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International LGBT Inclusive Funders List

Created by Arcus Foundation, 2016
with additional resources from Human Rights First.

Education Resources for LGBT Philanthropy

Created by Arcus Foundation, 2017

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LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, QUEER GRANTMAKER RESOURCES UPCOMING EVENTS Global Feminist LBQ Women's* Conference 2019 - July 6-9 South Africa The conference is organized by a working group consisting of 22 LBQ women* activists with different backgrounds and representing all regions of the globe. The key themes for this conference are: ‘Leading - Healing - Transforming’. This conference is a space to recognize, celebrate and affirm the experiences, needs, organizing and activism of lesbian, bisexual and queer women*, based on self-determination. The priority is to center women, including Intersex, Trans, Cisgender and all people who identify as women with marginalized sexualities. Women* prioritizes people who identify as women, but includes Gender Non-conforming and Non-binary people.   For more information please contact: lbqwomenglobalconference@gmail. European Lesbian* Conference - April 12-14 Kyiv, Ukraine This conference is the first step in the long-expected and needed construction of a strong lesbian* movement in Europe that will bring together a diverse team in the organizing committee by making it as inclusive and representative as possible. The conference will offer a platform for the empowerment of lesbian* communities, will open discussion on the needs and struggles, the successes and achievements, will create space for the lesbian culture and the history of lesbian activism and with all of that it will set a foundation for building of a strong lesbian* movement in Europe. For more information please contact: info@europeanlesbianconference.org LBQ RESOURCES 2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex CommunitiesApril 17, 2018GPP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, 2018 Breaking the Silence: Criminalisation of Lesbians and Bisexual Women and its ImpactsOctober 21, 2016The Human Dignity Trust May 2016 In Our Bones: Stories of Women Defending Land, Community, Human Rights, and The Environment in Indonesia and the Philippines.March 26, 2016Urgent Action Fund, January 2016. Resource Mobilisation Toolkit for Girls, Young Women, and Trans YouthNovember 20, 2017New resource from FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, November 2017 Rights Eroded: A Briefing on the Effects of Closing Space on Women Human Rights DefendersFebruary 16, 2018Urgent Action Fund International Human Rights Law Clinic University of California, Berkeley, School of Law December 2017 Standing Firm: Women and Trans-Led Organisations Respond to Closing Space for Civil Society.July 21, 2017New 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.
Fondo Lunaria Mujer Febrero 2018 Fullscreen Mode
GPP, noviembre 2018. Investigadorxs: María Angélica Peñas Defago, José Manuel Morán Faúndes, Juan Marco Vaggione Fullscreen Mode
GPP, November 2018. Authors: María Angélica Peñas Defago, José Manuel Morán Faúndes, Juan Marco Vaggione Fullscreen Mode

New: Global Acceptance Index (GAI) reports; Developed by the Williams Institute (UCLA) for the LGBTI Global Development Partnership

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

New 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.
CONFERENCE REPORT — DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2013 — BERLIN, GERMANY

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.

June 2017
More information at http://www.reclaimingfamilyvalues.eu/

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).

GPP Membership, July 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.

UNDP, USAID, 2014

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

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

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Resisting “Anti-Gender Ideology”

OK TO SHARE? Report on Reaching the Moveable Middle: Counteracting the attack on LGBTI and reproductive rights in Europe (OSF, 2014) Resources on “Anti-Gender Ideology” Right-Wing Europe’s War on “Gender Ideology” (Gillian Kane, Political Research Associates, Spring 2018) Preliminary bibliography on anti-gender trends collected for the SPW Project on  Gender & Politics in Latin America (Sexual Policy Watch, June 2018) The globalisation of anti-gender campaigns: Transnational anti-gender movements in Europe and Latin America create unlikely alliances (IPS Journal, May 2018) Reclaiming family values, Compiled by Bruno Selun. ‘Gender Ideology’: big, bogus and coming to a fear campaign near you, Gillian Kane. Gender Ideology: tracking its origins and meanings in current gender politics, Sonia Correa ‘Gender Ideology’: Weak Concepts, Powerful Politics, Agnieszka Graff A conspiracy theory about sex and gender is being peddled around the world by the far right, Ana Campoy (includes a section on how the gender ideology strategy affected the colombian plebiscite). Gender Ideology is a fiction that could do real harm, Michelle Gallo  “Gender ideology”: a spoiler for peace?, Génica Mazzoldi, Irina Cuesta, and Eduardo Álvarez Vanegas Restoring the natural order, European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development LGBTI / Faith Focused Resources Faith Mapping Networks and Migration Report (Migration Exchange, 2017) Silent No Longer: Narratives of Engagement between LGBTI groups and the churches in southern Africa (The Other Foundation, 2017) The Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) Platform and Rights at Risk: OURs Trends Report 2017 (AWID, 2017) When Faith Does Violence – re-imagining engagement between churches and LGBTI groups on homophobia in Africa (The Other Foundation, 2016) Faith Efforts at the UN to Advance Human Rights Relating to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Intersex Status (Arcus Foundation, 2015) Resisting Fundamentalism: Feminist Responses from India (AJWS, 2013) The Global Export of Homophobia by the U.S. Religious Right: 2012 Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, Draft Report (OSF, Human Rights Campaign, Global Equality Forum, 2012) A mapping on sexuality, human rights and the role of religious leaders: exploring the potential for dialogue (Hivos, 2014) Report on Methodology, Challenges & Opportunities in the work of Inclusive & Affirming Ministries (IAM) 2009-2014 (GIN, 2015) SHRR Sexual Policy Watch Monthly Updates Websites: Using family as a frame in social justice activism: A guide for activists and funders in Europe. (OSF, 2018) Christian Hegemony.org  (Resources from Paul Kivel, author of Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony) Videos: Documentary: Destabilising Hetero & Cis-normativity in Africa (AIDS Accountability International, 2018; 21 mins) Resources on The World Congress of Families Profile, World Congress of Families (SPLC) WCF Budapest gathering, 2017 (SPLC) The Guardian on WCF Budapest gathering, notes SPLC hate group designation (2017) WCF Tbilisi gathering, 2016 (SPLC) World Congress of Families gathering in Tbilisi showcases anti-LGBT rhetoric and conspiracy theories  (SPLC) WCF’s ties to Russian Orthodox Church, Russian funders, and European nationalism parties and figures (SPLC, 2018) WCF Nairobi gathering, 2016 (SPLC) Brian Brown named president of WCF, 2016 (SPLC) WCF parent organization changes its name, 2016 (SPLC) Political Research Associates on 17 years of tracking the WCF (PRA, 2017)   PRA on the weaponization of “natural family” (2015) PRA on how “demographic winter” is weaponized to curtail reproductive rights and LGBTQI rights Mother Jones Magazine, 2014, on WCF’s Russian ties How US evangelicals helped create Russia’s anti-LGBT movement (2014) Mother Jones Magazine on WCF holding 2014 Moscow conference despite U.S. sanctions ADDITIONAL RELATED RESOURCES Defending Rights in Hostile Contexts: Understanding and Confronting the Crackdown against Activists and Civic Space (Report/Resources from convening; JASS, Fund for Global Human Rights) Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New Playbook for Human Rights Actors (Dejusticia, 2018) Perspectives on anti-choice lobbying in Europe Study for policy makers on opposition to sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe (Commissioned by Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament) Framing Equality: Communication Handbook (Equinet European Directory of Equality Bodies) Framing LGBTQI Equality Toolkit  (Public Interest Research Centre – PIRC) Onward, Christian soldiers: Right-wing religious nationalists launch dramatic new power play. (Salon, Paul Rosenberg in Salon, April 29, 2018) “Project Blitz” Seeks to do for Christian Nationalism what Alec does for Big Business (Religion Dispatches, Frederick Clarkson  April 27, 2018) Traditional values, religion and LGBT rights in Eastern Europe (European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups, 2014) Report on Methodology, Challenges & Opportunities in the work of Inclusive & Affirming Ministries (IAM) 2009-2014 Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reporting Guide for Journalists (Heinrich Boell Foundation Southern Africa, 2017) JASS multimedia page on Power and Protection of activists: https://jass.exposure.co/power-and-protection The Four Faces of Power (Grassroots Policy Project) Crossing The Threshold the story of Marriage Equality in Ireland ed. G Healy, 2017, Merrion Press, Ireland Ireland Says Yes: The story of how the Yes was won, Healy, G., Sheehan, B., Whelan, N.2016, Merrion Press, Ireland Striking a Balance: Conscientious Objection and Reproductive Health Care from the Colombian Perspective (HHR, 2014) WHEN EXEMPTION IS THE RULE: THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM STRATEGY OF THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT (PRA, 2016) Refusing Reproductive Health Services on Grounds of Conscience in Latin America (SSRN, 2016).  In Bad Faith: How Conservatives Are Weaponizing “Religious Liberty” to Allow Institutions to Discriminate (Guttmacher Institute, 2018) Ipas page on Conscientious Objection When a Health Professional Refuses Legal and regulatory limits on conscientious objection to provision of abortion care (IPAS, 2012) The Mobilization of Conservative Civil Society (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 2018) Global Philanthropy Project:  https://globalphilanthropyproject.org/2018/11/04/religious-conservatism-on-the-global-stage-threats-and-challenges-for-lgbti-rights/ https://globalphilanthropyproject.org/2018/11/16/conservadurismos-religiosos-en-el-escenario-global-amenazas-y-desafios-para-los-derechos-lgbti/ 2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic & Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities (GPP & Funders for LGBTQ Issues, April 2018) The Perfect Storm: The closing space for LGBT civil society in Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Hungary (GPP, April 2016)  Human Rights Campaign Resources: Export of Hate (HRC, 2014)  [Identifying the network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world.] Exposed: The World Conference of Families (HRC, 2015). [This publication is an updated version of the original report released in July 2014. This update seeks to focus attention on the extreme agenda of those organizing and participating in the upcoming World Congress of Families IX in October in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t Really think it connects Rising to the Populist Challenge, César Rodríguez Garavito, Krizna Gomez, April 6, 2018.

Conservadurismos Religiosos En El Escenario Global: Amenazas y Desafios Para los Derechos LGBTI

GPP, noviembre 2018. Investigadorxs: María Angélica Peñas Defago, José Manuel Morán Faúndes, Juan Marco Vaggione Fullscreen Mode

Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights (English)

GPP, November 2018. Authors: María Angélica Peñas Defago, José Manuel Morán Faúndes, Juan Marco Vaggione Fullscreen Mode

GPP @ FCAA 2018 Convening

GPP is proud to partner with our members Open Society Foundations and American Jewish World Services on the newly selected Opening Plenary at the upcoming 2018 FCAA AIDS Philanthropy Summit.  More information: Bilateral funding and policies have long been used as tools for donors to advance their ideological agendas in ways that undermine the autonomy of groups and locally-driven efforts to address human rights concerns. Using the Trump administration's reinstatement and unprecedented expansion of the Global Gag Rule, as well as other donors' counter policies to address it, this panel will illustrate the ways that donor conditionalities on funding are further disempowering local organizations and harming locally-driven advocacy, human rights, and the HIV response.    This session, designed by Open Society Foundations and American Jewish World Service in partnership with the Global Philanthropy Project, will contextualize the current threats to HIV, health, and human rights posed by the Global Gag Rule and related conservative religious actors. It will also explore ways that funders can support a shift in power toward grassroots human rights movements and community-led approaches to health and human rights to drive change in their countries. The session will also provide an opportunity for funders to strategize together about ways to support advocacy to mitigate the harms of ideologically-driven conditionality.   Read the full session description & speaker bios.

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UHAI EASHRI Executive Director position: deadline 12 September

Building on UHAI EASHRI’s history as the continent’s first indigenous activist-led fund for and by sex workers and sexual and gender minorities, UHAI is looking for a radical and visionary leader.

New: Global Acceptance Index (GAI) reports

New: Global Acceptance Index (GAI) reports; Developed by the Williams Institute (UCLA) for the LGBTI Global Development Partnership

GPP at Hivos’ “A will and a way: Towards an HIV and stigma free world” Event – July 5, 2018

A will and a way: Towards an HIV and stigma free world A reflection on Hivos’ participation in STOP AIDS NOW!  Date and Location  5 July 2018, 13:30 - 18:00 Humanity House, The Hague Hivos is hosting the launch of the publication ‘A will and a way: Towards an HIV and stigma free world’ on 5 July, at an interactive session at the Humanity House where we will share main lessons from the past 17 years of the STOP AIDS NOW! Partnership. The presentation of the publication is followed by comments on the lessons learned by Matthew Hart (Global Philanthropy Project). Together, we will debate the financial challenges of the HIV and AIDS response. What can we –as Dutch-based organizations– learn from the past to be better funders in the future? Is there a role for social innovation in an ever changing funding landscape? Can we think of new funding mechanisms that better respond to the needs on the ground and grassroots organizations? Opening Remarks                              Edwin Huizing, Executive Director, Hivos Louise van Deth, Executive Director, Aidsfonds Moderator: Matthew Hart, Director, Global Philanthropy Project  

GPP at Queer Asia 2018 Conference – June 28, 2018

PHILANTHROPY AND ITS DISCONTENTS: FUNDING LGBTI ACTIVISM IN ASIA Queer Asia 2018 Conference Roundtable Session Date: 28 June 2018 | Venue: SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre | 1400-1530 Bringing together experts in the field of philanthropy, this panel focuses on philanthropy and grant making in Asia for LGBTQI+ rights activism and policy work. Activism has been affected by a rise in right wing politics and a backlash against LGBTQI+ rights, tightening resources that are typically provided by foundations and agencies based in the global north. Featuring: Urooj Arshad, Director, International LGBTQ Youth Health and Rights Programs at Advocates for Youth; Matthew Hart, Director, The Global Philanthropy Project; Zohra Moosa, Executive Director, Mama Cash; Bridget de Gersigny, Director of Communications, Astraea Foundation; Susie Jolly (chair), Associate, Institute of Development Studies.

Mapping Digital Landscapes of Trans Activism in Central Asia and Eastern Europe

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).

Ise Bosch is awarded the German Donor Award 2018

Ise Bosch is awarded the German Donor Award 2018 This year, the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen presents the Deutscher Stifterpreis (German Donors Award), to GPP Member Ise Bosch for her commitment to human rights. The award is the highest honour in the German Philanthropic Sector. Ise is founder of the Dreilinden Charitable Trust, which supports social movements around the world that champion the rights of LGBTQI people. The award ceremony took place on May 16th, 2018 in Nuremberg during the Deutsche Stiftungstag. Amongst other things, Ise Bosch received the honor for the interdisciplinarity of her donor activities. Michael Göring, Chairman of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen: “Ise Bosch uses the different ways of philanthropic tools with virtuosity, from funds, to community foundations, the Not For Profit LLC, and the network for women with inherited wealth. She embodies a generation of donors whose work reaches beyond the traditional foundation.” A traditional foundation has to invest its capital in restrictive ways; only the earnings can be spent, while a Not for Profit LLC (gemeinnützige GmbH) can use its capital more creatively. All capital, via grants and financial investments, can be utilized for social impact, such as gender equality and gender diversity. This is done in the Dreilinden gGmbH. GPP Director Matthew Hart was honored to speak at the award ceremony, and we join with LGBTI and human rights grantmakers in Germany and around the world in  celebrating Ise and Dreilinden's great work.  {{ vc_btn:title=Watch%3A+Video+of+Award+Ceremony+%28German+Language%2C+English+Subtitles%29&color=info&size=lg&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.dreilinden.org%252Ffilm%252FDankesrede%252520Ise%252520Bosch%252520-%252520Stifterinnenpreis%252520-%252520english%252520subs.mp4%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

2015-16 Global Resources Report Webinar

Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project are pleased to release The 2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic & Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities, the most comprehensive report to date on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. 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.   The full report provides a detailed snapshot of LGBTI funding in each of the following regions: Asia & The Pacific; Canada & the United States; Eastern Europe, Russia, & Central Asia; Latin America & the Caribbean; the Middle East & North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Western Europe. WATCH: The May 14 Report Release Webinar co-hosted with ILGA World.  https://globalphilanthropyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/GRR-Webinar.mp4

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Recruiting an Executive Director for ISDAO / Recrutement d’un-e Directeur-trice Exécutif-ive de l’ISDAO

[ENGLISH] [FRANÇAIS AU-DESSOUS] Dear colleagues, ISDAO, the first West African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Activist-Led Fund dedicated to strengthening and supporting a West African movement for gender diversity and sexual rights, is delighted to launch the recruitment of an Executive Director! We are seeking a confident, innovative, West African self-starter, who is spirited and has a passion for the LGBTQ community, and who is fluent in both French and English, to lead this new, dynamic, and impactful organization. The Executive Director will be responsible for spearheading the overall formation and set-up involved in establishing a new philanthropic fund and will provide strategic leadership for all of the fund’s core functions: grant-making, resource mobilization, communication, capacity building, networking and alliance building, as well as for developing the fund’s internal operations. Reporting to the Interim Governing Body, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ISDAO’s staff, programs, alliances, and partnerships. More information on the search is attached in French and English, and the details and application are also available online here. The deadline for applications is 27 March 2018. Please help us disseminate this exciting opportunity! The ISDAO Team [FRANÇAIS] Chères collègues, ISDAO, le premier fonds de l’Afrique de l’Ouest dirigé par les militant-e-s lesbiennes, gay, bisexual-le-s, transgenres et queer (LGBTQ) dédié à renforcer et appuyer un mouvement de l’Afrique de l’Ouest pour la diversité de genre et les droits sexuels, est ravi de lancer le recrutement d’un-e directeur-trice exécutif-ive ! Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne motivée, innovante, ayant confiance en soi, autonome, et originaire de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, d’esprit et passionnée pour la communauté LGBTQ, et francophone/anglophone, pour diriger cette organisation nouvelle, dynamique, et percutante. Le-la directeur-trice exécutif-ive sera responsable de mener le processus général de la création d’un nouveau fonds philanthropique et assurera le leadership stratégique pour l’ensemble des fonctions de base du fonds : octroi de subventions, mobilisation des ressources, communication, renforcement des capacités, réseautage et construction d’alliances, aussi bien que le développement d’opérations internes du fonds. Répondant au Groupe de gouvernance intérimaire, le•la directeur•trice exécutif•ive aura une responsabilité globale stratégique et opérationnelle pour le personnel, les programmes, les alliances et les partenariats. Vous trouverez plus d’informations ci-jointes en français et en anglais, est les détails, ainsi qu’un formulaire à remplir pour les candidat-es intéressé-e-s, se trouvent ici. La date limite de soumission des candidatures est le 27 Mars 2018 à 9h. 
 Merci de nous aider à disséminer cette grande opportunité !

Enlarging the Space for European Philanthropy

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

Rights Eroded: A Briefing on the Effects of Closing Space on Women Human Rights Defenders

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

Foundation for a Just Society seeks Director of Programs

FJS seeks a creative and dynamic person to serve as its first Director of Programs. Working in collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, and Program Team, the Director of Programs will play a critical role in developing, implementing, and articulating the vision and direction of FJS’ program and learning, monitoring, and evaluation strategies. The Director of Programs will provide strong leadership, strategic direction, and management for the Program Team in the areas of grantmaking and capacity building support. The Director of Programs also promotes innovation to respond to changing trends in the landscape of movements that advance the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people; develops strategic alliances with peers in philanthropy; and is a thought leader on human rights and feminist social change. The Director of Programs will also contribute to shaping and participating in activities related to FJS’ strategic communications and philanthropic advocacy strategies. The Director of Programs reports to the CEO and works closely with the CEO and the CFO on overall leadership of FJS. This position requires international and domestic travel for approximately 20% of the work schedule. This is a full-time position located in New York, NY. More info here.

Astraea seeks Program Officer – Africa and Asia

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice seeks a dedicated, passionate and collaborative Program Officer to sustain their international grantmaking and join their Program Team, developing and managing diverse international LGBTQI rights grantmaking portfolios in Africa and Asia. With specific focus areas determined based on the successful candidate’s background, the Program Officer develops country and thematic strategies, manages relationships with grantee partners, engages in capacity building and advocacy in philanthropy, and participates in learning and evaluation of Astraea’s programs. The Program Officer reports to Astraea’s Associate Director of Programs and may be based in their respective location or in Astraea’s New York office. Find out more or apply online. Applications due by Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 

Join the International Trans Fund Team as Program Associate

The International Trans Fund (ITF) seeks a committed, collaborative and organized person to join our team as a Program Associate. The Program Associate is a full-time position that will support the day-to-day activities of the ITF team. This includes supporting ITF’s annual grantmaking cycle, providing logistical support for international meetings and other activities, and ensuring overall smooth operations of the team. The position is based in the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice office in New York City. Organization Description The ITF is an activist and funder-led initiative that aims to increase the capacity of trans movements globally to self-organize and advocate for trans people’s rights, self-determination, and wellbeing. The ITF works to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The ITF is hosted at Astraea. Responsibilities Support outreach to potential applicants during grantmaking cycles, including through webinars and social media in multiple languages. Conduct intake of grant applications, including data entry, file management and communication with applicants. Coordinate translation of applications, which are received in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. Provide initial screening of applications to determine eligibility for ITF support. Prepare materials for the ITF’s Grant Making Panel, a body of trans activists who make the funding decisions. Communicate with applicants, including responding to inquiries and sending grant notifications. Prepare award packages for grantee partners via the grants management database. Confirm payment details with grantee partners and work with the Astraea Senior Grants Manager and Fiscal Department to prepare, process, and track grants payments. Coordinate Grant Making Panel and Steering Committee Meetings, including handling logistics (travel, venues, lodging, catering, AV) and producing/organizing meeting materials. Support programmatic learning and pilot evaluation. Aid with budget tracking. Respond to general organizational queries. Provide general administrative support to the Director and Program Officer. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time. Qualifications Minimum two years of programmatic experience in trans, LGBTQI, feminist, human rights and/or social justice movements. Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing global trans movements. Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines while maintaining consistent attention to detail. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions. High level of proficiency with computers, databases and other technology. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills and a supportive team player. Proficiency in English required; proficiency in Spanish preferred. Intermediate to expert level experience is computer applications like MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access), emails, and must be internet/web savvy. Additional Considerations This position is based in Astraea’s NY office with an immediate start date, US work authorization is required. ITF is not able to offer visa sponsorship for this position. Trans people are encouraged to apply. Applicants born or who originate from a global south country are strongly encouraged to apply for this role. How to Apply Please send resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@transfund.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format by January 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted. La descripción del trabajo en español está disponible aquí. The ITF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, collaborative and sustainable work environment. For more information visit www.transfund.org.

International Trans Fund announces 2nd grantmaking cycle

The International Trans Fund (ITF) recently announced their second grantmaking cycle. ITF warmly welcome applications from trans-led groups with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is February 12, 5pm (EST/New York time). This year ITF requires all groups to complete an application form. ITF strongly urges applicants to review their guidelines before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact info@transfund.org. More online, including application materials in Spanish, Chinese, French, and Russian.   

ILGA Trans Legal Mapping Report

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

The Fund for Global Human Rights Seeks Director of Regional Programs

About the Fund The Fund for Global Human Rights is a leading supporter of on-the-ground human rights groups around the world.  Dedicated to finding and funding the most effective human rights organizations in countries from Africa to South East Asia to Latin America, the Fund for Global Human Rights offers grants and facilitates technical support to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of frontline groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources. As an employer, we are deeply committed to the overall wellbeing of our staff.  We offer 100% employer paid health benefits, generous paid leave, and flexible working options designed to meet the diverse needs of our globally based team members. About this opportunity: The Fund is seeking dynamic leadership for our regional grant-making and programmatic work. We’re in search of a proven manager and facilitative leader who is deeply invested in the global human rights movement and takes pride and satisfaction in creating a work environment where each member of their team can achieve their own goals. The ideal candidate for this position will be a mid-career professional who has remote management experience and practical familiarity with the challenges facing frontline grassroots human rights organizations around the world. The primary function of this position is to manage and support the program officers who lead the Fund’s five regional grant-making programs (South Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, North Africa, and the Great Lakes of Africa), all of whom work remotely, many from the region where their program is focused. The Director of Regional Programs will report to the Vice President for Programs, providing thought partnership and support. This position will liaise frequently with our development, operations, communications, and grants management teams and play a critical role in facilitating cross-departmental relationships and communications. Occasionally this person will also represent the Fund to funder and field audiences publicly. The Director of Regional Programs will serve on the Fund’s management team and will report to the Vice President for Programs. This position is based in Washington, DC.   Primary Responsibilities: Where you’ll make the most impact Provide meaningful leadership and coaching to five regional program officers who lead grant-making strategies organized by geography in: South Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, North Africa, and the Great Lakes of Africa. In total these programs operate currently in thirteen countries and last year made grants of over $5 million. Support program officers in developing and evolving grant-making strategy and capacity-building interventions. The Director of Regional Programs will support program officers in developing capacity-building and technical assistance interventions regularly. Play an active role in providing coaching, guidance, and editing as program officers prepare annual grants dockets for approval by senior staff. Act as the program team’s principal team builder; plan team time during bi-annual staff retreats, devise means for remote team building throughout the year, and jointly with the Vice President for Programs explore the possibility of launching an annual team retreat in the field. Facilitate a culture of learning across the team and throughout the organization around our regional grant-making strategies and tactics, impact of our grant-making, the context in each region, and the work of our grantees Support development staff in their work with program officers to fundraise for regional grant-making programs Keep a keen and consistent eye to all grant-making processes and work with our grants management team to consider possible improvements that make the Fund more flexible, nimble, and responsive to the field Travel up to 25 percent time both to the field and in the US and Europe for meetings and conferences Occasionally represent the Fund at meetings and conferences Act as the primary staff liaison for the program committee of the Board of Directors   Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate the following range of skills, experience, and qualities: A deep commitment to global human rights issues, and to a stronger, more effective human rights movement. An experienced manager who loves the day-to-day work of making teams hum. Bonus points for anyone who has managed a remote team, far-flung across the globe. A globalist, who sees the world as interconnected and can track meta-trends of global developments. Or, why do China, Russia, and Brazil matter to our work even though we don’t work in those countries specifically? Someone who will generate internal discussion and debate about world affairs because it makes us smarter and sharper in our work. Someone who has deep competency in working across and between many cultures. A grant-maker with enough experience to tell a story about how their work made a difference, and three major challenges their grantees faced that they helped them creatively overcome. An organizational development thinker who can see down the road and around the bend to what isn’t in place yet, and isn’t afraid to suggest a road map to get us there. Ten years’ relevant experience in philanthropy, human rights, or human rights/social justice philanthropy, especially if any of that experience is at an intermediary. A relevant training and education could substitute for some experience. Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and to help others do so better all the time. Experience editing professional-style writing in standard American English (even better if the candidate has a history of editing for non-native English speakers). Effective communicator with internal and external audiences Fluency in English, professional proficiency in one or more of the following languages preferred: Hindi, Arabic, Thai, Burmese, Tagalog, Spanish, or French. Desired Qualities: Successful experience fundraising from institutional or individual donors Poised and professional, with a great sense of humor A team builder in the truest sense The ability to predict and prepare a team for needed next steps to achieve long range goals Deep understanding of human rights norms and practices, and extensive experience with grassroots organizations A grasp of the universe of human rights funders, and relationships to bring to bear in this role How to Apply:  Please send (1) cover note including salary expectations and (2) resume to: jobs@globalhumanrights.org.  Mention “Director of Regional Programs” in the subject line. No

Job Opening: GPP Program Associate

Global Philanthropy Project seeks a committed, collaborative, and extremely organized person to join our team as a Program Associate. Download Job Description as PDF Job Summary – 40 hours a week (full time) with benefits The Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) Program Associate provides administrative and programmatic support for the GPP Director and carries out project management, coordination, and administrative duties as assigned. Formally reporting to Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s (Astraea’s) Director of Programs based in New York, the GPP Program Associate works most closely with the GPP Director who oversees the substance of their work. The location of this staff person is open; GPP staff currently live in Paris and Philadelphia, and generally work remotely. This position has a competitive salary and full benefits package. Essential Job Functions Support the GPP Director in executing the priorities and activities of the GPP work plan. Manage membership coordination including: tracking organizational representatives, membership renewal deadlines, working group and committee lists. Coordinate the scheduling and ongoing development of GPP internal meetings, recording and distributing meeting minutes, including tracking outcomes and next steps in project management software. Manage GPP’s internal member infrastructure including CRM database, member calendar, listserv, and intranet. Distribute communications for GPP webinars and convenings [RSVP lists, surveys, research primers, panelist details, etc]. Act as rapporteur at other meetings of interest to GPP members. Monitor opportunities for GPP event sponsorship by members/partners. Support the monitoring and evaluation of GPP activities. Manage regular GPP website updates. Utilize GPP Twitter account. Education and Certification Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience. Work authorization in the United States is not required. Special Skills and Knowledge In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following: Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail. Excellent project management skills. Two to three years relevant work experience. High level of proficiency with computers and other technology. [We regularly use: Asana, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom/Skype/WhatsApp/Signal, Wordpress, CiviCRM, Google Calendars, MailChimp, Acuity, Doodle.com, NextCloud] Knowledge of the global LGBTI social justice landscape. Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Demonstrated commitment to the work and values of the Astraea Foundation and the Global Philanthropy Project. Who We Are Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East. Established in 2009, GPP’s 18 member organizations include many of the leading global funders and philanthropic advisors for LGBTI rights.  As the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work. How to Apply: To apply, please send cover letter, résumé, and references to info@globalphilanthropyproject.org in .pdf or .doc/.docx format by close of business Friday, December 29th.  No phone calls, please. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted. Astraea Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse (multi-gender, cross-class and multi-racial), collaborative and sustainable work environment.

Resource Mobilisation Toolkit for Girls, Young Women, and Trans Youth

New resource from FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, November 2017

GPP & ILGA-Europe Launch new report on fundraising from individuals in Europe

It Shows That People Care: LGBTI organisations fundraising from individuals in Europe and Central Asia Many LGBTI groups across Europe raise funds from individuals: with online donations, galas and dinners, merchandise, fundraising at Prides… 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. Plus: Insiders Briefing available exclusively for LGBTI activists and grant-makers. This private briefing offers state-of-the-art thinking on fundraising from individuals. To request a copy, contact info@globalphilanthropyproject.org {{ vc_btn:title=Check+out+January+2018+webinar+series+on+this+report%21&color=primary&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fglobalphilanthropyproject.org%252FEvents%252Findividual-donor-fundraising-webinars-january-12-19-25th-2018%252F%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} Download the Report (English) На русском (Russian) From the introduction: In recent years, many LGBTI activists have reached the same conclusion: strengthening the movement requires strong communities, and strong organisations with diverse income streams. We’ve collectively started asking ourselves: How can we build stronger local communities? How can we cultivate financial sustainability? Fundraising from individuals is part of the answer. Raising money from individuals may be difficult, and cultures of individual philanthropy vary greatly between countries – not to mention the absence of any such culture, which can make fundraising especially demanding (but also innovative).This report shows that LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia already fundraise in wildly different contexts, partly learning from the feminist movement’s innovative women’s funds, started in the 1970s. In 2013, several foundations and partners came together to develop individual donor fundraising in the European LGBTI movement. They initiated coaching, training, peer support and development opportunities. We want to thank the Open Society Foundations, the Arcus Foundation, other funding partners who supported these early initiatives; as well as Charlie Rounds, Ise Bosch, and other individuals who provided valuable support and counsel. The Lafayette Practice and ILGA-Europe also helped kick off these early efforts. The European LGBTI movement is at its best when we share experiences and resources across groups and across countries. That’s exactly what this guide does: it shows our communities already fundraise in dynamic and innovative ways. We hope it inspires!

It Shows That People Care: LGBTI organisations fundraising from individuals in Europe and Central Asia

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.

GPP Seeks Research Consultant

Proposed Consultancy: GPP seeks to engage a research consultant (or team) who will work with the GPP Staff and a group of grantmaking stakeholders to develop and implement research and documentation on the global impact of the rise of the religious right, and the instrumentalization of faith and religious institutions toward an anti-LGBTI social and political agenda, affecting global LGBTI communities and individuals. The research will be used to inform a convening of key concerned grantmakers and thought leaders in early Spring 2018 in Southern Africa. The report is intended to function as a foundational contribution to an emerging set of analyses and approaches among grantmakers and the LGBTI movements supported by these resources. The research is intended as a tool for those aiming to confront anti-LGBTI efforts from faith-based institutions who aim to influence or derail social, political, and legal gains of LGBTI communities around the globe. Although not a primary audience, a broad Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights (SHRR) audience of grantmakers will utilize this research. Research Goals: Summarize the global impact of the rise of the religious right affecting global LGBTI communities and individuals, including the mechanics of instrumentalization of faith and religious institutions toward an anti-LGBTI social and political agenda. Summarize the scale of foundation funding to address anti-LGBTI religious efforts and the rise of the religious right, as well as support for LGBTI-affirming faith work, during calendar years 2013-2016. Draw upon funding data tracking current funding levels and regional breakdowns of grantmaking in this area of work. This will include data collected and analyzed with the GPP Global Resources Report for 2013-2014 and 2015-2016, as well as data tracking anti-LGBTI funding. Conduct interviews with key grantmakers whose funding areas intersect with the rise of the right (globally or regionally).  [List of/introductions to key grantmakers will be provided] Within these interviews, identify barriers that grantmakers may have for not participating in this area (i.e. lack of experience or expertise, mission alignment questions, etc.) Contract Deliverables: A research paper including the following elements: An Executive Summary of the global impact of the rise of the religious right  affecting global LGBTI communities and individuals, including: Documentation of the mechanics of instrumentalization of faith and religious institutions toward an anti-LGBTI social and political agenda. An evaluation of current funding of SOGI related faith strategies, based on Global Resource Report data. An assessment of findings based on grantmaker interviews, including: Best practices for grantmakers in the field. Key challenges and question emerging from current and potential funders in this issue area. Opportunities for further collaboration or coordination. Identify potential funding intermediaries with ability to regrant to faith advocates. Powerpoint presentation documenting the key findings of the research. WHO IS GPP Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East. Established in 2009, GPP’s 18 member organizations include many of the leading global funders and philanthropic advisors for LGBTI rights.  As the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work. Global Philanthropy Project is organized through a core Executive Committee and three member working groups, which are focused on Government/Multilateral Funding, Individual Donor Funding, and Trans* Funding. GPP is a key source of strategic research and analysis for global LGBTI funders. GPP also plays a central role in convening philanthropists and human rights activists for opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and capacity towards expanding global LGBTI funding. These convening spaces includes donor pre-conferences during regional LGBTI convenings, funder webinars, and report release events. APPLICATION DETAILS Compensation: GPP will pay up to US $20,000 for the completion of the consultancy. GPP will not consider office materials or travel as a part of this consultancy. The Consultant(s) will be supervised by the GPP Director and will report to a stakeholder circle of GPP member representatives. To Apply: Interested consultants should submit their CV along with a cover letter including overview of relevant previous research experience and knowledge of the issue area. Please also provide a brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages) and proposed budget. Please submit proposals to GPP by no later than December 4, 2017. PROPOSED 2018 TIMELINE Project start date: January 4 Research Strategy Proposal/Feedback/Agreement: January 4-January 19 (2 weeks) Research Strategy Implementation: January 22-April 2, 2018 (10 weeks) Completion of First Draft Report: April 2 Completion of Second Draft Report: April 27 Completion of Final Report: May 9 Design Process: May 10-18 (GPP will coordinate design, consultant will review product) Report distributed in advance of Southern Africa convening: May 21 Convening dates: May 28-30th

Dave Scamell: Why I’m Dedicated to Funding Trans and Intersex Organizing

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.  I have the great privilege in my role at AJWS to work with activists around the world who are fighting for the rights of  transgender  and intersex  people. Many are working to stop the widespread violence and discrimination against their communities. Others are doing the long-term work to reform the legal systems and shift the cultural narratives that perpetuate discrimination against people based on their sex characteristics or gender identity. The work of organizations like ASTRANS—which provides medical and social support to trans people in El Salvador—is fraught with obstacles and life-threatening risks.  But this work is essential to protect the human rights of all people. While these groups have made courageous strides for the rights of trans and intersex people, they face a significant lack of funding and limited organizational capacities. I recently worked with partners at Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) to survey over 450 groups working on trans issues and more than 50 groups working on intersex issues , and the results of these two reports are startling. Despite increased awareness and media coverage on both intersex and trans issues, these groups are deeply under-resourced and neglected by international funders. Here are a few key insights from the State of Intersex Organizing report and State of Trans Organizing report, which you can read in their entirety here. Intersex and trans groups are chronically understaffed. Fewer than 1 in 5 intersex groups and 1 in 3 trans groups having full-time paid staff. 75% of organizations surveyed report needing support in healing from trauma and preventing burnout. More than half of the trans groups and three-quarters of the intersex groups surveyed had annual budgets of less than $10,000. Global funding for broad LGBTI groups has grown exponentially in recent years, but just 6% of trans groups and almost no intersex groups receive funding from donor governments. We cannot build a better world where all people can realize their human rights without supporting the organizations that are fighting for the rights of intersex and trans people. I am hopeful that these reports shine a light on the immense needs of these vital organizations. If you are as concerned as I am about the rights of intersex and trans people, I urge you to explore these reports and share them with your friends, families and colleagues.

The State of Intersex Organizing (2nd edition) and The State of Trans Organizing (2nd edition)

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

ISDAO call for Interim Governing Body Members

Sharing a message from ISDAO: Greetings from the ISDAO Interim Governing Body! As we shared in our previous update, we are delighted to announce a public call for additional Interim Governing Body members to continue the work of establishing the first activist-led LGBTQ grantmaking organization in West Africa. To read an update about our progress in the last few months, please visit the News section of www.isdao.org in English or French. Our goal is to circulate ISDAO’s first call for grant proposals in August 2018, and the Interim Governing Body will play a critical role in helping ISDAO progress to the point where that first round of grantmaking can happen. You can find more information about the Interim Governing Body on ISDAO’s website in English here and in French here. The application for new members is attached below in French and English – please circulate to anyone who you think would be a good candidate for the Interim Governing Body!

Au coeur de l’orage

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

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Two positions at Mama Cash

From our members at Mama Cash: We are recruiting two new positions and we would love your support in helping us find the right candidates by sharing the announcement below with your networks. Mama Cash is hiring a Director of Research, Knowledge & Advocacy who will lead the development and implementation of the vision and strategic direction for Mama Cash’s thought leadership, knowledge building, and influencing work. The vacancy announcement is available at this link: http://www.mamacash.org/who-we-are/jobs-and-volunteering/vacancy-director-research-knowledge-advocacy/ We are also hiring a Programme Officer for Women’s Funds who carries out the grantmaking work within our Women’s Funds programme area at Mama Cash. The Programme Officer for Women’s Funds reviews, manages, and prioritises requests from women’s funds seeking funding from Mama Cash. The vacancy announcement is available at this link: http://www.mamacash.org/who-we-are/jobs-and-volunteering/vacancy-programme-officer-for-womens-funds/  

Advancing Trans* Movements Worldwide: A Meeting for Funders and Activists Working on Gender Diversity

Global Action for Trans* Equality and Open Society Foundations, 2014.
CONFERENCE REPORT — DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2013 — BERLIN, GERMANY

Struggle for Autonomy and Relevance – Landscape Analysis of Trans*-led and Lesbian-led Organising in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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

Standing Firm: Women and Trans-Led Organisations Respond to Closing Space for Civil Society.

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.

Updated: FJS seeks two regional consultants: US Southeast and Central America

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWFoundation for a Just Society supports innovative, intersectional, grassroots strategies that meet immediate needs while igniting long-term, structural change in communities and regions that have been overlooked by philanthropy. We support the entire ecosystem of transformative movements — across issues and regions — by following the lead of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQI people who catalyze change every day in their communities and countries. We share resources to strengthen the movements that create a world where all people are valued and lead self-determined lives. Through direct grantmaking, capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy, we advance the human rights of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQI people globally. POSITION SUMMARY: US Southeast Consultant The Program Officer for the US Southeast, will serve as the key point of contact for organizations in the region, review grant requests, conduct due diligence, make grant recommendations, manage a diverse portfolio of grants, carry out and evaluate regional grantmaking strategies, and manage consultants. In addition, the Program Officer will contribute to the implementation of the other elements of FJS’ Theory of Change (capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy). The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, highly adaptive, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, meticulous, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. The candidate has strong working knowledge of relevant movements in the US Southeast. This position requires international and domestic travel and is based out of New York City. More information: Program Consultant, US Southeast POSITION SUMMARY: Central America Consultant The Program Officer for Central America, will serve as the key point of contact for organizations in Central America (priority countries are currently El Salvador and Guatemala), review grant requests, conduct due diligence, make grant recommendations, manage a diverse portfolio of grants, carry out and evaluate regional grantmaking strategies, and manage consultants. In addition, the Program Officer will contribute to the implementation of the other elements of FJS’ Theory of Change (capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy). The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, highly adaptive, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, meticulous, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. The candidate has strong working knowledge of relevant movements in Central America. This position requires international and domestic travel and is based out of New York City.  More information: Program Consultant, Central America

GPP Annual Member Meeting 2017

GPP holds our Annual Member Meeting on July 13-14th in NYC. Members can find all materials at our password-protected event site. Photos from our 2016-17 Fiscal Year (Click to view larger)

LGBTI at IHRFG

GPP Members are presenting a number of sessions focused on or including LGBTI issues at this year's International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) conference in July. Check out the schedule with a handy rainbow added for known LGBTI content. Fullscreen Mode

The Role of the United Nations in Combatting Discrimination and Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

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.

Changing Faces/Changing Spaces Donor Pre-Conference, June 2017

GPP and our member fund UHAI EASHRI collaborated to organize a donor pre-conference in advance of the biennial gathering of African LGBTI and Sex Worker activists. Over 75 donor representatives from 35 grantmaking organizations attended the 1.5 day Africa Donors Meeting in Kenya. The 3-day CFCS conference then followed, bringing together nearly 150 activists from more than 30 African nations.

Spring 2017 Webinars

On June 8th, we co-sponsored a webinar on Digital Security in an Age of Hacking & Cyberthreats: What grantmakers should know along with Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Health and Environmental Funders Network, and International Human Rights Funders Group, and The Consultative Group for Biological Diversity. On May 17th, we held a webinar on Chechnya and Beyond – New Roles for Grantmakers in Times of Crisis, co-sponsored by IHRFG and the Russia Freedom Fund, Human Rights Watch Russia Program Director Tanya Lokshina, representatives of The Russian LGBT Network and the Oak Foundation’s International Human Rights Program. Speakers were from the Human Rights Watch Russia Program, the Russian LGBT Network, and the Oak Foundation’s International Human Rights Program. There were 35 attendees (restricted to grantmakers only). On March 15th, we held a webinar on Strategies for Sustaining LGBTI Movements in Closing/Closed Space Countries. We had 69 attendees, and shared the webinar recording with all attendees. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS), UHAI EASHRI, Astraea, and the Fund for Global Human Rights.

Berlin Donor Meeting, June 1 2017

The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD), and GPP member Dreilinden hosted a ​1.5 day meeting on Closing Space​ May 31-June 1, in Berlin. This meeting was organized in response to our ​Perfect Storm​ report on the closing space impacts for LGBTI communities, and  GPP Director Matthew Hart presented on the Perfect Storm report in a conference session. That morning, GPP hosted a donor breakfast meeting in partnership with Foundation EVZ and member fund Dreilinden, attended by 25 representatives of 20 grantmaking organizations, of which only 5 are currently funding LGBTI movements. See more info at our event page here.  

On “shrinking space”: a framing paper

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

The Impact of International Counter-terrorism on Civil Society Organisations

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

Watch: “Rainbow Talk” at ILGA World on the Global Resources Report

In this Rainbow Talk delivered at the 2016 ILGA World Conference, Matthew Hart of the Global Philanthropy Project talks about the importance of resources for the LGBTI movement, and presents data from the Global LGBTI Resources Report, the most comprehensive report to date on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues.

GPP Members participate in Pulitzer Center Gender Lens Conference

June 3-4th, the Pulitzer Center will host a Gender Lens Conference in Washington, DC at the National Press Club. GPP Member Global Fund for Women’s Musimbi Kanyoro will deliver a keynote address, and the panelists include Caroline Kouassiaman, of American Jewish World Service on a panel about Global Health. GPP also celebrates the work of member Foundation for a Just Society, whose work to build bridges between journalists and activists has been so influential to these conversations.  Click here to register.

PAWHR Co-­Director job announcement

Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR) Job announcement: Co-­Director, Knowledge Building

Funding Forward 2017

At Funding Forward 2017, GPP hosted a breakfast meeting for grantmakers for a second year, with a great group of attendees. Thank you to the meeting’s speakers: Francisco Buchting (Horizons Foundation), Wanja Muguongo (UHAI EASHRI), and Addison Smith (Wellspring Advisors).

Ariadne 2017 Session: ​The State of Lesbian Movements Across Europe

At the Ariadne Annual Meeting in April 2017, GPP presented a session on “​The State of Lesbian Movements Across Europe - Are Foundations Meeting the Opportunity?” with moderator Ise Bosch (Dreilinden), and presenters Mariam Gagoshashvili (Astraea), Happy Mwende Kinyili (Mama Cash), and Alice Coffin & Silvia Casalino.  GPP member Urgent Action Fund also hosted a plenary session on “Working through the cracks: experiences of feminist activism.”

“Let me be me!“ – Better Care for LGBTI* Children

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.

2017 International Human Rights Program Request for Proposals

Introduction: The Arcus Foundation periodically issues requests for proposals (RFPs) to ensure its program portfolios remain responsive to new and emerging opportunities within the geographic and thematic scope of its strategy. Presentation of this RFP in an open competition aims to attract new partners and ideas, in addition to soliciting proposals from existing partners, and enabling the collection and comparison of proposals at one time. Purpose: To solicit proposals from intermediary organizations for country-level work in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and/or the Middle East. Arcus will support the following three country-level goal areas: legal and policy changes for LGBT inclusion; socio-cultural shifts; and capacity strengthening of communities and organizations to advocate for the aforementioned goals. Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2017. Learn More on the Arcus site.

FJS Announces CEO

The Board and staff of Foundation for a Just Society welcome Nicky McIntyre as chief executive officer. She will be based in the New York offices of FJS, effective June 26, 2017. Nicky McIntyre joins FJS after ten years as the executive director of Mama Cash in the Netherlands, where she oversaw one of the world’s largest public funds that supports the rights of women, girls, and transgender people around the world and was a leader in philanthropic advocacy to ensure more and better resources for this field. Previously, Nicky served as the vice president of development and communications at the Global Fund for Women, a public foundation for gender equality that is based in the United States. In her early career as an activist and fundraiser, Nicky’s work focused on affordable and supportive housing. She is well-known to many as an inspiring and creative leader, a catalyst of strategic partnerships, and a tireless champion for the rights of women, girls and LGBTQI people. GPP looks forward to working with Nicky in this new role!

Jobs Open at Wellspring Advisors

Three full time positions now open at GPP Member Wellspring Advisors: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Program Associate (NY) Wellspring Advisors, a private philanthropic consulting firm, seeks a Program Associate to join its Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Program (SOGI). The mission of the SOGI Program is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. It is rooted in the belief that laws, policies and social norms must be changed in order to improve LGBTI people’s lives. The Program Associate provides both programmatic and administrative support for the team of four working on a diverse set of issues both domestically and internationally. In addition, the Program Associate will be tasked with managing some grantee relationships, which includes soliciting and reviewing proposals and monitoring grants. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Plus: International Human Rights Program Officer (NY) Assistant Controller (NY)

Africa Donors Pre-Conference at CFCS VI, 12-13 June 2017

The GPP-UHAI Africa Donors Pre-Conference June 12th (from 1pm) - June 13th, 2017 Co-organised by the Global Philanthropy Project and UHAI EASHRI, the Africa Donors Pre-Conference is a meeting of donors invested in Africa's LGBTI and sex worker movements. The meetings aims to facilitate networking and build shared analysis and strategies. The 2015 Donors Pre-Conference brought together 59 representatives of 33 funding agencies representing a diversity of public and private foundations, individual and corporate funders, and government agencies, embassies, bilateral and multilateral agencies. Pre-Conference sessions will focus on the role of public and private foundations in movement building, defence of open space, and exploration of indigenous, African-led research strategies. Registration is now closed. For questions about late registration, please contact Mutisya Leonard, UHAI at mutisya@uhai-eashri.org {{ vc_btn:title=Go+to+Participant+Site+%28Password+Protected%29&color=primary&size=lg&align=center&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fglobalphilanthropyproject.org%252FEvents%252Fcfcs6-dpc%252F%7C%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }} Host Committee Members Irene Keizer, AIDS Fonds Caroline Kouassiaman, AJWS Mutisya Leonard, UHAI Lucy Mungala, Hivos David Sampson, The Baring Foundation Addison Smith, Wellspring Advisors Jenny Sundberg, RFSL Nadia van der Linde, Red Umbrella Fund CFCS VI: Creating a Just Resistance: Our Struggles, Our Strides… June 14th - 16th, 2017 Kenya CFCS is Africa’s largest convening of the continent's LGBTI and sex worker movements. More than 150 activists and 50 donor representatives are expected at the upcoming CFCS VI, which marks 10 years since the first CFCS. CFCS provides direct and active interaction and mutual learning among activists and donors as part of advocacy to narrow knowledge gaps between those resourcing African movements and those doing the work. CFCS is an indigenous activist conference organised by African activists who form a planning taskforce to vision the conference and determine its agenda by inviting and selecting presentation ideas. CFCS VI will explore resistance and movement building; tracking recent struggles and strides in the push for equality, dignity and justice, and mapping shared strategies, new partnerships and futures. Within the conference programme there are various opportunities for direct donor engagement with activists, including their co-presenting on panels with activists, leading panels, donor office hours, self-organising sessions and an "activists-donors speed dating" session. UHAI EASHRI is Africa’s first indigenous activist-led and managed fund dedicated to supporting LGBTI and sex worker organising across Eastern Africa. We are changing the narrative of how Africa's human rights and health struggles are resourced from one of foreign 'assistance'; to one of ownership and self-determination by the very activists who live the struggles. Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East. Established in 2009, as the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work.

Save the Date: Africa Donors’ Pre-Conference at Changing Faces Changing Spaces VI

Creating a Just Resistance:
 Our Struggles, Our Strides… Save the Dates: June 12-16, 2017 June 12-13 Africa Donor Pre-Conference June 14-16 Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference to be held in Kenya More Information and Registration Now Online Here GPP and our partners at member fund UHAI EASHRI invite grantmakers in our network to save the date for an Africa Donor Meeting on June 12-13th, 2017 (beginning at 1pm on June 12) as a Pre-Conference to the Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS VI). Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS VI) is Africa’s largest convening of the continent's LGBTI and sex worker movements. More than 200 activists and 50 donor representatives attended each of the last 2 editions. CFCS VI in 2017 marks 10 years since the first CFCS in 2007. CFCS provides for direct and active interaction among activists and funders allowing for mutual learning as part of wider advocacy to narrow the knowledge gap between those that resource African movements and those that do the work.

The Other Foundation’s Canaries in the Coal Mines Reports

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

Funder Concerns About AIDS’ 2015 Resource Tracking Report

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.

Global Equality Fund Annual Report 2015

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

Astraea Foundation Landscape Analyses

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

Intersex Funding Resources/Background

Grantmakers Resources on funding Intersex movements.

Resources Promoting Open Space for LGBTI Civil Society

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

Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Resources

A collection of resources from the Institute of Development Studies.

United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Resources

A collection of research and resources from UNDP.

No One Left Behind. Evaluating SDGs with an Equity-Focused and Gender-Responsive Lens

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

A Development Agenda for Sexual and Gender Minorities

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

Relevant Grants, Fellowships, & Education Resources

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

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.

Convenings Update

In July, GPP brought together 15 members in Montevideo, Uruguay for our annual meeting and the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference. In October, GPP convened an ILGA Europe Donor Pre-Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus in collaboration with Ariadne and ILGA Europe. 25 members and partners attended, representing private and public foundations, individual, government, and corporate grantmakers. The pre-conference focused on discussions of Trans* Funding, Intersex Funding, and Resource Mobilization. In Cyprus, GPP also organized a post-ILGA Europe donor breakfast and debrief session. In November, GPP organized an ILGA World Donor Pre-Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. 70 members and partners attended this convening, organized in collaboration with UNDP, SIDA, and ILGA. Again, participants represented a wide range of private and public foundations, individual, government, and corporate grantmakers. The ILGA World Donor Pre-Conference focused on themes including: Promotion of Open Space for LGBTI Civil Society; Exploration of LGBTI Intermediary Infrastructure; Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI Inclusion. During ILGA World, GPP also organized a session to share information about grantmaking models and resources. Representatives from Open Society Foundation, Astraea Foundation, Arcus Foundation, the International Trans* Fund, Ford Foundation, and UNDP participated as panelists. GPP Director Matthew Hart also gave a "Rainbow Talk" to the full conference body (700 attendees) introducing the Global Resources Report and discussing the ways the report's data can make a difference for LGBTI movements.

OSF seeks Director, Health Rights and Law

The Open Society Foundations are seeking a director for the Health Law and Equality (HLE) Division of the Public Health Program (PHP). This position reports to the Director of PHP and will be based in New York. The PHP is a grant-making program at the intersection of health and rights, and the HLE Division is one of its five Divisions. The PHP as a whole aims both to advance the social inclusion of groups that are discriminated against in access to health care or on the basis of health status, and to increase transparency, accountability, and participation in health-related decision-making.  Read more.

Author Meg Davis presents “Perfect Storm” Report to UN Association of NY

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK PRESENTS The Perfect Storm: Closing Space for LGBT Civil Society in Kenya, Indonesia, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan Monday | 12 December 2016 | 6 PM Join us for a discussion with DR. MEG DAVIS, Visiting Scholar Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (NYU) More information & ticketing on the event page While the late 20th century saw a blossoming of civil society organizations, the beginning of the 21st century has been a period of upheaval. In response to both the threat of terrorism and to growing populist pressure for democracy, a rising wave of demagogues have used new laws and tactics to restrict freedom of association and freedom of expression. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations have always faced such barriers, ranging from criminalization of same-sex sexuality, to refusal of the right to register organizations or hold public events, to the shutdown of websites. In recent years, some countries have also ratified new laws that explicitly prohibit groups engaged in “LGBT propaganda.” In other countries, politicians have mobilized resurgent nationalism by publicly scapegoating LGBT groups as representing “foreign values.” These overlapping trends have created a “perfect storm” for LGBT civil society organizations caught in simultaneous waves of political pressure. This evening’s presentation draws on a recent report for Global Philanthropy Project which examines how these forces are affecting LGBT groups in four countries that represent diverse geographic regions: Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Hungary, and Kenya. The report also highlights these groups’ resilience, and how many have found ways to survive and thrive in restrictive and often threatening environments.

Deadline 16 December: Survey for trans* groups and programs

Attention, donors supporting trans* activism! GATE, AJWS and Astraea are fielding a new survey for trans* groups and programs. Trans Organization and Funding Survey This survey – available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian – is a follow up from the 2013 report and the landscape of trans funding globally. With your help, we can continue to impact funding globally by providing updated information about the sources of funding trans groups receive, the barriers to funding they face, their leadership structures and their organizational needs in 2016. We cannot do it without you. Please share the survey with your grantees and other trans* groups worldwide!

Al Fondo Trans Internacional (ITF por sus siglas en inglés) le emociona anunciar tres oportunidades para involucrarse con el Fondo.

Haciendo un llamado a activistas trans! Al Fondo Trans Internacional (ITF por sus siglas en inglés) le emociona anunciar tres oportunidades para involucrarse con el Fondo. Estamos reclutando para dos posiciones a tiempo completo y buscando miembr*s para que se unan a nuestro Cómite Directivo y nuestro Panel de Concesión de Apoyos. Fecha límite de enviar postulaciones: 9 de Diciembre! Para el anuncio completo, con enlaces activos para encontrar los diferentes formularios de solicitud, visite: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/what-we-do/philanthropic-advocacy/international-trans-fund/international-trans-fund-espanol   o nuestra página de Facebook.  

Join the International Trans Fund: Jobs, Steering Committee, Grantmaking Panel

Calling trans activists! The International Trans Fund (ITF) is excited to announce three opportunities to get involved in the ITF. We are recruiting two full-time staff positions, a director and a program officer. We are also seeking members to join our Steering Committee and Grantmaking Panel. Deadline 9 December! For the full announcement, with active links to find the different application forms, please visit: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/what-we-do/philanthropic-advocacy/international-trans-fund or our Facebook page:  

GPP work highlighted in ICNL Global Trends in NGO Law

The latest issue of ICNL’s Global Trends in NGO Law surveys trends affecting civic space in 2015-16.  It examines key initiatives at the regional and international levels as well as some of the successes achieved by civil society at the national level. For the first time, this report details specific LGBT examples throughout the report including reference to the GPP “Perfect Storm” report. ICNL’s data shows that since the beginning of 2015 states have adopted 64 restrictive laws, regulations, and other initiatives; these initiatives spanned all major regions of the world. This issue considers the common ways that countries have used the law to narrow civic space. To read the issue visit: http://www.icnl.org/research/trends/trends7-4.pdf.

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Comic Relief announces new HIV, Diversity and Dignity funding initiative

Comic Relief funding for HIV, Diversity and Dignity in Sub-Saharan Africa Today, Comic Relief is announcing a new HIV, Diversity and Dignity funding initiative, to address the needs of marginalised population groups who are disproportionately affected by HIV. According to the World Health Organisation, this includes: men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons, sex workers and transgender people. It is reported that worldwide, 40-50% of all HIV infections among adults aged 15-49 occur among these groups. Despite these very high rates of HIV, marginalisation and exclusion means that many living with HIV are unable to access care and support services. Although HIV treatment is now widely available, fear of stigma and discrimination stops many from having a HIV test or from seeking treatment. Sexual violence also increases vulnerability to HIV and these groups are particularly at risk. Comic Relief’s resources will be focused on addressing the needs of these population groups, also referred to as ‘Key Populations’, in Sub-Saharan Africa. Comic Relief funding will not support direct service delivery, but will be used to strengthen referral pathways to a comprehensive range of services including but not limited to: prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, HIV testing and counselling, antiretroviral treatment and treatment adherence. Read more…

London LGBTI Grantmaker Reception

On September 14th, GPP organized a successful LGBTI Grantmaker Reception in London, co-hosted by Arcus Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Sigrid Rausing Trust, and Barrow Cadbury Trust. This gathering of UK-based grantmakers celebrated the launch of the 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities, and included a short panel discussion moderated by Beth Fernandez (Sigrid Rausing Trust) with Sara Llewellin (Barrow Cadbury Trust) and Bharat Mehta (Trust for London). Click images to view larger versions. Photo credit: Thomas Lee.

GPP Staff Update

The GPP Executive Committee is excited to announce that Ezra Nepon has been promoted to Program Officer and Matthew Hart has been promoted to Director. We welcome them in these expanded roles. Click here to see our leadership page for more information about GPP staff and committee members.

We are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Rights of Intersex People

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

Astraea Intersex Fund Report Launch: “We Are Real”

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to launch the report We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Human Rights of Intersex People. Available in English, Spanish, Russian, and forthcoming in Chinese, We Are Real seeks to share and promote relevant knowledge and understanding of intersex issues and activism to people across the world––particularly funders and other actors committed to human rights. The report includes terminology, common questions, human rights and legal issues, and demands of the intersex movement. It also highlights strategies for change and presents recommendations to funders. Read More

Request for Proposals for an Administrative Host Organisation for the International Trans* Fund – Deadline Extended to September 14th, 2016

Request for Proposals for an Administrative Host Organisation for the International Trans* Fund – Deadline Extended to September 14th, 2016 Download Word Document Here En Español: Solicitud de Propuestas para una Organización Administradora para el Fondo Interacional Trans*   According to 340 trans organisations surveyed by the American Jewish World Service and Global Action for Trans* Equality in 2013, more than 50% of trans group operated on an annual budget of less than USD10,000, almost two-thirds said they had no resources, and trans*-led organisations were even less likely to receive foundation funding. To address this disparity, in 2015, a group of international trans* activists and donors have come together to create the first International Trans* Fund. The International Trans* Fund is now seeking an organisation to serve as the administrative host of the Fund, including fiscal sponsorship and support with administration, fundraising, communications and financial reporting. The administrative host will be identified through a competitive RFP process, initiated through this RFP, and will be chosen by the International Trans* Fund’s Interim Steering Committee which consists of trans* activists and donors. View full PDF Online

“Perfect Storm” poster presented at AIDS2016 Conference

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

Lunch and Remarks from the Intersex Human Rights Fund

July 15, 2016 Please join us for lunch and brief remarks from the Intersex Human Rights Fund’s advisors and grantee partners. Date/time: Friday, July 15th, 1pm-2pm Location: Radisson, Diplomat Room, 6th Floor Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay This event is for grantmaking/funding institutions only. RSVP to enepon@globalphilanthropyproject.org Astraea’s Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people worldwide. The Intersex Fund responds to the significant gap in funding for intersex issues by resourcing intersex-led activism, building the capacity of intersex groups, raising visibility about intersex human rights, and driving resources to the intersex movement. Visit astraeafoundation.org or globalphilanthropyproject.org for more information.

Intersex Human Rights Fund Reception, Montevideo

Please join us for lunch and brief remarks from the Intersex Human Rights Fund’s advisors and grantee partners. Date/time: Friday, July 15th, 1pm-2pm Location: Radisson, Diplomat Room, 6th Floor Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay This event is for grantmaking/funding institutions only. RSVP to enepon@globalphilanthropyproject.org Astraea’s Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people worldwide. The Intersex Fund responds to the significant gap in funding for intersex issues by resourcing intersex-led activism, building the capacity of intersex groups, raising visibility about intersex human rights, and driving resources to the intersex movement. Visit astraeafoundation.org or globalphilanthropyproject.org for more information.

GPP Annual Member Meeting

July 12, 2016 GPP Annual Member Meeting GPP held our Annual Member Meeting on July 12th, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Seventeen representatives from our sixteen member funds gathered to review the work of our past fiscal year (June-July) and strategize for the year ahead. We shared this graphic tracking our work over 2015-2016. A big year!

The Road to Successful Partnerships: 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
Authors: Barbary Cook, Dragonfly Partners and Bia Vieira, Moreno & Associates
July 2016

Urgent Action Fund is Hiring

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights is currently hiring for a Senior Leadership Giving Officer. This is a new, full-time, position within the organization that works to build a community of individual and family donors who support the human rights of women, girls, and trans* people. Situated on the Development and Communications team, this role is integral to overall fund development for Urgent Action Fund. Reporting to the Director of Partnerships and working collaboratively with the team and with volunteer leadership, this position personally manages donor relationships, asks for gifts, designs fundraising campaigns, and plans and implements events. Find out more.

GPP Research Presented at International AIDS Conference

A poster representing GPP's research and reporting, The Perfect Storm: The closing space for LGBT civil society in Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Hungary, was presented at the 21st Annual International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. Check out the poster here! The poster was created and presented by Perfect Storm report author Meg Davis in collaboration with GPP members Ruth Kimani (Hivos) and Caroline Kouassiaman (American Jewish World Service).

Resourcing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues in civil society

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.

GPP Report Launch and Funder Reception

On June 28th, GPP held a lovely report launch and reception hosted by Foundation for a Just Society and co-hosted by Funders for LGBTQ Issues. The reception featured the US launch of The Perfect Storm: Closing Civil Society Space and LGBTI Organizations, a new report commissioned by the Global Philanthropy Project that offers a broad overview of how this issue is affecting LGBTI movements in Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Hungary. Additionally, GPP and research partner Funders for LGBTQ Issues presented our shared groundbreaking research on the state of government, multilateral, and foundation funding for LGBTQI communities worldwide. Much appreciation to Foundation for a Just Society for hosting the event in your beautiful space, and to all who attended!

New Report Released: 2013-2014 Global Resource Tracking

The 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic & Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities is the most comprehensive report to date on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. Produced by GPP in partnership with Funders for LGBTQ Issues, this first-of-its-kind report captures data on 9,632 grants awarded by 415 foundations, intermediaries, and corporations and by 16 government and multilateral agencies over the two-year period of 2013-2014. It provides detailed data on the distribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, and population focus, offering a baseline for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding. Download the full report Download the report infographic Download and read an excerpt:  Introduction Global South and East Global North International  

Infographic: 2013-2014 Global Resources Report

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

GPP research featured in Civicus 2016 State of Civil Society Report

Civicus 2016 State of Civil Society Report In every corner of the world, LGBTI activists and allies have worked to resist persecution and to advance the recognition of the rights and dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. These activists have organised themselves in civil society organisations (CSOs), networks and informal groups, often doing so in repressive contexts and with limited resources. In recent years, as acceptance of LGBTI people has begun to increase, a growing number of mainstream CSOs have also integrated LGBTI issues into their work. This contribution to the 2016 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report provides a brief overview of the current state of funding for LGBTI issues globally, drawing on recent research conducted by Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP), and offers four broad strategies for funders to resource LGBTI issues in civil society. Read more.

GPP Resources Report Preview Webinar

On May 24th, representatives from both Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project gave a preview presentation of the 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities. This first-of-its-kind report is a collaborative effort between Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project. The report is a comprehensive research survey on the state of government, multilateral, and foundation funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities worldwide.

Being LGBTI in China: A National Survey on Social Attitudes towards SOGI & Gender Expression

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

GPP Session at Pan Africa ILGA Convening

Aren’t those numbers Queer? This session sees the African launch of comprehensive data outlining the state of funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities worldwide. This is the first data set that includes a robust section on government funding and international aid, in addition to updated reporting on foundation funding. This has been put together by the Global Philanthropy Project in partnership with Funders for LGBTQ Issues to carry out comprehensive research in this field. This session will be moderated by Matty Hart of the Global Philanthropy Project.   Session respondents: Mukami Marete, Director of Operations, UHAI EASHRI– The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative  Ian Southey-Swartz, LGBTI Programme Coordinator, OSISA Chivuli Ukwimi, Regional Programme Manager Southern Africa - Sexual Diversity and Rights Programme, HIVOS   Photos from May 15th reception hosted by the Global Philanthropy Project and the Other Foundation during Pan Africa ILGA's 2016 Conference in Johannesburg:

LGBTI Civil Society Organizations Around the Globe: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned

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

Mama Cash Grant Application Deadline

Just a few days left to submit Mama Cash grant applications: May 31st deadline! Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans* people. More information available at: http://www.mamacash.org/apply-for-a-grant/

Data Spotlight: HIV Philanthropy for Transgender Communities

Funders Concerned about AIDS, December 2015.

GPP releases new report: “The Perfect Storm”

The Perfect Storm: The closing space for LGBT civil society in Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Hungary." Author: Meg Davis Organizations led by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face a “perfect storm” of state-sponsored restrictions and homophobic government rhetoric that worsens the dangerous environment for their work.  The basic space civil society needs to operate freely is closing in many countries, and politicians are targeting LGBT groups in particular.  Despite these attacks, LGBT groups are showing remarkable resilience in tough times. This report is a first look at how mechanisms for closing civil society space are impacting LGBT communities in four key regions, with focused case studies of Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Hungary.  "The Perfect Storm" includes recommendations for future research and for donor strategies to promote an effective, unified civil society response. Read author Meg Davis' blog post about writing this report “First they threw Molotov cocktails”: Closing space for LGBT groups.

GPP Co-sponsors “Putting the ‘T’ in LGBT HIV Funding: Matching Funder Response to Community Needs“

On April 26, 2016, GPP, along with Funders for LGBTQ Issues, co-sponsored a symposium, Putting the “T” in LGBT HIV Funding: Matching Funder Response to Community Needs, organized by Funders Concerned About AIDS. The symposium brought together trans experts, activists and HIV funders to discuss the increasing focus on funding for trans issues within broader HIV funding and strategize about what needs to be done to address the continuing significant gaps in the resource needs of trans communities in the US and internationally. Erin Howe from Strength in Numbers presented data from a number of research studies, published and supported by GPP and GPP members, and David Scamell from AJWS spoke on the funders panel. The meeting highlighted that HIV human rights funders have particularly increased their contribution to funding trans-specific work in recent years, and at the same time, increased attention needs to be given to ensuring that such funding is reaching those at the frontlines of the community level response, where it is most needed.

GPP Presents Conference Session at ICSW2016

GPP Session: Closing Civil Society Space for LGBTI NGOs- Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and Hungary International Civil Society Week (ICSW2016) in Bogotá, Columbia Organised by Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) and Fund for Global Human Rights Panelists:  Adrian Jjuuko (Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, Uganda); David Kuria Mbote (Kuria Foundation, Kenya); Björn van Roozendaal (ILGA Europe); and Ive Dobichina (Open Society Human Rights Initiative). Moderator: Matthew Hart (GPP Coordinator). Presenting a new GPP report focused on four countries where tightening restrictions on civil society (such as the new foreign agent laws) are being used to target LGBTI groups, as well as some strategies LGBTI groups are using to successfully resist these restrictions. The session will focus on Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and Hungary, and will make recommendations for future research and donor action. We will have small group strategy sessions and report back on recommendations for future research and strategies for success.

GPP attended the 7th Ariadne Annual Meeting & Policy Briefing in Tallinn, Estonia

GPP Session: Aren’t those numbers Queer? 7th Ariadne Annual Meeting & Policy Briefing in Tallinn, Estonia This session is the European launch of a Global Resource Tracking Report, produced collaboratively by Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. The report presents comprehensive data outlining the state of funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities worldwide. For the first time, these numbers include a robust section on government funding and international aid, in addition to updated reporting on foundation funding.

Heat Map: Funders’ Initiative on Closing Space for Civil Society

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.

‘Leave No One Behind’: Gender, Sexuality and the Sustainable Development Goals

Published by Institute of Development Studies, October 2015.

AJWS US Congressional Briefing on Funding for Global Trans Human Rights Activism

On Tuesday, April 5, American Jewish World Service organized a closed briefing for U.S congressional staff on the human rights issues facing trans people and the need for the U.S. government to play a leading role in providing foreign assistance funding to support trans rights activism across the world. AJWS is working with supportive members of congress to advocate for the inclusion of strong language on LGBT rights, including ensuring that the U.S prioritizes trans issues across its foreign assistance programs, in the annual State, Foreign Operations budget report. This is the report that provides guidance to the Obama Administration on how it should prioritize foreign assistance funding approved through Congress. The briefing included remarks by AJWS’ Government Affairs Associate, Harry Samuels, on the importance of U.S leadership on the issue, followed by Nicole Santamaria, from Asociación Colectivo Alejandría who gave an overview of the human rights situation for trans people in El Salvador. Lastly, Dave Scamell presented on the global trans funding landscape, drawing on the various research reports from GPP members completed in recent years. As the Obama Administration comes to a close and the U.S elects its next President, AJWS will be working with its coalition partners to ensure that the commitment to LGBT rights made by the U.S government in the past 8 years is solidified and built upon.

Homophobia and the Churches in Africa

A regional dialogue of more than 100 participants from 13 countries representing interested church groups and LGBTI organizations was convened by GPP member The Other Foundation to explore and assess current church-based approaches to affirm the dignity of women and men who are homosexual, as well as transgender and intersex people, and to counteract homophobic social attitudes. The convening enabled practitioners in the field to collectively reflect on their current strategies while in conversation with engaged individuals from within the churches. Participants included representatives of church-based LGBTI groups, interested ministers from local congregations and church leadership structures, leaders of ecumenical organizations, representatives of LGBTI community groups who want to engage in dialogue with church groups, scholars from academic and theological institutions, and a few interested donors. The outcomes of the convening will inform the future programming of the Other Foundation and some of the other donors who will be present. Read reports and learn more at the Other Foundation's site.

Foundation for a Just Society seeks Program Officer

POSITION SUMMARY The Program Officer will serve as the key point of contact for organizations seeking funding, reviewing grant requests, managing a diverse portfolio of grants, and evaluate regional grantmaking strategies that focus in Central America, Francophone West Africa and/or US Southeast. The Program Officer will contribute to the implementation of our grantmaking, capacity building, strategic communications, evaluation and monitoring programs. This position requires international and domestic travel. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, highly adaptive, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, meticulous, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment. Read more.

Challenging the Closing Space for Civil Society: A Practical Starting Point for Funders.

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.

2016 Ariadne Forecast

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

LGBT Advocates Talk Supporter Mobilization as HRC Global Summit Concludes

"Over lunch, representatives of the Open Society Foundation, the Global Philanthropy Project and American Jewish World Service discussed how LGBTQ organizations can strategically engage funders. In addition, they discussed trends in global philanthropy support for LGBTQ human rights. They urged activists to familiarize themselves with the mission of funders, not rely on a single donor and to approach donors by talking about their vision of change."  Read more...

Global Philanthropy Project Breakfast Meeting at Funding Forward Conference

This breakfast meeting is a space for domestic US foundations and program officers currently considering or looking for more information about international LGBTQI funding to join in an exploratory discussion about international funding opportunities, restrictions, and other emerging dynamics. This is a time to learn from and with those with international LGBTQI expertise who are present at Funding Forward. This meeting will also preview a new report: Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project, in consultation with the US State Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, have partnered to conduct comprehensive research on the state of funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities worldwide. For the first time, this report will include a robust section on government funding and international aid, in addition to updated reporting on foundation funding. We will share and explore the data on global LGBTI philanthropic efforts in 2013 and 2014, from more than 90 private foundations and 13 donor governments.

GPP Breakfast Meeting at Funding Forward Conference

This breakfast meeting is a space for domestic US foundations and program officers currently considering or looking for more information about international LGBTQI funding to join in an exploratory discussion about international funding opportunities, restrictions, and other emerging dynamics. This is a time to learn from and with those with international LGBTQI expertise who are present at Funding Forward. This meeting will also preview a new report: Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project, in consultation with the US State Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, have partnered to conduct comprehensive research on the state of funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities worldwide. For the first time, this report will include a robust section on government funding and international aid, in addition to updated reporting on foundation funding. We will share and explore the data on global LGBTI philanthropic efforts in 2013 and 2014, from more than 90 private foundations and 13 donor governments.

Dreilinden New Report

Sexual and Gender Self-determination for Children and Youth in Alternative Care Settings A resource for development INGOs.

GPP Website Launches!

More updates to come soon, including new research, calls for proposals, and more.

Getting To Rights: The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Persons In Africa

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

Trans* Funding Research

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.

Protecting Civic Space and the Right to Access Resources

A Community of Democracies project funded by Sweden, 2014

Promoting an Enabling Civil Society Environment

ILGA Europe, Charhon Consultants, January 2015

GPP Global South and East Case Studies References

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

International Trans* Fund Overview

Presented by Masen Davis, March 2016

International LGBT Inclusive Funders List

Created by Arcus Foundation, 2016

Rapid Response Funders for LGBTI

Created by Urgent Action Fund, January 2016

Bilateral agencies mapping study: Germany

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

Funding for Sex Worker Rights: Opportunities for Foundations to Fund More and Better (Summary)

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

We Exist: Mapping LGBTQ Organizing in West Africa

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)

Invest, Educate, Engage, Ask: Strategies for Increasing Individual Giving to LGBTQ Rights in the Global South and East

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

Growing Trans* Funding and Strategy: A Report from the Field in 2013

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