GPP activities are organized through a number of structures including Working Groups, Advisory Committees, Governance Bodies, and Taskforces. The chart below is intended to function as a reference for GPP members to identify the leadership and collaboration models indicated with each type of organizing structure.
Government & Multilateral Taskforce
Since 2009, GPP has been active in mobilizing to increase the amount and influence the type of multilateral and bilateral aid and development funding dedicated to global LGBTI issues. Along with Amsterdam Network members and other colleagues, GPP has participated in an ongoing process with government/ bilateral/ multilateral agencies, other donor organizations, and activists to find ways to strengthen global LGBTI rights work by increasing resources and promoting better coordination of financial and other support.
These taskforces aim to create a center of gravity and build power with existing grantmakers in specific regions – from those making one LGBTI grant to those with major regional investments.
The four Regional Taskforces are designed to serve as a platform for grantmakers, donor governments, and others to increase their impact by sharing their regional and issue expertise, to deepen relationships and knowledge, and to engage in shared strategies to increase and improve resources for local movements. The four GPP Taskforces are focused on East Africa, West Africa, Asia & Pacific, and Latin America & The Caribbean, and share three main goals:
- Creating space for current grantmakers to share information, develop shared strategies around new and emergent issues, and coordinate their efforts and research at the regional level;
- Unlocking new funding by creating opportunities to engage funders who are already present in the regions, but currently, do not prioritize LGBTQI rights;
- Helping to shape funding priorities of donor governments and multilateral grantmakers to include LGBTQI rights, with explicit funding commitments.
Closing Space Working Group
LGBTI civil society has long been targeted by state repression and restrictions, and we are experiencing increased attacks by governments and non-state actors: laws that restrict freedom of expression and assembly; restrictions on the overseas financing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs); increased government surveillance; and increasing attacks on, even disappearances of, human rights defenders and those targeted for LGBTI identity. These trends are often referred to as the “closing space” for civil society.
GPP mobilizes new research and supports improved grantmaker efforts towards resisting the closing of civil society space, and grantmaking to support enabling an open environment for LGBTI civil society. We work closely with Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society and other partners.
Individual Donor Working Group
GPP and member funds invest in research and organize convenings and other donor education opportunities with intention to increase the amount and influence the type of philanthropic giving from individual donors dedicated to global LGBTI issues.
Trans* and Intersex Funding Working Group
GPP mobilizes new research and supports collaborative funding efforts towards increasing the amount and influencing the type of private and public foundation funding dedicated to global trans* and intersex issues.
GPP currently has 20 members, and this committee meets as needed to review and assess additional membership invitations and to address policy development around membership infrastructure and development. Membership committee recommendations are proposed to the Executive Committee for approval.