded by 406 foundations, intermediaries, and corporations and by 13 government and multilateral agencies over the two-year period of 2013-2014. It provides detailed data on the distribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, and population focus, offering a baseline for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding.

The report finds:

  • Over the two-year period of 2013-2014, government and philanthropic support for LGBTI issues totaled US$ 424 million. (Or US$ 208 million excluding the United States)
  • During the same period, foundations awarded a total of US$ 251 billion while governments and multilateral agencies US$ 272 billion. As such, for every U$ 100 awarded by foundations, only 13 cents benefits LGBTI communities. For every US$ 100 awarded by government and multilateral agencies, only 4 cents benefited LGBTI communities.
  • Fifty-seven percent of the funding went to the Global North (Canada and the United States; and Western Europe), thirty percent went to the Global South and East (Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa), and thirteen percent was awarded for international work that cut across regions.
  • No region outside of the United States received more than US$ 50 million over the two-year period of 2013-2014.


Explore the full report here


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