Role for Intermediaries in Trans and Intersex Funding

Workshop: Role for Intermediaries in Trans and Intersex Funding

Thursday, October 14
10 am EDT/ 4 pm CEST/ 5 pm EAT

Join the Trans and Intersex Funding Working Group of Global Philanthropy Project to learn about how funding through intermediaries can be used to support trans and intersex groups around the world.
 
The workshop will provide grantmakers with insights on how intermediaries function and how they can help shift donor-grantee power dynamics. Speakers will share examples of successful models of intermediary funding in collaboration with private foundations, high net wealth individuals, and donor governments to increase and improve trans and intersex grantmaking. Hear concrete recommendations for funder actions and best practices, and explore how funding through intermediaries can be a path to develop and expand your trans and intersex funding portfolio.
 
Speakers TBD.

Registration will open in July 2021.

Please note: this webinar is intended for grantmakers only.

Webinar Resources

Diving Deeper: Under the Surface of LGBTI Intermediary funding data

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In 2021, for the first time, GPP is sharing a series of “Diving Deeper” briefs to explore a number of new analyses using the  2017–2018 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for LGBTI Communities (Global Resources Report, or GRR) dataset. These briefs focus on: global LBQTI funding, the role of intermediaries and government embassies in global LGBTI funding, and regional trends. As we move towards development of the next iteration of the GRR which will be published in 2022, this series further illuminates the importance of the GRR data in ongoing strategy and advocacy towards impactful resourcing of LGBTI human rights advancement and inclusive development. The “Diving Deeper” briefs are developed to serve as tools for LGBTI movements, funders, and policy makers. 

Diving Deeper: Under the surface of Intermediary funding data compares data on different types of intermediaries in order to provide greater understanding to the field about how, where, and to whom intermediaries are distributing resources. The brief also examines how government, multilateral, and private foundation funders partner with intermediaries to support global LGBTI rights and development.  

Additional Resources

Global Philanthropy Project, April 2021

Oak Foundation, 2017

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

Injustice Exposed: The Criminalisation of Transgender People and its Impacts

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

New report: Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe (CAEE) by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The first edition of ILGA’s Trans Legal Mapping Report was released in November 2016. Available in English/Spanish.

Published on the AJWS Blog. Dave Scamell is the Director of International Advocacy at AJWS and co-chair of the GPP Trans* Funding Working Group. 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), 2017

Global Action for Trans* Equality and Open Society Foundations, 2014.
CONFERENCE REPORT — DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2013 — BERLIN, GERMANY

Grantmakers Resources on funding Intersex movements.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
August 2016
Available in English, Spanish, Russian, and forthcoming in Chinese.

How governments in the Global North can effectively partner with intermediary organizations to support LGBTI communities in the Global South and East; Commissioned by Global Philanthropy Project, July 2016

Funders Concerned about AIDS, December 2015.

Authors: Somjen Frazer and Erin Howe, Strength in Numbers Consulting Group for the GPP Trans* Working Group in collaboration with Arcus Foundation and Open Society Foundations, 2015.

Presented by Masen Davis, March 2016

Authors: Strength in Numbers Consulting Group
Commissioned by: GPP Trans* Working Group in collaboration Arcus Foundation and Open Society Foundations

FCAA Connect Webinar: Building Support for National-level Health Advocacy- December 15

FCAA Connect Webinar: Building Support for National-level Health Advocacy

Tuesday, 15 December 9 am ET

The success of universal health coverage (UHC) and health-related Sustainable Development Goals is dependent upon the ability of civil society to enhance and expand its role as advocates, monitors, and implementers, particularly at national and country levels. Within the sphere of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, advocacy has been a key driver of resource mobilization, equitable delivery of services, ensuring the quality and consistency of care, and the promotion and protection of human rights.  And, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic only serves to further highlight the essential role of communities and civil society in mobilization for health access and human rights protection.

Yet, civil society advocacy is consistently underfunded, undervalued and inadequately evaluated – particularly at national and local levels.

Such resources cannot come from domestic governments, as the funding must be independent in order for advocates to work effectively and hold their national and local governments accountable in delivering on the right to health. Resources for advocacy for health therefore is an essential component of international public and private financing.

To help address this challenge, the Joep Lange Institute (JLI) is coordinating a convening process to discuss the value of national level health advocacy, the need for sustainable funding and potential for pooled resource mobilization to support this work. The process will bring together public and private donors, civil society leadership from around the world, and representatives from multilateral institutions.

Convened in partnership by FCAA, Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, Human Rights Funders Network, and the Global Philanthropy Project, this webinar aims to discuss this new project as well as to broaden the input and engagement in these discussions by funding organizations across global health, development and rights-based grantmaking. 

Panelists to include the project’s Co-Chairs:

  • Marja Esveld, Deputy Head of Health for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Allan Maleche, Executive Director of KELIN in Kenya.

This webinar is limited to representatives of funding and philanthropy-serving organizations.

Report Launch: Global LGBTI Philanthropic Response to COVID-19 January 28, 2021

Webinar Report Launch
Where are the Global COVID-19 Resources for LGBTI Communities?
Thursday, January 28th 

9 am EST/ 3 pm CET/ 5 pm EAT

Watch the recording from this call to hear about the results of GPP’s second-phase survey of the leading government, multilateral, and philanthropic funders of global LGBTI issues. This new report draws on the responses from 24 funders who account for just under half of all global LGBTI funding, and an additional review of COVID-19 global humanitarian response funding. 

The report reveals how LGBTI organizations and their funders have shifted their activities in 2020 to respond to the pandemic, demonstrates the challenge of LGBTI-inclusion in the global humanitarian response, and outlines the possible long-term implications of COVID-19 resourcing for the global LGBTI movement.

Webinar Launch Resources

Speakers

Caroline Kouassiaman
Executive Director

Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO)

Nicky McIntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for a Just Society

April Pham
Senior Gender Advisor & Head of Gender Unit
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 

Jessica Stern
Executive Director
OutRight Action International

Reports

January 2021 GPP Report:
Where are the Global COVID-19 Resources for LGBTI Communities?

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May 2020 GPP Briefing:
COVID-19 LGBTI Philanthropic Response Survey Results

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GPP at OutSummit 2020

Resourcing Global LGBTI Issues in the Era of COVID
Thursday, December 10, at 11 am ET

Global Philanthropy Project invites you to join us on a panel at the upcoming OutRight Summit. COVID-19 is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of LGBTI communities in many parts of the world. At the same time, donor responses to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic are re-shaping international development, humanitarian, and human rights financing. In this session, GPP will present key findings from its forthcoming report on the impact of COVID-19 on the global LGBTI funding landscape, which includes predictive analysis based on a survey of 25 funders, who account for just under half of all LGBTI funding (outside of the US). Data from the Global Resources Report will also be shared highlighting the key regional, thematic, and population-based trends in LGBTI grantmaking.
 
These findings will then be illustrated through a three-person grantmaker panel representing a government donor, a global private foundation, and a regional-based movement-led participatory funder. Informed by their unique position within the global LGBTI funding field, each panelist will outline how their institution has navigated the challenges of funding LGBTI movements since the pandemic began and what their future support of the movement will look like.

Related Resources

GPP’s second COVID19 Report will be made available in January, register for the webinar launch (January 28) here. 

GPP Briefing: COVID-19 LGBTI Philanthropic Response Survey Results
May 2020

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Speakers

Caroline Kouassiaman
Executive Director
Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO)

Michael Heflin
Director of Equality Human Rights Initiative
Open Society Foundations

Matthew Hart
Director
Global Philanthropy Project

Elaine Chard-Antonopoulou
Second Secretary LGBT Rights
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Operating at the Intersection of Grants and Investments
Thursday, December 10, at 10 am ET

The challenges for LGBTQIA* communities in the Global South and Global East will continue to increase with rapid climate change, political instrumentation and a bleak economic outlook exacerbating the situation. LGBTQIA* people are already showing tremendous resilience. As human rights and humanitarian aid funders as well as impact investors, we need to prioritise their efforts to become even more resilient for the longer term. Philanthropic and investment efforts need to integrate across both fields. Different forms of capital, from grants and investments over to blended solutions are needed to support the build out of stronger and more visible systems. Case studies from South Africa and Mexico will illustrate how work at the intersection of grant making and investing can look like. We will also touch on potential entry points to integrate an LGBTQI* lens in the investment strategy of an organisation. This interactive sessions aims to be a space to learn, share, challenge and discuss different approaches and ideas.

Speakers

Stefan Bollier
Founder Impact Investors 
Dreilinden

Caren Holzman
Enabling Social, Environmental & Economic Outcomes

Kebone Moloko 
Design Recruiter | Nonprofit Founder | Y Combinator Startup School 

Kelly Roberts-Robbins
Associate Director at Palladium Impact Capital

Related Research

Investing with a LGBTQI Lens: Rethinking Gender Analysis Across Investing Fields (June 2020)

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Fighting gender ideology: Gender justice and intersections of women’s rights and LGBTIQ rights
Friday, December 11, at 10:15 am ET

How do women’s rights and LGBTIQ organizations combine forces to advocate for gender justice for all and an end to the harmful framing of gender ideology? Join LGBTIQ- and allied feminists for conversation at this intersection.

Click to view GPP’s new report

Speakers

Lisa Davis
Associate Professor of Law and
Co-Director
Human Rights & Gender Justice Clinic

Geetanjali Misra
Co-Founder and Executive Director
CREA

Ezra Berkley Nepon
Senior Program Officer for Knowledge and Learning

Global Philanthropy Project

Jessica Stern
Executive Director
OutRight Action International

Webinar Global Gag Rule Post U.S. Election

 

RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH, 2021

Global Gag Rule Post-U.S. Election Webinar
Grantmaker only webinar

 

Join the Global Gag Rule Working Group and sponsors for a global gag rule (GGR) update webinar regarding U.S. post-election results. The webinar will support funders to understand what a Biden administration come January 20th means for the global gag rule (GGR) and related US policies impacting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and will provide funders with opportunities to discuss the ways they can leverage their advocacy power and funding to support communities in countries that are heavily impacted by the GGR and other US aid conditionalities. Even with the Trump administration being voted out in November, there is an enormous amount of political and practical work that has to happen to both remove the policy from contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, and an incredible amount of effort to rebuild the programs and relationships harmed by it. We will hear from activists focused on SRHR, LGBTQI rights, sex worker rights, and HIV, who will discuss what it has taken to rebuild from previous iterations of the GGR, what they anticipate the long-term impacts of this policy to be even if rescinded in January, and what a Biden administration means for global SRHR.

Please note registration is only for grantmakers, if you have any questions please email GPP. 

APCOM, November 23 2020

Resourcing a Dynamic and Resilient Movement:
A conversation with regional grantmakers on the opportunities and challenges
Monday, November 23rd, 2020
3:00-6:00 PM GMT+7
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Global Philanthropy Project and APCOM invite you to register for the Donor Engagement event and APCOM Community Summit 2020 for grantmakers active or interested in funding Asia and the Pacific LGBTI movement. 

This virtual donor event on Monday, November 23rd is set to coincide with the Rights, Resources, Resilience Asia-Pacific Community Conference (RRRAP Con) 2020 and will bring together key public and private grantmakers, donor governments, high net wealth individual donors, philanthropic thought leaders, and other partners within the LGBTI movements of Asia and the Pacific. This convening aims to enhance the impact of grantmaking for LGBTI equality in Asia and the Pacific by fostering a shared understanding of the needs of the field through a deeper dive exploration of the 2017-2018 Global Resources Report data, identifying and encouraging opportunities for alignment and collaboration, developing strategies responding to current trends and opportunities, and working collectively to mobilize important new financial resources for the regions’ movements.  

Donor Event Session Details

Agenda:

  • Welcome (10 mins)
  • Voices and Lives (45 mins)
  • Break (5 mins)
  • Insights from the data (30 mins)
  • Questions and answers (15 mins)
  • Break (10 mins)
  • Grantmaker breakout groups (45 mins) *
  • Report back and close (20 mins) *

*This is a grantmaker only space

Grantmaker Break-Out Topics:

  • Funding for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
  • Challenging anti-LGBTQ Laws: India, Singapore, Fiji
  • Funding for sustainability in light of COVID-19
  • Regional funding mechanisms for Asia and the Pacific 

Speakers

Changho Kim
Open Society Foundations East Asia Program

Isikeli Vulavou
Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network

Manisha Dhakal
Blue Diamond Society Nepal

Midnight Poonkasetwattana
APCOM

Phoebe De Padua
Foundation for a Just Society

Zack Lee
VOICE 

APCOM Community Summit

The APCOM Community Summit 2020 will be hosted on 23-27 November 2020 through a unique hybrid conferencing which aims to gather 1500 offline and online LGBTQI, HIV and community health advocates, professionals, and authorities from across Asia and the Pacific. On 23-25 November 2020, APCOM is organising the Rights, Resources, Resilience Asia Pacific Conference (RRRAP Con) 2020 which covers a broad range of issues from the responses to HIV, the health and rights of vulnerable communities, and investment into the community. On 26-27 November 2020, APCOM is introducing Thailand LGBTQI+ Biz Forum 2020 which is envisioned to contribute to identifying entry points and strategies for increased LGBTQI inclusion in the private sector. As the final event, on the evening of 27 November 2020, APCOM is hosting HERO Awards which is a special fundraising gala where we honour community heroes within Asia Pacific for their response, passion and everlasting dedication for the human rights of LGBTQI community, and within the HIV sector. 

Global Philanthropy Project, June 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, Red Umbrella Fund, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and the Sex Worker Donor Collaborative, March 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, April 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, February 2021

Elevate Children Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, March 2021

Le Rapport sur les Ressources mondiales de 2017-2018 est désormais disponible en français!

El Informe de Recursos Globales 2017-2018 ya está disponible en español!

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

Commissioned by Elevate Children’s Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, October 2019.

GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

This new guide, developed by ILGA-Europe and the Global Philanthropy Project, includes an overview of fundraising, frequently asked questions, 10 case studies, and guidance and resources to start or improve your fundraising.

How governments in the Global North can effectively partner with intermediary organizations to support LGBTI communities in the Global South and East; Commissioned by Global Philanthropy Project, July 2016

Authors: Matthew Hart, Global Philanthropy Project and Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Published in the Civicus 2016 State of Civil Society Report, June 2016.

Survey jointly implemented by UNDP, Peking University Sociology Department and the Beijing LGBT Center, May 2016.

UNDP, USAID, 2014

Authors: Somjen Frazer and Erin Howe, Strength in Numbers Consulting Group for the GPP Trans* Working Group in collaboration with Arcus Foundation and Open Society Foundations, 2015.

Webinar Launch: Supporting Global Intersex Communities During COVID-19- September 17, 2020

Webinar: Supporting Global Intersex Communities During COVID-19

Thursday, September 17th
10 am EDT/ 4 pm CEST/ 5 pm EAT

Intersex communities are amongst the most underfunded movements globally. The COVID-19 pandemic and surrounding politics have exacerbated the inequities already faced by intersex people. Increased isolation, exclusion from needed health services, loss of employment and income: these are some of the experiences reported by intersex-led groups about the impact of COVID-19. Since many intersex people are already drastically excluded from both local and national economies, there are serious concerns about what the pandemic could mean to the future of intersex communities and movements.

Join the Global Philanthropy Project’s Trans and Intersex Working Group and the Intersex Human Rights Fund for a grantmaker webinar on the impact of COVID-19 for intersex movements. Hear concrete recommendations in funder actions and practices; explore how to make your first intersex grant or grow your portfolio; listen and learn from intersex communities on how to do better grantmaking. 

The webinar will provide funders with insights about how COVID-19 is impacting intersex-led groups across global regions and offer space to strategize together about effective responses in the short, medium, and long term.

Please note: this webinar is intended for a limited audience of grantmakers only.

Speakers

Hana Aoi,
Vivir y Ser Intersex

Ruth Baldacchino,
Senior Program Officer, Intersex Fund

Hiker Chiu
Oii-Chinese Founder
Intersex Asia Co-chair

Wiktor Dynarski, 
Program Officer Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations

Rebecca Fox,
Senior Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund 

Dan Christian Ghattas
Executive Director of Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe)


Zohra Moosa,

Executive Director, Mama Cash

Mphatso Sakala
Founder and Executive Director of Intersex Society of Zambia

Webinar Resources

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Donor Recommendations (The State of Intersex Funding, 2017)

  • Fund work led by intersex people.
  • Provide flexible and stable funding to intersex groups.
  • Provide sufficient funding for paid staff.
  • Invest in anti-trauma resources and burnout prevention.
  • Invest in the organizational strengthening of intersex groups.
  • Support intersex activists to build community and national-level work, while they continue to advance work at the international level.
  • Educate your funding institution and your peers about intersex issues.
  • Decrease the barriers preventing intersex groups from finding and applying for funding, particularly by explicitly targeting calls for proposals to intersex groups and funding unregistered groups using intermediaries.
Photo description: Participants of the 4th International Intersex Forum in Amsterdam 
Photo credit: Ins A Kromminga

Resources

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

Published on the AJWS Blog. Dave Scamell is the Director of International Advocacy at AJWS and co-chair of the GPP Trans* Funding Working Group. 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), 2017

Grantmakers Resources on funding Intersex movements.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
August 2016
Available in English, Spanish, Russian, and forthcoming in Chinese.

Authors: Somjen Frazer and Erin Howe, Strength in Numbers Consulting Group for the GPP Trans* Working Group in collaboration with Arcus Foundation and Open Society Foundations, 2015.

Authors: Strength in Numbers Consulting Group
Commissioned by: GPP Trans* Working Group in collaboration Arcus Foundation and Open Society Foundations

2017-2018 Global Resources Report Webinar Launch

Join the 2017-2018 Global Resources Report
Launch Webinar
Thursday, May 28th

10-11:30am EDT / 4-530pm CEST / 5-630pm EAT 

Hosted by Global Philanthropy Project, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and ILGA World
All are welcome

The report will be available for download
at globalresourcesreport.org
on Tuesday, May 26th

The bi-annual Global Resources Report provides governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, philanthropy and corporate foundations with the most detailed and accurate understanding of the global funding landscape on LGBTI issues.

Developed in partnership by Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

Webinar Speakers

Mauro Cabral Grinspan
Executive Director
GATE

Wendy Drukier
Director General
Global Affairs Canada

Julia Ehrt
Director of Programs
ILGA World

Douglas Griffiths
President
Oak Foundation

Matthew Hart
Director
Global Philanthropy Project

Caroline Kouassiaman
Executive Director
Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO)

Mukami Marete
Co-Executive Director
UHAI-EASHRI

Ben Francisco Maulbeck
President
Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Ezra Nepon
Senior Program Officer for Knowledge & Learning
GPP

Midnight Poonkasetwattana
Executive Director
APCOM

Webinar Launch: Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The Global State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements- June 25

Report Launch: Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The Global State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements

Thursday, June 25, 2020
10:00 AM ET/ 4:00 PM CEST/ 5:00 PM EAT

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer (LBQ) movements are integral to creating a fabric of justice and equity through their dynamic and intersectional work. Yet the budget sizes of these organizations remain abysmally small with nearly 40 percent working with budgets of under $5,000 per year. One-quarter of those groups operate without any budget at all. LBQ movements’ resourcing has not kept pace with the innovative ways in which they are working.

This is particularly important to highlight at this moment of a global pandemic, and increasing nationalist isolation and populist politics. LBQ-identified women and non-binary people’s lives continue to be threatened every day, and the pandemic has resulted in surges in domestic violence, criminalization, and surveillance. Now more than ever we need to support LBQ-identified women and non-binary activists building a new political reality that is inclusive, respectful, and safe for all oppressed and marginalized communities.

Join Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash in a discussion of the findings of their new report “Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements.” The webinar and report will include specific recommendations for donors interested in learning how best to support the valuable and vital work of LBQ communities, based on the needs and priorities identified by activists, and on the funding strategies shared by public and private foundations, women’s funds and other intermediaries. Join this call hosted by Global Philanthropy Project to learn how funders can respond as LBQ organizers often do, with intersectional organizing mechanisms and collective care approaches.

Webinar Speakers

Silvia Casalino
Executive Co-Director
EuroCentralAsian Lesbian Community (EL*C)

Ana María Enríquez
Executive Director
Human Rights Funders Network

Chantelle de Nobrega
Programme Officer for Body
Mama Cash

Mariam Gagoshashvili
Senior Program & Advocacy Officer
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Mukami Marete
Co- Executive Director
UHAI EASHRI

Nevin Oztop
Programme Associate
Oak Foundation

David Sampson
Deputy Director
Baring Foundation

Ghiwa Sayegh
Editor in Chief
Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research

Webinar Sponsors

Global Philanthropy Project logo, which shows GPP's name in blue text overlaid in front of a yellow icon of a global map.

LBQ Women Research

Global Philanthropy Project, February 2021

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

Grantmaker Resources re: funding Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Women

Webinar Launch: Supporting Global Trans Communities During COVID-19- June 15

Webinar: Supporting Global Trans Communities During COVID-19

Monday, June 15th
10 am EDT/ 4 pm CEST/ 5 pm EAT

 

The pandemic and surrounding politics are on track to have devastating effects on marginalized LGBTI communities, and trans communities in particular. Trans-led groups have already reported governments using COVID-19 to enact transphobic laws and/or repress trans communities; trans people have been excluded from receiving emergency aid; and trans-led movements have seen funders pull back and or pause planned grants.

Join the Global Philanthropy Project’s Trans and Intersex Working Group and the International Trans Fund for a grantmaker webinar on the reality and impact of COVID-19 for trans movements. Hear concrete recommendations in funder actions, learn of solid practices, explore how to make your first trans grant, grow your portfolio, and do listening and learning from trans communities on how to do better grantmaking. 

The webinar will provide funders with insights about how COVID-19 is impacting trans-led groups across global regions, and offer space to strategize together about effective responses in the short, medium, and long term.

Please note: this webinar is intended for a limited audience of grantmakers only. 

Webinar June 15th

Donor Recommendations (Provided by The State of Trans Organizing)

  1. Support trans groups by continuing to identify new groups to fund, particularly those not receiving a grant from other donors
  2. Increase the amount of funding available to trans groups, both through giving larger, longer-term grants and generating interest in trans issues among new donors.
  3. Government funders, both bilateral donors and national, state or municipal governments, should prioritize increasing access for trans groups to the human rights and development funding they provide.
  4. Enlist new donors to support trans groups and encourage them to explicitly state their interest in funding trans work.
  5. Lower barriers to trans groups’ access to funding; simplify applications and be flexible in application and reporting processes.
  6. Support autonomous groups and those with more trans leaders and decision-makers, especially those with leadership that reflects their constituents. This will bolster support for transfeminine leadership.
  7. Support capacity building and training opportunities for trans groups, particularly those related to organizational development and healing from trauma and/or burnout prevention.
  8. Invest in activities that trans groups prioritize but cannot do because of lack of funding, particularly those related to securing a sustainable livelihood and advancing struggles for economic justice.

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Speakers

Raisa Borshchigova,
Program Officer, Urgent Action For Women

Mauro Cabral Grinspan,
Executive Director, GATE

Felix Endara,
Program Associate, Foundation for a Just Society

Rebecca Fox,
Senior Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Cleopatra Kambugu,
Director of Programs, UHAI EASHRI

Tshepo Ricki Kgositau-Kanza,
Executive Director, Accountability International

Jabu Pereira,
Executive Director, Iranti

Viviane Vergueiro Simakawa,
Project Coordinator, AKAHATA 

Joe Wong,
Executive Director, APTN

Mukasa
Program Officer, International Trans Fund

Pic 1 (Colectivo Trans Formacion)
Pic 2 (CTU)
Pic 3 (GTSA)
Pic 4 (SEED)

Photos provided by International Trans Fund’s grantee partners for their report on COVID-19. (Colectivo de Hombres Trans Trans-Formación, Guatemala, Colectivo Trans de Uruguay, Uruguay, Greek Transgender Support Association, Greece, Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED), Malaysia)