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