Philanthropic Advocacy

Global Philanthropy Project

Funders and philanthropic advisors working collectively to expand global philanthropy to support the human rights of LGBTI people in the Global South and East.

A project of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the Global Philanthropy Project is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East.

Established in 2009, GPP’s mission is to support the human rights of LGBTI people by expanding financial resources and deepening knowledge. GPP currently has 15 members, including many of the leading global funders for LGBTI rights.

Among its goals, GPP:

  • Builds the knowledge, skills and capacity of GPP members and other funders to enhance their effectiveness as grantmakers
  • Works to increase the number of funders and amount of funding available across sectors to support LGBTI issues globally
  • Influences and increases giving from government agencies
  • Supports field-level work to increase funding from individual donors


American Jewish World Service

Arcus Foundation

Astraea Foundation

Dreilinden gGmbH

Ford Foundation

Foundation for a Just Society

Fund for Global Human Rights


Mama Cash

Open Society Foundations

The Other Foundation

Sigrid Rausing Trust


Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Wellspring Advisors