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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. 


COVID-19 LGBTI-related Funding Appeals

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. 


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.