Because our 22 grantees are doing amazing work—and this is just a fraction of the important grassroots organizing for trans justice that is going on right now across the country. For example, take a look at some of the incredible groups we weren’t able to fund. Or download our 2013 report!
Because very little money goes to LGBT organizations and even less goes to trans justice work. Even less than that goes to groups run by and for trans people. Even less goes to grassroots, local work. Even less goes to groups that center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions. And very little if any of this money is non-restricted funding that activists can use in whatever way they deem best.
By creating the Trans Justice Funding Project, we hope to help call attention to all this while moving some money right now. This winter we raised $50,000 to distribute through a community-led decision-making process to small, grassroots groups doing trans justice work. A report on our process will be coming soon.