It’s Time to Share Your LGBTQ Grants Data!

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As temperatures rise and summer descends, tracking season is upon us! Each summer we begin our outreach campaign to request LGBTQ grantmaking data from hundreds of funders across the U.S., compiling the data set that will form the bedrock of our annual Tracking Report series. Our most recent edition of the report, covering calendar year 2016 analyzed 6,032 grants from 348 foundations.  This report would not be possible without the collaboration of grantmakers like you! Can you help us report on even more grants in our next edition of the report?

If your foundation has made any grants supporting organizations or programs that specifically focus on an LGBTQ issue in the calendar-year 2017, 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:

  • We track donor-advised giving, so please indicate these grants (if applicable).
  • We track LGBTQ scholarships and fellowships awarded to individuals.
  • We report based on grant awards, not disbursements. So please report grants that were awarded in the 2017 calendar year.
  • 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 intended to benefit LGBTQ people.

The data you provide will be invaluable not only for our annual tracking report, but also for our other special reports including our biennial Global Resources Report produced in partnership with Global Philanthropy Project (GPP).

 

How to Report your Grants

If your foundation made any grants that meet the above criteria in 2017, we would love to hear from you! You can download a sample Excel template here to assist you with your reporting, or you can choose to submit your grants data in a format more convenient for you. From the information you provide, each grant will be further classified.

Please submit data by July 20th, 2018 via email to research@lgbtfunders.org. We cannot guarantee that submissions received after that date will be included in the report.

Once again, we thank all the people who help make our research possible. You can contact us with any research related questions or ideas – we always love to hear from you!
 
 

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