2019 National LGBTQI Movement Report

2019 National LGBTQI Movement Report

Even as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people face attacks from the Trump administration and state legislation targeting them, many national LGBTQI organizations have seen an increase in revenues, an annual report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) finds. Based on an analysis of forty LGBTQI nonprofits, the 2019 National LGBTQI Movement Report (14 pages, PDF) found that aggregate support for LGBTQI organizations from foundations, corporations, and bequests totaled $299.3 million in fiscal year 2018 — up 8 percent from FY 2017 (10 percent excluding in-kind contributions). At the same time, fourteen of the forty organizations reported a significant fall off in revenue, with an average decline of 26 percent. Contributions from individual donors — which accounted for the largest share of total revenue in 2018, at 32 percent — fell 2 percent, even as the number of individual donors rose 15 percent, including a 29 percent jump in large donors giving at least $25,000. The study also found that expenses for the organizations in the sample totaled $269.8 million — up 6 percent from FY 2017 (7 percent excluding in-kind services) — with 79 percent going to programs and services.

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