2019–2020 Global Resources Report Data Submission Page

Data submission is now closed.

The biennial Global Resources Report provides philanthropy, governments, multilateral agencies, corporate foundations, and civil society with the most detailed and accurate understanding of the global funding landscape on LGBTI issues.

Ensure that your grants are included in this fourth cycle of the data collection, analysis, and comprehensive report on the state of foundation and government funding for LGBTI issues; now tracking funding from calendar years 2019 and 2020.

The Global Resources Report is developed in partnership by Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
View the 2017–2018 report, available in English, Spanish, and French.

There are three templates available for download, with slightly different formats for 1) Private and Public Foundations and NGO Intermediary Funders; 2) Donor Governments; and 3) Multilateral Agency Funders. These templates include guidance for each column, found on the second tab of the spreadsheet.

If possible, we request data to be shared using these templates. In some cases, grantmakers may need to share data using an alternate spreadsheet or model. In this case, please share any additional information about your data format using the Notes section of the submission form on this page. 

Note: Templates no longer hosted on this page.
If you require a template copy, contact research@globalphilanthropyproject.org

What are Best Practices for Data Submission?

  • We recognize that some funders may need to limit detail in funding data, due to security concerns or other reasons. We aim to support funders in sharing as much information as is safely possible with consideration of these concerns. If you have any questions about options for how to document and/or share your data, please contact research@globalphilanthropyproject.org
  • Any detail you can share in the “Grant Description” and “Brief Grantee Description” columns of the reporting template will be a great support to the analysts coding this data. This information will enable increased specificity of issues, strategies, populations, and more.  These descriptions will only be used for grants coding analysis and will not be shared publicly. 
  • Similarly, any detail you can share regarding Grantee location will greatly enable more detailed analysis and reporting on funding trends, gaps, and opportunities for increased support. This data will also not be shared at the individual grantee level, only in aggregate reporting at the regional and global levels. 
  • In the case that grantee name should be anonymized due to safety concerns we encourage funders to share the names with our analysis team if possible. In this case, please indicate “Grantee Name [Anonymous]” and we will use the grantee name only to inform the report on relevant general characteristics of the grantee such as type of grantee. These grantees will be anonymized in our database and will appear as Anonymous in the Global Resources Report.
  • If you have any questions about options for how to document and/or share your data, please contact research@globalphilanthropyproject.org.

In the 2019-2020 Global Resources Report, we are adding two new items to our grants taxonomy.

  • COVID-19 will be included as a sub-issue within Health and Wellbeing. For any LGBTI-focused grants made in response to COVID-19, whether direct aid or in response to pandemic conditions, please clearly indicate this in your grant descriptions or, if necessary, use the “any other notes and comments” column. This will be a crucial support in enabling the most accurate tracking of the impacts of COVID-19 on LGBTI global funding. You can also see our previous research on this issue here. 
  • We will also be tracking grants related to resisting “anti-gender ideology” as a sub-issue within Human Rights. As documented in our previous research, progressive philanthropy is increasingly mobilizing in response to the “anti-gender” or “anti-gender ideology” movement and related attacks on LGBTI communities, sexual and reproductive rights, and other issues. For any LGBTI-focused grants that were made in response to this issue, please be sure to include keywords such as “anti-gender” or “anti-gender ideology” in either the grant description or, if necessary, in the “any other notes and comments” column. Your efforts will enable our analyst team to most accurately track this growing area of funding focus.
  • If you’d like to review the full Issues and Strategies taxonomy, take a look at the global analysis from the 2017–2018 report.

Which grants should I include? 

  • We include grants to organizations or programs that focus on an LGBTI issue or population. 
  • We report based on when grants are awarded, not when funds are disbursed. Please report the full amount of each grant awarded in the 2019 and 2020 calendar years for LGBTI programs and organizations, and do not include disbursements from grants awarded in previous years.
  • We do not report on LGBTI grantmaking by governments that is focused within the government’s own country (domestic funding). We do include government LGBTI grantmaking for work outside of your country, including funding at the national, provincial, regional, state, and local government levels. 
  • We do track LGBTI funding to individuals in the form of scholarships and fellowships awarded on the basis of the LGBTI identity, or for LGBTI work. This may include travel stipends/scholarships for attending relevant conferences. 
  • We do include any HIV/AIDS grants or grants through other development funding streams (i.e. education, health, gender equality, economic empowerment) that are specifically focused on LGBTI people.

What’s new in the submission process? 

In all templates:

  • We have added a column to identify the geographic focus of the grant (as compared to the grantee location). 
  • We have added two columns to indicate when a grant is awarded for regranting and what percentage of the grant is directed towards regranting (as opposed to other activities that may be funded under the grant, including administrative and other overhead costs). 
  • We also added a final column for “Any other notes and comments.”
  • There is now a second tab including instructions and guidance for each column of the submission template.
  • The submission form now includes an asterisk identifying key columns to report data in order to be included in the GRR dataset. We encourage you to share as much detail as possible in each column, but recognizing that each donor has different capacity to report in the GRR methodology, we indicate on the instructions tab which information is the highest priority to ensure inclusion of the data in the Global Resources Report.

In the Government and Multilateral templates:

  • A new column in the  invites information about the Agency/Department/Bureau/Team that the funds are awarded from. [i.e Human Rights, Democracy, Health, Gender Equality]

What if I already sent my data to Funders for LGBTQ Issues for the U.S. Domestic Tracking Report?

For foundations based or headquartered in the U.S., LGBTI grants data is requested annually by Funders for LGBTQ Issues for inclusion in their domestic U.S. Tracking Report. GPP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues work closely together in partnership to develop the global report, so if you have submitted (or plan to submit) your 2019 or 2020 grants data to Funders for LGBTQ Issues, there is no need to re-submit to GPP.

Not sure if you have already submitted 2019 and/or 2020 data? Contact us with your questions and we’re happy to look it up and let you know. 

Is the submission deadline flexible?

  • If you are not able to meet deadline [Updated to November 15, 2021], please reach out to research@globalphilanthropyproject.org. We will work with you to identify an alternate deadline, to the best of our ability.

2019–2020 Global Resources Report Advisory Committee

  • Kerry N. Ashforth, U.S. State Department
  • Claudia Bollwinkel, Dreilinden gGmbH
  • Raisa Borshchigova, Urgent Action Fund | For Women’s Human Rights
  • Francisco O. Buchting, Horizons Foundation
  • Elaine Chard, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Julia Ehrt, ILGA World
  • Justus Eisfeld, Hivos
  • Ryan Joseph Figueiredo, Equal Asia Foundation
  • Kapil Gupta, Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Doug Kerr, Dignity Network Canada
  • Caroline Kouassiaman, Initiative Sankofa D’Afrique de L’Ouest
  • Sebenzile Nkambule, The Other Foundation
  • Jen Okwudili, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Viviane Simakawa, International Trans Fund
  • Javid Syed, American Jewish World Service

We held a webinar about this data submission process and you can view that video here. The Q&A is not included, but please feel free to send questions to research@globalphilanthropyproject.org


Data submission is now closed.