Workshop: A 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.

Please note: this webinar is intended for grantmakers only.


Kerry Ashforth
Program Officer for the Global Equality Fund (GEF)
U.S. Department of State

Adrian Coman
International Social Justice Program Director
Arcus Foundation

Félix Endara
Program Associate Mesoamerica
Foundation for a Just Society

Mukami Marete
Co-Executive Director

Ezra Nepon
Senior Program Officer
Global Philanthropy Project

Tania Turner
Executive Director
Fondo Semillas

Webinar Resources

Diving Deeper: Under the Surface of LGBTI Intermediary funding data

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Webinar PPT October 14 2021

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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

Sentiido, February 2022

Global Philanthropy Project, April 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, February 2021

Oak Foundation, 2017

These briefs focus on: global LBQTI funding, the role of intermediaries and government embassies in global LGBTI funding, and funding for LGBTI sex workers.

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

Injustice Exposed: The Criminalisation of Transgender People and its Impacts
Baring Foundation

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

Research Report on the Right to Education for Transgender People in China 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.

OtherResource Mobilisation Toolkit for Girls, Young Women, and Trans Youth20th November 2017FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund Downloads FRIDA RMToolkit 2017 Resource from FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, November 2017

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.

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.

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