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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Partnering with Pride was written by leading LGBTIQ+ groups across Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with the Global Philanthropy Project and Equality Australia, 2023

Collected resources.

Elevate Children Funders Group y Global Philanthropy Project, 2021

What Works 2 to Prevent Violence, 2022

Sentiido, February 2022

The Advocates for Human Rights, December 2021

Alliance Magazine, December 2021

OutRIght Action International, SEROVIE, March 2011

OutRight Action International, 2020

APCOM, IPPF, Asean SOGIE, UN Women, Asian Pacific Transgender Network, Edge Effect, June 2018

Global Philanthropy Project, June 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, Red Umbrella Fund, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and the Sex Worker Donor Collaborative, March 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, April 2021

Global Philanthropy Project, February 2021

Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte and Dreilinden, May 2021

Elevate Children Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, March 2021

Le Rapport sur les Ressources mondiales de 2017-2018 est désormais disponible en français!

El Informe de Recursos Globales 2017-2018 ya está disponible en español!

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

Report available in English, Spanish, and French

What are the different kinds of LGBTI funders, and what are good ways to approach them for support? Watch GPP’s new “meet the donors” video to learn more.

Global Philanthropy Project, January 2021

Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society, May 2020

Mama Cash and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, June 2020

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

The Safety, Legal Protections, and Social Inclusion of LGBTQ People in the Caribbean in 2018, Synergia and Arcus Foundation

Data Collection and Reporting on Violence Perpetrated Against LGBTQI Persons in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda, Iranti and Arcus Foundation.

Representación mediática de las personas LGBTQ en seis países de América Latina y el Caribe, Arcus Foundation

Arcus Foundation, 2018

Edge Effect, April 2020

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, May 2020

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

Fondo Semillas, Arcus Foundation

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

2nd European Lesbian* Conference, April 2019


GPP, GATE, AJWS, Astraea, 2019.

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

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, 2018

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, 2019

American Jewish World Services
June 2019

Grantmaker Resources re: funding Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Women

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Inclusive International Funders List and Education Resources for LGBTI 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).

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

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.

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