The 2019-2020 Resource Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations (2022) explores the scope and character of U.S. foundation funding for LGBTQ communities and issues in calendar years 2019-2020. This 18th edition of the tracking report represents the next iteration of work from Funders for LGBTQ Issues in our ongoing effort to document the scale of philanthropic support for LGBTQ communities and issues.
The report finds that foundation funding for LGBTQ communities and issues has fallen since its record high in 2018, totaling $193 million in 2019 and $201 million in 2020. This is concerning, as it comes at a time when, according to Giving USA, overall foundation support has soared. For every $100 awarded by U.S. foundations in 2020, only 23 cents specifically supported LGBTQ communities and issues.
Highlights from the report include:
The 2019-2020 Resource Tracking Report is primarily focused on grantmaking supporting LGBTQ communities and issues inside the United States, which represented almost 80 percent of all funding awarded by U.S.-based foundations in both 2019 and 2020. For a detailed look at funding for LGBTQ communities outside of the United States, consult the 2019-2020 Global Resources Report produced by the Global Philanthropy Project.