For advocates and organizations actively raising funds to support work with MSM, the list of resources below is designed to help. These resources can aid in identifying funders and funding opportunities that support work with MSM, as well as the development of effective funding proposals.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a non-profit organization that seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice. Funders for LGBTQ Issues serves as a resource for community groups seeking grants to support projects focused on LGBTQ people.

Fundraising Toolkit

Produced by amfAR’s GMT Initiative, the amfAR fundraising toolkit was developed to assist community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide HIV-related programs and services for gay men, other MSM, and transgender people. The guide offers information about who is funding MSM/LGBT groups, snapshots of what those grant programs look like, how to approach funders, and what projects those grant makers have supported in the past.

Organization Directory

The MSMGF Directory includes a number of organizations that fund work for MSM health and human rights around the world. Funders for LGBTQ Issues also maintains a Directory of Organizations that fund LGBTQ initiatives in the Global South and East.