U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and
Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations
interested in submitting applications to develop and lead the
Global LGBTQI+ Inclusive Democracy and Empowerment (GLIDE) Fund, a
global mechanism to increase access to and participation and
leadership in democracy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) communities.
for the GLIDE Fund to be led by or have strong support from and
participation by LGBTQI+ organizations and communities.
proposals to develop and lead the Global LGBTQI+ Inclusive
Democracy and Empowerment (GLIDE) Fund, a global mechanism to
increase access to and participation and leadership in democracy
for diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and
intersex (LGBTQI+) communities. The GLIDE Fund is intended to
create and strengthen demand signals for LGBTQI+ community members
to engage and participate in democratic institutions that directly
impact the lived realities of LGBTQI+ people in their communities
and around the globe. The engagement, influence, and
representation of LGBTQI+ people in political processes and
governance structures is intended to empower connected, skilled,
and sustainable LGBTQI+ movements for democracy and human rights.
for the GLIDE Fund should address three principal objectives,
interest in and build skills and capacity for LGBTQI+ communities
to strengthen leadership, engagement, and participation in
political and public life
and coordinate communication and advocacy strategies that
encourage LGBTQI+ individuals to use democratic mechanisms to
mitigate intolerance, violence and discrimination
supportive political, government, community, and/or religious
leaders to promote political engagement and reduce intolerance
and human rights abuse against LGBTQI+ communities
Funding Floor: $2,500,000
Type I (Human Rights Democracy Fund) Floor: $1,500,000
Type II (Gift Funds) Floor: $1,000,000
Funding Ceiling: $2,500,000
Type I (Human Rights Democracy Fund) Ceiling: $1,500,000
Type II (Gift Funds) Ceiling: $1,000,000
of Performance:24-36 months
Time to Award, Pending Availability of Funds:2-8 months
welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based
non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and
public international organizations; private, public, or state
institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or
preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there
may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
submitted by for-profit entities may be subject to additional
review following the panel selection process.
the Department of State prohibits profit to for-profit or
commercial organizations under its assistance awards.
is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and
information, visit Grants.gov.