We Need Your Support – Share Your 2018 LGBTQ Grants Data!

By: Andrew Wallace on June 7, 2019


For more than a decade, we have tracked and analyzed funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues. Our annual tracking report raises the visibility of LGBTQ issues in philanthropy by highlighting funding trends over time and helping grantmakers identify opportunities, gaps, and partners to strengthen their work in strategic ways. Each summer, we launch an appeal for LGBTQ grantmaking data, asking foundationsto help us produce the most accurate research possible.

If your foundation has made any grants supporting organizations or programs that specifically focus on an LGBTQ issue in the calendar-year 2018, we would love to hear from you! Specifically, we are requesting:

  • Grantee’s Name, City, State and/or Country
  • Grant Amount and Grant Duration (i.e. to be spent over 1, 2, 3 or 4+ years)
  • A brief description of each grant

As you prepare your information, please note:

  1. We track donor-advised giving, so please include donor advised grants to LGBTQ programs and organizations and indicate which grants are donor-advised.
  2. We track LGBTQ scholarships and fellowships awarded to individuals either on the basis of the sexual orientation or gender identity or for LGBTQ work, so please include such scholarships and fellowships.
  3. We report based on grant awards, not disbursements. Please report the full amount of each grant awarded in the 2018 calendar year for LGBTQ programs and organizations and do not include disbursements from grants awarded in previous years.
  4. In order to better capture the range of funding to LGBTQ communities, we also kindly request that you include any HIV/AIDS grants specifically focused on LGBTQ people, as well as any funding for multi-issue or intersectional issues specifically focused on LGBTQ people.

How to Report Your Grants

If your foundation made any grants that meet the above criteria in 2018, we would love to hear from you!  Please send your 2018 calendar year LGBTQ grants docket via email to [email protected] by Friday, July 31st. From the information you provide, each grant will be further classified. The data you provide will be invaluable not only for the annual tracking report, but also for our other special reports including our biennial Global Resources Report produced in partnership with Global Philanthropy Project (GPP).

The submission deadline has been extended! The new deadline to submit data is August 16th, 2019!

You can download a sample grants template here.

Please submit your grants to [email protected] – Microsoft Excel format preferred – by Wednesday, July 31st. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


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