And we’re asking for your help to get us to our $90,000.00 goal!
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!
Get to know a just a few of the hundreds of groups we funded in 2020
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.
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!
– 2014 TJFP Community Grantmaking panelist, Founder and Executive Director of Casa Ruby"