Each year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Global Partnerships Program provides around 20 grants to organizations around the globe whose focus is to advance LGBTQ+ equality in their respective countries.
Each grant, worth up to $5,000, helps support a range of innovative and impactful programs designed to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people around the world. Each grant recipient is an alumni of HRC Foundation’s ever-growing Global Alumni Leaders Network - now numbering about 230 LGBTQ+ advocates in more than 100 countries.
The HRC Global Small Grants program is once again made possible with generous support from ADM and we are grateful for their continued partnership.
"This grant will assure LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees in the city of Buenos Aires access to the healthcare system with particular focus on trans, non-binary people and people living with HIV; despite language or bureaucratic barriers."
Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO, Armenia
"Once again, I express my sincere gratitude for the support, and I am genuinely excited to collaborate further with HRC in the pursuit of LGBTQ+ equality."
CamASEAN Youth's Future, Cambodia
"The HRC Global Small Grant has empowered LGBTIQ storytelling to their families, communities, local religious leaders and local authorities. This activity will contribute to positive lobbying and advocacy at the national level in the next few years."
“The support from HRC is invaluable in elevating our mission at the Arts for Human Rights residency. It empowers us to create a more inclusive narrative through art, bridging gaps and fostering understanding within and beyond the LGBT+ community. This grant is not just funding; it's a partnership in making real change.”
Ledeser AC, Mexico
“Obtaining this support will allow us to prioritize the LGBTI legislative agenda in Mexico, support the leadership of our community in the upcoming elections and promote a joint work plan with organizations and activists in our country.”
South Trans Voice, Morocco
"Receiving this grant is pivotal, providing the crucial resources needed to expand our reach, empower marginalized trans individuals, and drive meaningful change in the pursuit of equality and justice."
Equal Namibia, Namibia
"Receiving the HRC grant is a beacon of hope for Equal Namibia at a critical juncture. In the face of an anti-LGBTQI+ bill threatening our constitutional rights, this grant empowers us to expand Drag Night Namibia- which has long been at the heart of our fight for LGBTQI+ civil rights recognition. It's not just a celebration of queer culture and solidarity; it's a resilient stand for visibility, acceptance, and democracy in Namibia. Together, we defy discrimination, celebrate the true African inclusivity values of Ubuntu, and advocate for the vibrant diversity that defines our nation's strength. Omashenge Ovanhu- Queers are Human too"
Bridge Initiative Organisation, Tanzania
"Receiving this grant would allow us to make significant progress toward our goal of creating a more accepting and respectful climate for LGBTQ+ individuals in Zanzibar by fostering inclusive workplaces and building interfaith understanding."
Queer Youth Uganda, Uganda
"This is what community solidarity looks like as it enables us to continue breaking barriers during such harsh and challenging moments in the Ugandan movement."
Icebreakers Uganda, Uganda
“Receiving this grant will enable me to pursue some of the missions of MY RIGHTS initiative that is to create an inclusive environment where transgender people are free to express themselves, as well as access health and legal services freely in Uganda, equipping knowledge and skills in line with their human rights”
Women's Alliance for Equality, Zambia
"This grant will allow for 12 LBTQ small business owners to undergo an intensive 4-day Business 101 training retreat prior to the implementation of their interest free business loans."