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Announcing TJFP’s 2022 Grantees!

We’re pleased to announce that in our tenth year of grantmaking, TJFP’s 2022 grantmaking fellows awarded $1.25 MILLION dollars in grants to 204 trans-led grassroots groups, projects, and organizations doing amazing, creative, and groundbreaking trans justice work across the US and US territories. Including the groups that received a ReUp for this year, that’s $1.9 million dollars going out to 355 groups. Find out more through our 2022 grantee directory page, and see the full list below!

We blew our spring fundraising goal out of the water! We hoped to raise $250,000 by May 27th, and thanks to our incredible community of supporters and donors, we raised nearly three times that amount.

From that abundance, TJFP’s 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellows chose to do something extraordinary and beautiful. They split the $1.25 million dollars that was raised for this grant cycle equally among the groups selected. This means that each grantee is receiving the same grant amount, $6,127.45. And because of the generous giving of our community, and two very large last minute unexpected donations, we also chose to give an extra cash gift to each of the 204 grantees.

To honor ten years of grassroots trans justice, and as added support in our tumultuous and challenging political climate, we’ll be giving each of the 2022 grantees a gift of an additional $3,872.55. Yup, you read that right…. All 204 groups selected by the 2022 grantmaking panel will be getting a TJFP grant for $6,127.45 and an extra cash gift of $3,872.55. So, in total, each group is receiving $10,000 dollars from TJFP in our tenth year of grantmaking!!

Over the past few months, the 2022 community grantmaking fellows spent hour after hour carefully reading and reviewing hundreds of applications from trans-led, grassroots groups and projects from around the country. As a cohort of trans, BIPOC organizers and activists, TJFP’s fellows have the opportunity to sit in the powerful role of grantmaker, a power often held by people and institutions outside of their communities. Yet since our fellows belong to trans and non-binary communities in the very places we see applications coming in from, this position can also come with the heavy weight of tough funding decisions. Our fellows do this highly emotional work with a whole lot of heart: reviewing applications using an intersectional lens, paying close attention to where resources are being redistributed geographically, and doing this with no strings attached and trusting that TJFP grantees know what’s best for their own communities.

Our Community Grantmaking Fellows, grantmaking coordination team, and staff are deeply grateful and proud of all that TJFP has accomplished this year. Whether you fundraised on our behalf, shared our social media posts, donated, or used your platforms to lift up grassroots trans organizing, you helped make this happen! Along with the 148 groups that received a ReUp grant this year, we’re moving over $2.7 million dollars in grants to 352 groups in 2022!Of our 204 grantees selected in May…

  • 105 grantees were first-time applicants to TJFP.
  • 87 had no nonprofit status.
  • 10 grantees come from outside of the lower 48 states, including Puerto Rico and other US territories.
  • 171 grantees indicated BIPOC leadership–with 79 groups indicating they were led by Black trans women or femmes!

We are so grateful for this year’s team and for the time and energy that was poured into every part of this process. While community-led grantmaking isn’t always quick and easy, it’s always worth it for us!

It’s because of this team and our amazing community that we were able to give so much money to so many incredible grassroots trans justice groups. As always, we are inspired by each and every application that was submitted.

Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of the legacy of our trans justice movements.

We hope that as you look through all the amazing trans justice groups that were funded this year, and explore our map of TJFP’s applicants and grantees over the last ten years, you find some hope and solace amongst everything that’s going on.

 

2022 Grantees
Listed alphabetically by state and alphabetically by group name.
The groups listed below with an asterisk (*) are 2021/2022 grantees that received a ReUp grant.

Alaska

The Queen’s Guard, Wasilla

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, Anchorage *

 

Alabama

SDC Trans GNC Group, Florence

Visibly Trans*, Birmingham *

 

American Samoa

IMPACT American Samoa, Pago Pago

 

Arkansas

Intransitive, Mabelvale *

The Young Transwomens Project, Little Rock *

 

Arizona

DREAM School, Tucson

Fluxx Productions, Tucson *

Kindred Connections, Tucson

Peacework Medical, Phoenix

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Tucson

The Outlaw Project, Phoenix

Trans Pride Foundation, Flagstaff *

TRANSplants Desert Garden, Tucson *

 

California

#brotherhood, Stockton

A.B.O. Comix, Oakland

Access Inclusion Advancement Project, Anaheim

Adsit Media, San Leandro *

Alianza Translatinx, Santa Ana *

Beyond Binary Legal, Long Beach *

Brown Recluse, Oakland

C.R.I.M.E., Los Angeles

Deaf Queer Resource Center, San Francisco *

Dem Bois Inc., San Pablo *

FEDUP Collective, San Diego

Financial Wellness for QT BIPOC, San Diego

Fireweed Collective, Richmond *

Health Justice Commons, Richmond *

Homobiles, San Leandro

House of Resilience, San Diego *

Indigenous Pride Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Inland Empire Prism Collective, San Bernardino

Invisible Men, Compton *

Lady J and Linda Kay’s House, Antelope *

Lafemmebear Music, Kelseyville *

Los Angeles Spoonie Collective, Northridge

North State Trans/GNC Project, Chico

Orange County Translatinas, Anaheim *

Parivar Bay Area, Oakland *

PEACE Out Loud, Berkeley

Proyecto Trans Latina, San Diego *

Queer Mango, Los Angeles

RCSCC Transgender Support Services-Trans Job Development, Oakland

Reclaim UGLY, Oakland

San Francisco Trans March, San Francisco *

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco *

Somos Familia Valle, Sun Valley

The Herbal Trans Health Book Team, Oakland *

The Spoonie Uni Project, San Bernardino

The TAJA Coalition, San Leandro *

The TG/ENBY Project, Los Angeles *

Trans & Nonbinary Housing Collective, Cameron Park

Trans Advocacy & Care Team (TACT), Berkeley *

Trans Peer Mentor Program, San Francisco *

Trans-E-Motion, Clovis *

TRANScend Collective, Galt

TRANScend Retreat, San Francisco

TRANScending in Nature, Greenfield

TransTech Social Enterprises, Culver City

Tranz of Anarchii Inc, Tracy

Unique Woman’s Coalition, West Hollywood*

Voluminous Arts Trans-Led Halloquium (Artist SHowcase), Glendale *

Y.G.S.L.R.H. S.T.F.U.T., Los Angeles *

 

Colorado

Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary, Denver *

Denver Community Fridges, Denver *

Friends like Me, Englewood *

 

District of Columbia

DC Area Transmasculine Society, Washington *

Halal And Queer Collective (HAQ Collective), Washington *

Makers Lab, Washington *

No Justice No Pride, Washington

Plantita Power, Washington

Sovereign EarthWorks, Washington

Theythey Collective, Washington

 

Florida

Bridging the gap!, Fort Lauderdale *

Color N Raw, Fort Lauderdale

comrades in arms, Gainesville

Gender Advancement Project, Orlando *

LIPS Tampa, Tampa

Marsha’s Web, Hollywood

Moving Forward Wellness Coaching, Oakland Park *

No.Str8s, Gainesville *

Qlatinx, Orlando

Queer Tallahassee Artists Collective, Tallahassee

Rooted Resistance, Tallahassee *

Shannon’s Arms, Fort Lauderdale

Social Film Projects LLC, North Miami Beach

The Halfway Point, Tallahassee

The McKenzie Project, Miami *

The Passionvine Project, Lake Worth *

The Queer-Trans Project, Atlantic Beach

The Reflect Collective, Miami

TRANS (Transition Resources And Navigation Services), Jacksonville

Trans Collaborative Network, Plantation *

Trans Playhouse, Doral *

Transcending Adolescence, Jacksonville

Transgender Awareness Project, Jacksonville *

Transgender Empowerment Alliance, Jacksonville

TransSOCIAL, Inc., Miami

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Miami Beach

Unspoken Treasure Society Inc., Gainesville *

 

Georgia

Community EsTr(El-La), Atlanta *

Community Roots, Decatur *

FOR OUR SIBS Inc., Decatur *

Game Changing Men, Newnan

Genderfied, Norcross *

I Am Human Foundation, Ellenwood *

IATBP, ATLANTA

La Gender Inc, Atlanta

Phoenix Transition Program, Conley *

Queer Cultures, Atlanta *

Sexual Liberation Collective, Decatur

Southern Fried Queer Pride, Atlanta

T4T Caregiving, Loganville

The Prizm Shyne Project, Conley *

TMBLM, Inc., Atlanta *

Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Inc., Atlanta *

TRANScending Barriers, ATLANTA

TWOC Healing Project, Newnan *

 

Hawaii

Gender Liberation Collective, Honolulu

Hawaii Queers, Ewa Beach

HI SIS, Honolulu *

Ka Aha Mahu, Honolulu

Na Lei Pulama, Kihei *

The Trans Alaka’i Collective, Hilo *

 

Iowa

enfleshed, Iowa City

 

Idaho

Black Liberation Collective, Idaho, Boise *

 

Illinois

Chicago Therapy Collective, Chicago *

Cicero Community Farm, Cicero

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), Chicago *

 

Indiana

GenderNexus, Indianapolis

Trans Solutions Research and Resource Center, Indianapolis

Transgender Resource Education and Enrichment Services, South Bend

 

Kansas

Our Spot KC, Kansas City *

 

Kentucky

Gender Diversity Network, Louisville

Tiger’s Eye Collective, Louisville *

 

Louisiana 

Amor y Solidaridad, Scott

Black Life Response, New Orleans

Last Call, New Orleans

LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater, New Orleans *

New Legacy Ministries, Bogalusa

Real Name Campaign NOLA, New Orleans *

The S.O.L.I.D Initiative, New Orleans *

Transitions Louisiana, New Orleans *

 

Massachusetts 

Finca Luna Buho, Cheshire

Massachusetts Sex Worker Ally Network (MASWAN), Brighton *

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (1), Boston

PRIDEEXTENDED, Chicopee *

sense, Amherst *

the Stiyu Project, Worcester *

The Trans Asylum Seekers Support Network, Greenfield

Trans Doe Task Force, Orange

 

Maryland

CVO, Owings Mills *

Element of Hope, Baltimore

Idyll Dandy Arts, Dowelltown *

Maryland Trans*Unity, Silver Spring

Trans Maryland, GAITHERSBURG

Trans People of Color Coalition, Baltimore

Trans-Latinx DMV, Baltimore

 

Maine

Outright Lewiston/Auburn, Auburn

Portland Outright, Portland

Queer Kid Creative, South Portland

 

Michigan

Black Men Rock Brotherhood, Detroit

Black TG Voices, Detroit

GADES – Grassroots Activism Direct Emergency Support, Pontiac

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, Grand Rapids

Hope for Trans Futures Training Programs, Kalamazoo *

Miss Mouthy Podcast, Detroit

Native Justice Coalition, Manistee *

Niyyah, Oak Park

Nuii Waav Brotherhood, Detroit *

Queers Taking Initiative, Alma *

Teamabad, Detroit

TGNC Wellness Workers Summit, Detroit

Transcend the Binary, Waterford

Wild Ferns Wellness, Lansing

 

Minnesota

Cuir Kitchen Brigade, Minneapolis

Minnesota Trans Disabled Care Fund, St. Paul *

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, Minneapolis

Open Flame Theatre, Minneapolis

Queer Science, Minneapolis Queer Science

SPIRAL Collective, Saint Paul *

TIGERRS, Minneapolis *

Transmission Ministry Collective, Saint Paul *

 

Missouri

Black Transcendence, Saint Louis

Gabriella Rosé Justice Support System, Wildwood

Northland Pride, Gladstone *

St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH), St. Louis *

The Nafasi Center, Kansas City

Trans artist collective, Kansas City *

Trans Housing Initiative St. Louis, ST. LOUIS

Transformations Youth Organization, Kansas City *

 

Mississippi 

Awakening Love, Jackson

Bois of the Sippi, Corinth *

Love Me Unlimited 4life/4 Evercareing Evonne, Jackson *

Madams of Excellence LLC, Jackson

 

Montana

Flathead Gender Identity Project, Kalispell

Great Falls LGBTQ+ Center, Great Falls *

Montana Two Spirit Society, Missoula

TransVisible Montana, Missoula

 

North Carolina

Assata Collective, Charlotte *

Fuerza Unión Múltiple – FUM, Henderson *

Greensboro Mutual Aid, Greensboro *

House of Jade, Greensboro

HYPHA Healing Garden & Apothecary, Durham *

Onslow County LGBTQ Community Center, Jacksonville

SPECTRUM Club, Smithfield

The Paris Project, Charlotte

Trans Empowerment Project, Jacksonville

Transgress: Digital Resistance Collective, Charlotte *

Transitioning Of The Carolinas, Charlotte *

Tranzmission, Inc., Asheville

 

North Dakota 

Evolve;, Jamestown *

 

Nebraska

Trans Collaborations, Kearney *

 

New Jersey

New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance (NJRUA), Newark *

 

New Mexico

Bent Gardens, Santa Fe *

Equality In Employment Opportunities,  Albuquerque

Raíz Colectivx, Albuquerque

Trans Liberation Coalition, Albuquerque *

Transwoman Empowerment Initiative (TEI), Albuquerque *

 

Northern Mariana Islands

T-Project, Saipan *

 

Nevada

Las Vegas TransPride, Las Vegas

United Terrirtories of Pacific Islanders Alliance Las Vegas, Las Vegas

 

New York

(LEGION) League for Equity Of Gender In Our Neighborhoods, Rochester

Aaron Arthur-Gray (Search Forward Media), New York

bklyn boihood, Brooklyn *

Black Trans Blessings, Manhattan

Bluestockings Cooperative, New York *

Body Hack, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Ghost Project Inc., Brooklyn

CK Life, Bronx

Colectivo intercultural TRANSgrediendo, Jackson Heights *

Crystal LaBeija Organizing Fellowship, New York, NY

Dorian Corey Project/TRANSgressions, Kenmore *

Garden in the Wake, Brooklyn

In Honor Of Our Roots, Brooklyn *

Indigo Rising, Ithaca

Lion’s Tooth Project, Newburgh *

National LGBTQ Workers Center, New York

Princess Janae Place, Bronx

QTPoC Mental Health, Brooklyn

queer Haudenosaunee land project, Ridgewood *

Radical Truth, Ithaca

Reuniting of African Descendants (ROAD), New York

Rochester Black Pride, Rochester*

Southern Tier Transgender Advocacy Group, Endicott

The Awakening Trans Art Coalition (ATAC), Boiceville

The BSWC Philly, New York

The Gender & Sexuality Therapy Center, New York

Trans Closet Hudson Valley, Saugerties

Transgender Resilience Project, Bronx

What Will I Become, Bronx *

Xchange for Change, Brooklyn *

Yoga for Top Surgery Recovery, Patchogue *

 

Ohio

Black Transmen of Ohio, Columbus

Margie’s Hope, Akron  *

META Center Inc, Akron

Transgender Mentorship of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

TransOhio, Burton

 

Oklahoma

Cousins, Oklahoma City

Diversity Center of Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma City

Transpire Oklahoma, Inc., Tulsa

Tulsa Intersectional Care Network, Tulsa

 

Oregon

BI2S ARTISTS, Portland *

Point of Pride, Eugene

Transpose PDX, Portland *

 

Pennsylvania

Ark of Safety, Philadelphia

Coalition for Black Trans Economic Liberation, Philadelphia *

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project, Orefield

Hearts on a Wire, Philadelphia *

Heauxs In The Woods, Philadelphia

HG Freedman Illustration, Philadelphia

Housing Reparations Philly, Philadelphia

Lititz Chooses Love, Penryn

Sage Legacy Project, Philadelphia *

Tertium Quid, BRYN MAWR

The Wealth Redistribution Group, Philadelphia

transcribez, Philadelphia *

Visible Truth 365, Philadelphia *

Youthphoria, Abington

 

Puerto Rico

Ahí viene la e, San Juan

Círculo Violeta, Mayagüez , PR *

Casa Yamoca Opia, San German *

Colectivo Educativo por la perspectiva de género, Mayagüez

Colectivx Colectivx, San Juan

Editorial Casa Cuna, Hormigueros

El Sazon de Titi Shaky, San Juan

Entre Putxs Puerto Rico, San Juan

Espejos Cempazuchitl, Trujillo Alto

EspicyNipples, Guayama

Kellan Artgraphy, San Juan *

La Sombrilla Cuir, San Juan

Ominira Healing Village, San Juan *

Trans Goofy Games PR, San Juan *

 

South Carolina

Pride Link, Greenville

T-Time Transgender Support, Myrtle Beach

Transgender Awareness Alliance, LEXINGTON

 

Tennessee

Bead + Cowrie, LLC, Nashville

Memphis TransLove, Memphis

The Meadow Collective, Liberty

 

Texas

3 of Cups, Houston

Black trans texas Connection, Houston

Black Transmen, Inc., Carrollton

Black Transwomen Inc, Carrollton

Coastal Bend Trans Alliance, Corpus Christi

Corazon Conuko, Houston *

Embrace Austin, Austin

Organizacion Latina Trans in Texas, Houston *

Project Liferaft, Austin  *

Proyecto Casa De Colores, El Paso

Rainbow community texas, Houston

San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA), San Antonio *

Save Our Sisters United Inc, Houston

Seahorse Educational Services, Houston

Sex Workers Outreach Project of Austin (SWOP ATX), Austin

The Mahogany Project, Houston

The Next Generation Project, Spring *

Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston, Houston

Trans Maculinos Houston Texas/OLTT, Houston *

Trans Nation, Baytown *

Trans-formation, Baytown

Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), Austin *

 

Virginia

Black Men Can Cook, North Garden

BONDS, Virginia Beach

CAKE Society Co, Arlington

Diversity in Recovery, North Garden *

Empowering Transgender Services Inc., Hampton *

Garden of Peace Project, Newport News

Grimalkin Records, Dendron *

MULUSA THE RAINBOW VISIBILITY PLATFORM, Alexandria

Power Safe Place Resource Center of Virginia, Inc., Front Royal

QueerRVA, Richmond

Southeastern Transgender Resource Center, Norfolk *

Stand For Art Foundation, Alexandria

The Men in Transition, Hampton

TMSports League, Franklin

Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAPVA, Virginia Beach  *

Transgender Education Association of Greater Washington D.C., Burke

Transgender Veterans Support Group-Virginia, Richond *

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering, Louisa

 

Vermont

Out in the Open, Brattleboro *

Tender Fruits Collective and Farm, Morgan *

 

Washington

CoG: Conspiracy of Geniuses, Seattle

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound, Puyallup

SocialScope Productions, Seattle *

Taking Black Pride SEA, Tacoma

Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project, Seattle *

Trans Student Educational Resources, Spokane

Transfaith, Philadelphia

 

Wisconsin 

Bleed Shamelessly, Madison

Houze La Femme, Milwaukee

Lovell-Lepak Queer Outreach, Madison *

North Node Clinic, Milwaukee

 

Wyoming

The Rainbow Collective, Casper

WYNOT, Casper

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Celebrating Ten Years of Transformation and Funding a Movement! / ¡Celebrando Diez Años de Transformación y Financiando un Movimiento!

We hope you’ll join the Trans Justice Funding Project fam and community at our virtual event! Together, we have accomplished so much and we cannot wait to celebrate ten years of trans justice with you!

¡Esperamos que se una virtualmente a nuestro evento con la familia y comunidad del Proyecto de Financiamiento de Justicia Trans (TJFP)! ¡Juntos hemos logrado tanto y no podemos esperar para celebrar diez años de justicia trans con usted!

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We did it!

Last week, we reached our spring fundraising goal of $250,000 (and then some!), thanks to your generosity and support. And over the past weekend, our amazing Community Grantmaking Fellows chose the 204 trans-led grassroots trans justice groups who will be receiving grants this year! There’s more exciting news to share from this year’s groundbreaking and unprecedented grantmaking panel, so stay tuned in the coming weeks for the full announcement of all 204 grantees and how we’re supporting our communities in 2022.

We always knew our tenth year would be one of celebration for having made it so far, but we could never have dreamed of all we’ve achieved in 2022. Starting in 2012 as a project distributing $55,000 to 22 grantees at our first grantmaking panel, we’re now moving $1.25 million in grants to 204 grantees. If we include the ReUp grants we made earlier this year, we’ll be distributing over $1.9 million to 352 grassroots trans-led groups in 2022 and watching the field of trans justice grow and grow!

Thank you to all our brilliant applicants and grantees, and thank you to our supporters and community for donating, spreading the word, and fighting for trans justice in big and small ways every day. Most of all, thank you for taking care of each other and yourselves.

As one of our 2022 Grantmaking Fellows, Tatyana Moaton, said after reading this year’s applications,

“These funds will be going directly back into the communities that vitally need them. This is the true essence of letting community help community.”

At our core we believe in people helping people, and we’re forever grateful for everyone who trusts and believes in trans brilliance.

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Introducing 2022 Grantmaking Fellow, Monserrat Padilla!

We’re so happy to introduce you to the sixth and last of our Community Grantmaking Fellows, Monserrat Padilla!

Monserrat Padilla (she/her/ella)  joined the Satterberg Foundation in July 2021 as a Program Officer. Prior to joining Satterberg, Monserrat was the Director of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network; a multiracial, multilingual, and multi-faith statewide coalition that came together due to the 2016 elections to protect immigrant rights.

Monserrat has worked at the state and national level for over 12 years building the capacity of grassroots organizations through programs and advocacy campaigns to foster community development for LGBTQ+, immigrants, and people of color. Under COVID-19, Monserrat mustered state policy wins that brought economic relief for Washington state undocumented immigrant residents through direct cash assistance, legal support, and access to healthcare.

Monserrat grew up undocumented in the United State since the age of two and is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive program under the Obama Administration, for which she helped shaped blueprint policy.

So much gratitude for your presence and heart on our panel, Monserrat!

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Introducing 2022 Grantmaking Fellow, Ashe Helm-Hernández!

We are beyond thrilled to announce Ashe Helm-Hernández as our fifth Community Grantmaking Fellow!

Ashe Helm-Hernández (they/ them) is a queer nonbinary Southern Black butch with roots in Louisville, KY. Ashe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville. They have 20 years of experience in youth organizing and leadership development and Human Rights to Education advocacy as a cultural worker and artist. Ashe is currently the National Program Manager for GSA Network, a next-generation LGBTQ+ racial and gender justice organization. Their background also includes teaching adult education, youth mentoring, advocacy and development, and anti-oppression community organizing. Ashe’s cultural organizing background and their own political artwork have led them to co-create and co-curate a number of projects and practices of cultural solidarity with grassroots organizations AgitArte, Southerners On New Ground (SONG), the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and the #NOT1MORE deportation national campaign (which evolved into the national organization Mijente). Ashe is co-founder & Project Director of Tiger’s Eye Collective: Queer Security Cultural & Educational Project. Ashe is passionate about the safety of all our people and curating safe spaces for trans-masculine-identified and genderqueer folks to connect, build collective leadership, and advance political unity across southern states, and across gender and sexuality.

It makes our hearts sing to have such a great mind on our panel this year!

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Introducing 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellow, Evelyn Quintana!

We’re delighted to introduce you to our fourth Community Grantmaking Fellow, Evelyn Quintana!

Evelyn Quintana (they, them, theirs, elle) is a shapeshifting gender-expansive herbalist, plant enthusiast, and nurturer. Evelyn’s lived experience as a queer Mexican immigrant, sex worker and proximity to state violence has positioned them to become a lifelong accomplice for reproductive justice, abolition, decolonization and disability justice.

Evelyn’s introduction to philanthropy was as a Third Wave Fund 2019 Sex Worker Giving Circle Fellow, which awakened a deep appreciation for the need and power of social justice philanthropy.

Now, Evelyn supports Groundswell Fund’s grantmaking as their Grantmaking Program Associate. Evelyn is a Funders for LGBTQ Issues 2020 GUTC (Grantmakers United for Trans Communities) fellow, Third Wave Fund 2021 Sex Worker Giving Circle Advisor, and Trans Justice Funding Project 2022 Community Funding Fellow. Their goal is use their leadership, grantmaking skills and fundraising knowledge to disturb and challenge what traditional philanthropy looks like.

Thank you, Evelyn, for bringing your experience and brilliance to our panel this year!

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Introducing 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellow, Maximilián Vega-Vélez!

It’s such an honor to introduce our third 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellow, Maximilián Vega-Vélez!

Maximilián Vega-Vélez (he/they) is a soft trans masculine, non binary, cuir and intersex person. Rematriated to the west side of the archipelago of Borikén (Puerto Rico) after being displaced to NYC aft Hurricane María.

Transfeminist artist and community organizer. They are part of the artists in residence of Taller Libertá (@taller.liberta). Creator of Girasoles (@girasoles.arte), their personal project that uses art and design for healing, justice and liberation. Co-founder of Círculo Violeta (@circulovioletapr) an artist collective whose mission is to co-create trans, intersex, fat and disable narratives from Puerto Rico. Max’s current art work explores his bodily HRT transitions in relationship to exploring pleasure, euphoria and jayaera. Max is currently the Coordinador of the Sylvia Rivera & Christina Hayworth Initiative (SylC). SylC is a participatory grantmaking initiative that supports the dreams of grassroots groups led by trans and non-binary people in Borikén (Puerto Rico).

Endless gratitude that you’ve chosen to join us this year, Max!

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Join us in raising $250k by May 27th and $1 million total over the course of 2022!

 

Ten years ago, TJFP was born from an effort to move money directly to grassroots groups and projects, run by and for trans people with “No Strings Attached,” because from the beginning, we have always trusted and believed in trans leadership and organizing.

Just like we did back in 2013, we invite you to join us in demonstrating a collective kind of love by donating whatever you can to support hundreds of groundbreakers, change makers and architects of abundance.

Over the next month our goal is to raise $250,000! All donations will go directly to hundreds of groups, organizations, projects and communities.  And we’re not stopping there! Until the end of the year we’re gonna go for it and plan to raise $1 million dollars.

(Just between us, more 10 year anniversary celebrations are coming soon!)

Being one of the first trans led, trans justice funders, getting to where we are now has been a journey. We wouldn’t be here a decade later without the commitment and generosity of so many. Thank you for actively believing in our people with us.

Now let’s raise $250,000 together by May 27th! Join us in celebrating this past decade of grassroots, trans-led activism by helping us uplift and fund this year’s grantees!

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Introducing 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellow, Tatyana Moaton!

TJFP is so excited to introduce the second of our six 2022 Community Grantmaking Fellows, Tatyana Moaton!

Dr. Tatyana Moaton (she/her/hers) is the CEO, and Principal Consultant for Envision Consulting, one of the first black trans led consulting firms in the country. She has extensive experience working in Human Resources championing strategic initiatives geared towards Diversity & Inclusion. She is currently in the role of a Senior Capacity Building Specialist with San Francisco Community Health Center. Tatyana is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving honorably as an Intelligence Officer in the US Army. She was reared in the City of Chicago and attended college in Milwaukee, WI. She recently obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy In Management Science.

She is a staunch advocate for the Trans community and has worked with the American Civil Liberties Union as a spokesperson for Trans litigation and LAMBDA Legal. Working with the U.S. Center for Disease Controls, Science Application Team as a consultant to develop the first intervention geared towards the transgender targeted population.

Tatyana is a faculty member of Transgender Strategy Center and has worked with organizations and companies such as AIDS United, NMAC, Gilead, Merck, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Black AIDS Institute.

We’re full of gratitude that Tatyana has joined us and is lending her brilliance to this grantmaking cycle!

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