2020 marks TJFP’s eighth year of grantmaking, working with trans / gender non-conforming / non-binary leaders, and honoring the work of grassroots trans-led organizing and activism. In 2019, many of you made it possible to distribute an astounding $750,000 amongst 186 groups across the county!
This year, our goal is to move at least $850k to grassroots trans-led groups around the country… And we need your help to get there!
Each year, we’ve been able to do more than we ever imagined because our community and family is so fiercely committed.
Celebrating 8 years of supporting and trusting trans leadership!
In our eighth year of funding we’ve received 193 applications from groups around the country! And to date, TJFP has received 1,420 applications, given away 1,198 grants through our community-led process, and distributed more than $3 million dollars 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.
Help us raise $80,000 before May 24th!
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. Each year the trans community is faced with enormous challenges and we have to remain committed to each other and our people. We have to support the work of trans-leadership and grassroots organizing.
“I don’t know what else folks are really relying on, because all we really have is each other. That’s what I rely on–the people I have right here.”–Micky Bradford, 2019 Community Grantmaking Fellow
These are just a few of the many groups we’ve funded in 2019.
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.
“Even though money was important at the time, the most important thing was to have our work validated, and no one can validate your work better than your own people. “
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!