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It Takes An Ecosystem: Our 2019 Annual Report is here!

Published on Apr 30, 2020

We’re so proud to share our 2019 Annual Report with you, Building Power: Creating Ecosystems of Liberation. It truly takes an ecosystem to create resilient, thriving, joyful communities.

As we and the communities we’re a part of move deeper into this global COVID-19 crisis, we know that our mission and our work are as critical as ever. What we also know to be absolutely true is that it takes not one, but all of us to fight for a brighter world. Our work—supporting powerful, grassroots LBTQI movements around the world over the last 42 years—has shown us just this: it truly takes an ecosystem to create resilient, thriving, joyful communities.

That’s why we’re so proud to share our 2019 Annual Report with you, Building Power: Creating Ecosystems of Liberation.

The movements we support continue to push for the critical change we now all understand to be essential; equal access to healthcare and essential services, ending mass criminalization and state violence, working against deportation and detention of migrants, advocating for joy, belonging, and equal rights for all of us.

As funders, we hold a great responsibility to nourish our movements to do what they do best—fight for justice, and build joyful futures. In 2019, we granted over $4.2 million to 190 grantee partners in the United States and around the world.

Part of building strong ecosystems is ensuring that those who are most impacted by oppression, violence, and discrimination, are also the most supported. That’s why:

  • 99% of our U.S. funding supported queer, trans, and gender non-conforming People of Color
  • 63% of our international funding went to groups in repressed and closing civil societies
  • To date, we have leveraged over $2m for the growing global intersex network
  • We are 1 of only 2 funders worldwide giving more than 10% of our funding to trans organizations

Our 2019 Year in Review is all about what it takes to build ecosystems that last. Ecosystems that endure challenging times, are strengthened by collaboration and community, and shift power back into the hands of grassroots movements. Join us and read about the creative, dynamic, and strategic ways our movements are working to bring into being the world we’ve all been dreaming.