GPP COVID-19 Response

GPP COVID-19 Response

Resources for the Global LGBTI Philanthropic Response to COVID-19

As philanthropy pivots and adjusts to the unprecedented challenges facing the world from COVID-19, we are seeing how marginalized communities, including LGBTI communities in the Global South and East, will be particularly hard hit. Global Philanthropy Project is committed to supporting our global LGBTI grantmaking community to develop well-coordinated and high impact responses to the needs of our communities in the time of this evolving pandemic.

This hub, set up to provide resources for organizations dedicated to mobilizing the resources needed to improve the lives of LGBTI people in the global south and east, will feature links to COVID-19 related funding calls, COVID-19 fundraising appeals from our members, updates on the evidence that GPP and partners are producing, as well as statements from GPP members, other funders, and policymakers about COVID-19.

We will update this page continually with new resources. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please contact GPP.

Download the executive summary of the report: “Where Are the Global COVID-19 Resources for LGBTI Communities?”

Funder Resources

These LGBTI funders are currently appealing for donations to support their COVID-19 response funds that will support LGBTI organizations during and after the pandemic. We will continually update the page, so if you are a funder supporting global LGBTI issues, please send us any new COVID-19 new funding appeals.

Resources For Those Seeking Funds

COVID-19 Global LGBTI Funding Opportunities

These funds are providing current opportunities for LGBTI civil society organizations to access resources in order to respond to COVID-19. We will continually update the page, so if you are a funder supporting global LGBTI issues, please send us any new funding opportunities.

FundGeographic FocusPopulation Focus
Horizon COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
(GPP Member and currently closed)
Bay Area, California, USALGBTQ
Frontline AIDS Rapid Response Fund (Currently closed)33 priority countries in East and Southern
Africa, West and Central Africa, Latin America
the Caribbean
Organizations that are led by, or work
with, LGBT people and/or MSM
Dignity for All LGBTI Assistance ProgramGlobalCivil society organizations that are under attack
because of their work for LGBTI people or
All Out’s Emergency COVID-19
Resilience and Response Fund

(Currently Closed)
EL*C Emergency Grants for Lesbian Groups in Europe and Central AsiaEurope and Central AsiaSmall grants are intended only for lesbian led
and lesbian* groups that are working
primarily on supporting and advancing the
position of lesbian communities.
Arab Foundation for Freedoms & Equality (AFE) (Currently closed)Middle East and North AfricaLGBTI+ organization working within the Middle East North Africa region excluding Lebanon*
ILGA Europe (Currently closed)Europe and Central AsiaProjects addressing socio-economic rights and issues within LGBTI communities.
The Global Resilience FundGlobalCommunity organisations and collectives led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth.
Aidsfonds COVID Response Fund (Currently closed)GlobalCurrent grantee or partner
For a full list of US domestic-focused funding opportunities see the Funders for LGBTQ Issues COVID-19 Response page.
For a list of general HIV funding responses, see the Funders Concerned About AIDS COVID-19 Response page.

Additional Resources

African Queer Youth Initiative

Young and Outside the Margins: Impact of COVID-19 on African LGBT+ youth

Arcus Foundation


Guidelines on COVID-19 response and recovery free from violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Edge Effect:

Publications on specific COVID impacts facing LGBTI global communities

Equal Rights Coalition

ERC statement that government measures to combat the pandemic must take into consideration the disproportionate impact on LGBTI people.


COVID-19: Community Response hub for response to the pandemic by trans, gender diverse and intersex communities around the world

ILGA World

COVID-19:#Inthistogether COVID-19 Campaign and Hub

Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LBTI) Caucus

Statement in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic from an informal coalition of over 300 representatives from every region of the world working to advance gender equality internationally, regionally, nationally, and locally

Outright Action International

“Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ people” rapid research report on the impact of COVID-19 so far on LGBTIQ people across the world

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

OHCHR statement urges governments to ensure emergency measures do not worsen inequalities faced by people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or lead to increased violence and discrimination against them

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Curated Guide to Help Non-profits 

Council on Foundations

Unitus Europe

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