2017-18 Global Resources Report Data Submission Page

Extended Deadline: Data Requested by October 31, 2019
Missed the deadline? Contact research@globalphilanthropyproject.org to inquire about data submission. 

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

Ensure that your grants are included in this third cycle of the data collection, analysis, and comprehensive report on the state of foundation and government funding for LGBTI issues; now tracking 2017-2018 funding.

The Global Resources Report is developed in partnership by Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

Template Columns Explained



  • Funder Name – your organization
  • Grantee Name
  • Grantee City
  • Grantee State (if in the US)
  • Grantee Country
  • Currency Awarded
  • Grant Amount (in currency awarded)
  • Year Grant Awarded – [Column added Oct 1, 2019] This should be 2017 or 2018
  • Grant Duration (1, 2, 3, 4+ years)
  • Grant Description
  • Brief Grantee Mission Description
  • Donor Advised Fund (Y/N)
    A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage charitable donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. This column is not included for the government and multilateral templates.


  • Government Name.
  • Funding Body, such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy, Development Agency etc. We have added this column to the template in recognition that many government agencies are supporting LGBTI communities across multiple government agencies or bodies.


  • Funder Program Name. We have added this column to the template in recognition that many multilateral agencies are supporting LGBTI communities across multiple program areas or sub-organizations. 


  • If possible, we request data to be shared using the above 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 form below. 

What are Best Practices for Data Submission?

  • 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 (Region, Country, State [if grantee is in the U.S.], and City) will greatly enable more detailed analysis and reporting on funding trends, gaps, and opportunities for increased support. 
  • We recognize that some funders may not be able to share the above information in detail, due to security concerns or other reasons. If you have any questions about options for how to document and/or share your data, please contact research@globalphilanthropyproject.org


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

U.S. based grantmakers’ LGBTI grants data is requested annually by Funders for LGBTQ Issues, for inclusion in their Tracking Report. If you represent a foundation based or headquartered in the U.S., you have likely already shared your data for both 2017 and 2018. If so, there is no need to submit this data again. GPP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues are working closely together in partnership to develop the global report. Not sure if you have already submitted 2017-18 data? Contact us with your questions and we’re happy to look it up and let you know. 


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 2017 and 2018 calendar years for LGBTI programs and organizations, and do not include disbursements from grants awarded in previous years.
  • We do track LGBTI scholarships and fellowships awarded to individuals on the basis of the LGBTI identity, or for LGBTI work, so please do include such scholarships and fellowships. This may include travel stipends/scholarships for attending relevant conferences. 
  • In order to better capture the range of funding to LGBTI communities, we also request that you include any HIV/AIDS grants specifically focused on LGBTI people
  • Similarly, if there are other grants through development funding streams (i.e education, health, gender equality, economic empowerment) that specifically focused on LGBTI people, please include them.


As an intermediary/re-granting organization, should we report the list of grants we received and re-granted from? 

We are only collecting grants data for funding you have awarded to other organizations. No need to list your donor sources. In the “Funder Name” column, list your own organization. 


Should governments include domestic LGBTI funding?

  • We do not report on LGBTI grantmaking by governments that is domestic-focused. Please share only your LGBTI grantmaking for work that is taking place outside of your country.
  • If state, provincial or regional governments within your country are doing LGBTI grantmaking for work outside of your country, please do also include these grants in the data template. 


Is the submission deadline flexible?

  • The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2019. If you are not able to meet that deadline, please reach out to research@globalphilanthropyproject.org. We will work with you to identify an alternate deadline, to the best of our ability.

2015-2016 Data

2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities
Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, April 2018. 

This report captures data on 12,964 grants awarded by 511 foundations, intermediaries, and corporations and by 15 government and multilateral agencies over the two-year period of 2015-2016. It provides detailed data on the distribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, and population focus, offering a tool for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding.

Comparing the 2015-16 versus 2013-14 data, we track a 35% increase in number of reported grants and show that global LGBTI funding grew by 23%, or $100 million (USD), in total grant amount.

2013-2014 Data

2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities
Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, June 2016. 

This first-of-its-kind report captures data on 9,632 grants awarded by 415 foundations and intermediaries and by 16 government and multilateral agencies over the two-year period of 2013-2014.

The report provides detailed data on LGBTI funding distribution by geography, issue, strategy, and population focus, offering a baseline for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding.

2017-18 Global Resources Report Advisory Committee

  • Paula Assubuji, Heinrich Boell Foundation
  • Stellah Wairimu Bosire, UHAI EASHRI
  • Wendy Drukier, Global Affairs Canada
  • Wiktor Dynarski, Open Society Foundation
  • Justus Eisfeld, Hivos
  • Julia Ehrt, ILGA
  • Mariam Gagoshashvili, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Human Rights Council
    Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Nicky McIntyre, Foundation for a Just Society
  • Midnight Poonkasetwattana, APCOM
  • Otto Saki, Ford Foundation
  • Nina Spataru, Oak Foundation
  • Liz Tremlett, AmplifyChange
  • Birgitta Weibahr, SIDA

2015-16 Advisory Committee

  • Paula Alexander, AmplifyChange
  • Ruth Baldacchino, Intersex Human Rights Fund
  • Mag. Persson Perry Baumgartinger, Dreilinden
  • Wiktor Dynarski, Open Society Foundations
  • Erica Lim, Arcus Foundation
  • Wanja Muguongo, UHAI EASHRI
  • Cecilia Rosing, Civil Rights Defenders
  • Dave Scamell, American Jewish World Service
  • Addison Smith, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Birgitta Weibahr, SIDA
  • Luna Yasui, Ford Foundation


To submit your grants data, please download a template from this site (see above). You may use the form below to upload and submit your completed template to the secure GPP server. Alternately, you may submit the completed template to GPP via email. Data submissions are requested by the (extended) deadline of October 31, 2019. 

Please attach one or more files below to share your data with Global Philanthropy Project. We accept files in .csv, .xls, or .xlsx

Please share any additional notes re: this data submission