Announcing TJFP’s 2021 Grantees!

We’re pleased to announce that TJFP’s 2021 grantmaking fellows awarded $850,000 in grants to 191 trans-led grassroots groups, projects, and organizations doing amazing, creative, and groundbreaking trans justice work across the US and US territories! Find out more through our 2021 grantee directory page, and see the full list at the bottom of this post! […]

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We did it! Grantee announcement coming soon!

  Wow! Our Community Grantmaking Fellows spent several days and hour upon hour, meeting virtually to thoughtfully select our 2021 grantees and award amounts. We’re so excited to share out our brilliant 2021 grantees (all 308!) with you in the coming week. These grantees will be supported in part by the astonishing $138,570 that we […]

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$17,384 remaining to our goal!

TJFP is a small funding project built and powered by YOU–our beloved and powerful grantees and applicants, donors, staff, volunteers, family, and friends. In the last 24 hours of our 2021 fundraising campaign we’re inviting you to donate to help us meet our goal: move over $1 million dollars to support the ever growing grassroots […]

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Ola Osaze!

TJFP is incredibly excited to introduce our sixth and final Community Grantmaking Fellow, Ola Osaze!   Ola is a trans masculine queer of Edo and Yoruba descent, who was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and now resides in Houston, Texas. Ola is the Co-Director for the Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project and has been a […]

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Loan Tran!

We’re delighted to be able to welcome the fifth of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Loan Tran!   Loan Tran is a migrant originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam currently organizing in Durham, North Carolina. For more than a decade they have been involved in liberation struggles for migrants, LGBTQ people, communities of […]

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Candi Brings Plenty!

TJFP is so honored to introduce the fourth of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Candi Brings Plenty!   The Two Spirit Nation was not only just an encampment at the Očeti Šakowin camp at Standing Rock during the NoDAPL movement, it was a movement within a movement. Candi Brings Plenty is a Two Spirit Water […]

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Dominique Morgan!

We’re so glad to announce the third of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Dominique Morgan! Dominique is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States. She works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and […]

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Together let’s raise $90k for trans justice and liberation!

What kind of future do you wish for you and your community?  What would you be willing to give to support the future of your dreams?  This year we received 213 applications from grassroots, trans justice groups and projects led by trans and non-binary people, organizing their communities locally and nationally. The groups and projects we fund are busy working […]

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Toi Washington!

TJFP is thrilled to announce the second of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Toi Washington! “A person can forget what you did or said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. If I can help somebody along the way, then my living is not in vain.” This is the mantra Toi T. […]

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Introducing 2021 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow, Xoài Phạm!

TJFP is so excited to introduce the first of our six Community Grantmaking Fellows, Xoài Phạm!   Xoài is a Vietnamese trans person in a complicated relationship with womanhood. She descends from a long legacy of warriors, healers, and shamans. Her family arrived in California as refugees after the United States pillaged Southeast Asia. Her […]

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Happy Trans Day of Visibility from TJFP!

  On Trans Day of Visibility, we at TJFP are reflecting on a piece written in 2015 by our former grantmaking meeting facilitator, Nico Amador, and the wisdom of the title–“Visibility Does Not Equal Justice.” (This article, and more, are available on our website at!) To be visible means that one is both a […]

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A bridge to history: TJFP celebrates Black History Month!

“Every day I wake up, I bring my whole self to the table. There is never a day where I can leave my blackness, my queerness, my transness at home because somebody doesn’t agree with it or they don’t understand it.” -Quentin Bell, 2017 TJFP Community Grantmaking Fellow   In 2016, TJFP set out for […]

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