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New Era of Giving!

We do this work on behalf of trans justice activists and warriors. Even as the local, political conditions surrounding trans and non-binary communities continue to worsen, these leaders are rising to meet the moment and support their loved ones in real time. We are grateful for their tremendous resistance.

This year, we received nearly 500 applications – the most we’ve ever received! We see this as an inspiring call to fund as many trans-led groups as possible. In an effort to fund as many groups, we just launched our fundraising campaign to raise $500,000 by May 31. We cannot do so without community –  any amount can tip the scale and increase the number of trans-led initiatives we can fund.

In addition to the launch of the Spring fundraising effort, we also recruited TJFP alumni and community leaders to be our 2024 All Star Fellowship cohort. This cohort of dynamic leaders will assist us in becoming more responsive and get funds to trans leaders in the field much quicker. They will also help us reshape our grantmaking process, but do not worry – we will not make it more difficult for applicants.

Over the next few weeks, we will be re-introducing you to this year’s grantmaking team! Stay tuned as we introduce our stellar team of All Stars!

We are kicking off cohort introductions with: Dr. Tatyana Moaton & Ezak Perez.

Help us welcome them!

Ezak Amaviska Perez was born and raised on Tongva land (Los Angeles, CA). They are of Hopi and Paeaekila Puebloan people. Ezak identifies as Xicanx, Indigiqueer & trans. Over two decades, they have led TGNC leadership development programs and mutual aid networks for TGI liberation. Ezak is a Solice Policy Institute alumni, Indigenous Feminist Organizing School participant and an Indigenous Pride LA co-founding member. They are a lead researcher with TMHJ: LA and the Transmasculine Health Study LA report. Ezak is the Executive Director of Gender Justice LA (GJLA), a grassroots social justice organization led by and for gender non-conforming, two spirit, Black, Indigenous, trans people of color.

Dr. Tatyana Moaton is an experienced public health professional, championing strategic initiatives geared toward Health Equity; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, and served honorably as a Human Intelligence Officer (HUMINT). Attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she obtained her Doctorate of Business in Management Science. She is a staunch advocate for the transgender community and consults with various public and private entities to effectuate systems level change for transgender persons.

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