What is the difference between a group and an individual?
• Groups have at least 2 committed members that meet regularly and work together toward shared trans justice goals.
• If you are an individual artist with assistants, you are not a group.
What kinds of groups are eligible?
• Groups with a fiscal sponsor
• Groups that are incorporated in another way (for example, as a business)
• Groups that are not incorporated
You do not need non-profit status to receive a grant from us.
What is a group with a fiscal sponsor?
This means that a non-profit organization—your fiscal sponsor—receives donations for you. Usually you pay a fee to your fiscal sponsor in return and have a formal, signed agreement. Your group has its own independent leadership and is in charge of how your donations are spent.
Is a program at a non-profit organization a group?
If you are a program, you do not have a formal agreement with your non-profit organization to receive donations for you the way a group with a fiscal sponsor does. The leadership at your organization has control over decisions about the program and how donations are spent. A program at a non-profit organization is not a group.
If you applying from a program at a non-profit organization, please note that the organization itself must be trans-led and have a budget of under $250,000 to be eligible. Please answer all the following eligibility questions as they apply to your organization, not to your program.
We make this important distinction between programs and groups so that we can be sure trans leaders have full decision-making power over how their TJFP grant money is used.