How to Apply

En Español.

Thank you for your interest in applying for a  TJFP grant application. Please check back in December of 2021 to apply for our 2022 grant cycle.

Is Your Group Eligible for a TJFP Grant?

  • Are you a group?
  • 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 a U.S. territory?
  • 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?

TJFP does not fund individuals.

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

How Much Money is TJFP Giving Away?

Grants range in size and the more money we raise by May, the more we can give away! Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trusting and supporting trans leadership. Our 2021 goal is to give away at least 1 million dollars with grant sizes of $2500, $5000, and $10,000.

Deadline

The deadline to apply is February 15th, 2021 by midnight Pacific Standard Time. Decisions will be made at the end of May 2021, so you can expect to hear back from us by early June 2021.

Translation & Accessibility

The application is currently available in English and Spanish.

Please email us at admin@transjusticefundingproject.org by January 15th if you need a translated version in another language of the application.

We aim to make this process as accessible as possible, so please let us know about any other needs you have and we will do our best to meet them.

A Few Frequently Asked Questions

Can you apply if your fiscal sponsor’s budget is more than $250,000?
Yes, as long as your own independent group’s budget is less than $250,000.

Can you apply if your organization has a trans justice program with a budget of less than $250,000 but the organization’s total budget is more than that?
No. We do not fund programs at larger organizations. We fund independent trans-led groups.

Can you apply again if you received a grant from TJFP before?
Yes! You might want to share how you used your grant this year in your application. But you don’t have to—we do not require reporting.

Is multi-year support available?
We offer something called a ReUp, where grantees will have the option to request a renewal grant of the same amount they received the year before. A ReUp is only an option for the year after you received your grant. So, if you received a grant in 2020, you are eligible for a ReUp in 2021. But in 2021, you will have to apply again using our standard application.

We hope that ReUps will include some of the advantages of multi-year grants while avoiding some of their disadvantages. A ReUp will save you time and get you more cash, just like a multi-year grant. However, most multi-year grants only fund a smaller pool of established organizations. ReUps will allow more groups, including those that are newer and less well-known, access to a second year of funding. The ReUp plan will also continue to share the gatekeeping role of grantmaker with an ever-growing and diverse group of community members, so that applicants will always have the option to share their work with a new group of peers each year.

What does trans justice mean?
We  use  the  term  “trans”  in  its  most  inclusive  sense,  as  an  umbrella  term  encompassing  transsexual,  transgender, genderqueer,  Two-Spirit  people,  and  more  generally,  anyone  whose  gender  identity  or  gender  expression  is  non-conforming   and/or  different  from  their  birth-assigned  sex.

We see trans justice as a commitment to creating a world where trans and gender non-conforming individuals and communities have the freedom to self-define and express their genders without fear of violence, discrimination, or harassment. A world where we recognize and honor that our communities have knowledge and expertise in matters relating to our own lives that no one else will have.

(Thank you to Leeway Foundation and Ryan Li for the adapted definitions above)

Other Questions?
Just email admin@transjusticefundingproject.org and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can!