Submit your 2016 LGBTQ grants data!

It’s that time of year again! Funders for LGBTQ Issues is requesting your 2016 grants data for their annual report on LGBTQ grantmaking by U.S. foundations.

They write:


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, helping grantmakers identify opportunities, gaps, and partners to strengthen their grantmaking in strategic ways.

The annual tracking report wouldn’t be possible without foundations like yours!

To ensure we can continue providing this invaluable resource to the field, we kindly ask that you share your grants for LGBTQ issues that were awarded during calendar year 2016 (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016). 

Please send your 2016 calendar year LGBTQ grants docket as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, July 7th


You can download a sample grants template here.


We include grants to organizations or programs that focus on an LGBTQ issue or population. Specifically, the information we are seeking from you is:

  • 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 indicate these grants.
  2. We do track scholarships and fellowships awarded to individuals.
  3. We report based on grant award date, not disbursement date. Please report grants that were awarded in the 2016 calendar year.
  4. In order to better capture the range of funding to LGBTQ communities, we would also like you to 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.

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).


Please send the information to – Microsoft Excel or Word preferred – by Friday, July 7th. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call either Andrew Wallace at (212) 475-2930 x 14 or Lyle Matthew Kan at (212) 475-2930 x 11.


Thank you for your participation!  We look forward to producing another great report with your help!