GPP at the European Foundation Center’s Annual Conference in Vienna- 20-22 May

Save the Date: Global Philanthropy Project at the European Foundation Centre Annual General Assembly and Conference 2020

Vienna, Austria 20-22 May
Location: Rosa-lila Villa

Join Global Philanthropy Project, Dreilinden, Hil-Foundation, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Mama Cash for a “melange” or coffehouse talk on LGBTI philanthropy. Join key public and private grantmakers, donor governments, high net wealth individual donors, philanthropic thought leaders, and other partners within the LGBTI movement to foster a shared understanding of the needs of the field, and identify and encourage opportunities for alignment, collaboration, and learning as donors.


Registration for GPP’s Coffeehouse Talk will be availble shortly.  

About Coffeehouse Talks

The Viennese coffeehouse culture as a “typical social practice” has been officially included in the list of UNESCO’s national intangible cultural heritage since 10 November 2011. The Viennese coffeehouses are places of daily exchange for their guests. Here you keep yourself up-to-date and discuss the current developments of your private life and the world at large. The typical Viennese coffeehouse was not only a place for drinks and (less so) food, but also an alternative living and working room, open from morning to night, where regulars could be reached by telephone, have their mail sent to them, and received visits. Coffee houses provided address and telephone directories, timetables and encyclopaedias. Until today there is a variety of newspapers and magazines to read on offer as well as entertainment to fuel not only but also artists’ and politicians’ minds when discussing a better, or at least, different world. 

The EFC Coffeehouse Talks are short sessions of small groups around coffeehouse tables experts and peers from the philanthropic and civil society world will discuss with you topics of importance for our societies over a cup of coffee (or tea) and typical Viennese pastries.

The Coffehouse Talks are limited to 30 participants each. Please register as soon as possible for your favourite talk. Registration will be available shortly. 


Rosa Lila Villa (also known as Türkis Rosa Lila Villa)

  • The center of gay and lesbian life in Vienna with information points
  • Address: Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Wien, Austria

Webinar Launch: LGBTI+ Youth Resources Jan 22, 2020

Webinar Launch for LGBTI+ Youth Resources

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 at 10 am EST, 4 pm CET, 6 pm EAT

** This is a grantmaker only webinar if you have any questions please email

Around the world, children and youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender expansive and non-conforming, and intersex (LGBTI+) are growing up in families, communities, and countries that do not yet know how to talk to them about sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, or, in many cases, even more, fundamental concepts like sexuality and gender.

Elevate Children Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project came together to learn about how the LGBTI+ and child and youth rights communities can better understand, support and fund programs for LGBTI+ children and youth around the world. Together, we have developed a set of resources to communicate our learning, intended to be shared globally with funders, civil society, and activists.

Please join a 1-hour webinar for grantmakers to learn more about these resources, available online here

Let’s learn about the experiences of the young members of LGBTI communities and initiatives that already exist to support them. Let’s support and fund more services that improve the long-term outcomes for LGBTI young people. To support children is to support LGBTI children, too.

Save the Date: Global Rights Summit

Save the Date: Global Rights Summit 2020
December 7-11, 2020
Location to be announced

GPP and co-sponsoring partners will coordinate a global meeting in 2020 focused on grantmaker responses to “anti-gender ideology.” This will be an opportunity for grantmakers across multiple fields and key organizations working on these issues to convene for reporting on activities and outcomes, and shared strategizing for the next phase of development. Please sign up here to receive updates and more information. 

Click here for more resources on “Resisting Anti-Gender Ideology.” 

This convening will provide an opportunity for grantmakers to develop shared analysis, strategy, and collaboration across multiple interconnected grantmaking issue areas including (but not limited to):

  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC)
  • Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights (SHRR)
  • Closing Space/Defending Open Space
  • Environmental and Climate Crisis Issues
  • Refugee and Asylum Issues
  • Rights of Children and Youth 

Within this multi-day meeting, grantmakers and representatives of key grantee organizations will convene for co-learning, shared strategizing, and identification of action steps across multiple thematic tracks. The convening will also include a section we are describing as “regional institutes,” providing grantmakers with an opportunity to apply thematic analysis to practical, localized strategies within geographic regions. Additionally, the convening will include time for self-organized sessions and for membership meetings of the co-sponsoring networks.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations
(List in Development)

The convening will also be developed by an Advisory Committee. 

Logos for GPP, ECFG, FICS, and PAWHR

Webinar Launch: Funder Briefing the State of Trans Funding and Funder Briefing the State of Intersex Funding- Oct 9

Webinar Launch of
“Funder Briefing: The State of Trans Funding” and 
“Funder Briefing: The State of Intersex Funding”

Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 10 am EDT, 4 pm CEST, 5pm EAT


** This is a grantmaker only webinar if you have any questions please email


Across every region of the world, trans and intersex people face unacceptably high levels of violence and discrimination. Intersex and trans movements are fighting back, but their progress is hampered and their leaders risk burnout because they have very little funding. Join us for the launch of our two new briefs; Funder Briefing: The State of Trans Funding and Funder Briefing: The State of Intersex Funding.

These two new briefs are based on a comparative analysis of data from two reports- The State of Trans Organizing (2nd Edition) and The State of Intersex Organizing (2nd Edition), produced by American Jewish World Service, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Global Action for Trans Equality and the 2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities published by the Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

The reports, containing data from 455 trans groups and 54 intersex groups in 107 countries around the world, are a call to action for civil society and philanthropy to step up our collective support.


Webinar Speakers:
Wiktor Dynarski – Program Officer, OSF Public Health Program
Broden Giambrone – Director, International Trans Fund
Cleopatra Kambugu – Director of Programmes, UHAI EASHRI

Click on the reports to view full screen and download them.

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ILGA-Europe Donor Pre Conference Oct 23

Save the Date:
GPP and ILGA-Europe
Donor Pre-Conference

October 23 2019
Location: Orea Hotel Pyramida, Prague

Global Philanthropy Project Donor Pre-Conferences bring together key public and private grantmakers, donor governments, high net wealth individual donors, philanthropic thought leaders, and other partners within the LGBTI movement to develop strategies responding to current trends and opportunities. We aim to foster a shared understanding of the needs of the field, and identify and encourage opportunities for alignment, collaboration, and learning as donors.

This is a private gathering for grantmakers.
This is a non-solicitation event.

Please note: more information coming soon about additional grantmaker reception/events.

Emerging themes for the day at this year’s Donor Pre-Conference may include:

  • Immigration, migration, refugee status, and asylum seekers
  • Children’s Rights
  • Health and Wellness
  • Economic Participation
  • Shrinking Space/ Fight for Democracy/ Defense of Open Space

***Due to space, the Donor Pre-Conference is limited to 40 people


This year, the European LGBTI movement will meet in
Prague, Czech Republic from 23-27 October with the theme “Stronger Together.”

Are you planning to attend the full ILGA-Europe Conference?
Please note: separate registration is required with deadline of September 3rd

ILGA-Europe encourages you to register early. Registration will take place on a ‘first come first served basis’ and may close before Sept 3 date if maximum conference capacity is reached. 


Meeting Location 

Bělohorská 24, 169 00 Praha 6 Czech Republic
Phone +420 277 278 690
Room: Neptun Room


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the conference fees and costs?

ILGA-Europe offers three fees options for grantmakers based on your needs. The first two options cover the following: access to the entire conference programme including all meals from Thursday to Saturday (lunch, dinner, coffee breaks), four nights of accommodation with breakfasts at the conference hotel (Wednesday – Sunday), and the opening evening on Wednesday.

  • Accommodation in single room 765.00€
  • Accommodation in shared room 610.00€
  • No accommodation 420.00€ (This only includes access to the entire conference programme including all meals from Thursday to Saturday (lunch, dinner, coffee breaks) and the opening evening on Wednesday)

What if I have to cancel my registration?

If you have to cancel your participation, please let ILGA-Europe know as soon as possible. Please note that if the cancellation occurs after Monday 16 September, food and programme costs will not be reimbursed. Accommodation costs will only be reimbursed if ILGA-Europe manages to offer your room to another participant.

Travel Recommendations

ILGA-Europe encourages you to book your travel as soon as possible to ensure best rates.

  • Suggested arrival:  Tuesday evening for Wednesday morning meeting (there is no Tuesday evening programing)
  • Suggested departure:  Sunday morning

The Donor Pre-Conference will start Wednesday at 9:30am. The main conference programme will start on Wednesday at 17:00. The conference will conclude with a closing dinner and party in the evening of Saturday from approximately 19:00 to 02:00.

What if I need to arrive earlier or depart later?

Donors who want to arrive earlier than Wednesday or depart later than Sunday need to arrange the extra nights directly with the hotel. The same discount rate will be offered (€85/night in single room, breakfast and VAT included). Booking can be done via the following address:

Will you provide visas?

Information about the visa application procedure and delays can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

If you need a visa invitation letter, you will have the opportunity to indicate it on your registration form. Please make sure to complete all the relevant fields (citizenship, passport number, delivery/expiration date) otherwise ILGA-Europe will not be able to provide timely support for your visa application procedure.

For questions relating to visa please contact

Photos from Previous DPC

Brussels, Belgium 2018

Warsaw, Poland 2017

Nicosia, Cyprus 2016

Athens, Greece 2015

NEDWA, September 26-29 2019

Save the Date: MENA Donor Events at NEDWA

September 26-29 2019
Location: Cyprus*

Global Philanthropy Project and Arab Foundation For Freedoms and Equality invite grantmakers invested or interested in the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) LGBTI movements to save the dates for NEDWA on September 26-29 for specific grantmaking programming. There will be a cocktail reception on September 26 and a short Post-Conference Donor Debrief and dinner on September 29th. GPP is coordinating donors to attend and participate in the NEDWA conference to learn, share grantmaking experiences, and meet activists in one of the least funded LGBTI regions in the world. 

NEDWA’s theme for 2019 is “Stronger Roots for Stronger Alliances.”

NEDWA believes that the basis of any strong movement lies in its roots. NEDWA will be drawing from the MENA region’s successes and best practices to feed into LGBTI movements’ resilience, protective mechanisms, collective care, and communal healing. Secure roots empower resilient and far-reaching branches through which the work can flourish and bear its fruits. Our branches are our alliances; they carry our voice and allow us to persist in the face of great adversity.


In 2013, The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality organized the first Alumni Meeting, a yearly event originally organized in the context of the Social Change Program (SCP), and aimed to bring together the alumni of the SCP. After four years, the Alumni Meeting evolved to become a regional space/conference on gender and sexuality in the MENA region. The conference aims to tackle thematic areas under the banner of gender and sexuality to highlight new research and bring to the forefront new topic areas and the latest debates both in academia and from the field. This will help not just AFE but also other groups and individuals understand the knowledge gaps and needs of the region in terms of research, information, and advocacy. The conference will also serve as a networking space, creating the opportunity for individuals from around the region and working on the region to come together and build relationships and explore partnerships.


For both 2013-2014 and 2015-216 the MENA region is the lowest LGBTQ funded region based on the GRR 2015-2016.
The number of grants reported was 175 for a total of funding of $6.7 million.

Global Philanthropy Project and Arab Foundations for Freedoms and Equality are committed to bringing grantmakers to the region to discuss the limited LGBTI funding in the MENA region. GPP and Funders for LGBTQI issues’ report The Global Resources Report 2015-2016 found the following striking data: 

  • Turkey and Lebanon had the highest LGBTI funding in the region over 2 million USD in grants to organization in Turkey and less than 1 million USD in grant to organizations in Lebanon. 
  • 94% of the grantees funded for the work in MENA were based in the region. 
  • Human Rights funding constituted 79% of all LGBTI funding documented in the MENA region. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the official language of the conference?

The official conference language is Arabic, however there will be English and French translation. Feel free to submit your registration in any of the three languages. 

What are the conference fees and costs?

Fee for donors is $300USD which includes 3 daily meals for four days and transportation from and to Larnaca’s airport. NEDWA will reserve hotel room for attendees, once travel information on registration link is completed. Cost of hotel will be charged on arrival to the hotel. 

How is payment arranged?

Once you submit your registration form, NEDWA organizers will follow up with you to share payment details and other conference logistics. 

Where is NEDWA being held?

The location will be announced to attendees upon acceptance of registration. 

Will there be transfer offered from airport to conference venue?

Yes, NEDWA will be providing pick-up from and to the Larnaca’s airport. Details to be shared following registration. 

Will you provide visas?

If you need a visa, NEDWA can arrange it. Please email them directly at