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Global Resources Report

June 8, 2022

This report documents over 15,000 grants awarded by499 foundations, intermediary NGOs, and corporations and by 17 donorgovernment and multilateral agencies. The report provides details on thedistribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, populationfocus, and donor type. It is a tool for identifying trends, gaps, andopportunities in the rapidly changing philanthropic and developmentlandscapes

Where are the Rainbow Resources? Understanding the Funding Needs of the LGBTIQ+ Community Sector in Australia

March 2, 2022

The Rainbow Resources report, produced by LGBTIQ+ community-led funders Aurora and GiveOUT, aims to increase understanding of the funding needs of LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia - one of our most wonderful, yet under-resourced, populations.Drawing on a sector-wide survey, interviews with LGBTIQ+ community leaders, and a national literature review, this ground-breaking report explores the issues impacting LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia today, what the sector working on these issues looks like, and the pivotal role it plays.

LGTBQ+ Alliance Fund 2021 Impact Report

February 15, 2022

The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund was formed in 1999 when the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona applied for and was awarded a two-year, $100,000 challenge grant from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership.The Fund was established to expand funding opportunities and resources for LGBTQ+ organizations in Tucson and rural southern Arizona (Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties) and to create linkages with straight allies.Since 1999, the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund has awarded $1,025,957 to 72 organizations in support of Southern Arizona's LGBTQ+ programs and initiatives. 

Racial Differences Among LGBT Adults in the US: LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race

February 7, 2022

This final report in the series, LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race, uses data from the 2012-2017 Gallup Survey and the Generations/Transpop studies to assess whether LGBT people of color (POC) differ from White LGBT people on several areas of health and socioeconomic well-being. We find that more LGBT people of color report economic instability compared to White LGBT people on many indicators. Additionally, disparities for POC LGBT adults persist in the health domain, except for measures of depression where more White LGBT adults report having depression compared with POC LGBT adults. Further, more women of color who identify as LGBT reported living in a low-income household, and experiencing unemployment and food insecurity compared to all other groups. We also found differences in outcomes among LGBT POC on some economic and health indicators. Overall, the series of papers demonstrate that the relationship between race and LGBT status is a complicated one that differs by outcome and racialized group. Regardless of these complexities, the data point to the need for social and policy interventions that address economic and health disparities along racial, gender and LGBT statuses, separately and at their intersection.

Funding to Meet Changing Realities: LGBTI Organisations on the State of Funding in Europe and Central Asia

January 11, 2022

ILGA-Europe continues our needs assessment work in partnership with Strength in Numbers to make a case to both better align and increase funding for the work of LGBTI organisations in Europe and Central Asia.The first funding needs assessment was done in 2017 with the intention to shine a light on the activities undertaken by LGBTI organisations, particularly those that are underfunded compared to the importance that organisations give to them. The 2021 needs assessment continues this work, with additional intentions to detect changes in the funding landscape, as well as collect additional data about the lived realities of LGBTI activists and organisations operating in the context of COVID-19, and in many countries, anti-LGBTI and/or anti-gender rhetoric, threats and attacks. Ultimately, ILGA-Europe monitors the funding landscape with an eye to moving towards sustainability for LGBTI organisations, ensuring LGBTI people on the ground can access the services they need and are free from discrimination.Where sufficient data are available, it highlights disparities between regions, so donors and activists can be aware of gaps in resources identified by LGBTI activists. ILGA-Europe would like to see the report used as a tool to continue conversations between donors and movements to increase the funding available and align the priorities of donors with the needs and opportunities experienced by LGBTI movements. The report is also intended to reach LGBTI organisations, including ILGA-Europe members, with a view to enhancing our collective understanding of how funding can support the work of our movements.

Alternative to Incarceration & Reentry Services for the LGBTGNCNBQI+ Community in NYC: Research Findings, Best Practices, and Recommendations for the Field

October 20, 2021

In order to assess the cultural competency of ATI and reentry services specific to the LGBTGNCNBQI+ population in New York City, a participatory action research project was conducted in the fall of 2020. This project was conceived by the Legal Action Center and the New York ATI/Reentry Coalition. TakeRoot Justice provided substantive professional support in partnership with a leadership team of formerly incarcerated LGBTGNCNBQI+ individuals. New York City and State are nationally known for their highly effective network of ATI and reentry programs, which have been critical to the State's success in simultaneously reducing crime and the prison population and saving taxpayers millions of dollars. However, while New York has substantially reduced the number of people behind bars, it continues to incarcerate many thousands of individuals who could benefit from an alternative to incarceration programs which, when targeted appropriately, are more effective than prison in reducing recidivism and are ultimately less costly than incarceration. Our research shows that, despite the robust range of reentry services available, existing ATI and reentry programs are limited both in their LGBTGNCNBQI+ cultural competency and ability to meet the specific service needs of LGBTGNCNBQI+ people, resulting in this broad and diverse community being significantly underserved by current programs. In addition to results from the survey, profiles of various members of the formerly incarcerated LGBTGNCNBQI+ community in New York City are also included in the report. With this information, we were able to find out more about what service providers in New York City are currently doing and where they need more support - and to also begin to identify and direct them to resources that can help. LGBTGNCNBQI+ people leaving incarceration and returning home to any of the five boroughs need the support of ATI and reentry service programs that understand and can address their specific needs. This report aims to help providers identify and address areas of deficiency, as well as success, within their organizations, as they strive to offer comprehensive, welcoming, culturally competent, high-standard, accessible services to LGBTGNCNBQI+ participants. 

The Complete Guide to Self Advocacy (& Other Important Stuff to Remember)

October 12, 2021

This guide provides tips, strategies and resources to LGBTQ youth, ages 14-21, who are exiting the youth justice system. Its purpose is to help young people take charge of their own decision making and build essential life skills. The guide provides short exercises to help youth set goals, navigate juvenile probation, find meaningful employment, succeed in school and practice self-care, self-discovery and self-advocacy.The guide offers advice from young people who have navigated being part of the youth justice system as well as service providers who serve them.It recognizes the importance of giving young people the opportunity to be leaders in their own reentry process as they exit the youth justice system. Letting young people take charge of their decisions and feel they have a sense of agency in their own case planning helps build essential skills needed in their day-to-day lives to advocate for themselves and their needs — skills that will serve them well into adulthood and for the rest of their lives.

Disrupting Disparities: Solutions for LGBTQ Illinoisans Age 50+

October 5, 2021

People over the age of 50 are a key demographic in Illinois, making up a third of the state's overall population. Older Illinoisans are also well-represented among Illinois' lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) community. Of the estimated 506,000 LGBTQ adults in Illinois, about one-quarter (24%) are over the age of 50.AARP of Illinois is proud to stand with SAGE as well as with our colleagues at Equality Illinois, Pride Action Tank, Center on Halsted, and RRF Foundation for Aging, to present a new, ground-breaking report – Disrupting Disparities: Solutions for LGBTQ Illinoisans Age 50+. Although a key part of Illinois' rapidly growing elder population, LGBTQ older adults remain largely invisible. Though resilient, LGBTQ older adults face significant disparities that are rooted in discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, racism, a lack of legal and social recognition, a reliance on chosen family, reduced access to inclusive services, and other social determinants of health and well-being. Disparities are often compounded and thus even greater for the estimated 1 in 5 LGBTQ older adults of color.  The recommendations made in this report are equally critical for 50-plus LGBTQ Illinoisans, many of whom are older adults of color.Click "Download" to access this resource.

Well-being for Students With Minoritized Identities

July 30, 2021

Over the past decade, mental health and well-being have increasingly become major priorities on college campuses as concerns related to student mental health have escalated. In a 2019 survey of college and university presidents, 81 percent of respondents stated that student mental health on campus had become more of a priority compared with three years prior (Chessman and Taylor 2019). This paper uses data from Wake Forest University's spring 2019 Wellbeing Assessment to unpack the differences in the subjective well-being of students with minoritized identities. We found that undergraduate students with minoritized racial and ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation identities have substantially lower subjective well-being levels than their peers with privileged identities. As students reported holding more minoritized identities, their subjective well-being levels decreased. 

Celebrating 40 Years in Community

June 24, 2021

"40 Years in Community" looks back at the foundation's first 40 years through the lens of community: its many complex dimensions, its countless layers. Each two-page spread features a timeline that spotlights one facet of our work, tracing its development from 1980 through 2020, and revealing along the way, with extraordinary clarity, what it means to be in community. 

Converging Epidemics: COVID-19, HIV & Inequality

April 13, 2021

This report—commissioned by Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) in partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)—highlights how marginalized communities have been impacted by COVID-19 in the U.S. and globally and what their key evolving needs have been as the pandemic has progressed; provides reflections on lessons learned from private funders' emergency COVID-19 response; and presents a set of recommendations for funders, global health institutions, and governments—including the new U.S. administration—for their efforts going forward. The learning and recommendations are based upon and informed by a review of surveys, reports, and rapid assessments produced by HIV-related funders, philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), research institutions, and global, regional, and national networks representing the populations of focus for the learning effort, as well as over 30 interviews with funders, networks, community-based organizations (CBOs), and individual activists, which were conducted by an external consultant team from November 2020 to February 2021.The key underlying theme running throughout this report, and the most commonly expressed reflection from CBOs, networks, and the funders who support them, is that the challenges and stresses highlighted by the pandemic are not new for people living with or at risk of HIV, especially in the case of LGBTQ individuals and communities of color in the U.S. and key populations globally. These challenges reflect the structural, systemic issues that have disproportionately affected these communities for decades, and continue to do so.

Where Are the Global COVID-19 Resources for LGBTI Communities?

January 1, 2021

In September 2020, Global Philanthropy Project conducted a second-phase survey of the leading government, multilateral, and philanthropic funders of global LGBTI issues, receiving responses from a group of funders who account for just under half of all global LGBTI funding. The findings from that survey, as well as a review of COVID-19 global humanitarian response funding, inform Where are the Global COVID-19 Resources for LGBTI Communities?The report found that in 2020, many LGBTI organizations across the world responded by shifting from human rights-focused programs to providing local humanitarian relief. Despite this, LGBTI communities have been largely excluded from COVID-19 humanitarian resources. The report outlines the potential long-term implications of the pandemic on global LGBTI movement resources.