The Equitable Giving Lab

The Equitable Giving Lab brings an equity lens to philanthropy by measuring funding for under-resourced groups. The Lab provides data about charitable giving to nonprofits focused on women and girls, and the LGBTQ+ community. More research about BIPOC and military veteran communities is forthcoming.

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Explore the Indices

LGBTQ+ Index

A groundbreaking tool measuring charitable giving to U.S. organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community

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Women & Girls Index

The only comprehensive data on charitable organizations dedicated to women and girls in the U.S.

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Equitable Giving Lab FAQs

What is the Equitable Giving Lab?

The Equitable Giving Lab, is an initiative to better understand charitable giving to diverse communities and under-resourced groups. The Lab was created to provide information about charitable giving to nonprofits focused on the LGBTQ+ , BIPOC, military veteran, and women’s and girls’ communities. It will be the first resource to measure charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to these organizations, including trends over time.

When will the different Indices included in the Equitable Giving Lab be published?

The Women & Girls Index has been published annually since 2019. The next installment of data for the WGI is planned for October 8, 2024.

The LGBTQ+ Index was created and launched in May 2023, and will be updated annually.

The BIPOC Index is in development, and is scheduled to launch in late 2024.

The Military Veterans Index is in the planning stages, and is scheduled to launch in 2025.

How is the Equitable Giving Lab funded?

The Equitable Giving Lab is being developed with funding from

Additional funding partners are welcome to join this groundbreaking initiative. Funding will allow the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to enhance the Equitable Giving Lab in a number of ways, including examining intersectionality, expanding the research to include other under-resourced communities, providing more practitioner-oriented materials, and expanding the reach of the Lab to influence giving behaviors. To partner on this important work, contact the School at

How can I get involved with or stay informed about the Equitable Giving Lab?

Connect with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. You can sign up at the bottom of this page, or use one of the following contact methods:

The Equitable Giving Lab will serve as the gold standard for understanding the current funding landscape and where gaps exist. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the movement for racial justice, brought renewed attention to vast disparities among diverse populations. Measuring the scale of under-investment in specific communities is the next step needed to better align resources with society’s most urgent needs.