Who we are                                     Who we are

The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United States, including U.S. territories.

We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.

Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trans leadership.

what we fund                                     Who we are

We fund grassroots trans-led groups organizing and fighting for trans justice in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

Our Model                                         our model

Community-led means trusting and supporting trans leadership. We keep our grant process simple and quick and we believe that a short application—and a wise and experienced activist panel to read it—is all it takes to make informed funding decisions. We give unrestricted funds because we think our grantees know best how to use that money.

By the numbers

AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2022

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GRANT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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TRANS & NONBINARY COMMUNITY GRANTMAKERS

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TJFP’s grant applications become available at the end of December each year and the deadline to apply will always be on February 15th.

Is Your Group Eligible for a TJFP Grant?

  • Are you a grassroots, trans justice group run by and for trans people?
  • Is your group’s total budget less than $250,000?
  • Are you located in the United States or U.S. Territories?
  • Are you centering the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions?
  • Are you meeting the needs of different local communities and using organizing and/or providing services to help bring people together?
  • Do you see your work as part of a bigger picture of trans-led work that seeks dignity and justice for all people?

You do not need to be a 501c3 non-profit or have a fiscal sponsor to apply!

APPLICATION PERIOD: Open

TJFP’s commitment to funding grassroots community work for and by trans and gender non-conforming people is unparalleled. In a movement that so often reduces us to talking points, TJFP takes an alternative, more dignified approach by investing in the dynamic leadership of TGNC communities. In a political climate of escalating violence and discrimination against TGNC people, resourcing local community organizing is absolutely essential.

Alok Vaid-Menon

Writer, artist and media personality, donor and long time supporter