Global Small Grants Program

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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.

Since then, the program has awarded 60 grants to LGBTQ+ advocates around the world. The grants support alumni of HRC’s global programs—a network of some 200 LGBTQ advocates in almost 100 countries. All HRC Global Alumni are invited to apply for our Small Grants Program.

Please re-visit this page in September 2023 for details about our next round of grants.

2022/23 Small Grants Program

2021/22 Small Grants Program

2020/2021 Small Grants Program

The 2020 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 2020/2021 Small Grants Program: