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Celebrating 11 years of supporting and trusting trans leadership!

In our eleventh year of funding we’ve received 271 applications from groups around the country! And to date, TJFP has received 2,177 applications, given away 1,722 grants through our community-led process, and distributed more than $8.3 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 $500,000 before the end of May!

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.


“I give to TJFP because they provide resources to some of the most marginalized among us, while at the same time providing an alternative to the non-profit industrial complex. TJFP makes it possible for grassroots groups to do their work without a capitalist model of exponential growth, without being beholden to "deliverables," without providing tax shelters and publicity to problematic foundations. TJFP understands that communities know what's best for them, that they are experts in their own experience, and funds without strings attached can be a lifeline."

Our goal in 2023's annual grantmaking meeting is to move $1.5 million dollars to grassroots trans-led groups around the country.

And we’re asking for your help to get us to our $500,000 goal to meet that goal!

2023 Community-Led Funding Fellows!

Our beloved 2023 Community Grangmaking Fellows are currently hard at work reading and reviewing each and every one of the 271 applications that came in from around the country. From L to R and top to bottom: Mulani Jackson, Jardyn Lake, Jade Lenore, Khloe Rios-Wyatt, Octavia Lewis, José Romero.

2023 marks TJFP’s eleventh 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 2022!

* Distributed $2.7 million dollars in grants towards 355 grassroots trans-led groups around the country and in US territories.

* Sent out a $2,000 gift to TJFP grantees, Grantmaking Panelists, Facilitators, and meeting support staff from over the past ten years in unrestricted support funds to support in whatever way is needed in these times

* Increased each and every 2022 grantee’s grant size to $10,000

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.

Sometimes you can’t wait any longer to be given a seat at the table. At TJFP we decided to build our own damn table!

Gabriel Foster Executive Director and Co-founder

Check out our digital map!

Check out our digital map and get to know some of the groups we’ve funded in 2022 and learn more about what trans justice looks like across the country.

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