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Celebrating 9 years of supporting and trusting trans leadership!

In our ninth year of funding we’ve received 213 applications from groups around the country! And to date, TJFP has received 1,638 applications, given away 1,166 grants through our community-led process, and distributed more than $4.5 million dollars through our community-led process. It’s because of all of you who have provided so much community love and support that we are able get all this done.

Please join us this year to ensure our communities have the support they need and deserve-as they fight day in and day out for justice and liberation for our communities. Let’s raise some money together!

Help us raise $90,000 before May 28th!

From $1 to $50,000, there’s no donation too big or too small. Every dollar you give will go directly to this year’s grantees. Each year the trans community is faced with enormous challenges and we have to remain committed to each other and our people. We have to support the work of trans-leadership and grassroots organizing.


Trans people all over the country are doing crucial work with limited-to-no resources and yet they have had and continue to have such an impact on the lives of their community members. Listen to folx when they tell you the work they are doing is CRUCIAL and NECESSARY.

Nicole Fernandes 2020 Grantmaking
Fellow, TJFP Administrative Director

Our goal in 2021 is to move $1 million dollars to grassroots trans-led groups around the country.

And we’re asking for your help to get us to our $90,000.00 goal!

making Fellows Welcome

Four of our six brilliant 2021 Grantmaking Fellows are welcomed to the TJFP family by past Grantmaking Fellows, Ms. Sharyn Grayson and Sammie Ablaza Wills, and TJFP’s Executive Director, Gabriel Foster and TJFP’s Deputy Director, Cathy Kapua. (L to R) Gabriel Foster, Cathy Kapua, Toi Washington, Zakia McKenzie, Candi Brings Plenty, Sammie Ablaza Wills, Xoai Pham, Ms. Sharyn Grayson, and Loan Tran. 2021 Grantmaking Fellows not pictured are Dominique Morgan and Ola Osaze!

2021 marks TJFP’s ninth year of grantmaking, working with trans/gender non-conforming/non-binary leaders, and honoring the work of grassroots trans-led organizing and activism.

As our dedicated grantmaking fellows are hard at work reading and reviewing hundreds of applications, and as our facilitators prepare to guide our team through the difficult heart work of moving money, here’s a quick recap of what you helped TJFP achieve in 2020!

* Distributed $1 million dollars in grants towards 261 grassroots trans-led groups around the country and in US territories.

* Provided an additional $2,500 in unrestricted emergency support funds to each of our 261 grantees as they grapple

* Gave each of our previous Grantmaking Panelists, Facilitators, and meeting support staff from the past 8 years $2,500 in unrestricted emergency support funds.

Thank you to all of our friends, family, and the entire trans justice community, for helping make this work possible each and every year! Let’s keep it up and keep on funding these brilliant trans futures!

As we come together, our shape becomes larger and more expansive. There is room for you here. We will make room for you here. We will release any mindset of defeat and failure, remembering our power—yours and mine and, especially, our collective power: the power of our own communities to bring about change. So here we go, moving forward. Don’t stop, keep going.

Gabriel Foster Executive Director

groups we’ve funded in 2020

Get to know a just a few of the hundreds of groups we funded in 2020

Black Trans Media, Brooklyn, NY
Two Spirit Nation, Porcupine, SD
Editorial Casa Cuna, Hormigueros, Puerto Rico
20% Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN
Gentex, McAllen, TX
Q&A, Sandy Springs, GA
#BlackGirlzRule Coordinating Committee, San Francisco, CA
Trans Liberation Coalition, Albuquerque, NM
HEARTS Maui, Wailuku, HI
Transcend Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Trans Maryland, Gaithersburg, MD
Black Trans Blessings, Bronx, NY
The Okra Project, Brooklyn, NY
BlackCuse Pride, Syracuse, NY

What & Why we do What & Why we do

The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.

others way you can help

As a community, we have the ability to uplift and support each other in so many ways and this project is just one example in a long-history of community-led resistance and action. For folks not able to contribute through monetary donations, there are so many other ways to help. Right now, we’d be especially grateful for your help in spreading the word about this campaign!

“Even though money was important at the time, the most important thing was to have our work validated, and no one can validate your work better than your own people. ”

– 2014 TJFP Community Grantmaking panelist, Founder and Executive Director of Casa Ruby