The Human Rights Campaign Foundation launched its Global Small Grants Program in 2020, in order to support efforts to strengthen the global equality movement. In its inaugural year, each grant recipient received a small grant to fund programs that fostered virtual programming in a COVID-19 environment; or boosted initiatives on building allies among communities of faith or in business.
The grants support alumni of HRC’s global programs—a network of 180 LGBTQ advocates from 90 countries. All HRC Global Alumni are invited to apply for our Small Grants Program. The Small Grants application will reopen in summer of 2022.
We’re providing funding and support for LGBTQ+ communities around the world with our Global Small Grants initiative.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) December 10, 2021
Read more about these extraordinary advocates and how they’re driving change in their home countries. #HumanRightsDay https://t.co/pMFccGbZfy
Learn more about the 2021 Small Grants Program:
We’re excited to celebrate Human Rights Day with the launch of our Global Small Grants Program, which will help support 20 programs across 17 countries advancing the rights of LGBTQ people worldwide! 🌎 🌍 🌏 #HumanRightsDay #RecoverBetter https://t.co/Rxq9GOjt87— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) December 10, 2020
We’re advocating for LGBTQ equality in every corner of the world, even during a global pandemic. From Pakistan to Colombia, from Hungary to Nigeria, our Small Grants Program helped advocates across the world continue to serve our community. https://t.co/bFZAaEGbT7— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) April 21, 2021
As we mark #IDAHOTB, we’re highlighting the work of our Global Small Grants Program, which supported 19 initiatives to advance LGBTQ equality in 17 countries and combat discrimination everywhere. #IDAHOTB2021 #IDAHOBIThttps://t.co/SKUaY2Unlx— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 17, 2021
The grant recipients came from a diverse global network: six from Africa, five from Asia, two from Europe, six from Latin America and the Caribbean. In its first year, the grants supported the development and creation of: three video series, two magazines, six forums between LGBTQ and faith leaders, three professional development programs for LGBTQ workers and engaged 35 international companies to adopt LGBTQ inclusive policies and practices.
Learn more about the 2020 Small Grants Program: