Research & Resources

GPP is committed to cultivating and deepening the knowledge, skills, and capacity of GPP members and other funders in support of global LGBTI issues. GPP and member funds often commission new research exploring and documenting opportunities, challenges, and trends in the field.

This page includes relevant research and resources created by GPP, our members, our partners, and others in connected fields. Please contact GPP to suggest additional relevant resources.


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GPP Statement to  Leaving No One Behind: the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) Global Conference on LGBTI Human Rights and Inclusive Development August 6-8, 2018 - Vancouver, Canada Fullscreen Mode

Commissioned by Elevate Children’s Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, October 2019.

Fondo Semillas, Arcus Foundation 2019 Spanish version

Fondo Semillas, Arcus Foundation 2019 English version here Fullscreen Mode

Resources from Elevate Children’s Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, October 2019

2nd European Lesbian* Conference April 2019

José Manuel Morán Faúndes, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina 2019


GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

Catholics for Human Rights, Horizons Foundation Global Faith and Equality Fund March 2019

Protection International 2010

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice 2018

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice 2019

American Jewish World Services June 2019

Research Report on the Right to Education for Transgender People in China 2019


The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission 2014

Rowman and Littlefield International 2017 Fullscreen Mode
Jeffrey O'Malley and Andreas Holzinger 2018 Fullscreen Mode
Registering a Civil Society Organisation: A Handbook of Key Laws from 10 Countries in Europe and the MENA Region European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) 2018 Fullscreen Mode
European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) 2018 Fullscreen Mode
Time is now: Voices of our friends as a step towards understanding the lives of lesbian, bisexual and trans women in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 CURE Foundation Fullscreen Mode
European Lesbian* Conference 2017 Fullscreen Mode
European Lesbian* Conference 2017 Fullscreen Mode
Kika Fumero and LesWorking October 2017 Fullscreen Mode
Kika Fumero and LesWorking 16 de julio de 2017 Fullscreen Mode

Grantmaker Resources re: funding Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Women

Fondo Lunaria Mujer Febrero 2018 Fullscreen Mode

Resources for understanding and resisting “anti-gender ideology.”

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).

ICNL Releases New Study on the Impact of Closing Civic Space on HIV Response.

The European Foundation Center DAFNE: Donors and Foundations Network in Europe January 2018  

Urgent Action Fund International Human Rights Law Clinic University of California, Berkeley, School of Law December 2017

The first edition of ILGA’s Trans Legal Mapping Report was released in November 2016. Available in English/Spanish.

Published by COC Netherlands, July 2017

Resource from FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, November 2017

This new guide, developed by ILGA-Europe and the Global Philanthropy Project, includes an overview of fundraising, frequently asked questions, 10 case studies, and guidance and resources to start or improve your fundraising.

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), 2017

Au coeur de l’orage: La fermeture des espaces de la société civile LGBT au Kirghizistan, en Indonésie, au Kenya et en Hongrie

Global Action for Trans* Equality and Open Society Foundations, 2014.

By Mariam Armisen, for The Baring Foundation, 2016. See more research at the Baring site.  

New from Mama Cash and Urgent Action Fund, this report is a tool, resource, and testimony to inform the understanding of how closing space, in all its forms, has a gendered impact.

Using family as a frame in social justice activism: A guide for activists and funders in Europe
Authors: Alice Coffin, Evelyne Paradis, Gordan Bosanac, Gráinne Healy, Julia Ehrt, Matthew Hart, Nicky McIntyre, Pav Akhtar, Peter Matjašič, Susan Treadwell
Compiled by Bruno Selun, June 2017

Snapshot of work of UN entities in combatting discrimination and violence based on SOGI, sex characteristics and related work in support ofLGBTI communities around the world, 2017.

Dreilinden, 2014. German with an Executive Summary in English.

On “shrinking space”: a framing paper
Transnational Institute (TNI), 07 April 2017

STUDY: The Impact of International Counter-terrorism on Civil Society Organisations
Understanding the role of the Financial Action Taskforce
April 2017, Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service

In this working paper for iNGOs, GPP Member Dreilinden presents essential demands of the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference addressing LGBT* – and in some respects intersex – children in development cooperation.

New regional scoping study by The Other Foundation.

The Other Foundation has commissioned studies of ten countries in southern Africa.

Funders Concerned About AIDS, 2016 FCAA’s signature report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV and AIDS, is the most comprehensive study of its kind, capturing data on more than 7,000 grants, awarded by 482 foundations in 10 countries, in an effort to identify gaps, trends, and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. This data supports funders in their efforts to make informed decisions about where resources would make the most impact.

Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights  of LGBTI Persons around the World

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Landscape analyses for Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa (2015).

Grantmakers Resources on funding Intersex movements.

A collection of resources Promoting Open Space for LGBTI Civil Society.

A collection of resources from the Institute of Development Studies.

A collection of research and resources from UNDP.

Report of the 2016 New York High-Level Panel and Technical Seminar.
March 2016.

Author, Andrew Park, Esq.
Director International Programs, The Williams Institute
June 2016

International LGBT Inclusive Funders List and Education Resources for LGBT Philanthropy.

The purpose of this document to provide a relevant comprehensive and fluid list of academic and funding opportunities for scholars and activists in the Global South.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
August 2016
Available in English, Spanish, Russian, and forthcoming in Chinese.

Poster on GPP’s research, presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).

Commissioned by Global Philanthropy Project
Authors: Barbary Cook, Dragonfly Partners and Bia Vieira, Moreno & Associates
July 2016

Authors: Matthew Hart, Global Philanthropy Project and Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Published in the Civicus 2016 State of Civil Society Report, June 2016.

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, June 2016.

Survey jointly implemented by UNDP, Peking University Sociology Department and the Beijing LGBT Center, May 2016.

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Global Trends in NGO Law, Volume 7, Issue 2 (May 2016).

Funders Concerned about AIDS, December 2015.

Author: Meg Davis for Global Philanthropy Project, April 2016.

Published by Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, The International Human Rights Funders Group,
The European Foundation Centre. Visualisation by Foundation Center, 2015.

Published by Institute of Development Studies, October 2015.

Published by Ariadne (the European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights), the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), and the European Foundation Centre (EFC), February 2016.

From Ariadne: European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, January 2016.

Stonewall International, January 2016.

Study commissioned and financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2013.


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.

Author: Gitta Zomorodi for Global Philanthropy Project, July 2015

A Community of Democracies project funded by Sweden, 2014

ILGA Europe, Charhon Consultants, January 2015

Prepared by Barbary Cook and Bia Vieira, Dragonfly Partners, January 2016
Commissioned by: GPP Bilaterals Working Group

Presented by Masen Davis, March 2016

Created by Arcus Foundation, 2016

Created by Urgent Action Fund, January 2016

Grantmaking and support for LGBTI issues in German development cooperation
Research prepared for HIVOS (Netherlands), April 2012

Author: Andrea Kämpf, for the German Institute for Human Rights and Dreilinden, October 2015.

Created by Mama Cash, Red Umbrella Fund, and Open Society Foundations

Commissioned by the the West Africa LGBTQ Activist Fund Brain Trust (American Jewish World Service, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Foundation for a Just Society, UHAI-EASHRI (East Africa Sexual Health and Rights Initiative), and the Queer African Youth Network)

Written by Irma V. González and Karen Kraan for GPP, February 2015

Written by Kris Abrams with Katherine Acey, for the Global Philanthropy Project, December 2011

Authors: Strength in Numbers Consulting Group
Commissioned by: GPP Trans* Working Group in collaboration Arcus Foundation and Open Society Foundations