Our communities through our peer grants and strategic grants mechanisms have determined issues of funding and disbursed USD 12 million in 900 grants. This approach moves decision making from being donor centered to being community driven. It is in itself a diligence check as communities know who is doing what work. Finally it allows us to take risks that traditionally donors would shy away from. Participatory grantmaking allows us to take into account intersectionality and to reach groups that would otherwise be left out of mainstream funding such as transgender, intersex, refugee or migrant sexual and gender minorities.