At the Ariadne Annual Meeting in April 2017, GPP presented a session on “The State of Lesbian Movements Across Europe – Are Foundations Meeting the Opportunity?” with moderator Ise Bosch (Dreilinden), and presenters Mariam Gagoshashvili (Astraea), Happy Mwende Kinyili (Mama Cash), and Alice Coffin & Silvia Casalino. GPP member Urgent Action Fund also hosted a plenary session on “Working through the cracks: experiences of feminist activism.”
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In this Rainbow Talk delivered at the 2016 ILGA World Conference, Matthew Hart of the Global Philanthropy Project talks about the importance of resources for the LGBTI movement, and presents data from the Global LGBTI Resources Report, the most comprehensive report to date on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues.
At Funding Forward 2017, GPP hosted a breakfast meeting for grantmakers for a second year, with a great group of attendees. Thank you to the meeting’s speakers: Francisco Buchting (Horizons Foundation), Wanja Muguongo (UHAI EASHRI), and Addison Smith (Wellspring Advisors).
Foundation for a Just Society supports innovative, intersectional, grassroots strategies that meet immediate needs while igniting long-term, structural change in communities and regions that have been overlooked by philanthropy. We support the entire ecosystem of transformative movements — across issues and regions — by following the lead of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQI people who catalyze change every day in their communities and countries. We share resources to strengthen the movements that create a world where all people are valued and lead self-determined lives. Through direct grantmaking, capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy, we advance the human rights of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQI people globally.
POSITION SUMMARY: US Southeast Consultant
The Consultant will serve as the key point of contact for grantees and potential grantees in the US Southeast. S/he will review and respond to grant requests, analyze and prepare summaries of individual grantees and the regional portfolios, and prepare and write dockets. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, analytical, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. This position will be a 6-month contract role with a potential for extension. This position can be remote. More information: Program Consultant, US Southeast
POSITION SUMMARY: Central America Consultant
The Consultant will serve as the key point of contact for grantees and potential grantees in Central America. S/he will review and respond to grant requests, analyze and prepare summaries of individual grantees and the regional portfolios, and prepare and write dockets. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, analytical, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. This position will be a 6-month contract role with a potential for extension. This position can be remote. More information: Program Consultant, Central America
In this working paper for iNGOs, GPP Member Dreilinden presents essential demands of the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference addressing LGBT* – and in some respects intersex – children in development cooperation: to carry out research and provide more data, listen to children‘s voices, identify promising practices, and share resources. The paper is a collaboration with SOS Children‘s Villages International and Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and provides three sections:
- Research and Tools: the legal human rights context (including intersex), an analysis from KCS’ survey on institutional readiness, and workshop results from the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference.
- Interviews: Five young LGBT* care leavers speak about their experiences; two managers of alternative care and children‘s rights organisations present their views on LGBT* children and approaches to improve care for gender non-conforming children and youth.
- Promising Practices: Save the Children International in Vietnam’s work with LGBT street youth, and the response of SOS Children‘s Villages Argentina and Tunisia to LGBT* children and staff.
The Arcus Foundation periodically issues requests for proposals (RFPs) to ensure its program portfolios remain responsive to new and emerging opportunities within the geographic and thematic scope of its strategy.
Presentation of this RFP in an open competition aims to attract new partners and ideas, in addition to soliciting proposals from existing partners, and enabling the collection and comparison of proposals at one time.
To solicit proposals from intermediary organizations for country-level work in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and/or the Middle East. Arcus will support the following three country-level goal areas: legal and policy changes for LGBT inclusion; socio-cultural shifts; and capacity strengthening of communities and organizations to advocate for the aforementioned goals.
Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2017.