Lesbian Bisexual and Queer Grantmaker Resources


This page is intended to provide Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Women resources for grantmakers. This funding focus area is understood to include all people who identify as women with marginalized sexualities, including women who are Intersex, Trans, and Cisgender. As our Global Resources Report demonstrates, LBQ activists are often forgotten and underfunded by LGBTQI donors.

Mama Cash and Astraea share some of the brilliant visions of freedom that LBQ activists are creating around the world. LBQ Movement Highlights introduces some of LBQ women’s priorities, strategies, and needs to create the future they envision.

Learn more: Lesbian Visibility Day Is a Time to Defend, Uplift, and Strategize (Advocate Magazine, April 26, 2020) 


What Works 2 to Prevent Violence, 2022

Global Philanthropy Project, February 2021

These briefs focus on: global LBQTI funding, the role of intermediaries and government embassies in global LGBTI funding, and funding for LGBTI sex workers.

AWID and Mama Cash, with support of the Count Me In! Consortium, November 2020

Mama Cash and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, June 2020

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

2nd European Lesbian* Conference, April 2019

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, 2018

Urgent Action Fund
International Human Rights Law Clinic University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
December 2017