We’re feeling all the feels over here.
2017 marks TJFP’s fifth year of grantmaking, working with trans and gender non-conforming leaders, and honoring the work of grassroots trans-led organizing and activism.
In our fifth year of funding we’ve received a record-breaking 176 applications from groups around the country! Last year, we did something we don’t normally do–we doubled everyone’s grants and distributed over $425,000 to grassroots trans leadership. In 2017, we want to meet the needs of our community and raise more and give more, because we know our people need it.
To date, TJFP has received 662 applications and given away over 315 grants totaling more than $800,000 through our community-led process. It’s because of all of you who have provided so much community love and support that we are able get all this done.
This is what survival looks like!
Thank you for being such an incredibly beautiful community. This year as we anticipate increased needs for more resources and support for the survival of the trans communities, we’re setting the goal even higher.
Help TJFP raise $50,000 before 5/25 for our 5th year of
supporting and trusting trans leadership!
From $1 to $50,000, there’s no donation too big or too small. Every dollar you give will go directly to this year’s grantees!
With so much uncertainly ahead of us and an administration hard at work continuing to find ways to demoralize and break down our trans communities, we have to remain committed to each other and our people. We have to support the work of trans-leadership and grassroots organizing.
Our Campaign Goal
“It is my hope that our people have a fighting chance — that those of us that are able, continue to use our strengths to pursue life and ensure that all of us have a chance at the lives that we dream of.”
— Elle Hearns, 2016 Grantmaking Panelist
These are just a few of the many groups we’ve funded in 2016.
Check out this directory of our grantees and applicants for more inspiration.
What We Do and Why We Do It
The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. 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.
“We believe in the power of local, grassroots groups to respond to people’s immediate and long-term needs, to help create compassionate, resilient communities, and to fight for lasting systematic change.”
Other Ways You Can Help
As a community, we have the ability to uplift and support each other in so many ways and this project is just one example in a long-history of community-led resistance and action. For folks not able to contribute through monetary donations, there are so many other ways to help. Right now, we’d be especially grateful for your help in spreading the word about this campaign!