Who We Are

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East. 

Established in 2009, GPP’s 16 member organizations include many of the leading global funders and philanthropic advisors for LGBTI rights.  As the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work.

Global Philanthropy Project is organized through a core Executive Committee and three member working groups, which are focused on Government/Bilateral Funding, Individual Donor Funding, and Trans* Funding. GPP is a key source of strategic research and analysis for global LGBTI funders. GPP also plays a central role in convening philanthropists and human rights activists for opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and capacity towards expanding global LGBTI funding. These convening spaces includes donor pre-conferences during regional LGBTI convenings, funder webinars, and report release events.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice serves as host and fiscal sponsor of GPP.

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Goals

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Cultivate and deepen the knowledge, skills and capacity of GPP members and other funders in support of global LGBTI issues. 

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Increase the amount and influence the type of private and public foundation funding dedicated to global LGBTI issues.

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Increase the amount and influence the type of multilateral and bilateral aid and development funding dedicated to global LGBTI issues.

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Increase the amount and influence the type of philanthropic giving from individual donors dedicated to global LGBTI issues.

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Increase the amount and influence the type of philanthropic giving from corporations dedicated to global LGBTI issues.

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Build a dynamic, responsive, and effective structure enabling the GPP network.

Outcomes

The number of funders and amount of funding to global LGBTI issues will increase each year. GPP will provide a range of opportunities and resources to increase knowledge, skills, and capacity of GPP members and broader philanthropic and human rights fields.

 

GPP will provide a range of opportunities and resources to increase knowledge, skills, and capacity of GPP members and broader philanthropic and human rights fields.